This year marks the first year I have attended the Brimfield Antique Show and it was everything I expected it to be and not to be. I did my research ahead of time as I have heard & read multiple times that its better to go there with a plan on the different fields you want to visit. The show is held three times a year and is the largest antique show in New England, consisting of more than 5,000 vendors from all over the country spread across 20 different fields.
We started at the beginning of the street and made our way down. It was hot, the sun was beaming down on us and there was a cloud of dust surrounding us. At first I thought I wanted to just leave right away but as I passed tables full of someone's yard sale items, I came across some really cool lighting that I fell in love with. This seemed to be the norm of the day. Some tents we passed right by and others drew us right in. At times it was overwhelming because there is so much to look and you don't know which direction to go in first. There was old mixed in with new and junk mixed in with treasure; Industrial with antique and modern with country.
Overall we had a great time and I am glad we made the trip out there. We met some really great vendors and my favorites seemed to be the ones that had items shipped in from Europe. Someone had told me the best thing to do is to go to Brimfield with a list of items you are looking for and I have found that to be a great piece of advice. I left with only a brass farmhouse bell for our house but I plan on conquering Brimfield next year with my list.