I love vintage! And I live just a few miles from Brimfield, Massachusetts. Three times a year, serious collectors and casual browsers alike, gather in the small town of Brimfield for the 'show'.("The Brimfield Antiques Show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the world, with over 6,000 dealers and 130,000+ visitors during the course of the week. While it is convenient to refer to it as "The Show", it is actually comprised of 23 fields, owned by "Promoters", who lease spaces to dealers from all over the world." - quoted from brimfieldshow.com) This event started small, back in 1959 when one man opened up his field for a flea market. It was always called the Brimfield Flea Market until it became famous outside of New England, now it's an 'Antique Show'. I went only once, years ago, when it was still relatively small. Somehow, the idea of walking for miles in rain or sun through old cow fields to look at other people's 'junque' doesn't really get my excited.
But there's a wonderful side effect from the show and that is that within a few miles drive, we can visit about a dozen year-round, indoor flea markets and antique co-ops. These are places with pretty displays and reasonable prices, where you never know what you might find. This, I enjoy. My son loves to go along as he is always on the hunt for Hot Wheels cars and Hardy Boys books.
Here's one thing I've had my eye out for. She's labeled Miss Cutie Pie and these pieces belonged to my grandmother.
So far, no luck finding any pieces of Miss Cutie Pie locally. I've seen them listed on eBay with big price tags (not selling, mind you, just listed) Doing a bit of research, I found Napco made many Miss Cutie Pie pieces included a cookie jar, sugar & creamer, egg cups, child's mug and spice jars. She came in pink, blue and yellow. Someday, I'll be browsing, having stopped in a shop for some unknown reason, and there she will be. I just know it. Miss Cutie Pie will find me, someday.
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