One of the reasons I love Brimfield is the wealth of truly spectacular finds. Sure, the prices can be insane, and you have to elbow-out aggressive buyers, but the selection is worth the hassle. I’ve never seen a show where you can find such high-quality pieces nestled up against truly crazy, off-the-wall objects. Today I’m focusing on those nutty, whacky and head-scratch-inducing items that made me laugh and pull out my camera during our trip. From tooth color charts and antique eyeglass-lens collections to taxidermy animals and old political memorabilia, these were 20+ of my favorites. Whether they creep you out or make you smile, it’s always fun to find unique pieces that might just be the perfect thing for someone’s home. xo, grace
Image above: This taxidermy fox was both beautiful and haunting. Its pose was so intense that I felt like it was going to jump off the table and stalk me down the aisles.
Image above: These glass chunks were beautiful (the color was so striking) on their own, but elevated with these little metal stands, they immediately took on the feel of modern sculpture.
Image above: I LOVE old signs. This arrow would be amazing for an outdoor space or something large-scale like a restaurant or bar.
Image above: The infamous tooth chart. This terrified most people I saw who walked past it, but I thought it was hilarious.
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Image above: Kate and Amy loved these metallic lettered tags. Originally intended for use on cattle straps, they seemed like the perfect building block for some customized home project.
Image above: I love old political memorabilia. And I’ll take this crazy old fan over a ubiquitous JFK plate any day . . .
Image above: I can’t quite tell what to make of this, other than I both wanted to laugh and punch whoever made this when I looked at it.
Image above: We saw someone buy these groovy LOVE letters and take them home. I am so jealous of her. These were awesome.
Image above: This “read your hand” machine would be so fun to have in a living room. Such a great conversation starter.
Image above: Amazing old eyeglass-lens case full of lenses and tester glasses.
Image above: I loved this collection of bobby sock-era sweaters and stuffed toys. Whacky and totally fun.
Image above: Does anyone know what these are? Colorful bowling pins? Fabric or thread spools? I have no idea, but I love them.
Image above: Another “I have no idea what this is” piece but I love it. Planter? Tiered stand?
Image above: A pair of stuffed birds posed to look like they were chatting.
Image above: I promise I won’t make any jokes about weight and honesty. I’ll just say I really loved all the industrial scales I saw at Brimfield.
Image above: I’m not sure if these are fishing-related weights or surveyor’s/architect’s tools, but they were so beautiful to see hanging together. Anyone know what they are?
Image above: I’m a sucker for anything that reminds me of a nautical measuring device . . .
Image above: Tiny antique Chihuahua photo? Awesome. I wanted this so badly, but it was almost $400. Cute, but not that cute.
Image above: I wasn’t sure what to make of this metal sculpture, but it made such a nice statement in this booth. Light and airy but still bold.
Image above: Again, not sure what this is, but it’s so pretty . . .
Image above: This little squirrel was so cute.
Image above: Someone took an old fireplace part and turned it into a whacky mirror contraption.
Image above: Glove molds have come and gone in terms of trendiness, but they’re still fun to see en masse like this.