On Saturday, Ryan and I dropped the girls off at their grandparent’s right after breakfast and headed to The Vintage Bazaar in Salisbury, MA. This was kind of a big deal. This was my first full day away from my 18 month old and only my second full day away from my 3.5 year old since they were born. We are slowly working our way up to an overnight eventually! As much as we clearly adore those two crazy creatures, a peaceful car ride, no diapers, no toddler potty emergencies and only having to feed ourselves was very welcome. The fact that the VB was an amazing event and the weather was perfect were just bonuses!
(Shameless App Plug: The Brimfield Flea Finder app can help make shopping Brimfield a bit easier. Use it before you head to the show to find dealers you don’t want to miss. The map view can help you see where they are located in relation to each other to make your shopping more efficient.)
Here are some of the items we came home from the VB with:
This sweet little book has a fun secret
inside. I’m not sure what I will keep in it but I just had to have
for $15. It now hides our toaster and the eternal bag of mini bagels
that never quite gets put away. I love the idea of it, but I’m not
sure how I feel about the off white with everything else in that
corner. I would love to find a similar one with more color and
replace it eventually. But for now it works and I can keep my eye
open in Brimfield and trade up when the right one comes along!
of spaghetti glasses for my inlaws. My husband’s grandparents had the
tall glasses and pitcher when they were growing up. We had never seen
this size before so we snatched them up for $20 and a last minute
Father’s Day gift!
We had a great time talking to people all day. Everyone seemed genuinely happy to be there. Devon Chouinard-Allen, the founder and director of the show, was understandably busy all day but was having fun and made herself available to everyone. She is such a powerhouse and has a great team behind her and the show is a testament to that. Everyone we saw and talked to was having a great time.
Devon also put together some amazing presentations with special guests like DIY Network’s Joanne Palmisano and HGTVs Cari Cucksey and Mathew Mead. That kind of thing rarely takes place in Brimfield because there’s no overall management of the show. It’s really a missed opportunity and it’s something I would love to address someday somehow. A girl can dream, right?
|Me and Cari. She thinks my name is Susan. That’s cool.
Will you be joining us at any of the upcoming shows?
Brimfield July 14-19