Right after Labor Day, before we headed to our Cape Cod vacation, Sophie and I hit the Brimfield Show – the great antique swap that occurs three times a year in Brimfield, MA.

Brimfield Primer:  “The Brimfield Antiques Show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the world, with over 6,000 dealers and 130,000+ visitors during the course of the week. While it is convenient to refer to it as ‘The Show‘, it is actually comprised of 23 fields, owned by ‘Promoters‘, who lease spaces to dealers from all over the world. The Show takes place three times a year, usually around Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.”

Sophie asked me if I had blogged about our trip to Brimfield back in May (I hadn’t and felt guilty) and if I was going to blog about our trip now (I promised I would).  So here I am playing catch up.capecod

Our trip to Brimfield in September prompted memories of the May visit – as in “I wonder if the lampshade lady will be here again.”  The lampshade lady being this woman who makes wonderful lampshades out of vintage fabrics and old postcards.

We loved the postcards in particular.  It turns out the lampshade lady actually is known as the Lampshade Lady and runs a shop, Lake’s Lampshades, in Vermont.

“Lake’s Lampshades is a small decorative lampshade shop/studio in the village of Pawlet, Vermont. The shop has a bountiful array of vintage fabric lampshades in many different textures and colors to choose from. For the perfect custom order, you can choose from a wide selection of vintage fabrics available at the shop or send your own cotton fabrics to match your decor.”

Sadly, the Lampshade Lady was not at Brimfield in September – or if she was, we did not see her, but you have check out her stuff on the Lake’s Lampshades website.