I would have shown you all my treasures from the Coburg Antique Fair a little sooner but that sneaky sister of mine blogged before me! I didn't want to steal her blogging glory, especially since she doesn't get to show off her finds as often as I do so I figured I'd wait a couple of days. I know, I know. I am the nicest sister in the world :-)
The fair opened officially at 8:00 but since it's out in the open, people get there as early as 4 am with their flashlights to start digging. That's a little early, even for an early riser like me. So Maddie & I got there at about 7:30. There were already a good amount of people there but not so many that you couldn't walk around each booth freely. That didn't happen until about 10:00 so we had lots of time to ourselves to pick before the after church crowd showed up.
The first booth we stopped in had some great smalls that would not very likely be there had we come later, and definitely not at the great prices the sellers were asking.
Bride & groom mica birds marked Japan. Are you dying?!
Old birds for the Christmas tree
A pink mica snowman with a turquoise hat!
A couple of 50 cent holiday candy containers.
There was a lot of Pyrex at this festival. One of the first booths we visited had two six foot long tables full of it, but I only had eyes for this beauty
I already have this Pink Scroll Space Saver. My wonderful Sisterita bought it for me for Christmas. But for $14 there was no way I was leaving it behind. Ready for a funny Maddie story? So when I go to the Coburg Antique Fair, I almost always barter. Even if I'm just asking them to drop the price a couple of dollars, I figure it's worth a shot, even if the sellers say no. Well we all know how Miss Maddie loves to barter so she makes me stand off to the side while she talks money with the sellers. I told her to offer $12.00 on this. After she spoke to the seller, she called me over to pay. Imagine my surprise when the lady told me I owed her $10.00. As we were walking away, I asked Maddie why I only had to pay $10.00. She told me that she didn't think $12.00 was a good price so she asked to get it for 10. That's my girl!
I told you guys that I was specifically going to be looking for throw rugs and stuff for Maddie's room remodel. I was happy to find this runner. Maddie got the guy to knock $5 off the price AND throw in a pink plastic piggy bank for her collection which you will see in a bit.
Is this little barrel not the perfect trash can for a vintage cowgirl room remodel?
This turquoise beauty brings my grand total of these metal patio chairs to 5. I love that I don't even have to paint it!
I have a really difficult time leaving well priced tins behind. The one on the right is actually an old Hershey candy container painted with a cute decal added.
This old rooster cake carrier is still sitting on my dining room table. I'm not exactly sure yet where I am going to put it. Do you ever do that? Buy things that you have no place for but love it so much it doesn't matter?
No friends, I am not showing you my pink Rainbow Stripe bowls again (although I'm sure you wouldn't mind). This is ANOTHER set that I found at Coburg for a price so good, I would have been a lunatic to leave behind. Haven't I told you all that it's a good idea to have a backup? Now I don't have to worry about using my other set.
Surprisingly, I only came home with one tablecloth, but isn't it pretty? It was pretty stained up but a good soak and hang in the sun got it good as new.
I have had the pink version of this salt and pepper set pinned on my Vintage Pinks board on Pinterest forever. I seriously never thought I would actually come across one in person and in turquoise no less!
Hanna and I have different feelings about these Hazel Atlas ivy bowls. I love them but sister says she won't buy them because the ivy is an invasive species. Dang Oregon college education!
I guess she wouldn't have bought this Pyrex Ivy 444 either! I did though because I have the matching 441 and bracket so now I can put the whole Chip & Dip set together.
I love these bake, serve, & store casseroles and Horizon Blue is one of my favorite patterns to collect. I bought the Sweetheart Drinking Straws to use in my Valentine's Day decorations. Don't you think they are perfect for that?
I have always coveted these child size watering cans. Can you believe that I have found two this Summer? This one is in way better condition than the one I found at the Plucky Maiden show. Maddie bartered on the Frigidaire advertising glass for me with one of my dealer friends. I was standing off to the side like I was told and I saw him notice it was Maddie and start looking around for me. He started cracking up when he spotted me and yelled "getting your daughter to do your dirty work for you?". The glass is really cool. It has swatches of all of the refrigerator colors on it. I wonder if they gave it to you when you bought the refrigerator or maybe gave it to you as a way to entice you into buying one?
Maddie found this pair of kissing salt & pepper shakers that she informed me will be decorating her bedroom this holiday season. The aforementioned free pig joined all of his friends in her advertising bank collection. And an antique fair just wouldn't be an antique fair without a furry figurine!
Maddie is really starting to get particular about the books she wants in her collection so although there was amount of vintage books for sale would have filled a library, she only brought home these six. One booth we were in was really crowed so I decided to walk out rather than fight for space. As I was leaving, I heard Maddie ask me for a dollar. When I got out of the booth, I got a dollar out of my wallet and called to her to come and get it. She looked at me and shook her head and held her finger up to her lips. I could tell she was trying not to laugh. Then she slid a dollar bill out from behind the book she was wanting to buy. I asked her where she got it and she pointed to a sweet looking little old lady. Evidently the lady heard Maddie ask me for a dollar so she slipped her one and whispered "Happy Birthday". Maddie says we have to Pay it Forward now.
So although we had a really fun day together, we both missed Hanna tons! I saw so many things I knew she would love but probably wouldn't have room for. She is a lot more disciplined when I am when it comes to possible vintage hoarding. But I did manage to pick this up for her
Please excuse the little hand in the photo. Maddie was trying to tear of the price tag before we took the picture to send to Hanna. How cute is this lamp? I told her that it was for a possible future baby's room but I have a feeling it will be on her nightstand before that!
Lots of photos & lots of treasures. I can't wait until next year. I am so fortunate to have such a great show 20 minutes from my house. But next year, Hanna will be with us if I have to drive to Astoria and get her myself!
Linking up with:
Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Jann Olson for SYC Thursday
The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe
Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
And when Pink Saturday is up over at How Sweet the Sound, I will party there too!
Have a great upcoming weekend!