If you have a sweet spot for all-things-vintage, then a trip to Brimfield’s Antique Show in Brimfield, MA should be on your list of things for to do this year. Especially since you might run into Martha Stewart, a woman wearing a beetle-sized pillbox ring, or me in awe of them.
We went to Sunday’s market, on the last show date, and due to looming rain clouds many vendors closed early. Somehow we left without buying anything, but I’ve prepared a list for next time.
Things to buy in Brimfield:
1950’s & 60’s dresses
Much to my disappointment, I didn’t run into Martha shopping for 1950’s barkcloth. I did, however, run into the woman with the beetle-sized pillbox ring. She stood in silhouette under a tent stuffed with Asian furnishings and African masks. Her aging silhouette was draped inside a loose fitting black dress. She wore two silver braids tangled like vines above the nape of her neck and a pair of blue eyes painted with thick black lines. Chunky chain necklaces and bangles made music when she picked up a wooden bucket, inspected it, and then placed it back on the table. She clutched a large empty shopping bag with one hand and a leather fanny pack with another and turned around to inspect a strand of turquoise stones. Had I been alone, I would have followed her to ask about her ring just so I could hear her story.