Design New England

Brimfield Calling


A quirky bistro set at Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show was found during our trip in July.

There’s no limit on how many times you can explore the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show. That’s a fact. We’ve made the trek to Brimfield, Massachusetts, many times over the years and each trip is downright fun, with row after row, field after field, of antique pieces and vintage curiosities that somehow call to us and find their way into our homes. We looked into our blog archives in preparation, and excitement, of scouting the show this week (it’s through September 8).

Most recently, we went in July, when sturdy vintage furniture and classic accessories such as colorful tea tins, vintage airline dinnerware, and sea-weathered glass floats piqued our interest.
We also visited last summer, and were astounded by the many glamorous Miami-based antiques from Dolce, a dealer in West Palm Beach, Florida. The curvy plaster shells (below) is just one example of Dolce finds.


On the same trip, our art director had some thoughts about the prevalence of the color “sulfur yellow.” Getting its name from the chemical element most familiar in a yellow crystal form, the bright hue, yellow with just a touch of cyan (like the chairs below), was turning up everywhere.


In spring of last year, we were on a mission to see what Brimfield could offer in terms of vintage accessories for the garden. The bold signage below is a hint that we found lots.


Going back even further, the fall of 2011 revitalized our interest in the kitchen with Christolfe flatware, copper pots with tiered stand (below), and ginger beer bottles.


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