Brimfield 2014 – The Loot – Part 2

We’ve showed you the books, the jewelry, and the metal-ware.  Now it’s time for everything else.  It’s amazing how much great stuff we got that was SO inexpensive.  It’s also amazing that we’re going to be able to fit it all in 3 posts.

 Fabric

Geoff boldly goes where no NASA scientist has gone before.
Geoff boldly goes where no NASA scientist has gone before.

ETA by Geoff: my baby bump is starting to show.  😛

We got this AWESOME NASA lab coat for $1 at Brimfield.  Instant Geek costume.  You have no idea how handy that is when you work in all the Geeky places I do.  Also, Geoff is wearing it with the safety goggles I got autographed by the Mythbusters.

To Infinity, And BEYOND!
To Infinity, And BEYOND!

The other item in our fabric category is something that I’ve kind of been searching for ever since we went one year with Amanda and she found this *amazing* blue and white bead spread.  It’s absolutely stunning and, while I don’t remember what she paid for it, she got a really amazing find for a great deal.  We have a $1 white sort of 50’s era bead spread that we got a couple years ago at Brimfield that we use in our guest room.  This blue and white one is one we can swap out with that one when we have guests.

I love this pattern.
I love this pattern.

The blanket is for a double bed and we’ll be using it on a Queen.  This is actually fine because it has a fringe and the farther away from Scratch we can keep the fringe the better the blanket will fare.

American Eagle or Raven?  You decide.
American Eagle or Raven? You decide.

As you may imagine, if you flip the blanket over all of the colors are reversed.

Best. Pattern. EVAR.
Best. Pattern. EVAR.

The blanket was $10 and after a lot of soaking and several runs in the washing machine, it’s in perfect condition.  That’s good old-fashioned American craftsmanship for you.  I’m still tracking down the pattern, but I am sure on the maker.  (Tags help.)

Pewter

Geoff went to Brimfield looking for some pewter.  He was primarily looking for inexpensive pewter to use in the background for his photos of Game of Thrones food that he posts to this blog.  He, um, may have found some pewter.

Pewter platter.
Pewter platter.
It even has a maker's mark.
It even has a maker’s mark.
An adorable cordial cup.
An adorable little pitcher.
Another maker's mark.
Another maker’s mark.
An egg cup.  Who'd have thought that Geoff would find an egg cup?
An egg cup. Who’d have thought that Geoff would find an egg cup?

ETA by Geoff: you can’t have a proper breakfast at Winterfell without soft-boiled eggs, and it’s so much easier to eat those with an egg cup.

A simple pewter compote.
A simple pewter compote.
The compote maker's mark.
The compote maker’s mark.
Compote the 2nd, heavier and older.
Compote the 2nd, heavier and older.
What would we do without a pitcher?  Yes, he's already used it.
What would we do without a pitcher? Yes, he’s already used it.
The maker's mark and original label on the bottom of the pitcher.  Made in CT.
The maker’s mark and original label on the bottom of the pitcher. Made in CT.
And, of course, a proper stein to pour stuff into from the pitcher.
And, of course, a proper stein to pour stuff into from the pitcher.

ETA by Geoff: I have used this stein quite a bit already, including outdoors over Memorial Day weekend when we went to a barbecue.  Keeps the bugs out (not to mention the Tears of Lys).  No wonder they used them so much.

The lid is pretty cool.
The lid is pretty cool.

All of that pewter, including a piece given as a gift, was less than $70 total.  Yes, really.

Iron

Geoff was also looking for some iron items as well.  Some for cooking, some for display in his photos of ASoIAF food, and some for stabbing people.  I mean…

I love this thing.
I love this thing.

This is a *large* cast iron three legged cauldron.  I LOVE it.  Geoff is planning on actually cooking with it.  I want to put it out on the front steps on Halloween and fill it with fake eyeballs and spaghetti to scare away the children.  It does have a replacement handle but I don’t care.  This thing is MADE of awesome.

Double, double toil and trouble;     Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

And then there’s the medium size one.  And by medium size I mean, makes enough soup to feed a small army.

It is probably about the diameter of a basketball.
It is probably about the diameter of a basketball.

And last but not least, a little one.  This one is for me.  I get to experiment with potions poultices, herbs, and other non food mixtures in this.

A wee little cauldron.
A wee little cauldron.

All of them need to be cleaned and re-seasoned.  Geoff is in the process of taking care of that now.  All three cauldrons cost $60 total.  That’s a steal.

This is cast iron and VERY tall.
This is cast iron and VERY tall.  $7

Geoff will use this mostly in his photo shoots with food.  That and when the power goes out or for home defense.  You could clock someone over the head pretty well with this.

The Mighty Meat Fork
The Mighty Meat Fork  $5

It’s hard to tell from the photo but this fork is BIG.  Like over a foot long, big.  It’s hand made wrought iron and it’s very cool.  Geoff wanted a big meat fork.  I’ll never use it for its intended purpose, but I might pretend it’s a scepter from time to time and wave it around.

Fork of Awesome detail.
Fork of Awesome detail.

Tools

You may have noticed that Geoff and I like things that allows us to hunt for rocks, gems, and gold.  In the last post of Brimfield loot we had a screen for when we go looking for gems and minerals.  This tool is a little more specific, older, and has a larger variety of uses.

The mighty rock hammer.
The mighty rock hammer.  $5

This is a rock hammer.  It is different from other hammers because it is made specifically for whacking rocks to crack them open and see what’s inside.  It is old, high quality, and probably hand made.

See?  Handmade.
See? Handmade.

And that, my friends, is everything from Brimfield 2014.

~Kelly

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