I know. I know. It’s been a while. The stomach virus stuck my house and then baseball is dominating our lives right now. Such is the way when you have two boys who eat, sleep and breathe the All-American Pastime. Sheesh.
So finally I’m ready to share what I DID come home with from Brimfield.
I’m not sure if you all know how desperately I have hunted for a vintage trophy.
A long time ago, when Carin and I started doing this, I really wanted to start a collection of SOMETHING on my mantle. I realized quickly, that with a house full of sports-oriented boys, a collection of anything even remotely “girlie” wouldn’t fly. When I started seeing all the vintage trophies in magazines and on other blogs I knew what I had to have.
Fast forward to ONE YEAR LATER>>>>Still. No. Trophy.
While in Brimfield, I hunted, and hunted, and HUNTED. And every single one I spotted was at LEAST $400. Yeah, not happening.
But then one morning, we found ourselves in the WAY BACK section of one of the fields, where no one ever ventures, in this little dark booth with a hodgepodge of items and…TA DA! This little beauty was there. And it was reasonably priced as well. (Oof course, I had to talk them down even lower, because, it’s ALL ABOUT THE WIN!) And win, I did!
I just love it up there on my mantle. Although I’m not sure with this ONE trophy I can say that a “collection” has been started yet.
My second find:
These killer tin letters.
We drove past them on day one and I knew I had to have some. But they were priced at $40 a piece – which meant SUMMERTIME was going to cost $400…ummm, no.
So as we walked around I racked my brain for something summery, short, and that I could hang up outside on my deck. DECK seemed way too close to Carin’s PORCH. Plus, unlike Carin’s family, we don’t get lost much in our own home, a sign telling us where we are isn’t really needed around here. (Kidding, Carin!)
So BBQ it was. Short, sweet, and fun. And bonus, because I waited, when I went back they were marked way down. I love that. No bargaining needed.
I could have spray painted them, and I may eventually, but for now a few coats of clear lacquer and I was good to go. I’m digging the rusty patina.
I bought one more thing but it isn’t ready to show yet, so it’ll have to wait.
Til then friends, have a great weekend!