OK. I promised to share what caught my eye in Brimfield today.
(Brimfield is so immensely huge and so chucked full with STUFF that when something catches your eye, it’s usually significant, at least it is for me. Because after a while, believe it or not, your eyes start to gloss-over as you move through tent after tent.)
Here are a few things that made me sit up and pay attention:
As Carin mentioned, vintage signs, and a TON of reproductions were everywhere. You couldn’t help but to pay attention to them. I liked the wonky fonts on this market one.
I thought if I bought this one an actual pool might appear in my yard. Hey, it’s Brimfield, you NEVER know.
This sign is a reproduction, but boy oh boy, did I ever put the pressure on Carin to buy it. I don’t have a house full of girls but if I did, this baby would hang right out front! (Needless to say, she did not purchase it. And I still think she was crazy not to!)
Yup, those are galvanized feed troughs with a tufted top. Can’t even imagine what my relatives from home (former farmers) would say if they saw me decorating with feed troughs. But I loved them. (Can’t you see that red bathtub with one of these tops? Just awesome.)
Those were all the things I LIKED, now I’ll show you the items that I ALMOST purchased. (I even bargained with a few of the places for a lower price, but in the end, for whatever reason, I walked away.)
These large (3′ at least) signs were just plain cool. And considering our school colors are black and gold, I had a tough time not getting one for each of my boys. But at $45 a piece, I just couldn’t do it.
I LOVED these giant balls of yarn. I loved the color and the texture. BUT, I wished they had other colors to place with them, like an awesome turquoise or green, or maybe a yellow. I could see them all collected in an old wooden bowl. I may keep my eye out for something similar or I could always create my own.
We were totally in love with any and all megaphones. They were hard to come by, but oh so incredible. Unfortunately the price reflected their scarceness. Every time we found one and looked at the price, we’d wind up pouting our way outta the booth.
Loved. Loved. Loved these pillows. Still not sure why I didn’t buy one. I think they were around $30?
WHY OH WHY DIDN’T I BUY THESE DAMN FLAGS?
I loved these vintage flags more than anything. And I walked away and forgot about them. Until I downloaded my photos.
And now I’m VERY angry.
If I remember correctly the price was fairly high so I moved on while spouting the classic: “I’ll think about it.”
Lesson Learned in Brimfield: If you LOVE it, buy it. ON. THE. SPOT.
Because if you don’t, you’ll come home and scream at the computer and wind up swearing on your blog.
That’s all gang. Stay tuned for what we DID buy!