Monday, May 14, 2007

Brimfield - What we bought

We had such a great time at Brimfield on Saturday. As you can see, we didn't buy much, but that's OK. There's another one in July! :-) We got three Nescafe globe mugs (for A), a vintage egg beater (R actually asked for this, which was fine with me because I love the red-handled vintage kitchen stuff), and R bought a little $1 bag that contained a squishy lizard flashlight, a tiny car, and red kids' scissors.

R was really interested in everything: he picked up a lot of things (including glass), but he was gentle and the vendors were so nice to him. No one got upset about a three-year-old boy handling their wares. In fact, we discovered that bringing him along was very advantageous! One woman gave him a chocolate chip cookie, and the man that we bought the mugs and the egg beater from gave us an extra mug for free so that R could have one, too. I was afraid that R would be bored or too crazy, but he really explored all the tents, kept his eye out for toy trains and fire trucks, and then asked to go back to a certain tent later (the "one with the vehicles"). So, I think we've got a little antiquer on our hands! :-)

We wanted to spend more time, but R was practically falling asleep while walking. I saw a great whirligig, a lot of console tables, and an ironstone pitcher that I wanted. A saw an antique coffee grinder that was gorgeous, but was going for way more money than we brought with us. He also found a tent that only sold antique chocolate molds - thousands of them. I didn't think I was going to get him out of that tent. (A is trying to start his own fine chocolates business.) R found an antique toy train with a price tag of $925. Sorry, honey! :-(

It was a great start to the Mother's Day weekend.


Wanda said...

What a fun, fun day! I love all your delightful finds...So glad R has such a good time looking and feeling things.

LEstes65 said...

Oh what fun! And I love that hand powered egg beater. I had one (not antique) and I think the boys broke it. But it was fun while it lasted.