Even before my mom started The Purple Rose I can remember her getting so excited every summer for the Brimfield market. I wish I could say that I had fond memories of going with her all the time, but my earliest memory of the market is just 6 years ago. It has taken me until this year to get back again, and I vow to not miss another market unless I am stricken to my bed. Even though it isn’t the same as the days of old, and steals and deals are a thing of the past, it is still so wonderful to be surrounded by a mass a creativity and buzz that in my experience is only similar to that of an industry trade show. Here is what inspired me on my day at Brimfield.
An old bike in pink with some great sterling pieces and and a distressed shutter. Nothing says’ Shabby chic more than pink, white, and silver.
An old metal awning and rope tied art work. I may try that concept at the store someday soon.
Pressed tin. Very cool for wall art. Picked up a few for the store.
An old lounger brought from Paris. Wish I had a backyard.
I love old twin beds. I imagine a beach cottage with crisp navy ticking and chippy painted pieces.
Keri of Antique Therapy told me about Painted Pretty and I was happy to find them. Their refinished pieces were a breath of fresh air and reminded me of Bousbin’s use of glass knobs and simply distressed pieces. Will be visiting them again in September and at SOWA.
A close up of some great small pieces
Chalkboards!! Think I’ll be doing a few of these for the store. I am obsessed with chalkboards right now!
Pick this little guy up for a jewelry display at the store. Will update with final result.
All I want in my backyard is a viney pergola with twinkly lights
Chalkboard Love in an old door
Navy Ticking twin headboards. SOLD. bummer
Something fabulous for my imaginary outdoor patio under my imaginary viney, twinkly, pergola. A girl can dream right?