Adventures: 2013 Coburg Antique Fair, the array

September 13, 2013 · 6 comments

Coburg Antique Fair // Wayward Spark

The Coburg Antique Fair was held last Sunday, and as usual, it did not disappoint. In this first post, I’m going to give you a bajillion photos because I couldn’t muster the effort to pare them down. Coming soon, I’ll show you what I took home. You can look back at my photos from the CAF in 2011 and 2012 if you care to.

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I bought this exact model of AEbleskiver pan last year for $8 or $10 more than this one was priced at. I think I saw five of them at the fair this year, which struck me as strange, but part of the fun is noticing the things that trend in or out from year to year.

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There was some great cast iron at the fair this year, but the problem was that when I looked at the tables full of skillets and dutch ovens, I realized I kinda already have one of each model. The only thing I was seriously tempted by was this style of “pancake pan”, but it also seemed pretty silly since I’m perfectly capable of making pancakes on my cast iron griddle.

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There was SO much enamelware everywhere.

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The four above photos were all taken in what was probably my favorite booth at this year’s fair. It was all piles and racks of hardware. I didn’t actually buy anything there, but I was tempted even though I really don’t need any knobs, drawer pulls, or door plates.

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This crazy cast iron pan had imprints of different animals in it. I’ve never seen something like it, although it really doesn’t seem all that functional. The guy wanted $200 for it, so I was able to pass it up.

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Glori B. September 14, 2013 at 7:36 am

Oh, what a glorious day! Looks like heaven to me. Those doorknobs lead my thoughts to all the doors and lives that were formerly connected to them . . . and the water spigot knobs, what kind of art could be made with them?

Ahhhh. Beautiful, beautiful. I love the things from years ago, made to last, made with the human touch.

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ga447 September 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

Love the photos and bring back some great memories. Love that blue suitcase.

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Mary September 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Camille, I always look forward to seeing your photo roundups from this particular fair. Always so inspiring and what great finds!

Mary

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Christine September 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

I’ve been looking for one of those big copper pots! I thought it would be great to hold my rolled newspapers and kindling.

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sarah birchmoon September 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

wow! I love all the glassware, and the wood crates, and that big copper pot was great! Can you cook in those on top of a fire I wonder?
I am totally going to look up the fair and mark it on my calendar! thanks for the fun photos!

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Ana November 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

Hi, I absolutely love the pictures, u would never imagine how much I do love antiques and how much I wish I was living as u are, love

Ana

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