5.21.2009

Brimfield~

Last week, my intrepid sister-in-law Alissa and I decided to go to the Brimfield Antique Mart with four (yes four!!) kids in tow. My two littlest and her two littlest (4 kids, 4 years and under...yes, we may just be crazy!)But the kids did great and she and I did some much needed junque-ing.

Because of my recent toddler-related camera catastrophe, I didn't dare bring my D60 along. AND since I am on a budget, I reigned in my desire to by almost everything I saw. But never fear! I did find a few small treasures to share!


We happened by an architectural salvage dealer whose prices were amazing! I snatched up a few old newspaper print blocks and some old door rosettes!


I had to "blow out" this photo so you can see what the blocks spell...





Here is how they look in my cute little bird tray (a gift from my dear friend Trisha - ah! she knows me well!)



Here are the chippy, timeworn rosettes...I have a great little plan for these...stay tuned.




And if you want to look at some drool-worthy Brimfield photos (and who wouldn't?) check out this post over at Antique Therapy!


Join me tomorrow for Frugal Friday...


Have a great Thursday~

18 comments:

Holly said...

Yummy antiques! Seriously cute little blocks. I really wanted to comment on yesterdays beautiful photos but my computer has been so fritzy that it keeps kicking me out of sites. :(:(

Good luck with the boys!!

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Antique therapy for sure! What a great little day trip...

Perfectly Pleasant said...

I love the printing blocks! What a great idea.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, how I would've loved to have gone. Those rosettes are so pretty~ :)

Teresa said...

I wish I knew where to shop for things like that in my area- lucky duck. Love visiting your site.

Christy said...

I have the same little bird tray! I bought it at alittle antique shop here in VA. What do you use yours for? Even though I LOVE it, it just bounces around the house. I haven't found the perfect use yet.

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Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I'm soooooo jeaulous!!!!

We always dream with Marcela that one day we'll make it to Brimfield!

Love what you got!

clara

LuLu said...

SOunds like fun! and love what you got!
LuLu

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Can't wait to see what else you got! I'll be back tomorrow!

Shannon said...

Great finds! Love the printing blocks and I can't wait to see what you do with the molding. Love it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oooh, good finds!!! :)

CATHY said...

Can't wait to see your rosette project because I have 4 and I can't figure out what to do with them!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Cool finds! You guys are indeed brave to bring four kids...I am impressed!
Carrie

Wendy said...

WOW, love those! I have one letterpress letter and am hoping to get all of our initials.

Jessica said...

just wanted to tell you my hubby brought me this cardboard box. . .said, guess you ordered something again, and i swore i didn't. .
anyways, i opened it up and the most precious little pillow was inside.

i'll post a pic on my blog of it soon!

thank you! you are SO SWEET!

Ruth said...

I randomly found your blog and TRISHA! Tell her hello from her bug catching buddy Ruth.

Flax and Spindle said...

I was their too! was that you with the kids? LOL! Very few people with children so maybe it was!!
xo
Darlene