Monday, May 20, 2013
Last week I had three wonderful outings to the Brimfield Antique Fair. This May's treasures include Bakelite bangles,
a Whiting & Davis mesh collar,
and some pieces from my favorite crafter who uses vintage chenille.
These pieces will be gifts, including the lavender sachet. Lest you think my tabletop was neglected, I did find 2 Oneida Deauville seafood forks and a pickle fork.
Yes, that's a Deauville ring as well. I was beginning to think that I would not buy a dish on this outing, but then I found four Hall 299 fish casseroles.
Are you curious about the little "spears" next to the fish? They are sterling corn-on-the-cob holders. I saw these in Country Living magazine this month and admired them greatly. Then lo and behold, my friend Emily and I found a pair in a sterling-by-the-gram rummage pile.
The detail is just so charming! The table is also getting two new cloths. First up, a Pride of Flanders with daffodils.
This lovely pink cloth may end up being crafted into something, but for now, I need your help identifying the flowers. Could these be peonies?
The garden now has 2 new birdhouses.
This windchime from old silver plate may go outside, or it may find a permanent home in the dining room.
The turquoise Fiesta mille one vase is not from B'field, but I also wanted to share my arrangement from today's garden club meeting.
The colors go so very well with the B'field cloth. This vase can be a tricky one given its height and the width of the opening. I learned a great technique today for making it much more user friendly. Placing a ball of chicken wire in the base made the perfect frog for this tall arrangement.
The floral arranging class I attended was most helpful. Now I know that I've mastered "height." My next focus will be on adding some "flop" to the base of the arrangement. I do like May...Brimfield, Spring flowers, warm temps...Ahh!
P.S. Yes, I've changed the way I upload the photos. To see larger pictures, click on a photo and a slideshow will be available.
P.P.S. I forgot to share these little spun cotton angels! They were my last purchase of the show. They will enjoy meeting the elves in December.
Posted by Daphne at 7:22 PM