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Brimfield

May 12, 2006

Daniel, Lucy, and I went on an inspiration-seeking mission to Brimfield yesterday. It was Irish weather with a heavy mist hanging in the air. 5-month-old Lucy hung in the backpack throughout our adventure-seeking day, gurgling happily and offering her heart opening warm smile to every face that stopped to connect.
Daniel and I had a day filled with eye-candy, history and a few generous deals from the damp, chilly vendors braving the inclemency.
We talked about how heartening it is to know that there are still really cool old things available in the world. Neither of us have much extra money but we both found treasures. He for his Dream Away Lodge and me for new product inspiration.

We needed the bright blue enamel tea kettle I found for $10 after I left ours on the stove top too long and hot.

Scored some glass refridgerator boxes for Chris who hates storing food in plastic – thinking about all that off-gassing seeping into tomorrow’s lunch makes me seek the glass alternative whenever possible.

Ben’s reward was a glass maple syrup pitcher with spring loaded cover for the fridge. I figure we will save the $18 it cost in syrup. The kid LOVES sweet and controlling the pour of that big bottle with giant opening is hard.