Brimfield Re Cap...

I know, I know. You're going to say, "gee thanks. Another two weeks went by and we didn't get an update." I hear ya. I really do. But let me tell you, Brimfield had me B U S Y. Seriously. It was an amazing whirlwind of a show with some high winds to boot.…

No Shopping Carts! Ha ha ha. Check my Instagram for more…

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Just check the pics to see a glimpse of what Brimfield was like, a packed tent, loads of sales and a pretty much empty vehicle on the way home. I really can't say thank you enough to all of the fine folks who stopped by and shopped with me. From picture frames to oil paintings, statues to sculptures, table top accessories to the tables themselves - it was a truly fantastic May Brimfield.

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Seeing old friends and colleagues, meeting new dealers and making new friends, enjoying dinners out and treating myself to a donut and coffee were a few of the fun times. Most of my colleagues are also Brimfield veterans and have been attending / setting up for far longer than I, but we all share something in common - our love of being in the middle of a field (preferably under a tent) surrounded by interesting and rare merchandise while simultaneously hunting for treasure and selling our own stuff at the same time. To say that we all need to be in a few places at the same time would be an understatement. All of the pieces I purchased at Brimfield, I flipped on the field as I really couldn't keep much merchandise on the table (and I'm not talking about the super high winds).

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Of course, I'll be back in July and September so if you missed May, never fear because you have two other opportunities to experience this incredible phenomenon.

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Shop Till You Drop!

Remember last week when I told you that I really like to refer to myself as a picker? Well this week exemplified that and then some. The weekend saw me at the Chelsea Flea Market where a couple of cool abstract paintings that I purchased flipped so quickly I didn't even have time to take a photo of them!

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But the things I did grab images of… well, without further delay may I present to you: a wonderful antique Dutch ripple picture frame, along with a PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts School) painting of a nude woman, a painting / sketch of a nude man, a trio of wonderful single lamps among them a signed and dated Curtis Jere 1976 monumental brass lamp, a gorgeous clear glass with gold speckle Murano lamp, a set of three stacking tables by David Keirnan (not pictured, sorry) an incredible Mexican abstract painting (again, not pictured) a superb pair of faux painted fully finished Henredon two drawer end tables / nightstands (hmmm, not pictured too), a George F. Of gold gilt picture frame with a gorgeous charcoal drawing (yay, it's pictured), a pair of abstract terra-cotta sculptures along with a glazed stoneware vessel, a pair of gambling style mixed media works and an exquisitely carved 19th Century desk chair.

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See what I mean??? Shopping was incredible!

What It Means to be a Picker

Some folks might cringe at the thought of being called a picker. Not me. I love it. To me it means freedom. Buy and then sell to another dealer. Move on to the next thing. As more and more merchandise passes through my hands, I have more and more opportunities to learn about something new! So let's start now…

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This totally cool ceramic and incised lamp is still a mystery to me. But a friend and colleague of mine has an incredible memory. He remembers reading somewhere that the potter, as yet unnamed, hails from Newark, New Jersey and is known for this style usually depicting images of shoppers. Cool, right?

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I couldn't resist this great antique naive painting. Very cool European style scene with snow capped mountains, a bay, a castle, sailboats and a guy standing on the shore with an eight foot long spear. Uh. Okay?

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Probably tourist trade from Paris, but I just love the expressiveness and the energy in this work.


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Just because.