Happiness is...

DSC06528To look at my fingers, you would guess that I was painting again right?


DSC06528Last week I went to Brimfield's Antique Market with my daughter and we walked passed dozens and dozens of tents.


DSC06528Well, happiness is also bringing back finds from the largest Antique Market in the country. Wares from furniture to beads, to notion heaven.


DSC06528My daughter asked me, "Mom aren't you going to go inside any of these tents?"


DSC06528I said, "let's keep walking I'll know when I see a tent that I want to browse in", and we walked a bit further. Then I saw it, the most magnificent tent, with lovely vignettes and beautiful displays.

As I browsed, who should come around the corner but the lovely Keri, from Antique Therapy. It was her tent. If you would like to see the gorgeous tent, and Brimfield's in a Nutshell...just pay Keri a visit on her blog.


I created some fabric with a purchase from Keri, an Antique sheet of French Homework.

French Homework If you click on the image, you can see what it would look like in fabric.

DSC06528Nesting on Main's tent was right next door with Melissa and Cary from Thoreauly Antiques sharing that tent.


DSC06528Before leaving I stopped by a huge tent only to meet the amazing Rosemary Warren of Tinsel Trading Company. I found a stash of flowers, vintage ribbons and beautiful tapestry squares, all in one huge bag.

DSC06528The beautiful Elyse from Tinkered Treasures has a gorgeous post about Brimfield's. She met Wendy Addison and Marcia Cepos the day that she went.


DSC06528Oh, about that paint on my fingers. My happiness...simple really...

My creation

DSC06528Here is a peek at my new recipe, which I will reveal completed soon.


Wishing you lovely inspiration and like the lyrics of this song say...


DSC06528A day walking on The Sunnyside of the Street.


Today is Show and Tell Friday, please visit Cindy from Romantic Home to see all the wonderful posts.
Lori said...

oh, lucky you Karen...you found some wonderful goodies at brimfield!!!

Carmelina said...

What a bliss filled post! That was a fun journey!

and the paint on the fingers...that's so me...i love the mark of a true artistic soul!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I had been with you! Lovely treasures and people!


Vee said...

You know exactly what you're looking for. I checked the link and I would be lost! Wonderful graphic for fabric. I found that link, too. Very interesting...
Thank you for always leaving us on a high note!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I remember well this fun fest for antique affectionados!!! Excellent finds, especially those French "devoirs"!!!!

Enjoy your weekend dear Karen! Anita

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I haven't been to Brimfield in years ... I was banned after, ahem, going a tad overboard one year.

Suffice to say, it involved the necessity of renting a truck to get the stuff back home.

I hope I'm paroled some year soon.

You found great stuff! - I had no idea Tinsel Trading was there!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Karen you are so lucky to be able to go to Brimfield's! I would love to spend the day there. It looks like you found some lovely things and met some amazing people.

I am looking forward to seeing your recipe...

Alison Gibbs said...

What a fun way to spend the day with your daughter

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so glad you found things you love, Karen, because you send out things that make other people very happy!

Enjoyed this trip with you. You always make armchair travel exciting!


Sheila :-)

myletterstoemily said...

i love visiting this enchanting

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

How fortunate you are to have been to Brimfield and find all those lovely treasures!!! My fingers are crossed that I can go this summer... it would be my first time!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog - Happy Weekend, Karen! ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Karen, it sounds like a divine day! I can see why those things make you happy, they would make me happy too!