15 July 2010

Favorites: Brimfield Antique Show

Even though it was hotter than Hades I still found myself standing in the middle of a farm field 70 miles west of Boston surrounded by truck loads of legitimate antiques, vintage treasures and a generous sprinkling of, well, Early-American junk (both covetable and non).  Only an antique show as sprawling as Brimfield will get me up at an unnatural hour, rubbing my eyes as I try to focus on the incredible array of merchandise on display.  Of course, just as intriguing as some of the antiques were the participants at Brimfield, sellers and buyers alike....I overheard a plenitude of stimulating conversations but my favorite of the day was a lengthy discourse on the merits of shooting at paint cans in the woods...apparently, when hit low enough, the paint can erupts in quite an impressive explosion of color....which made me picture a paint splattered circle of trees...a multi colored environmental homage to Jackson Pollock somewhere deep, deep, deep in the woods...the excess pigment dripping down, splashing on rocks, twigs, dirt or a passing squirrel whose friends will point and giggle at his spotted coat.

4 comments:

Daniel-Halifax said...

Isn't it amazing? (as is your description of pollock in the woods). Ill be there in september...i need to pace myself!

W.E. said...

I am most pleased that you enjoyed my bit on Pollock...I fear the heat caused some rambling on my part. September will be a much more pleasant time of year for foraging at Brimfield. Obviously, you are much wiser than I dear D.H.

Stephanie Lloyd said...

Extremely well said. I have just discovered and read a bit of your blog. I love your way with words. I will be back for more. Thank you!

W.E. said...

Welcome to my wandering world Stephanie Lloyd! I'm so glad you've popped by for a visit and I greatly appreciate your most thoughtful complements. Thank you very much!