texIf you are making plans to attend the wonderful Brimfield Antique show this September, you may want to consider starting your trip early to attend the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show – Monday, Sept. 5 in nearby Sturbridge, MA.

About the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show: “This pre-Brimfield show with 140 booths accompanied by dealers from 20 states and 6 countries is more than a showcase for vintage clothing and a large variety of fabrics. Being a particularly artful and artistic group these dealers have demonstrated their resourcefulness by displaying unexpected treasures that fall into a much broader version in the ‘field of textiles,’ actually overlapping and many times falling outside of their category altogether – yet standard at this event. This tri-annual event has evolved into a source for hard to find items. This show is known for its diversity. Promoter Linda Zukas has, from the outset, encouraged her dealers to bring along with their vintage clothing, costumes, drapes and fabric, matching finds such as lamp shades, folding screens, theatrical backdrops, and decorative furniture. The dealers have demonstrated their talents by creating beautiful displays rounded out with unexpected treasures such as gilded frames, folding screens, mirrors, trays, furniture and paintings. These unusual items have dressed up the show nicely and have been in addition to the usual accessories of quilts, buttons, vintage jewelry, old wallpaper, samplers, sewing items, needlepoints, antique fans, trimmings, drapery hardware, brocades, laces, beaded purses and ephemera.”

Learn more about the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show here.