Brimfield Antique Show

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Last week I set up in Brimfield MA. at the largest antique show you will ever see in New England. The show is held three times a year, in May, July and September, running for six days. It turned into a full two weeks with set up and then selling, all the while driving back and forth more than an hour each way every day, while trying to work my part time job as well. The work was overwhelming. The rewards and lessons learned were invaluable. I met some pretty quirky dealers, amazing artists and some of the nicest people I’ll ever need to know.

My booth was a mixture of vintage clothing, retro smalls and a few funky furniture pieces. Much like everything I do, it was colorful, lighthearted and fun.

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I am still processing the whole experience, while planning for a return sale next year. My dream to sell at Brimfield has been fulfilled and with it came the knowledge that I know what I am doing, I am good at it and the sky is the limit.

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bird brain leaves the nest

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“Working with costumes for years, I have now ventured out into the world of vintage clothing and accessories. Is it a bird brain idea or can I actually make a living at it? We will see.”

That was the ” about me” start up of Bird Brain Vintage a few years ago. The answer is no, I could not make a living at it. I am not a business person. In the back of my mind, I knew that, but thought this might be different. I had a passion.  That passion turned into a full time hobby that was a lot of work and cost a lot of money. I barely broke even. Along the way I met some fantastic people and do not regret one moment of it. I will always have an interest vintage clothing and will probably still buy and sell when things pop into my life that need to be bought and sold. I’ll never make a living at it.

Bird Brain is moving on. Now it is time for something new. I am not sure what that will be. For now, I will make things, sew things, build things and take pictures of those things. This blog will follow my journey.

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