I can’t believe that I’ve never been to the Brimfield Antique Show before!
The Magic of the Brimfield Antique Show
I owe a huge thanks to two Twitter friends,
They organized a Brimfield Tweet-up that brought together folks from all across the country. For those that aren’t familiar with the term, a tweet-up is a location where all of us who tweet (speak) on Twitter can meet face to face. The tweet up was a wonderful anchor to an already exciting experience.
I have met so many wonderful new friends and can tell you that Brimfield will surely become my antique mecca for years to come.
I couldn’t park car fast enough to get down and dirty in the acres of endless stalls and tents filled with treasures to be picked through. Unbridled excitement thrilled me as I walked along with friends to explore all the great stuff for sale.
Pandora de Balthazar offers simply the most amazing bedding and linens! Beautiful.
My finds from Mike & Jodie Roberts traveled from Homer, Michigan. I found a few great vintage pieces for our cottage style garden. Cast iron bench, trough, cupola and urns.
DIY inspiration thanks to Benjamin Moore Paints
When I needed a break from shopping, I would wander back to the tweetup. This is where I met Lucianna Samu from @ReallyatHome. She was using Benjamin Moore Paints (which I happen to frequently use in all of my do-it-yourself projects) to passionately repurpose unwanted furniture. This was an example for us all to be mindful and not be so quick to throw out unwanted, old, or damaged furniture pieces.
Lu inspired me to think outside of the box and my latest project in our vintage cottage garden has been to paint the vegetable beds using Benjamin Moore paint. The benefit for me is it’s totally eco-friendly! No worries of harmful chemicals leaching into my plants.
My twitter friend Shelley Holmes got down and dirty to rehab this bench and just look at what a beautiful finished piece she came up with.
Meeting a new friend at the local farmers market
In the end, Brimfield is a blissful venue for connecting with new friends and finding treasures for my vintage cottage style garden.
I also loved connecting with Little Rest Farm at the local farmers market. I purchased cabbage, kale, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, patty pan squash, pole beans, squash, onions, leeks, swiss chard, as well as different varieties of eggplant and herbs to plant in my garden.
Slow Food is one of the substances which helps produce a slow lifestyle. And life slows down a bit when I see a dessert like this. Taking time to enjoy our meals together is one aspect of slow home living that makes each day more than sweet.
Wish you all could have been there to feel the buzz and excitement of the Brimfield Antique Show. Maybe I’ll see you there!