For years, I have enjoyed antiquing and collecting. When I lived in Los Angeles, I looked forward to the weekends when we could attend monthly antique fairs such as Long Beach and the Rose Bowl. I love the thrill of the hunt and the excitement over a great find. I love searching for something for years and finally, when you least expect it, you turn the corner and there it is, as plain as daylight, staring back at your googlie eyes. I miss those days.
Even when I lived in Los Angeles, I was drawn to pottery featuring chickens. Some are imported from China and some were produced by well-known companies of the day, including Shawnee and Hazel Atlas. I guess my chicken collecting should have been a sign. Maybe this was foreshadowing what was to lie ahead in years to come.
Since we have lived in the Northeast, I have dreamed about going to Brimfield. Yet somehow, something always came up. This year is different. Despite the 70% chance of rain, Brimfield starts today. Finally, after 8 years of living in the Northeast, I will be there. I have a few items on my “dream” list for today. Of course, some involve chickens.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest