Dealers Spill: Their Best Tips for Shopping Brimfield

updated May 4, 2019
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The first Brimfield Antique Market of 2015 is well underway, and we were there on day 1 to scope out the action. With acres and acres of fields to explore, it can be a bit overwhelming to the uninitiated. We asked some real experts — the dealers!—for their best tips for shopping the expansive show. Here’s what they had to say:

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Originally broadcast live on Periscope, here are our interviews for your viewing pleasure!

First up, David from Atomic Flat tells us about this fantastic ’70s fiberglass sofa — Ed Frank for Moretti —and shares one of the most important tips for shopping Brimfield and other antique shows.

Apartment Therapy Periscope Interview at Brimfield - Ed Frank for Moretti sofa #ATBrimfield

Next, I chatted with Heather of Heja Home about shopping, cleaning, and displaying vintage textiles, rugs, and fiber art.

Apartment Therapy Periscope Interview at Brimfield - Heja Home on buying secondhand textiles

Right next door was Barge Canal Market, where Adelle gives us tips on how to shop for, clean, and redo secondhand upholstered pieces (and shows off this amazing blue velvet Thunderbird!!).

Apartment Therapy Periscope Interview at Brimfield- Barge Canal Market on buying vintage upholstery

Last but not least, I asked Ryan of Brimfield Flea Finder about what’s trending, how to navigate such a large event, and what tips he has for each of Brimfield’s different weeks.

Apartment Therapy Periscope Interview at Brimfield- How to navigate the market

We’ll be heading back to Brimfield later this week, and sharing more of our finds via Instagram and Twitter. If you go, share yours using #ATBrimfield, and we’ll feature your finds on the site!