Thursday, September 25, 2008

Brimfield stole my heart, but not a lot of my cash (this time)

It's been crazy busy here at At Home Redesigns... lots of projects under way. But I thought I'd take a little breather and show you (finally) what I bought (for my personal consumption anyway) at the Brimfield Antiques Show earlier this month.

It was definitely one of the less expensive trips for me. No big purchases. I did get:

  • Three Santa ornaments. I'm not clear if they are vintage, but they have the look. Just $2 each.
  • The animal skin (faux) covered cocktail shaker ($10) as a little gift for my sister Kat. Unless she is reading this, then it cost a LOT more than that.
  • Three plates in the Memory Lane pattern. I picked up a huge set at an auction a few years ago for a song. So I add plates whenever I see them at a good price. These were $2 each.
  • The wooden box ($5) will go in my bathroom to hold toiletries on the counter.
  • A vintage Star Wars lunchbox for my son ($20). It's not in the photo cause he was already playing with it, storing his Star Wars action figures in this much-loved, a-little-dented and a-little-rusty lunch box.
  • And the vintage wooden pins (juggling? a game?) are now on my fireplace mantel.

They were $40 for the three, which I thought was a good deal.

I know, a shockingly small pile, huh? But I had a great time checking stuff out, seeing what's popular and getting a feel for prices. Not again until May...sigh...

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we_be_toys said...

Mmmmm, antiquing is an addiction for me too! I don't do much here in NC because the prices are stupid high (though I do haunt the junk/consignment shop from time to time), but every time we go up to PA or NY or even just WV I do a bit of power shopping for antiques.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Fun finds....I have got to stay away from them until I find spots for all my other ones. UGH! Too much stuff for me, but such fun.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm impressed by your self-control...not sure I'd have that Jedi-like control myself. :-)

I've always wanted to hit Brimfield but am afraid of the spending I'd be capable of. And the potential that my head may actually explode from sensory overload, hahaha! I do love the juggling pins...Those would have been tough for me to resist, too.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am in love with that Memory Lane pattern (from a distance). Can you show us a close up? I have been hunting for a pretty cranberry and white pattern for Christmas for years and can never find it, but maybe I don't know what to look for? Thanks! :)

Blissful Nikki said...

oh I love it all, but those pins are amazing!!!

Cher said...

Please show us a close-up of the collectibles in the case on the mantel. Looks interesting. Love your pins and plates.

The Texas Woman

Blue Castle said...

The juggling pins are really neat. They look great on your fireplace. Such an interesting find. :)

Jaybird said...

The Indian Clubs (for exercise and juggling) were cool purchases, but the Memory Lane was the best. I have a huge collection and love them! We use them for everyday and they go right in the dishwasher with no problems! You go girl!

Monday through Sunday said...

LOVE those plates!