Sunday, May 13, 2012


So yesterday I got back from a day's excursion to Brimfield, Massachusetts where one of the largest flea markets in the country takes place 3 times a year! I was fortunate enough to be invited up by Robert Allen, which is one of the most complete and appealing fabric lines whether you're a die hard Traditionalist or the staunch Modernist. They wanted to introduce their new line "Naturals" to a handful of bloggers.

I have to say I was quite impressed with a number of their new offerings... Here are a few of my faves coming out of their new launch!

The full collection is coming out very soon, so stay tuned if you're already pre-shopping what you could use where! Cause I could tell you about quite a few applications that these gorgeous textiles could work with!...

Being a part of the Robert Allen group allowed us access to the VIP tent sponsored by Benjamin Moore, Fashion + Decor, Company C and Aubuchon Hardware; and can I tell you how lovely it was! Especially with cocktails invented and perfected by The Cocktail Whisperer aka Warren Bobrow.

Just to give you an example of the extreme festivities, this is how the morning started off!  Yes, those would be delish liquors that Warren was perfectly mixing into the morning coffee!

Now that I'm feeling good at... Wait, what time is it? What's in this coffee?... Oh, it's 9:00am!... Whatever! Let's go shopping!

What's amazing about Brimfield is that it's HUGE! There's literally something for everyone, every style and every budget... There are DIY projects around every turn, hidden treasures that are just wanting to be discovered, WTF items, and just things that you fall in love with...

Industrial Lamp made out of spare parts

Old columns with their gorgeous natural patina

An alligator barstool, yeah, WTF moment

Handmade and sort of creepy bookend

Uh-mazing deer hide satchel, I was dying over this one!

All in all though this was a wonderful experience! I learned about the Naturals collection of fabrics being launched by Robert Allen, had incredible cocktails, met some really talented people and yes, had an awesome time browsing the miles of fields chock full of finds!

Cari Cucksey of HGTV's Cash and Cari and I getting excited over our vintage find, and the possibilities of reupholstering with the Robert Allen Naturals fabrics.

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