I was told that Brimfield's is the largest flea market in the country, and when I showed up this weekend I wasn't disappointed. My favorite entertainment was the people watching though. There were ladies with dogs in strollers, people carrying huge headboards, wagons, and carts. You could buy anything from antiques to canoes and even a cart if you forgot yours.
There were tents with everything known to man for sale, and every food temptation you could invent.
I had yummy home-made lemonade and the best french fries I have had since I went to Coney Island as a kid. There were venues that you had to pay to get into, but most of the tent areas were free to roam and buy. I saw one woman who had a double stroller with twins and wearing a baby carrier with a little baby. Yikes, now that is a shopping experience. The tents went for miles and miles and miles.
Brimfield's flee market is evidently the largest market of it's kind in the country. Located in Brimfield, Massachusetts, thousands of people flock to sell everything from food to statues of the Blue's Brothers and Victorian fancy treasures. I had never been there before, so I set out to see what I could find. My favorite two vendors were the friendliest and had the most special things for sale.
Nancy Stillwagon of Gunther Hall Ltd from Alton Bay New Hampshire. stole my heart when I passed by her booth. She had gorgeous hand-painted prints framed in beautiful frames. There were Vintage prints, wedding announcements, birth announcements and framed Vintage print images printed on fabric. She also had her own paintings framed in the same beautiful way.
It took me a long time to decide which lovely treasure to take home. I finally selected this gorgeous hand-painted print of Raggedy Ann framed in a lovely frame that matches my guest room. My guest room is filled with old children's books, a few toys and lots and lots of prints.
I found the perfect place to display the bluebird hand-painted print framed in a double frame of ornate gold. My favorite!
After I purchased my treasures from Nancy, I was off down the land of tents to look for something special for my sister's birthday.
This entrance had me at "hello"
This door and wreath at the entranceway of Tickled Pink and Little M's Posies had me at hello. The friendliest and the most fun two ladies in the entire market were originally from Long Island. Well, of course they were...my home, my planet. Hilliary Boris owner to Tickled Pink located in Seymour, Connecticut was a doll. These two fun ladies mentioned a few bloggers had stopped by their tent also. Linda and Hillary were the highlight of my day, and I will be meandering to be Tickled Pink very soon.
Tickled Pink, 27 Bank Street, Seymour, Ct.
Their tent was filled with gorgeous things. Hilary owns her own Home Furnishings and Giftware shop, Ticked Pink which is located at 27 Bank Street in Seymour Connecticut. So, if you are visiting that area be sure to stop by. She is a delight. Her sister, Linda of Little M's Posies makes the most gorgeous designs. I bought my sister a bag from her and the cutest little faux cupcake. She had jackets, pillows and the most stunning sack bags for sale.
I left with another delicious lemonade, two treasures from Nancy, a beautiful bag for my sister, Lynne's birthday from Hillary and Linda and some nice photos to share with you. All in all Brimfield's is quite the market.
The song for this post is YOUR SO COOL by Hans Zimmer. I love all of his music.
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