Inside Brimfield

September 2015 Dealer Profile: Knock on Wood Antiques

One of my favorite parts of developing the Brimfield Flea Finder app, has been meeting so many talented passionate people who love what they do. This series of Brimfield Dealer Profiles will highlight a small sample of dealers that can be found using the app. I’m thrilled to help shine a little more light on these businesses that they work so hard building and running every day.

Knock on Wood
Eclectic mix of antiques, custom reproduction furniture and unique home decor. The Meadows, site 88. Use the Brimfield Flea Finder app to find Knock on Wood at the show or their contact info between shows.

If you are familiar with Brimfield you probably know that The Meadows has some of the largest single-dealer tents at the show. If you aren’t familiar, now you know! Some of the tents are massive in comparison to the booths on other fields and the set ups are quite impressive. The Knock on Wood tent is one of the big ones towards the back. And while The Meadows has a mix of styles, it is probably best known for mid century and industrial dealers. Knock on Wood has their own unique style that I would describe as country farmhouse with a heavy European influence. The impeccable craftsmanship put into their reproductions makes them look right at home next to the authentic antique pieces.

Knock on Wood is owned an operated by Patrick and Jaime Roche, a husband and wife team out of southern Connecticut. Jaime had worked for the business under a previous owner for years learning the ropes. Patrick, who grew up on a farm in Ireland and was good with his hands, was later brought on board to build and design reproduction furniture. When the previous owner retired back in 2009, the couple took ownership of the business and the rest is history!
Patrick and Jaime do a beautiful job setting up their booth in Brimfield. They are also just all-around nice people who are really fun to talk to. Someday soon I hope to visit their shop in Norwalk, CT. Just look at it!
Knock on Wood’s showroom in Norwalk, CT
Like many of the businesses in Brimfield, what they sell from their booth this week is just part of the story. It’s about meeting up with new and existing customers and getting in front of the right people. Brimfield brings all those people to one place at one time. 
There are so many gorgeous pieces in their booth that it’s hard to pick a favorite. But if I had to pick one, it would be their custom islands with built in marble cutting boards. They are so sturdy looking and have so much character. They make me weak in the knees! Since I first spotted them at the May show, I have been daydreaming about my hypothetical future house that will have one of these in the kitchen!
If you are headed to Brimfield, make sure you check out the Knock on Wood booth and see it all for yourself. If you can’t make it to Brimfield, follow them on Instagram and like them on Facebook!

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