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Brimfield Day 1: Americana Overload

May 12th, 2010 | Categories: Americana, Brimfield, Vintage | by Michael Williams

A few friends and I are up in Brimfield, Mass. this week for the massive antique / flea market and the potential purchases are everywhere. I was amazed at all of the industrial salvage everywhere. That sort of interior aesthetic is going at full speed. Below are some of the things I saw on our relatively short first day. Americana overload — great stuff.

Check out this vendor taunting the Ralph folks...

Comments: 26

26 Comments to “Brimfield Day 1: Americana Overload”

  1. Myles Henry
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 1:59 AM

    Going up on Thursday, can’t wait to check it all out. Great shots, and good luck.

  2. Draplin
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 3:47 AM

    Oh man, it just kills me to not be there. Give the place a good scour, and don’t take any shit from those dealers.

  3. Paul
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 8:17 AM

    Wow! More cool stuff.

    Someone told me recently that there wouldn’t be any places like this in Florida, (where I live) because Florida is too new — not enought time to accumulate artifacts. In some ways it makes sense.

  4. Al The Unfazed
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 9:21 AM

    Speaking of shit… There are two major places that I always have to go, mostly because of sheer excitement when I get there… Record stores and estate sales… Looking at those pics I’m running to the WC right now… Wish I could be there…

  5. Turling
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 10:05 AM

    Holy cow, it would take months to go through there.

  6. bluegee
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 10:06 AM

    i think i just drooled a little.
    hold on.

  7. A Treasury of...
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 10:47 AM

    I really want to ring that big, big bell.

  8. unitedstyle
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 11:18 AM

    I’d go broke there real quick.

  9. lineage of influence
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 11:29 AM

    The trunk in the eleventh picture is amazing, but saying that most of the stuff shown looks great!

  10. Jeff Moss
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 11:47 AM

    where exactly is this flea market?

  11. Laura
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 1:20 PM

    Wow sensory overload…I’m kind of loving the canoes.

  12. Nzidst
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 3:18 PM

    The ‘RL’ is absolutely hilarious and brilliant

  13. Lisa Rose Mia
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 3:31 PM

    If you enjoyed Brimfield, you’ll absolutely love Atlanta’s monthly treasure hunt — Scott’s Antique Market.

    And I agree, the “RL” is indeed brilliant!

  14. One Mans Style
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 4:46 PM

    The tables in the 4th to last picture are from Restoration Hardware right…..kidding, they did model some after those thought right? I love to get my hands on one

  15. Andrea
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 6:05 PM

    I like that bell!

  16. tons of land
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 6:26 PM

    i am so jealous that it hurts.

  17. Andrea
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 7:17 PM

    I sort of miss going to Brimfield. My wallet however, is considerably healthier for staying away.

  18. pigtown*design
    on May 12th, 2010
    @ 11:21 PM

    look out for my friends at housewerks. they have some brilliant stuff.

  19. natasha
    on May 13th, 2010
    @ 8:09 AM

    my head just exploded.

  20. Sean
    on May 13th, 2010
    @ 9:42 AM

    Best place ever.

    Even Mary Kate agrees.

  21. Thornproof
    on May 13th, 2010
    @ 10:17 AM

    Great stuff … would love those green and red shelves for my overflowing library!

  22. jeannie
    on May 13th, 2010
    @ 10:51 AM

    I’m already broke just looking at these! <:( Thanks a lot!

  23. robbie
    on May 14th, 2010
    @ 1:40 AM

    It is a good thing i’m not blessed with money, or else i’d be giving it away at these auctions you keep posting about.

    Great stuff, wish I was wealthy enough to grab the R & L from under the RRL folk’s noses… they’re my wife and i’s initials and would the perfect addition to our apartment.

  24. Brent Burdick
    on May 14th, 2010
    @ 9:58 AM

    You can buy an antique dog there too? I’m going to have to go next year! Awesome stuff, especially the old oil cans.

  25. sam thorne
    on May 14th, 2010
    @ 2:05 PM

    If you thought the antique biz was easy money, You should a been the Wednesday,
    cold, wet, breezy, Good furniture, textiles, glassware all these things hate wet, A cold wet dealer is not in a good mood. There’s hope for July I guess.

  26. Rackk and Ruin
    on May 15th, 2010
    @ 12:45 PM

    My boyfriend and i attacked Brimfield yesterday~ It was almost “too much of a good thing” for me. . . Flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores are my obsession but i barely bought a thing here! It was insanely overwhelming. I was psyched to walk away with three mugshots of women from the end of the 1800s in Chicago. I think ive just started a new collection!