Adventures: 2012 Coburg Antique Fair

September 10, 2012 · 12 comments

The annual Coburg Antique Fair in Coburg, Oregon is my favorite scheduled event of the entire year. I love it. I’ve been going for five years, and every time I see lots of the same stuff, but I always encounter something new or interesting or weird or fun as well. You can see my post from last year’s Coburg Antique Fair with lots of photos here.

I apologize in advance that this post is SO long with photos, but I couldn’t restrain myself.

Click to continue for LOTS more photos…

Okay, so what did I buy? Well, I got lucky and found some pretty good loot…

a rake head to use for hooks on the kitchen wall next to an almost identical specimen — $1

2 pulleys for Henry — $10 + $8

an enameled wash basin — $5

a broad axe head that will be a gift for my father in law who lost his old one in the fire that burned down his woodshop over the winter — $ undisclosed

2 enameled colanders that will go quite nicely with the bright orange one that I already have — $10 + $8

2 hay hooks for our overhead kitchen pot rack — $4 + $4

a copper cuff that I’m not sure I have the nerve to wear — $2

an enameled teapot and a nice egg beater special requested by my mom for my mom — $ undisclosed

a nice long spatula — $2

a giant potato ricer that we’ll clean up and use for honey extraction — $12.50

a cast iron cornbread pan that I’m hoping to use for making scones (and I’ll have to start making lots of scones) — $20

a cast iron AEbleskiver pan that was a big splurge/impulse buy because I’ve never made nor eaten AEbleskivers before, but now I have a reason to start — $40 (If any of you have any secret family recipes or tips for making AEbleskivers, please pass them along. I’d love to hear them.)

All in all, I had a great time, saw some amazing things, and brought home some real treasures. See you next year, Coburg!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

catie September 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

such amazing treasures!
i have been wanting an AEbleskiver pan. yours looks perfectly seasoned.
williams-sonoma has a cookbook :
please indulge us with a photo of your entire blue-yellow-orange colander collection.
and you will rock that rustic copper cuff!
just start wearing it ~ could come in handy in a wonder woman way.


catie September 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm

p.s. i was hoping you bought that cast iron alligator {boot scraper?}


Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I actually wasn’t too tempted by the alligator, but I certainly have a weakness for cast iron.


mae September 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

Wow, those colanders are amazing! I never thought I’d call a colander “amazing” but those colors are so perfect. I bet they look great against all the wood and cast iron in your kitchen.


Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I know, right? I never thought I’d be have colander collection, but life is weird sometimes.


Amanda Whitmire September 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Mary was telling me about your trip, and I was SO WAITING for this post! I am really, really bummed that I missed the fair – I had really wanted to go after seeing your post last year, but completely forgot in the mean time (of course). You scored!

We have an Ebleskiver pan that we’ve been using for a few years now. I have an old copy of a Sunset Mag. recipe that we like to use. Filling options are unlimited from sweet to savory, but Nutella or fresh berries are my two favorite options for breakfast Ebleskiver. I’ve always wanted to try a corn-meal option for the batter, but still haven’t.


Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I found out today that I have several friends with their own AEbleskiver pans, so we’ve got an AEbleskiver party brewing. You’re definitely invited. Next year, I’ll give you a heads up about the fair, too. You’d love it.


Sasha September 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Those cast iron pans and that alligator would be mine! Great finds!!


Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I’m ridiculous about cast iron. I love it so!


Christine September 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

What great finds! Looks like a great antique fair. Another thing you could potentially make with an AEbleskiver pan is takoyaki, which are Japanese ball shaped pancakes with octopus inside. They are delicious and the octopus could be substituted with squid, other seafood or really anything. Here is a good recipe and blog post about them.


Camille September 11, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Sounds super interesting. Not sure if I’ll get around to trying it, but I like to know my options. Thanks!


lynn September 12, 2012 at 6:18 am

I haven’t been before, but I really want to go next year. Maybe you can help me remember when it is! I saw your tweet about it the day-of but couldn’t get it together to go that quickly :)


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