The Things We Carried.

I'm almost ashamed to admit that, after living in New England for 10 years, this Saturday was the first time I ever made it to the Brimfield Antique Show.  Please try not to judge me too harshly.

I'm so bummed I never went before because it was awesome beyond my wildest expectations and I came home with a truckload of junk trash priceless treasures! 

Like this awesome miniature tabletop croquet set that we clearly needed for only $20-

An adorable mid-century gold and robin's egg blue lamp with a great honeycomb pattern that is now in need of the most perfect lamp shade ever, $15-

These really cool old iron wall brackets that I plan to use, like everything else in my house, to hang plants from, both for $30-

An absolutely dreamy blue vintage radio that still works! $11-

And, my coup de grace- this amazing rug that I found tucked away, by some other shopper no doubt, in the corner of a lady's booth who had a little bit of everything.  It's about 5'x7' and she didn't know much about it except to say that the woman she bought it from had brought it home from her travels in the 60's when she was in the AmeriCorps, $60-
It is my absolute new favorite thing and now makes everything else in the room seem old and boring, of course.  Looks like I'm going to have to re-do the whole room!  Bummer.

If you ever have the chance to go to Brimfield and you never have it's definitely worth the trip.  It's located about an hour and 20 minutes outside of Boston.  The next show is in May 2012 which gives you plenty of time to save your pennies and clear some space for all of the amazing things you never knew you needed but cannot afford to live without. 

xo, -Mandee