Thursday, October 19, 2017

WE WON'T BE IN HOLLIS THIS WEEKEND...

... for the FINAL Sunday of the Hollis Flea Market for 2017! The weather is calling for rain by mid-morning and we just don't want to chance everything getting wet. See you in 2018!

Monday, October 2, 2017

HOLLIS RECAP

Sunday was the coldest morning we've had around these parts in quite some time, and despite the fact that the sun came out and warmed things up by mid-morning, the crowd was probably the smallest we've ever seen at the Hollis Flea Market, and that low turnout led to a decent but unspectacular performance. We are considering one more appearance in Hollis before the month is out, on either 10/15 or 10/22, and will of course let you know right here!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FIND US IN HOLLIS THIS SUNDAY!!

We'll be setting up at the Hollis Flea Market this Sunday October 1st! Now that we own a van, we'll be able to bring some bigger and better stuff along, including some great pieces of furniture, like a Hitchcock rocking chair, some small tables, an antique wooden cradle, a high chair, and more! We've also got a good selection of wood and metal crates, a bunch of advertising signs and tins, some old lanterns, and a whole bunch of other great finds. We'll be on-site by 6am in our usual location along the tree line in the center of the field - hope you can make it!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 - DAY FIVE

Sunday was the final Brimfield day of 2017, and it featured the best weather of the week, with near total sunshine and temps right around 70. We found it interesting that Saturday's crowd seemed to consist primarily of older couples, while on Sunday the balance was skewed towards younger folks and families. We finished off what was a pretty decent show with our typical solid Sunday performance, and also got a little something for ourselves, as we made a big trade with another dealer that added a couple of new World War I posters to our personal collection.
We are grateful to the folks at Hertan's Field who make sure that Brimfield week goes as smoothly as possible, and we look forward to returning in May of 2018 for our fifth springtime show. Our thanks as well to Diane Sturdevant and Sturdy Tents for supplying our tent for the week. We were also very pleased with our newly-purchased Ford Transit Connect LWB Van, which was making its flea market debut. It has turned out to be the perfect vehicle for our needs.
As of this moment, we intend to make a couple of appearances this October at the Hollis Flea Market, possibly as early as Sunday 10/1 - check back here or on our Facebook page for the latest!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 - DAY FOUR

It took a while for things to get rolling on Saturday, with a lot of lookers but not too many buyers, however, once the 2pm hour arrived, the serious shoppers showed up, and we ended up having one of our best days ever! That performance was greatly helped by the sale of our giant DSP Phillips 66 gasoline sign, but even without that sale, we were happy with our results. Tomorrow is Sunday, the final day of Brimfield for 2017, and we'll be opening by 8am and staying there as long as folks are buying!

Friday, September 8, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2013 - DAY THREE

Today was a perfect day for shopping, with temps around 70 and mostly sunny skies, and a lot of people took advantage of the terrific weather by spending some time in Brimfield, leading to a pretty solid turnout. We sold a little bit of everything today, from tins to mirrors to milk glass to advertising and street signs. For Saturday, we again intend to open before 8am, and we will be bringing a nice selection of ephemera along for a one-day only appearance, including several terrific WWI and WWII posters, some old maps, and even a giant cardboard Coke Santa! Find us in Space 36 of Hertan's Field, just steps from Route 20!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 - DAY TWO

Thursday's early morning clouds had all but disappeared by the time May's opened at 9am, and as the sun appeared and the temps approached 70, Brimfield started to dry out, and the fields began to fill with shoppers. We saw about an average amount of traffic today, and managed to sell a number of nice items, such as a classic Nikon camera. For Friday, we are bringing along a few new goodies, including several more cameras and lenses, and expect to be open for business by 8am.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

BRIMFIELD SEPTEMBER 2017 - DAY ONE

It rained overnight, it rained shortly after we arrived around 730am, and it rained VERY hard during the 11am hour, but by the time Hertan's Field opened at Noon today, the rain let up, and shoppers were rewarded with a couple of precip-free hours to search for deals. The crowd had very good taste today, buying many of our choicest pieces, and despite the unfriendly weather, we ended up having our best September opening day ever! We'll be back at it before 8am tomorrow, and as always we invite those of you anticipating the May's opening at 9 to stop on by our tent in SPACE 36 of Hertan's Field beforehand, as we just a few hundred feet down Route 20 from the entrance to May's.