girly's got booty

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a little antique show in Brimfield, MA.
The funny thing is, this show isn't small at all .

It was listed as one of the top 25 antique shows and flea markets in the world in the September 2009 issue of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel (click to link if you want to read about the other 24)

Just a short walk away from Hooya's and Jiggity liquors amazing treasures await.

Dawn poses, ready to start out on our adventure along a mile stretch of the two lane highway that houses hundreds of antique vendors sprawling across 21 "fields" on both sides of the road.

My pulse quickens...this was any vintage collector's dream come true.
Dawn was going for work (she is a textile designer) and I was happy to tag along in search of great booty for my new company,The Unique Bird

Just another day in paradise for me.

This was my kind of table. Fabric, aprons, quilts...
What a spectacular sight, so much Jadeite dishware. I love how they look, especially when all grouped together on this red polka dot table cloth. But I couldn't be distracted by this sea of green from the task at hand...unique finds for you to decorate your nest with.
(and especially since I swore I wouldn't buy anything breakable)

This was a really cool repurposed metal filing cabinet. I loved the pop colors. The best part about this piece is that these are individual sections that all stack together. It's not breakable...

I don't know why but I really liked this chair. There was something really cool about it. (or maybe I just needed to sit down)

This one wasn't going to fit into my suitcase but I had to try it out.
Do you like my flannel? The look I was going for was..."don't hassle me I'm local".
But I think my excitement as I approached each tent gave me away. (and my accent)

Awash in white! What a shabby chic dream.

Ahhh, art. I don't think this one would make it into any of Cowan's auctions any time soon.
(maybe I should ask my sister)

A little slice of heaven.

I did actually stop & ponder if my little sis would allow me to wear this in her wedding. (Why not... I am the Best Girl)

This over sized pirate babe brought me back to reality. I was here in search of booty for The Unique Bird!
Here is a sneak peek into the garage sale girly's treasure chest.
This is what I call "unique"!

It was a successful journey!!
If you want more information about upcoming Brimfield shows you can visit their official website
That site has it all, except the correct Massachusetts pronunciations of common words ie:
car = caaah
bar= baaa
sure = shoo-ah
beer= beee-ya
I am not making fun. We were urged by some of the local residents to practice our accent.
We were also informed that we shouldn't refer to Brimfield as "the show" in those parts it is known as "the flea".

Hope you enjoyed the adventure about a garage sale girly looking for some booty.
Can't get enough of Brimfield mania, check out this Youtube video from a few months ago about


  1. Sarah! It looks like you had a great time!! Are you already excited for the next one? I am. I'm totally going. :D
    You might enjoy my last write-up on it as well! Wrote a fun little 'how to' for a day at the flea :)!!!