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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Coburg Antique Fair Finds

Happy Saturday!

Last weekend was the annual Coburg Antique Fair in the neighboring town.  I look forward to this event all year long for a number of reasons.  One, it's in the sweetest little town where it looks like time has stood still.  Two, there is a crazy huge amount of awesome vendors there.  Three, it's only about 20 minutes from my house.  And finally, the Defrisco Chicken Sandwiches.  If you are an Oregonian, you know what I am talking about.  Right, Ethel?

This event opens at the crazy hour of 4 am!  No, that is not a typo.  Although I am an early riser, that is just a little too early for me.  Plus there is no way my junkin' partner Miss Maddie would get out of bed that early.  So we got there at about 7:15, which is the perfect time.  Once 10 am hits, the booths are so unbelievably crowded, you can't even go into them.  Plus, if you want to the good junk, you gotta get there early!

Ready to see what I hauled home?

I was drawn to this heavy, industrial style table.  I have no idea what I am going to do with it yet.  I had planned on it being an end table but Brian says its too small.  So I'll paint the top part and leave the legs original and figure out where to put it.  You should have seen me try and haul this thing out through the immense crowds. Maddie had Brian come and get her early because she was having a hard time with the smoke from some of the neighboring fires going on in our state, so I was on my own.  I had a couple of guys offer to help but I'm stubborn and want to do everything myself.  Don't be fooled by the small size.  It's heavy!

I picked up this awesome old pink trunk and barkcloth pillows from another booth.  Once again, I had to haul this out by myself.  But it was much lighter than that dang table!  Luckily I parked close.

When I go to a show, I do one quick walk through then take my time on the second run.  I found this amazing cowboy quilt on my first time through and didn't get it.  I thought it was priced too high plus I couldn't find the booth owner so I moved on.  Well, I couldn't stop thinking about it so about an hour later, I went back.  Luckily it was still there along with the seller.  I was able to talk her down a little bit but at that point I wanted it so bad I would have paid full price.  It's the perfect size to use when curling up to watch tv on the couch.

Look at the back of it!  So sweet.

I love how some people kept the original boxes for things.  On the front of the box for this Coleman Picnic Stove, it says "New Never Used" in the sweetest little old lady handwriting.

Have I showed you guys the pink Coleman cooler that Maddie snagged for me from an estate sale earlier in the Summer?  Well here it is with the matching jug that I picked up from the antique fair.  I love the handle on this!  A guy stopped me and asked me if I knew why the handle was like that.  He told me it was so it could be hung from a tree when camping.  Cool, huh?

Love these pink swizzle sticks.  Also love that they are baseball related!

This set of Decoware apple canisters was so stupidly cheap that I had to bring them home with me.  I got them for 6 bucks!  Bonus was the little Pepper shaker nestled into the smallest tin.  I hope to find the Salt someday!

How cool are these Fire King fired on beehive chili bowls?  I knew the pink existed because I have two.  But I was pleasantly surprised to find the other colors too!

Two new flamingo's for my flock.

A couple of new Glasbake mugs to add to the mug collection.

I was happy to find this huge old jar complete with original lid.  It's a shape I haven't seen before.  It now sits on my kitchen counter and holds cupcake papers.

Of course this Pyrex Thrifter Sister found some Pyrex!  Maddie, my bartering queen, worked her magic and picked up this Orange Butterprint 444 for 8 bucks!

The Flamingo rectangular baker is the smaller size and surprisingly, I didn't already have it!  I have been on the hunt for another pink 404 so that I could complete a third set.  Time to sell off two of them!  Or maybe just one.  I should keep a set for Maddie to take when she moves out someday, don't you think?

As I posted on Instagram, no visit to an antique fair is complete without finding a vintage pearl snap western shirt!

I passed on the giant Edward Mobley squeaky dog at the last show I went to in Portland.  The seller wanted an arm and a leg for it.  I was happy to find it at this show for less than a quarter of what they were asking for it up there. Plus, Maddie got them to knock off a few more bucks.  The bear is to give you an idea of how huge this guy is!

 Before she ditched me, Maddie added some books to her collection.

Vintage ice cream container and box of straws for my collections.  The box of straws is still full!

My second Radiant Dust Mop Polish tin, this time in different colors than my last one.  Maddie and I are currently fighting over this amazing vintage cowgirl lunch box.  True, the theme of her bedroom is Vintage Cowgirl, so she should probably have it.

The backside is pretty cute too!

I have this same corner shelf in a chippy pink in my bathroom.  Now to decide what color to paint this one.

And finally, a new dustpan which brings my total to an official collection of 3.  Check out my Instagram to see how I display them.  I also found a package of 20 vintage Trick or Treat bags and a thermos in a pattern I haven't seen before but is perfect for Fall and Halloween. 

Wow, looking at this post I realize I found a ton of stuff in the 3 hours I was there!  No vintage linens or Christmas though. I couldn't find any tablecloths that were in my price range and somebody (ahem, Ethel) was running ahead of me buying all the cute vintage Christmas :-). 

Hope I didn't lose any of you guys along the way with all of these pictures!

Linking up with:

Jann Olson for SYC Thursday
Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
We Call It Junkin' for History & Home
The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe

Have a great weekend!  Our flea market finally starts back up tomorrow.  I'm meeting my BFF there and afterwards, we are off to breakfast and Bloody Mary's.  Sounds like the perfect day...



  1. You have to get up pretty early to be ahead of Ethel! ;-) Sorry you didn't get any linens but looks like you made up for that in many other ways. Pretty cool to learn about the handle on your jug.

  2. One of these days I will get down there for the sale. I love the little town. You really found some great things. If Laurie was ahead of you, well, you know... The handle story is great and makes perfect sense. Love those bark cloth pillows.

  3. Hey, I didn't get there till 7:45 so you had a head start on the Christmas hunting! I did do well in that department though (perhaps not distracted by linens). Cute pink trunk (which I did offer to help you haul..I had no idea about that crazy heavy metal table)
    ahhhh...chicken sandwich heaven

  4. So much cool stuff. The pink Coleman thermos is gorgeous. Now you have me sad that I listed mine. :-)

    I really like the canisters and the quilt too.

  5. I have a new, full box of vintage straws---they have Fun Time Straws as the label. Still with the original price tag, too. I was just going to use them but maybe I should hang on to them? I wish I could find someone who wants them.

    1. Correction: they are Happy Time straws and they have a giant graphic of a smiling mouth, with cellophane to see the straws inside. Original price of $.49 for 250.

  6. My sister and i would have been the first ones in line at 4am! Great finds!

  7. Wow, what a great haul, it's a good thing we weren't shopping at the same show, I would have bought it all! Love the pink cooler and water jug....love it all!

  8. Nice haul! Those bakers reminded me that I don't have any that size either! I just don't see them around. The only time I passed on one, it was lime and priced at twenty bucks, which was just too rich for my blood for the size of the piece and color. Pink probably would have been harder for me to pass up on!

    Glad you had a good time!

  9. It's provably a good thing we cant go things together, as we'd provably spend time fighting each other for things! Holy Crap! Haha Dont show Patricia the Pink Coleman camp gear or she'll want to take up camping... So many great things, I love the little flamingo salt and pepper shakers! A few years ago Missouri Michael gave me the small flamingo pink Pyrex pan you have, I had all of my "sets" complete and then he was like "well here's a hard to find size... happy birthday!" haha I've only seen them in pink. ALSO- selling a set of pink bowls?! Hit me up with an email and lets talk! :)

  10. What wonderful, wonderful finds!! Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  11. You found AMAZING things! Love the apple canisters. I started up a new linky party today, Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. If you like, come and link up your awesome finds! Thanks, Jo


  12. Great finds, had no idea Coleman had a pink version of those items! Love the quilt back, so cute! Our flea markets are closing down for the year. Have fun at yours!

  13. Every time I see you post Pyrex I cannot believe your luck! I still need the dang 441 to complete my orange set. Right now, it's cost me $21 for 3! I love the lunchbox, the straws, the dogs...

  14. I love love love your pink cooler! The water jug with it is over the top! Awesome :)))

  15. I never get tired of seeing the hauls of vintage goodies you find. Love the pink trunk and the industrial table. Somehow I see them together. I would fight Maddie for the lunchbox.

  16. Erica, sounds like a wonderful sale! I would've loved it. You found lots of great stuff! Love the table, the pink chest, and that mop o tin! I love and collect thermoses and dustpans. Only have two dustpans, one came from hubbies grandparents home. I have them hanging on a piece of picket fence in the laundry room. I don't have that pattern of thermos. It is cool! I just joined Instagram. I'll have to find and follow you. Thanks for sharing with SYC.