I adore a good flea market, and always have. I suppose a love of fleas and antique fairs is in my blood; I have been attending the king of antique fairs - Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts - since before I was even born (as an unwitting shopping assistant to my pregnant mama)! Brimfield occurs annually every May, July, and September, and I try to go whenever I have the opportunity. Thousands of vendors converge for nearly a week of sales, deals, treasures, trades and steals. The first few days typically have more dealers, designers, wholesalers and other vendors making their buys, while the weekend is packed with retail shoppers hunting for treasures. There's something so special about discovering that perfect item, filled with history, and taking it home to make it part of your story. Antique markets also inspire my creativity: whether it's seeing a motif or color story I want to recreate, bringing a special item home to spark inspiration for years to come, or purchasing something to repurpose and recreate into something entirely new.
Here are a few of the wonderful things I spotted this year:
Lauren // Wandering Laur Fine Art