Flawlessly painted furniture. Roadside at Stephen’s Place. Use the Brimfield Flea Finder app to find their booth at the show or their contact info between shows.
Painted furniture isn’t hard to find in Brimfield. But it isn’t all finished as impeccably as the furniture in the Juniper Hill booth. The quality of the pieces is obvious immediately. Linda and Suzanne, the sisters behind Juniper Hill, pride themselves on the high quality and timelessness of their pieces. They describe much of their work as French Country, which it is. But I could also see a lot of their pieces effortlessly fitting into a coastal or cottage look. Linda says,”We offer flawless restored furniture for everyday use, real furniture that will last for years to come.” In fact, their pieces are so well done they often have to convince new customers that the pieces are, in fact, restored and not brand new.
When they started selling their painted furniture in Brimfield back in 1999, they were amongst the first (of many to come) to offer “Shabby Chic” style painted furniture. Linda says they were known as “the girls with the white furniture.” In those early years, they were selling to children’s furniture stores and boutiques that resold their items. As time went on they were excited to see their furniture being shipped all over the world. Brimfield has given them the opportunity to get themselves in front of a large number of people, and just as importantly, the right people. Linda says over the years they have handed out thousand and thousands of their printed cards and have built customer relationships that keep them busy 12 months out of the year. They have connected with interior designers and customers that want quality restored furniture, consistent results and excellent customer service. They have been in the same location (roadside at Stephen’s Place) since 1998 making it easy for customers to find them.
But Brimfield has been a part of their lives for even longer than their business. In the late 60s their mother exhibited at May’s and they would often attend with her. They have been shopping for their own homes in Brimfield for their entire adult lives. One of Linda’s favorite #brimfieldfinds is a signed oil on board from May’s in the late 70s (way before hashtags) that was purchased for $15 and has been valued in the thousands. “Those were the days!” They aren’t able to shop Brimfield as much these days, but when they do it is for themselves and not to resell.