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Coburg Antique Fair 2009

seeing things by you.

love by you.

me & kim by you.

I didn't take very many photos this year. 

Too busy looking. Too busy walking. Too busy getting out there at 6am to be among the first to see what's available this year. Too busy chatting with my Mom and Kim (that's her above) and Chris and Anna - we make quite a team. Too busy just enjoying myself. Too busy peeking at what everyone else was carrying around in their baskets and bags and rolling carts. 

This was my third year attending the Coburg Antique Fair. Last year the adventure was all about the bay of lockers; this year it was more about smaller things: a bedside table for Simon, a red paper holder, a glass jar for coffee, an oak mirror for Chris, and a couple of match holders for a random collection I started. 

Simon got the day off and spent time with Chris' parents at a lake instead. He was so disappointed that he missed out on hours upon hours of walking around looking at old stuff (said as sarcastically as possible of course). 

As for me, I love being out amidst all the treasure seekers and checking out all the random stuff. I love seeing people get excited and chattering on about giving new life to imperfect things. So many of the goods have stories buried under the layers of dust and paint and dirt. And even though the majority of those stories will never be known, there's something really cool about that connection to the past. 

Dottedline

Looking towards a big work week with heavy concentration on my Big Picture class. I have been working on it for so long and the time is quickly approaching. Registration is going strong and remains open until October 7 with class beginning on October 1. 

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  1. {vicki} says…
    09/14/2009

    I wish we had a fair like this in our area--would really love something like it.
    Can't wait to see your finds.

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  2. Tara says…
    09/14/2009

    I love picking through antiques. We don't have anything like that around here so I have to search out the smaller stores.
    That photo you've taken in the convex mirror is brilliant!

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  3. jakki says…
    09/14/2009

    I am so falling in love with Anna's smile...

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  4. Jenell says…
    09/14/2009

    I think if I ever get to Oregon again, I'm going to go when this fair is happening. It looks like so much fun and I, too, would be there at 6:00 to check out the goodies. And, boy is Anna a doll!

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  5. Kristyn G says…
    09/14/2009

    so, did you find any of the goodies your were hunting for?
    And I am getting excited about the start of you BPS class! Is there any additional prep work that we should be thinking about in the last couple weeks (other than our 12 stories)?
    Thanks!

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  6. Meghann says…
    09/14/2009

    I used to feel like Simon when my parents made me go around to various antique fairs near us. Now, I'm so glad they made me, because I have such an appreciation for all things antique!

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  7. heather says…
    09/14/2009

    sounds like a fun weekend!

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  8. Crazy Daisy says…
    09/14/2009

    Looks like a great time! Sometimes I catch myself not taking many photos and realize, i is okay. I am also enjoying life!

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  9. sarah says…
    09/14/2009

    sounds like you found fun things! i kept my eye out for you, but never saw you. i was there much later than 6am though ;) it was also my third year attending...and YES! i just LOVE seeing what others get excited over + purchase. it's always fun for people watching as well :)

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  10. tara says…
    09/14/2009

    you have me all fired up to flea again ali.
    seriously-i have missed it so much and just havent DONE it for a long time.
    also-looking great lady!
    and-i love your jeans/cuff thing you do. so cute. so you.

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  11. Christene says…
    09/14/2009

    love that first picture - what a cool perspective.

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  12. Melanie K. says…
    09/14/2009

    When I saw the first picture, I said to myself, "NO WAY, it is antique fair time again!" Where did the year go?
    I so wish I knew of one near me ...

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  13. Jennifer M. says…
    09/14/2009

    That first picture is beyond awesome.

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  14. me.yahoo.com/a/y2ztPEFmtJtXrTIX77Zt3Y0ag6V3hQ-- says…
    09/14/2009

    Someone needs to make a sarcastic font. :)

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  15. noell says…
    09/14/2009

    Too bad there's not a community page for people to upload pic's of what they've done to their new old stuff. BTW Anna looks adorable in her outfit! Love it!

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  16. Shelly Kettell says…
    09/14/2009

    How fun for you! I swear you just went! Ha Ha...how time flys! Anna is looking so cute and lovable! Thanks for all you share!

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  17. Courtney says…
    09/14/2009

    Oh I'm so jealous this looks amazing! It seems like all the good antique shows are in the northwest!

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  18. Davinie says…
    09/14/2009

    Oh Ali! I'm so excited! I live in Redmond and we just don't get junking like that locally. I have bookmarked it for next year! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Megan says…
    09/14/2009

    I know just what you mean about that connection to the past...so many of my old vintage treasures are from my own family; I come from a place where my child, me, my mom, her dad and his dad where all born in the same house that my great-great grandfather built. I DO know the stories connected with most of my most-treasured possessions...and they are so beloved, as much for the item, as the fact that hands that may have held my grandfather as a baby may have held the items I now hold. Thanks for helping me give voice to my feelings!

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  20. Helen Tilbury says…
    09/14/2009

    That little girlie is so cute...and I love her wardrobe already ;-D Hope we get to see your treasures...

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  21. Jaime Martinez says…
    09/14/2009

    Just have to say- I love Anna's little white hat! Makes me want to knit one for myself. : )

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  22. Trish says…
    09/14/2009

    It was a great fair. I made out like a bandit with 15 old burlap feed sacks (for a dollar each!) and boy am I happy. I am mad about burlap this year.
    It seemed more spares this year (my seventh year attending) compared to earlier years. But still a great time with my mom and sisters as always!
    Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  23. Amy says…
    09/14/2009

    Anna's little knit hat and outfit is so cute! she's such a little darling.

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  24. Barbara says…
    09/14/2009

    What a special weekend meeting interesting women and finding cool treasures. It was nice to see you again.

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  25. Shannon D says…
    09/14/2009

    What a great way to spend a weekend. I really must seek out a similar event in my local area, you always inspire me with your enthusiasm. Anna is adorable, as always, I love that hat, and it is a favourite of mine to put a long sleeved shirt under a cute summer one, love getting more use out of things. The pic of you in the mirror just feels so antiqueish, love all the stuff you can see!

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