Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Journey





Merriam-Webster's dictionary describes the word journey as 1: an act or instance of traveling from one place to another: Trip 2: something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another as in a journey through time.

This upcoming weekend I am embarking on a journey. Both of the above statements are appropriate. I will be departing for Sturbridge, Massachusetts to attend the Antique Textiles, Vintage Fashions Show and Sale. It's held at the Host Hotel in town the Monday of Brimfield week, three times a year.

It is a confection of fabrics, quilts, trimmings, linens and lace. In fact, when you first enter the hall you can be overwhelmed by all the delights before you. With over 100 booths displaying goods you may spend hours meandering about, touching and viewing all the treasures. The displays take you back in time, hence the second part of the journey.

For those of you not close at hand or unable to go you can visit vintagefashionandtextileshow.com and make sure you mark the dates for next year. It will be well worth the journey.

I bid you adieu.

11 comments:

lauren said...

oooh, have a lovely time!!! It sounds delicious!

:)

Colleen said...

What a wonderful place to go...enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Suzanne said...

Hope you have a wonderful time!

Dorian Fletcher said...

My mother and I laugh about our "addiction" to linens and ironstone dishes. We'd probably have an attack of the vapors at a show like this...

Lea said...

Have a wonderful time!

Donna O'Brien said...

I knew you were a time traveler. I seem to recall Jules Verne wearing vintage lace- supplied by you, no doubt:)
Have fun!
XO- Donna

nicol sayre said...

Oh if I were just a mouse in your pocket!! I will have to mark the dates for next year for certain. Will you share your finds when you return please?? xoxo N

carole said...

Wow, Susan:
Part of the words "Textile Mecca"
I already used up my trips this year by going to Oahu. I will come next year.
Delightful
Have a heavenly trip
carole

Lana said...

Oh how I envy you Susan! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time and will have more stories to share when you return home.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Oh my, I know you will have a wonderful time! Overload of joy...feeling the "hand" and seeing the textiles woven by women of so long ago...just my own little collection of designer textiles that are not even antique but so extremely well made makes me practically swoon! Wishing you a most wonderful time.
Lidy

Stacey said...

In all the shows that Netty and I have done Brimfield holds the magic. We were never able to see as much as we would like. I've been missing it greatly and wishing to go back...perhaps you give me a wonderful goal for next year!