We will hit Brimfield next week, and in preparation Chris and I headed out for a day of flea marketing on Saturday. Not really looking to purchase, more to get our brains ready and a feeling of the prices we can find in our area.
After we got about a half hour down the road, we realized we had forgotten to bring along a camera to document the day for the blog. And as we both have pretty crappy cell phone cameras, we decided we'd have to go without. Please forgive! So, you'll just have to picture Chris and myself cruising the roads of Vermont in my rumbling rig.
One of our first stops was The Joy of Junque. I can't tell you how many times I've driven by this spot and have never stopped, but it's a great find! They had some nice pieces at really great prices. You can see some of their items on their website (and pictured above), but a number of my favorites (like a beautiful secretary/filing cabinet) are not on there. Again, I promise we'll bring a camera next time!
Next we went through Manchester with the goal of stopping by the Manchester flea market mentioned in the design*sponge flea market guide but there didn't seem to be much going on there. In the interest of time, we skipped the VADA Antiques Show, figuring we'll get more than a taste of that at Brimfield, and continued north, stopping at all the signs that said Antiques. We found some good deals and some awesome people, and we'll certainly be back that way soon.
Again, in Rutland the design*sponge guide let us down, but then again we didn't exactly call ahead. Exhausted at this point, we cranked up the tunes and cruised on back home. It was a good training day, but clearly we have to work on our endurance!
And to finish up, as usual a somewhat random addition to one of my posts - as I was writing this I went looking for a cabinet that was like one that I saw, and I didn't find it, but I did find this beaut - not the look of the Inn really, but SO COOL:
Maybe for my office? Next time I stumble on to a few extra thousand $. :-)