The Brimfield Fair will go down as one of my most cherished days of summer 2012. The small country town neighboring Sturbridge is home to the massive and well known tri-annual event. It is without a doubt an antiques lovers mecca, the treasure hunter seekers playground, and even the food (we ate breakfast and lunch) proves something special.
My favorite purchase was a vintage Easy brand mangle (scored it for $30) a super heavy duty industrial piece which is now a kitchen counter / cookbook shelf / bar cart in my kitchen. Between my Mom and I, we came home with a car full of beloved wares for our homes and gardens, tired and coated in dirt, both fulfilled and enamored. Brimfield was at once hot, dusty, sticky, exhausting, delicious, fascinating and completely rewarding.