Lucy Lemonade

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Brimfield Antiques Show Finds ~July 2018~

Brimfield Antiques Show Finds ~July 2018~

Hey Modern Farmhouse Girl!

Let me spill a little secret: I'm a fabulous shopper! And if that would be at all helpful to denote on my resume (I'm a professional writer and editor so...I can tell you already: it's not) it would definitely be Skill No. 1. Want to know what I'm even better at? BARGAIN HUNTING! (I just wore an $11 dress to a wedding. It looked like a million bucks!) But underscore on the bargain hunting. Because I want to tell you: the best place to get a good bargain—always—is at an antiques shop (you can haggle on every item!). Even better: An antiques SHOW! 

Oh how I love Brimfield. Even on a sweaty July day. (Key takeaway: Arrive as EARLY as possible while it's still cool out and you don't have crowds to contend with!)

While I don't know how long I've been going to the Brimfield Antiques Show, I do know that I ALWAYS have a great time there. And how can you not? Hundreds of dealers hawk thousands of vintage and antiques wares. They've got food trucks. Frozen lemonade. The grilled cheese food truck. Freshly squeezed lemonade. (Take your pick on the beverages, or do as I do: get both.) 

The show takes up the whole of downtown Brimfield, MA (which isn't all that big to begin with), but it's really quite impressive. And this year—like last year—I went to the show with my mom and dad, the OG thrifters of my life, who have both taught me to love a great deal! Check out my Instagram for 20 (yes, 20!) fun photos of things at the show that caught my eye this year—and which I snapped yesterday morning on my iPhone. 

Photo by Dad: Mommy and me, plus a red wagon her friend let us borrow! If you're serious about thrifting, you  DEFINITELY NEED A WAGON !

Photo by Dad: Mommy and me, plus a red wagon her friend let us borrow! If you're serious about thrifting, you DEFINITELY NEED A WAGON!

Photo by parking attendant: Dad and I. Note we are wearing  comfortable shoes !  Plus,  baseball hats, sunglasses and water  are all must-haves and were in the wagon for me, though Dad is, as always, prepared in the moment. Plus: serious Secret Service status vibes coming from Dad: am I right? 

Photo by parking attendant: Dad and I. Note we are wearing comfortable shoes!  Plus, baseball hats, sunglasses and water are all must-haves and were in the wagon for me, though Dad is, as always, prepared in the moment. Plus: serious Secret Service status vibes coming from Dad: am I right? 

In the last few years, I've built relationships with some of the dealers I LOVE to visit year after year. And by "relationship" I'm counting everything from 'hey, I follow you on Instagram and stop by to see your set-up each year!' to meeting in-person for coffee to catch up—looking at you, Jessica ;)

Here is a list of my FAVORITE current Brimfield dealers who you should definitely follow on Instagram or go see at a Brimfield show (and there are three every year...May, July and September!)....

MUST-SEE DEALERS

WHAT I TOOK HOME

Now, here's a peek at what I took home this year! Of course, it's all in keeping with my favorite look: modern farmhouse style.

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Stay Humble Plank

I LOVE this Joanna Gaines' style hand lettering by Lynn Michelle DESIGN and of course the color which is my favorite antique green. I'm planning to put this on my gallery wall in my bedroom (the second thing on the wall so far!) 

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Fresh Milk Sign

I have the perfect spot to hang this sweet sign in my living room and loved the story behind it. The dealer told me it was from a dairy farm in Connecticut that closed a few years ago. The farmers let the dealer buy their signs when she promised they would remain appreciated! I have a thing for dairy in Vermont, so I will definitely appreciate this on the daily!

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Skep Server

I was actually on the hunt for a pink cake stand (no surprise there!), but fell in love with this imitation glass skep serving dish instead. (A skep is a traditional straw or wicker beehive). I think brownies or cookies will fit perfectly in here!

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Garden Globe

I've always seen and admired these garden globes at the show in years past, but I've never had a garden space to put one in. Now that I have my condo, this has a spot: right out front along my walkway!

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"What Would Joanna Do?" Mug

How perfect is this? (!!!!!) Joanna Gaines, if you're reading, you should have one too! And it's from my new favorite Brimfield dealer: Lynn Michelle DESIGN . I know I'll enjoy drinking my morning coffee every day while pondering this smart question.

Dad enjoyed taking pictures of me...taking pictures of inspiration. "For your blog!" Thanks, Dad!

Dad enjoyed taking pictures of me...taking pictures of inspiration. "For your blog!" Thanks, Dad!

What did you score this year at Brimfield? Who are your favorite dealers? Or tell me about your favorite antique shows! I would love to learn about them (and hopefully visit them in future!) 

xx

Lucy

 

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