Mid Century Modern has a been a big seller in Brimfield for a while now. The simplicity and clean lines blend perfectly with today's modern styles...Read More
Anthony Rosa Modern
The July 2016 Brimfield show is in the books. Good thing I took a lot of photos because a week and a half later all I can remember is the heat and the moths!
As far as the crowds and sales, the show was a fairly typical July show. Nothing special. Dealers with realistic (and low) expectations met them. Those expecting things to be anything like May were disappointed. I talk to hundreds of dealers during the week. When I ask about how the show is going, the typical response is a shrug and "It's July." Enough said.
|Scrapped and Found|
Dealers may be a little apathetic about the July show, but shoppers are always excited to be there. The thrill of the hunt isn't hampered by a little heat and some moths! Shoppers in July are committed. You don't come out for the day in that heat if you aren't a serious buyer. The crowds weren't as impressive as May, but people were finding what they came for. Or, in some cases, things they didn't even know they needed!
Our little app had a solid show. Lots of new dealers signing up on their own. Great feedback from users and dealers. Some new interesting contacts made. And, most exciting of all, we have secured an amazing spot very close to Route 20 on Hertan's going forward. This is great news for us and all of our dealers. With such a visible permanent spot we will be able to reach more shoppers at every show. We have some big things planned for September so stay tuned for more details!
Farmhouse and industrial continued to be big sellers in July. Check out my recent posts about the presence of these styles in Brimfield: Farmhouse Style in Brimfield and Industrial Works in Brimfield
|Anthony Rosa Modern|
In recent years, vintage clothing has also grown it's presence at the show. It's one of our most searched for categories in the app and we add more and more vintage clothing dealers to at every show.
|Bird Brain Vintage|
|Tea Street Vintage|
Another trend we are seeing at the show is succulents and plants! Seed to Stem has made a huge splash in Brimfield for the past few years. Their booth is always a spectacular sight to see. And Susan Bates, with her beautiful plant displays, has been a staple in Brimfield for as long as I can remember. This year we are seeing a lot of new dealers incorporating plants and succulents into their booths.
|Susan Bates Home and Garden|
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One of my favorite parts of developing the Brimfield Flea Finder app, has been meeting so many talented passionate people who love what they do. This series of Brimfield Dealer Profiles will highlight a small sample of dealers that can be found using the app. I'm thrilled to help shine a little more light on these businesses that they work so hard building and running every day.
Anthony Rosa Modern
Anthony Rosa Modern
20th-century designs and fine art, industrial, sculpture, vintage lighting and more. Central Park, site 56. Use the Brimfield Flea Finder app to find Anthony Rosa Modern at the show or his contact info between shows.
If you have been to Brimfield in recent years you have probably seen or at least walked past Anthony Rosa Modern's booth. Rosa is directly on Route 20 on the Central Park field (across from the food court) and specializes in mid century modern furniture and fine art. I have said this in previous posts, but I have so much respect for people who are able to focus on one style or time period. My tastes are so broad I might as well not even have any!
|Anthony Rosa taking in the bustle on Route 20 from his road-side booth|
Rosa's focus is sharp and his taste is impeccable. He has been buying and selling 20th century designs and fine art for over twenty three years and selling in Brimfield for more than fifteen. He hasn't always had such a prime location though. Rosa said he hopped around to different fields for the first few years before settling on to the Central Park field. Then he started in the back and gradually worked his way towards the front. He has been right on Route 20 for the last five or six years.
While Rosa admits Brimfield is an important part of his overall business, in some ways he actually prefers selling online. He feels that the pieces are given more consideration by clients and decorators and he is able to sell them for closer to what they are truly worth. Retail shoppers in Brimfield are often looking for dirt cheap prices after watching Flea Market Flip marathons on HGTV and wholesale customers are looking to buy inexpensively to resell. However, he says he still meets some great customers in Brimfield who will buy from him once and continue to check back with him at each show. Having such a prominent location and meeting so many customers in one place in a short period of time, also helps to drive customers to the online marketplaces where he sells. There is a wall-sized banner in his tent with the links to all the various sites where he can be found. I included the links below.
Rosa mentioned his studio in Garnerville, NY where he works on custom projects and photographs the items he sells online. When I looked online at his items I recognized many of them from his booth.
|Club chairs on 1stdibs.com|
|Club chairs in Brimfield|
If you are in Brimfield and looking for mid century modern you don't want to miss Anthony Rosa Modern. If you can't make it to Brimfield or want to buy/follow him online, here are the links to his sites: