This time we ventured further afield than usual, exploring more of the outer dealers that we haven't visited for quite some time. It was almost like brand new territory, and the treasures I unearthed were fun and interesting, as always.
My first find was a black leather belt with silver buffalo nickels interspersed on the uniquely stitched outside.
|The inside label says, "HANDMADE, Colorado Leather Goods, Colorado Springs."|
|One man's trash is this man's new vintage waste basket.|
I found this group of children's Christmas 45rpm records for $1 each. I especially like the colorful sleeve graphics. I think I might prop these underneath my aluminum Christmas tree come December.
|All five record sleeves have the same back. Three are copyrighted 1961 and two are 1959.|
My other cool find of the day was this wrought iron floor candlestick with a painted white distressed finish. I can't tell if the paint is recent or not, because the distressing looks too even and strategic to be that old, though the dealer told me it was very "old." In any case, I love the detailed curves of the piece, and it was just $30. It's a great space saver at 26" tall by 7" wide at its widest point.
The elaborate base has an acorn finial in the center, and the piece stands evenly on three little round feet.
Every Brimfield show has its share of unusual oversized items, and I encountered quite a few this time, including a carnival kiddie Ferris Wheel.
And a "Step right up" circus bike...
And this cool sign, which once had light bulbs on portions of the front...
For your thoughts...
Hope I didn't get too lost in nostalgia.
Until next year's Brimfield shows, it's time to...