Yes, clothespins really were on my list! Because have you tried using the ones that are readily available at stores these days? Terrible! The springs are too small and they break too fast. I'm always hunting for the old peg style to add to the stash. And now that my new laundry line holds four loads of laundry (hooray!), I needed a few more. My wish was granted at Brimfield, for a mere couple of dollars.
It was at Brimfield last year that I started noticing and falling in love with the hooked rugs, which then spawned my own interest in making hooked rugs. This year, understanding how they're made just a little bit more, I noticed each and every beautiful rug in my path. And came home with two little ones that I just adore. They're in my front hallway now, along with a simple plant stand that I picked up there as well. It feels so good to freshen up a space with little treasures like this.
I'm always on the hunt for furniture when out and about antiquing. Something that will fit in our house without requiring a total reupholstery job (I'm just not ready for that hobby yet). I was happy to find this cozy chair, sturdy and well made - able to withstand all the jumps and backflips my kids will dish out. And white, yes, white. Wish me well.
When I found this little gem, I said to my friend "Oh, this would be perfect for storing onions and potatoes under my butcher block!" to which the booth owner replied, "that's because that's what it's for!" Ha! Well, there you go, and here it came home with me. I love that pop of green, and it's so handy to have those things right at my side, without going back and forth to the pantry on the other side of the kitchen. Little things that make kitchen time so much more pleasant and comfortable. Plus, that green!
I might have to declare this year at Brimfield, my year of enamelware. I came home with SO much - for the garden (where I use it decoratively as well as to contain things like mint from spreading all over), and for the house, and for the kids. Ani got herself a lovely little set of dishes, just right for her new outdoor kitchen.
I can never leave Brimfield without a vintage dress for one of my girls - I just love them so. And they love them too, for all the dress up and twirling fun they give. I found this sweet set of dresses, for twins, presumably. And while it is too small on one and too big on the other, my two make do for the pleasure of dressing up in 'old fashioned clothes' with their sister.
I do love this Brimfield tradition, coming home with little bits and bobs that fit right into our live and my days.