Yesterday, my good friend Julie and I headed up to Brimfield, Massachusetts for the day to enjoy the Brimfield Antiques Show before the rain set in. The Brimfield Antiques Show began in the 1950's and according to their website, has become the largest and best-known outdoor antiques show in the country. The show runs along Rt. 20 for a distance of perhaps a half-mile and 500' or more, back on each side of the highway, with fields filled with thousands of dealers selling everything from the finest antiques to 'yard junk'. You never know what you will find at Brimfield, but that is part of the fun!
So what did I find? Antique sewing machines abounded, including the New Home Beauty,
and three Singer Featherweights!
There were all types of different Sewing Baskets.
And tons of different cabinets that could store sewing notions. Wouldn't this cabinet be great for all your little sewing items?
It is for bolts and it spins! There were lots of spools of thread and buttons, but I didn't find old patterns, or much lace.
There wasn't a ton of vintage clothing, but I did find some special items. I loved the detail on this nightgown.
And these baby bonnets were adorable.
But the most unique "sewing goody" (I am including washing and ironing as part of sewing), was an old fashioned mangle. The tubs that go on either side were missing, but the rollers to wring out your clothes were there and it worked.
Our day was cut short due to the rain, but we had a wonderful time and enjoyed all we got to see, because as I said, you can find just about anything at Brimfield!
Brimfield is each May, July and September. It usually starts on a Tuesday and runs through the weekend, although not all fields are open until the Friday. I hope you make it some time soon!