Monday, May 17, 2010

the GOLDEN TICKET...




for those of you who have not been to brimfield, it can be very overwhelming.
the show is a full 5 days and goes on for miles and miles...
it is quite inspiring but completely exhausting.
each day of the show, a new "field" opens...and with this comes a stampede.
one morning very early, we waited and waited in line to get into one of the fields.
we all looked at one another in line as some (grown adults) would do anything to get closer to the gate opening in 2 hours...
"what the heck is inside the gate that is so valuable?
we all decided... it was THE GOLDEN TICKET. (we had to laugh or we would have lost it)

inside the gate are hundreds of dealers...
and thousands of others running around falling over one another... trying to get their "golden tickets"...

well... this was ours...

1805 wine tasting table... the incredible dealer it was purchased from had not seen one this good in 20 years... and he specializes in finding them.

perfect in a wine cellar with a pair of leather club chairs... worth every bit of the craziness.

lovely images john granen

18 comments:

Kathysue said...

The patina on that table is golden!! Love it, can't wait to see more of your treasures when they arrive, Kathysue

Julienne said...

How simple and beautiful. I would love to have been standing in that queue with you!

Renee Finberg said...

this is incredible.
i love it.

who new........?
in 1805 in the u.s.
in between the flying arrows, and circling the wagons,

...they were doing 'wine tastings!'



disregard this comment if the table is from europe.

Jill said...

beautiful table... love your blog!

http://etsy.com/shop/didio

LuLu said...

I am seriously jealous!!! i've been dreaming of making it to Brimfield.... and being one of those people running for the golden ticket! Your treasure is gorgeous!!
xo,
LuLu

Tracey said...

Oh Pam you are sooooooooo lucky to be able to go!!! The wine table is absolutely fabulous!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Francine Gardner said...

Great find!!! maybe next Brimfield, we will run into each other, I would be the one looking for rusting industrial pieces...

Yellow House Knits said...

It's lovely. I love Brimfield--I used to live in Cambridge and got some good stuff at the show, including a beautiful wrought iron bed. It's really a great resource for those fortunate enough to be able to go.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wow, 1805!
Love it.

A Perfect Gray said...

absolutely wonderful.....

koralee said...

Oh my...so so lovely your table is. Lucky you...some day I would love to line up and find my golden ticket. Hugs.

24 Corners said...

Definitely well worth all the craziness! It's wonderful, I love the detailing on the base...someone is going to be very fortunate.
How about filming it sometime...it would be fun to see all the madness, mayhem and treasure hunting in action. ;)

Thanks for your sweet comment Pam...it made me smile to know that you knew what I was talking about! xxoo Jessica

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gorgeous! See, all things DO come to those who wait. What a beautiful table, a treasured find. xo Lidy

Morning T said...

It is just incredible! How I would love to have that....AND have the room for it somewhere.
Great find my friend!
Hugs~
T

JMW said...

What a great find! Cheers to you for scoring such a beautiful table!

pve design said...

I think I need a table for the new wine cellar....for tastings just like that- or one that flips down.
pve

MALVINI FF said...

She looks great ...
greetings
veronique

The Little Red Shop said...

Ahh...I would love to go to Brimfield! I wish I had known about it when I lived in Marblehead, Mass. way back in the day...but I didn't start treasure hunting until years later!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I hope you're having a beautiful week!

: )

Julie M.