Thursday, September 13, 2012

Antiques from Brimfield and Maine

We are back from our trip to New England. We spent the first few days at Brimfield searching through the largest outdoor antique market in the USA. Then we went up to Maine, where we scoured shops and markets for vintage items to bring back to Vintages. We did well.

Brimfield Antique Market
Here is a sampling of the fruits of our search. We will be pricing these and putting them on shelves and some of them online as quickly as we can.

Beatrix Potter figurines to add to our already extensive collection.
Wonderful, colorful buttons on display boards ... plus other sewing items.
Some very nice vintage compasses, opera glasses, a mini telescope and a few old maps.
These are two gorgeous ostrich feather fans! WOW! We have a couple of lovely silk ones in the shop as well.
Silk hankies from England and France.
Several excellent old brass jewelry boxes, plus a couple of Italian wood ones too ... and a few pieces of jewelry as well.
Delicate old French lace, plus trims and millinery flowers.
Hundreds of old letters and documents from as far back as the 1860s!
An interesting old fashion book and a number of trims and needle boxes.
Hand made bridge tallies and place cards.
And there is a lot more ... Several outstanding old miniature frames, fraternal medals (Masons, Knights of Pytheus and Knights of the Templar included), a few dozen Wade figures from old Red Rose Tea boxes, miniature books, vintage Halloween, Christmas and Valentine items ... and more.

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