1 Daybreak on the first day of Brimfield and the parking lots are already filling up.
2 Another advantage to waking up this early? A gorgeous sky.
3 A common site at Brimfield? A myriad of antique wrought-iron beds.
4 Large signs from shops and gas stations are popular items.
5 These matching rocking chairs are amazing.
6 Often it is intimidating when faced with a display like this one. The key is to take your time and focus on items you are looking for.
7 One of many horse sculptures that were sprinkled around Brimfield.
8 A hotel sign rests on a patchwork blanket.
9 This gentleman is ready to shop. I wonder what he will have by the end of the day.
10 Cash only.
11 There is a nominal fee for entrance to each field.
12 Quite a bargain to access all of those antiques.
13 Brimfield stretches along one long road -- the main thoroughfare for shoppers.
14 Here come the crowds.
15 A beautiful (albeit cloudy) spring New England day.
16 People often wear signs or their own clothes that advertise what they are hunting for. This couple wore matching exercise suits to hit the fields and get the world out about mah jongg.
17 Many dealers take great pride in merchandising their wares.
18 Yvette is making notes on her potential purchases.
19 The green owl on the wooden deck set seems as if it were arranged already on someone's porch.
20 With so much walking, it's important to stop and fuel up from time to time.
21 This screen caught our eyes immediately.
22 The wood planter was sprouting white tulips. That's how to make a sale.
23 This wicker bench was miniature -- just the right size for a little girl's room.
24 Each field area boasts a unique name. Here, the Dealer's Choice entrance.
25 Green pottery and Depression glass was displayed on an antique lace tablecloth. The jadite (on the right) has always been a favorite of Martha's.
26 A view of just one of hundreds of rows of antiques.
27 Stylist Scott is ready to shop!
28 French flour sacks are piled inside one dealer's tent. These can easily be turned into pillows.
29 This trio of antique chairs was lovely. This mustard stripe stood out among the mostly blue and red striped linens.
30 Such an interesting light fixture. However, it did not make it back to NYC.
31 This caftan reminded us of something Barbra Streisand might have worn in "A Star is Born."
32 Scott and Decorating Editor Rebecca with just some of their Brimfield buys.
33 Crowds are lining up for a field of dealers that is set to open in mere moments.
34 The crowds are eagerly awaiting another field to open.
35 Finally, everyone is allowed in.
36 One of many stylish shoppers.
37 This dealer had an intriguing collection of pieces.
38 Everyone was a big fan of this outdoor set. The bamboo motif is amazing.
39 It's not uncommon to see a surfboard and tailor's forms together in one booth -- the mix is often unexpected.
40 These chairs blew everyone away!
41 This dealer had a great selection of industrial furniture.
42 Many of the dealers were set up along a riverbank. So peaceful. Notice the ribbed vase on the right. The horizontal ribbing is so smart.
43 The thick-planked table on the left caught our eye.
44 Don't you love these light fixtures?
45 Another dapper Brimfield shopper.
46 This Navajo blanket was simply stunning.
47 Such a gorgeous print. Unfortunately, the dealer was nowhere in sight to inquire about it.
48 This gentleman knows what to wear to Brimfield.
49 This display of African woven bowls was so colorful and interesting. Multiples of these would make a great wall display.
50 Some of the antique sales are tucked into some beautiful New England woods.
51 It's hard to remember just what was bought.
52 Bright and cheerful umbrellas shield each of the dining tables from sun...or rain.
53 Another great option? Jumbo hot dogs.
54 The line is growing for hand-cut fries.
55 An impromptu ketchup bowl is created to accompany a burger.
57 There is no end to the food choices available.
58 The world-famous Brimfield french fries.
59 Another lunch option? Chicken gyro.
60 We don't feel badly about ending lunch with an ice-cream sundae. After all, we've been walking all day.
61 A few of the day's finds...tucked away safely.
62 A grouping of brass vessels intricately carved with beautiful designs.
63 The rugs on offer here were incredible.
64 On to the next tent...
65 And only hundreds more to go...
66 This table had the most delicate thin legs. Look for it in Martha Stewart Living soon.
67 This horse head was really impressive. It was impressively priced as well...$3000.
68 Taking breaks is important to be able to keep focused.
69 Nothing says New England like a pristine white church steeple.
70 With all of the hunting, sometimes you forget you are in some of the prettiest country.
71 More impressive rugs.
72 A perfect basket.
73 You could use it in so many ways...in so many rooms.
74 Every corner holds a new surprise at Brimfield. Here a set of hand-carved models.
75 An impressive display of jadite at one dealer's booth.
76 There are also a number of garden ornament dealers that attend Brimfield.
77 A view of just one of the dozens of Brimfield areas. Look at that sky.
78 This is where to go to stock a kitchen or a bar area.
79 A rack of plaster arms.
80 This case held embroidery thread spools at one point.
81 What's this?
82 Props from the television series Survivor.
83 Tents are a necessity to keep antique pieces safe and dry.
84 Another horse.
85 I hope everything fits.
86 Starting to pack up all our finds to make their way back to New York.
87 In case any of the crowds thought otherwise.
88 An eccentric dealer's outfit du jour.
89 Kerstin and Scott are tired but happy at the end of the shopping day.
90 A long day of antiquing is rewarded with a hearty meal.
91 Did this set get purchased? Check back tomorrow to see.