Last week I went to my my first Antiques Fair here in St. Gallen. I have always appreciated old books, furniture and tableware and wishful thinking lead me to hope that I might even come across some antique quilts. Of course this event held in the ‘OLMA’ exhibition center, turned out to only be a regional fair, so there was no luck on that front. Nevertheless, there was still a lot of interesting things to discover, so much that it was just a tad bit overwhelming.
Then, being Switzerland of course there was some old skiing/hiking equipment
and cow bells.
Or this traditional Appenzell barn, just like the life size ones that are still a part of the Appenzell countryside.
With St. Gallen’s history in textile, lace and embroidery there was certainly enough of that to find. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get up close to the samplers at the back!
And these baking tins were very tempting, but again so expensive.
And finally some sewing supplies!
Well I may not have found any quilts or British tableware but it was still a lot of fun poking around in the past!