Posts Tagged ‘Brimfield’

Monday, May 16, 2011

brimfield fun and friends

While I am off to NYC for Blogfest2011, I will leave you with some of the fun and often silly finds from Brim­field. Brim­field was crazy crowded, a nice change from recent years where buy­ers were thin on the ground. The Tweetup was a huge suc­cess, and I was delighted to meet so many Twit­ter friends in real life! Enjoy these images:

brimfield circus prop

my guess is a cir­cus prop? too funny!

brimfield bone lamps

a graphic pair of inlaid bone or horn lamps

brimfield architectural salvage

an archi­tec­tural sal­vage piece with inter­est­ing details

brimfield industrial table

indus­trial chic is alive and well

brimfield industrial piece

another vin­tage indus­trial piece

brimfield fountain

a puss in boots foun­tain — made me think of shrek!

brimfield signs

signs of every kind are still in vogue at brimfield

brimfield hats

vin­tage hats at brim­field — I bet sales were brisk post-royal wedding!

brimfield brass paws

gor­geous brass paws

brimfield booth

the most beau­ti­fully curated booth at brimfield

brimfield opal glass finials

extra­or­di­nary opal glass finials

Brim­field was super-fun thanks to these friends:

mally skok and gloria collins

delight­ful new friends mally skok and glo­ria collins

leslie carothers

the unpar­al­leled leslie carothers

jessica ryan and shelley holmes

great to meet tweeps jes­sica ryan and shel­ley holmes

marcy michaud

won­der­ful to see marcy michaud again

danielle hatfield and brandon pierce

new tweeps danielle hat­field and bran­don pierce

gretchen aubuchon

the mas­ter­mind of the brim­field tweetup gretchen aubuchon

gretchen aubuchon and cynthia bogart

gretchen and co-conspirator cyn­thia bogart

intently tweeting during the live tweetchat

Susan Cohan pon­ders those intently tweet­ing dur­ing the live tweetchat

Spe­cial thanks to spon­sors Ben­jamin Moore and Aubu­chon Hard­ware for the ter­rific tent and goody bags! Every­one had a blast!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

brimfield, with a twitter twist

Now you know I love Brim­field, and enjoyed shar­ing with you all my lovely and weird finds last year. This year, this Fri­day actu­ally, I will expe­ri­ence Brim­field in a new and dif­fer­ent way. The won­der­ful ladies from The Daily Basics and Gretchen Aubu­chon Design are host­ing a Tweetup at Brim­field! For non-Twitterers, a TweetUp is when Twit­ter friends and mutual fol­low­ers meet each other IRL — in real life. It feels like a meet­ing of friends who've been apart too long — even though they may be meet­ing for the first time. It's the usu­ally joy­ous col­li­sion of social media and the "real" world. Hard to explain if you haven't expe­ri­enced it for yourself.

brimfield may 2010

brim­field may 2010

And the most excit­ing part: there are (so far) 82 design­ers, design blog­gers and indus­try insid­ers from across the coun­try join­ing this TweetUp! Look at this list! It is over-flowing with tal­ented, cre­ative peo­ple, all com­ing together to trea­sure hunt, meet their Tweeps and expe­ri­ence Brim­field in an unde­ni­ably new way. If you fol­low the Twit­ter hash­tag #Brim­field on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day, you will surely see a steady stream of amaz­ing finds as this group explores the mar­ket. Don't expect too many tweets from me, as tweet­ing and walk­ing at the same time is not a skill I have mastered!

We can (and will) thank the won­der­ful spon­sors Ben­jamin Moore and Aubu­chon Hard­ware and the amaz­ing orga­niz­ers Cyn­thia Bog­art and Gretchen Aubu­chon. They have arranged for par­tic­i­pants a centrally-located tent, food, charg­ing sta­tions and myr­iad other com­forts. I expect this will be an event to remember.

If you are look­ing for any­thing spe­cial from Brim­field, let me know. There will be plenty of eyes scout­ing the treasures!

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