Here are a few of my favorite finds from last month's trip to the Brimfield flea market:
These two prints are from a nineteenth century book of animal illustrations. They are beautifully hand colored. I already have several lovely bird prints, but this one was too nicely colored to leave behind. I am a total sucker for this type of thing.
I love this photograph. She's knitting! In a boat! While wearing a striped shirt! All things I love.
This little shot glass appealed to the sewer in me. The engraving reads "Only a Thimbleful." I think it would be nice filled with a tiny bouquet of flowers.
Last month, my good friend Jessica and I traveled to the massive flea market that takes place three times a year in Brimfield, Massachusetts. With over 5000 dealers, it is the largest outdoor flea market in the country. I had attended Brimfield during my time at Martha - to source vintage textiles and other objects for design inspiration - but this trip was purely for fun.
It was a little muddy, but we didn't let that slow us down. Thank goodness for rubber boots!
The offerings ranged from fine antiques and collectibles to good (and not so good) junk. Jessica and I mostly brought home paper ephemera. I will post a few of my favorite finds later this week!