St. Gallen Antiques Fair

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.

wpid-2015-03-06-14.17.00.jpg.jpegI couldn’t resist a pic of these mother and daughter matching prams, the real one somehow reminds me of a herse.

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Then, being Switzerland of course there was some old skiing/hiking equipment

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and cow bells.

wpid-2015-03-06-14.29.40.jpg.jpegAnd a lovely clock.

wpid-2015-03-06-14.20.54.jpg.jpegI could’t believe this little toy stove, complete  with it’s own set of copper cookware.

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Or this traditional Appenzell barn, just like the life size ones that are still a part of the Appenzell countryside.

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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!

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wpid-2015-03-06-14.35.49.jpg.jpegOne thing I have started to collect is pretty cookie tins. This one was gorgeous, with the bee hive on it, but at 90 Swiss Francs, a bit out of budget!

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And these  baking tins were very tempting,  but again so expensive.

wpid-2015-03-06-14.52.55.jpg.jpegLots of lovely bits and bobs.

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And finally some sewing supplies!

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Well I may not have found any quilts or British tableware but it was still a lot of fun poking around in the past!

 

 

2 thoughts on “St. Gallen Antiques Fair

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  1. Wow, das ist ja eine Fülle an wundervollen wie kuriosen Sachen. Da wäre ich auch gerne gewesen! Toll! Die alten Kinderwägen sind ja super!
    Ja, jetzt geht es los im Garten und der Helfer, ja, der ist gut!
    Sonnige Tage aus Kärnten
    Elisabeth

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