54 DESIGN NEW ENGLAND MAY/JUNE 2017
local wares produced by courtney goodrich + jenna talbott • photographed by jessica delaney
Navigating The Vintage Bazaar with shopping
maven and interior designer Dina Holland
“Can you tell me about this drum?” interior designer Dina Holland asks the vendor at Mill 77 Trading Company’s booth. It’s a
sunny day in June, and we are following Holland, hoping to
get some shopping tips, as she works The Vintage Bazaar held
at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts. It’s not quite
9 a.m., but we’ve already perused a lot of booths and talked to
a lot of dealers. After getting details on the drum, she turns to
us and says: “It’s a reproduction. How do we feel about that?”
We don’t mind, and priced at $115 and made of real hide, it
looks like a deal. Holland examines the drum again and whips
out her tape measure: The piece is 22 inches tall, she says, “a
perfect side-table height.” She buys it and asks the dealer,
who has a 6,000-square-foot showroom in Amesbury, Massachusetts, to hold it until we’re finished shopping.
Holland, proprietor of Dina Holland Interiors in Needham, Massachusetts, is a seasoned flea market and antiques
show shopper. She scours them throughout New England —
the largest being the Brimfield Antique Show each May, July,
and September in Brimfield, Massachusetts — searching for
interesting items for her design projects as well as for her own
recently renovated home, also in Needham.
1. Interior designer Dina Holland, who
shops flea markets and antiques shows
for clients, holds a metal "Boston" sign at
The Vintage Bazaar last June at Pettengill
Farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
2. Americana-themed booths attract
3. Scrabble tiles spell out
“Vintage Bazaar Weekend” on an old
4. Stacked vintage
crates form a wall.
5. Holland inspects the
details of a crystal chandelier.
written by courtney goodrich