Sunday, May 15, 2011

Brimfield May 2011: Trends, Observations & ... Part Two

 This season I noticed loads of vintage printing press blocks. I loved how one dealer arranged all the same blocks together in all different sizes. Lots of clock faces and gears, vintage keys of all sizes, saw all different size shoe molds, and loads of vintage dice.  I recently "won" a huge lot of vintage printing press blocks and am feeling very inspired after Brimfield to do something with them. 
 Lots of vintage tin chocolate molds, not necessarily a new trend, but it is a collection I have not noticed before and loved looking through. I really liked these baguette boards, they were reproductions but still very nice and usable. I loved this little bistro table and two chairs, The old paint was a pretty turq blue and it had pretty metal flower details in the base of the table.
Carousel animals are always out and about at Brimfield, but I had never seen an ape carousel animal before. I thought this guy was very unique, and according to the price tag it was.
Who doesnt love a brass bar cart? And... you can image how excited I was when I finally came across this beauty. I have had a 12 foot tall "bird" wearing knee socks & pink converse on my wish list for as long as I can remember. Which leads me to this wonderful vintage monkey... 
(Published in The New Yorker 4/11/2011 by Bob Eckstein. Image Via Cartoonbank)


  1. Great post!Sorting through my Brimfield photos and finds as well today. I missed the Ostrich.Oh well... there is always something you need to go back for...

  2. Thanks for the comment, I cant wait to see your pics!

  3. The giant rabbit chocolate molds are so cool!! I love them!