We braved the rain and set off on our adventure yesterday to visit Brimfield's Antique Show. The evening's weather ushered in a cold front and we went from mid-seventy degrees to a damp, cold and soggy 52 degrees. Thank goodness I wore rain boots with wool socks. After the hour-and-a- half drive, we parked in a makeshift lot in the backyard of a neighboring home for $5. Here our adventure began. I knew that my search would definitely include chicken related items.
My first discovery was this fabulous vintage Little Giant chicken waterer. I loved the patterns in the glass. They remind me of little framed eggs. The bottom portion is made from thick plastic similar to bakelite. When I went to pay, the dealer knocked 30% off the price, without me even having to ask.
Next, in a few fields over, I discovered this vintage wooden chicken cage. One of these has been on my list for a long time. They were each marked $59. I inquired about the price and he let me have one for $10! I am planning on turning it into a unique coffee table. Finally, I splurged on four limestone prints of speckled bird eggs and a jay nest. They are from an old book of the 1840's. I think they will be stunning once matted and framed.
We spent all day in Brimfield. It was so much fun. I am already beginning to plan my trip there in May 2012. I hope some of you make the trip yourself. Treasures are just waiting to be discovered. Who knows, we might even bump into each other.
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest