Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Brocantess

Thank you so much for the comment, Brocantess.  One of my favorite booths in Brimfield was, The Brocantess, who is set up in the New England Motel field, Booth 112.   Everything was so inspiring, hence all the wonderful pictures.  I will certainly stop by in September with some of the shop girls to see all the lovely wares you have and to say hello.  See you in the fall.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Time to retire the old flag, and bring in the cool aqua window for these hot and humid July days.  Thanks to Maureen and Peter, who are always there to lend a helping creative hand.  Come take a look, if your in the area.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I want to share some of the terrific things the Shop Girls bought at Brimfield for our great customers.

A chippy metal dress form.

A great garden ornament.

Farmers old milk can.

Ornate metal frames in an old french lamp shade.

Great aqua glass mason jars.  Already sold some for wedding centerpieces.

Old fashion scouring soap in a lovely silverplate basket.

 A salesman sample mantel with clock.

This is a great planting bench with a tin insert.

An old medicine cabinet from a doctor's office.

 A fabulous vintage green display basket.

A pretty rose pattern tea set from England.

An old silverplate monogrammed cup and cast iron urns.
All special wares for all our special customers.  We truly appreciate all the kind words and support from our customers.


Even with the high heat, Karen Kinch, one of the shop girls, and myself, went to Brimfield.  We shopped separately, but met up for lunch to compare notes.  What a great day.  These are some of the cool things that I adored, wishing I could buy everything. 

If you saw a label, like the one below RASC-338, it meant that Rachel Ashwell was there and bought it.
She had been there for three days, buying shabby chic furniture.  Everyone saw her, except for me.  Oh, well.  I still had a great time.

I also saw a lot of the industrial look, like this one.  Big metal factory or medical tables.
Rachel Ashwell knew this woman, Erica Haba, and bought a few things from her.  I also saw one of my customers, Didi, in this booth.  What a small world.
I did get some great ideas, and a ton of inspiration.  Can't wait to go back in September.  Tonight I'll post the pictures of what the shop girls bought at Brimfield.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


My husband, Ray, and I took a trip to Manchester, NH, to order a kitchen sink.  One of the dealers at the shop told me about a shop in Wilton, NH.  I looked online and saw that White Home Collections was my type of shop.  The minute we pulled up to it, I practically jumped out of the car before my husband stopped.  When I walked in, and told the owner that I came all the way from Massachusetts, and that I owned a shop in Wrentham, a lady who was standing at the counter yelled out, "The Wrentham Country Store"?  I couldn't believe it, Wanda, who is a dealer there, is also a customer at my store.  I was thrilled!!  What a small world.  Even though it is a bit of a ride, it is definitely well worth the trip.  Here are some pictures that I took while I was there.  There are outside carriage house rooms, three floors filled with goodies, and great garden stuff outside.  I know that I will go back, and also bring some of the shop girls with me. 

Of course, I bought some great things while I was there.  Here are some pictures of things now at the shop.  Enjoy.

A great old buggy seat, made in NH.

A green chippy ladder.

Cottage style drop front desk.

A vintage green wicker hamper.