world tour

Ok, world tour is a bit of an overstatement but to say that we’ve been on the road seems like an understatement.  In the past 10 days we’ve covered about 5 states and 1000 miles tending to both business and pleasure and luckily, for us business and pleasure are often the same thing.

Woolverton Inn

We made new friends along the way.

Woolverton Inn

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Took a few risks.

Bushkill Falls

Bushkill Falls

Considered the future.

the thinker

And reminisced about the past.

Manayunk

But best of all, I spent a week with my husband celebrating our first anniversary

Brimfield selfie

…while also scouting Brimfield.

Brimfield

Brimfiled

There were show stoppers.

Brimfield

Brimfield VW

Brimfield 14

And vintage loving friends.

Brimfield pup

But its good to be home.  For now anyway.

Cape May

I have to get back to unloading the truck.  Again.  And polishing up our latest treasures so I can share them with you.

dreaming about brimfield

Surely you have these dreams too.  Fields and fields of dusty old junk, rusty metal, chipping paint,worn in seats and glimmering glassware.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (9 of 27)

Where could this fairytale vintage-land be?  My heart pitter patters with anticipation of what we might find this year at Brimfield – the motherland of antiques.  The vintage mecca of the Northeast.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (24 of 27)

I suppose the trip is a tradition for us now.  Last year we honeymooned in Brimfield.  Laugh if you must but it was amazing!

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (23 of 27)

We had a blast and both agree that the dirty fields of antiques and concessions of junk food topped the second leg of our trip in Nantucket, believe it or not.  Nantucket was amazing too – just a bit predictable.

Brimfield Antique Market 2013

So we’re celebrating our first anniversary at Brimfield this May and I can barely wait to see what we’ll find this time.

vintage treasures May

I lose sleep making mental lists of supplies we should pack like carts, dollies, bags, tissue, bungee cords and so on!  Maybe some healthier snacks than what’s offered.  Is anyone going this May?

Brimfield Antique Market 2013 (2 of 27)

Ah, market season is upon us for sure.  Our southern friends will be shopping Round Top in Texas next weekend.  Scott’s in Georgia also opens soon.  And of course we have Clover Market’s opening day in Philly in just a couple of weeks.  Tell me, what is the hot market in your region that you’ll be shopping?

Clover Market Spring 2014

 

adamstown

You know it’s a good year when you honeymoon in Brimfield and celebrate your birthday in Adamstown.  That’s like the Disney World and Disney Land equivalent to us east coast antiquers.  Side note, I have never been to Disney and I don’t really care as long as I can continue to jaunt to Brimfield and Adamstown annually.

vintage photographs

Yep, I turned the big 3-1 last weekend.  On Small Business Saturday no less.  It was no circus like my 30th.  (Maybe you recall the circus themed party we threw last year.  Good times.)

vintage circus theme party

However, it was perfect.  Just about a mile stretch of antique shop after antique shop and no real agenda but to meander the aisles and look for treasures!

mcm pendant lights

I brought home a couple of keepers including a double-sided rear bike basket.  I actually passed up the opportunity to buy one of these a few months ago and was kicking myself.  It was the “one that got away” for sure.  Lo and behold, I found it again and this time for 1/3 less!  It is already stationed on a junky bike in the newly excavated garden bursting with holiday greens.  Now I am on a quest to find an equally cagey basket for the front of the bike by spring.

bike basket

I also scored a few new-to-me frocks including a retro plaid Pendleton dress that I will be wearing this Christmas.  #lumberjack

vintage Pendleton plaid dress

And a cute US Navy cardigan.  It was probably part of a suit.  Perhaps a lady administrator wore it with a navy pencil skirt. So cute.

It was a good day!

retro Christmas tree