Saturday, September 20, 2014

American Field

Last Saturday we took a little trip out the American Field pop-up market on the Boston waterfront. American Field is a once a year show featuring all American made clothing, accessories, goods, and furniture. The show was chock full of hipsters, so thank goodness I happened to be wearing my plaid flannel shirt that day. I would have felt unbearably uncool otherwise.

The selection of goods was fantastic for a small sized show, with a concentration on great items for men. Trends included beautiful leather goods, handmade shoes, waxed canvas bags of all types, candles and tonics in manly scents, and camp-inspired clothing. Crafty cutesy markets don't do it for me, so I was psyched to see a more modern selection of goods. Below are a few shots from the show, enjoy!

Below, said stylish folk
Colorful moccasins from Itasca Leathergoods. I may still snatch up a pair of these, They were beautiful and the leather was so soft.
Handmade shoe demo booth from The Brothers Crisp
Artisan painted canoe paddles from Sandborn Canoe Co.
The market was held outside an industrial building on the waterfront. Someone was giving men's haircuts and shaves in the back of Ball and Buck's old F250 truck.

Hand tooled leather bracelet workshop

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Last Brimfield of the Season

Last Friday I woke up at 5 am to catch a flight back to Boston from LAX. I needed to be home in time to get a good night's rest. After all, Saturday morning was my last trip to Brimfield for the season! Below are a few items that caught my eye at the show. I wish I'd taken more photos, but generally I'm too distracted gushing over everything, stuffing kettle corn in my face, making sure Riley doesn't pee on any antiques, and carrying too many bags of purchases to spend a lot of time taking photos.

[images below: a huge, Tudor style dollhouse, one of the vendor's storage trailers, keys, mid century chair, industrial ticket booth, mannequin heads, a Craftsman style dollhouse, odds and ends sorted into divided drawers, a typical booth, buy!, Riley passed out in the back of the car on the way home from the show]