Antiquing at New England’s Brimfield Fair

covered wagon at brimfield
                This beautiful covered wagon greeted me as I drove into the J&J Promotions fairgrounds.

I’ve been waiting to go to the Brimfield Fair for years – literally.  Held three times a year (May, July and September), the fair’s 55th season did not disappoint.  Granted, I only made it to about one-sixth of the entire fairgrounds, but what I saw was exciting and inspiring.  There’s something about all those beautifully worn items ~ clothes, kitchenware, furnishings, and all the oddities ~ that speaks to the history of so many people’s lives.  How they used these items, what they meant to them, and why they were discarded.  Part of why I saw just a fraction of the fair (besides the sheer size of it and the sweltering late summer heat) is that I met several exhibitors whom I spent a lot of time talking to.  For me, it was a lot like going to a design trade show, in that I knew that I’d find some kindred spirits as I perused the booths and happened upon some truly remarkable objects. Continue reading

Antiques-Sourcing.

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Antiques Diva Founder Toma Clark Haines turned her love of antiquing into the largest antiques touring and buying services company in Europe.

Overwhelmed by the Paris Flea Market? Eager to explore London’s Portobello Market?  Toma’s team will take the reins and guide you through these and dozens of other European markets.  Or, if you can’t make it across the pond but are dying for the perfect Italian marble mantlepiece or Mid-Century Danish dining set, let Toma’s team know and they will source it for you.