This past weekend I met up with a lovely lady and wonderful friend, Natasha to photograph her at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT. The roses are not in bloom, but the park itself offers so many wonderful places to photograph and we were happy to find some flowering bushes that were still in bloom. If you haven’t been to The Pond House restaurant located in the park you might want to treat yourself and enjoy a lunch there with a friend or family member. I have enjoyed many wonderful meals and it’s such a delight to look outside and be surrounded by beautiful flowers. Enjoy your sneak peak Natasha!
Yesterday my friend Cathy from Cathy T’s Landscape Design and I had the most adventurous…wonderful day discovering all sorts of antique and unique items at the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, MA! We started out early because it was going to be a spectacular sunny day and we knew it would be crowded. We met at The Chuck Wagon restaurant in Ellington and headed out Rt. 140 toward Stafford Springs. We then took Rt. 32 to Rt. 19 which dropped us off right on Rt. 20 in Brimfield where it all begins. The drive was so beautiful through winding roads along plush green countryside. There were many “tag sales” along the way and of course we had to stop. It wasn’t even 9:00 o’clock and I had already bought my first item…a wooden bucket that will be used for a newborn baby prop. Score!
Once we hit Rt.20 in Brimfield the real fun began! For those of you who don’t know…this flea market is the largest and most popular antique show in our entire country! That’s big! It runs over A half-mile long with thousands of dealers along each side of the road. It’s absolutely amazing! There is something here for everyone…from backyard deco to some of the finest antiques anyone would desire. I loved chatting and meeting people from all over. They even have some fantastic food vendors. For lunch, I had a delicious chicken salad plate with fresh veggies and watermelon. You can’t beat that at a flea market!
Well…take a few moments sit back and enjoy a little taste of just some of the treasures we discovered. The show goes through Sunday, May 19th and if you’re looking for something different to do…take the trip you won’t regret it! A tip for you…bring a big bag, a wagon or something to put your treasures in. You’ll be needing it. Bring water and plenty of cash too!
Thought I tell you…all these images were taken with my small pocket camera…at times I wish I had my professional digital camera but to much to lug around all day. Perhaps next trip!
Cathy and I hit our 1st stop…recycled art for the garden! We loved just about everything!
Today I was mostly shopping for small items that I could use for props but my eye caught so many things I loved. It’s a good thing I set a budget for the day.
I was amazed by how many shops were selling vintage clothing and I loved the hats and even purchased two.
If I had a place at the ocean I would have consider this incredible sailboat.
I wanted to purchase this Royal typewriter so bad but not at $150.00. So instead I just photographed it and I’ll make a photo card with it.
This shop named “Madhtr” from Dover, NH was so intriguing. Cathy and I tried on hats and truly enjoyed talking with the owners. Every display was distinctly detailed.
I wanted to purchase this beautiful antique basket but it wasn’t for sale. It was the owners great grandmothers. Is that not gorgeous?
It reminded me of the tussy mussy I used on my wedding day.
Such a unique display of coffee cans. What a great background that would make.
Many booths were displayed with such a shabby chic look. Love.
Cathy and I feel in love with all the old ride on toys. Many in perfect condition. Thank goodness my son is 11 now.
Cathy it’s the perfect mask for you!
Both Cathy and I loved this garden sign but thought if we actually put it in our garden…it would turn to rust in no time. It stayed on the table.
This lady found the perfect garden deco piece! She was so excited to tell me all about it.
One of my new little hats. How do I look…is it me?
Some of the many pottery items that were all around the flea market.
The signs caught my attention in this booth. Like I said…something for everyone.
Here’s a few of my new treasures. New parasol, old hats, tea tin and cake platter. Props for photography!
Love my new box for the garden. The wooden bucket and cradle for newborn baby props. The Peace sign will be used at the Holidays.
It was a successful day. If you decide to give Brimfield a try I wish you the best!
Little Mitchell was such a pleasure to be with while photographing him and his family at Valley Falls Park in Vernon Connecticut. If you remember…six months ago Mitchell was the little boy I captured in the pumpkin with the little smile. I was so pleased to see he was still wearing his smile for me today. Enjoy this little sneak peak and may he bring a little smile to you too.