Have you been to Brimfield? It is a HUGE antiques fair in Massachusetts that happens three times per year. I find the place utterly overwhelming and without a plan of attack, a day there exhausts and puts me into a state of utter mental overload. I attended the most recent fair with a plan for Leaf Magazine. We have a story in our upcoming first issue about trends that we saw there. So with a mission in mind I was ok for most of the day to stay focussed andpurposeful.
But that meant that personal shopping was out of the question. I think it is an extraordinary mind that can go to a place like Brimfield and actually be creative and imaginative in the face such excess and stimulation. Personally, I need a list (a tool with which to focus) – which I am starting now for the spring visit. It will include vintage linen tea towels — because I just plain love them, but also because I think that a cushion collection such as these:
are the perfect kind of pillows for my garden chairs, or the chairs of a porch… or really lots of places.