Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Off to Brimfield Antique Show

Isn't that the grandest EVER. I just found this antique phonograph very amusing.
My husband and I attended the Brimfield antique show along with my sister and her husband. We had a great time. Here are some more phonograph pictures I took.

This booth had so many different types of phonographs, and music items. I just love  the RCA dog.

I just love the details of this cabinet.

lots of music memorabilia

I just couldn't see our kids of today cranking handles to listen to their music. We sure have come a long way.
I also captured some wonderful wall planters and vases, but I will put them in two other posts.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these antique phonographs and come back to see the other posts of Brimfield.

I am linking to Mary's share the love Wednesday party #31

and also on Friday I will link with Honey at Potpourri Friday #3

Hope to see you there....


Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Wow! Looks like a fabulous antique show! A few summers ago, I found one of those little suitcase record players and 45's at a yard sale and I bought it just so my kids could see how music used to be played! I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for visiting me and leaving a kind comment! Angie xo

Shirley said...

I would love to own one of these but where would one put such a large item like this..In the family music room? What music room? Or beside the flat screen TV? Too funny...but those were the days! At least someone is saving these from extinction..

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You lucky thing close enough to attend Brimfield. I ran into an old friend of mine the other day and she had just gotten back from Boston visiting her daughter and she went to Brimfield while there. She said it was amazing but expensive. Thank you so much for the wedding well wishes. You are so sweet. xo

DearHelenHartman said...

In awe of those phonographs. Have never seen anything like them. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Great antique shop and it seems as if you had a wonderful time . I can spend hours in shops like this . I would be happy if you join my giveaway . Enjoy the season !

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Hi Ellen,
That looks fabulous! I love looking at those antiques.

Thanks for checking out my murex shell. I hope that you enjoyed painting your conch shell.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh those are some really choice phonographs! I'm glad I wasn't there, I don't think I'd be able to resist!
Lovely post. I just love antiques!

lvroftiques said...

Hi Ellen!
Aren't they wonderful! How lucky you are to have attended Brimfield, and with your sister too!. It's on my bucket list *winks* So did any treasures come home with you?....Yes I know you're Little Hedda....And I'm Nosy Nelly *winks* Vanna

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an interesting collection of neat stuff! I'm enjoying looking around! Hugs! ♥

very merry vintage style said...

These are great. Would love to go to Brimfield one day. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Honey at 2805 said...

These are just fabulous! Would love to go to Brimfield someday!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciated your participation. Sorry I'm so tardy in commenting, but I've been away for the past four days to the Round Rock show in Texas. Hope to see you again this week!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I have always wanted to go to Brimfield. I have a friend who goes every year. Maybe some day...
Some amazing things you have shared with us on your trip there.
I truly enjoyed seeing them!


Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons