Brimming at Brimfield
We recently got to check off one of those "must do" items on our bucket list, and that was to attend the Fall Brimfield Antiques show. I have wanted to go to this for YEARS. And after seeing it for the first time, we definitely plan to make the trek every Fall. Plus, we are lucky enough to live only about an hour away from this collector extravaganza. I bought only some small pieces that I am quite happy with: a raffia Kuba mat from Congo, a rare Dansk ceramic pitcher and some large, wood type blocks with some great inks stains.

Brimfield is the largest outdoor antiques show in the country covering a stretch of about a half-mile long, going back about 500 feet on each side of the street containing over 5,000 dealers! There are food trucks and stalls galore that are quite good. Our friend swears by the Pilgrim sandwich stall and nothing tops the soft serve ice cream we got to beat the Indian summer midday heat we experienced that weekend. Wear comfy shoes and bring some bottled water!

While the mid-century items are at a minimum here, it just makes it all the sweeter to find their tents and spend some extra time looking around in them. Until next September...

(The Brimfield Market is also held in May and July).

About Us

Christopher Scott and Jodi Vautrin are the husband and wife team behind Ourhaus, where they chronicle their adventures in home improvement, decorating and travel. After purchasing a unique loft space just a few miles north of Boston, they began photographing and writing about their projects and it blossomed into a creative outlet and platform.

When they’re not home improving, Jodi spends her days as a freelance creative director & designer with a focus on user interface and interactive design, and is an entrepreneur at heart. She serves on the board of AIGA Boston as Vice President of Emerging Ideas & Events.

In his professional life, Christopher is the Technology Director for a multi-service ad agency based in Harvard Square. In his private life, he enjoys tinkering in all its forms, whether it's rebuilding the Ourhaus home network (again), fooling himself into thinking he knows how to fix home appliances, or trying to unravel the mysteries of the guitar. He also flies planes, performs open heart surgery and sings at bar mitzvahs (though not all at the same time).

They share their “haus” with their adorable, highly food-motivated chocolate lab, Lucy.