The trencher full of glass fishing net floats is going to our cottage in Rhode Island.
This yardage from my favorite dealer of vintage European textiles will make new cushions for the kitchen chairs.
Early afternoon, with a few purchases in the back of the wagon, I gave in to despair and headed down Route 20 with a new mission - to get (the hell!) out of town. The hotel let me off with an early check-out fee and feeling total relief I got back on the Mass Turnpike unsure of my next move. Had Mr. H not called about 15 minutes later I would have gone home in defeat, but he had a fabulous idea and I pulled over for gas, got on the phone, booked a room in a newly-opened hotel in Hudson, New York, and headed back to the town that charmed me during our visit in July. I'll share more on Hudson later this month but I'll tell you now the next 24 hours were divine.
Trying some Black Forest chic at Church Street.
So, my advice for anyone planning a trip to Brimfield in May - don't skimp on the hotel. Pay more and have fun because it is definitely worth the trip - but only if you do it right and are not uncomfortable. There is a lot to see and you are almost guaranteed to find what you are looking for. (A small disclaimer - there is also a lot of stuff you might wish you had never seen so wear good walking shoes.) I will be going back in the Spring with Mr. H who has agreed to come along and chose our hotel. He's never steered me wrong.
I arrived home feeling revived and freshly inspired, and found a pleasant surprise was awaiting me in the mail...the beautiful September issue of Romantic Homes featuring a little spread on Henhurst Interiors.