Three times a year people come from all over the country to visit the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, MA where over 6,000 antique dealers haul their wares for everyone to see. I try to attend as many of these shows as possible and am so excited to be going to Brimfield next week!
This fair has absolutely everything you can imagine from high end antique furniture to fabulously rusty architectural salvage (and everything in between). It's so much fun chatting with the individual dealers and listening to their stories about how they got started and hearing about the history of their goods.
I usually try to plan out a strategy before I get there as it is completely overwhelming. There is literally one full miles' worth of stuff to browse. This year I'm hoping to find some vintage seltzer bottles and printer trays. Many of our clients have asked us to keep an eye out for old doors and windows. You never know what you'll find, but if you're a treasure hunter like I am, you're always on the lookout for that diamond in the ruff :)