Ah, Brimfield! A much anticipated adventure for me this time of year, yesterday was full of all the things I'm coming to expect from Brimfield. Beautiful, amazing, odd, strange, fascinating and sometimes sad objects; a whole lot of interesting people; tired bones (from walking and hefting all day) and tired eyes (from looking at so much stuff); a lot of quick decision making and haggling (neither of which are skills I excel at); and what I love most of all - an entire day of uninterrupted conversation, laughter, food, and stories with a dear friend.
I feel full of all of that this morning. But my car? Not so full! I didn't come home with a lot - there isn't a lot that I need, nor a lot that caught my eye (well, there was that vintage velvet sofa, but really how many vintage velvet sofas can one house full of children and animals handle?). But a few little things - this and that - did make it home with me. Utilitarian seems to always be the theme upon examining my goods once I'm home, and that's certainly true of this year too. Some new cocktail glasses, my annual stock of up of pillowcases and handkerchiefs, some piano music, new porch chairs, sweet little bird cards. Oh...and a little bit of fun too - do think my house can handle a little bit of farmhouse kitsch with that light fixture there? Fingers crossed we all love it.
Until next year, Brimfield!