Brimfield Antiques Market Photo:Country Living
I love this photo! The anticipation! The excitement! It is the opening of the Brimfield Antiques Show in Massachusetts, one of the biggest antique shows in the country (and probably the World). There are roughly 5000 dealers and it is held three weekends a year.
When I lived in Connecticut (1 hour away) I never missed this show. It was so much fun. I didn't realize how good I had it until I moved back home to Utah, where antique shows are non-existent. It has been a pretty big pendulum swing - from one extreme to another.
Next weekend I will be traveling to Round Top, Texas for Antiques Weekend and I can't wait. My sister, Emily, who lives in Dallas, will be meeting me there. We both have toddlers at home who will NOT be traveling with us, so this is a big treat.
I can't wait to return with photos and hopefully a few purchases. It will be interesting to compare the two shows. One thing I loved about Brimfield, which will hopefully be true of Round Top, was that there was everything from affordable cool junk to the out-of-reach rare antiques.
I found some great information about shopping at Round Top here thanks to Joni at Cote de Texas and here thanks to Garden Antqs Vintage. But if any of you have been there I would love to hear about it.