Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Brimfield Antique Show & Flea Market

Hubby & I (2 old retired folks) needed something to do yesterday. So off we went to the Brimfield Flea Market. It's called the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show but it's become more of a flea market over the years. We saw lots of beautiful old antique trunks and vintage kitchenware but you will also find whole tents full of Chinese imports, office supplies, new packaging and displays, new handmade and imported jewelry, and garden gnomes.Not all the fields were open on Tuesday morning but we managed to browse for 4 hours and didn't see it all. As we parked at the west end of route 20 we saw an area that was new to me. And that's where I was able to find a few things worthy of steampunk jewelry. I started this line of jewelry with items actually found in my parents' basement, so I now find it difficult to spend money on my "found objects". And when someone actually wants me to pay $5 for a rusted, broken, man's watch with the minute hand and wrist band missing, I have to wonder what he's been smoking. But other dealers were a lot more reasonable.

Having realized that just about anything can be reused in some fa
shion by someone with a little imagination, people are saving and selling everything. Bottle caps were selling 3 for $1. Broken jewelry, rusted hardware, old house numbers, all thrown together loosely into boxes were selling for $1-$3 each.

Fortunately you can still find Roseville pottery, carnival glass, Czech glass from the 1940s, and antique silverware. And the Roseville that I saw was priced very reasonably compared to years past.

So if you get a chance, take a ride to Brimfield this week. The show runs until Sunday.


  1. I really like that trunk!!! I think it's gorgeous! Looks like a great place to spend a few hours! :-)

  2. I like that trunk too. Did you buy it?

    I wish I had time to get out there. It looks like a lot of fun.

  3. Didn't buy the trunk or any of the others we saw. I just don't have any place to put it.

    1. How much does a trunk like that go for?

    2. How much does a trunk like that go for?