Back to Newark

A little late in the posting, but I thought I’d share my trip to the August Antique Fair at Newark. As with my last trip to the fair, I was really lucky with the weather. It rained heavily on the previous day and I really felt for the outdoor stall holders who definitely suffered. But on the Friday I went, the sun came out again and it was a really pleasant day.

There were a lot of European stalls this time:

Threshing Sledge

This threshing sledge would have been pulled over the dried corn or wheat. The base is studded with stones to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Dutch Trucks

Dutch Trucks

This Dutch company had brought several truck loads of goods.

Rolling pins

Rolling pins

There were random mixtures of items all over the place.

Wicker Pram

Wicker Pram

I loved this wicker pram, I’m guessing that it dates from the 50s.

Bottles

Bottles

The wicker braiding on these bottles was beautiful.

Fairground Bikes

Fairground Bikes

These bikes were probably from a fairground ride.

There was quite a lot of industrial vintage on offer as well:

Lampshades

Lampshades

More lampshades

More lampshades

Piles and cages of metal industrial lampshades

Life Buoys

Life Buoys

Nautical items:

Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, as we are still living in a small rented flat, I only bought a few small items:

American Pie Plate

American Pie Plate

These plates would have been sold with the pie, and carried a deposit to ensure that they were returned to the manufacturers.

Paper Bag Cook Book

Paper Bag Cook Book

I was intrigued by this cook book dating from 1911, particularly as I’ve just discovered how simple it is to cook vegetables in a roasting bag. I thought that I might be able to use the same bags to try out the recipes in this book.

Recipes

Recipes

Written by a former Chef at the Reform Club, it has 132 pages of recipes from meat to sweets, so it will keep me out of mischief for a while.

Buckles

Buckles

And finally, I snapped up this lovely selection of vintage buckles. I’m not sure what I’ll use them for yet, but I’ll definitely do something.

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  1. Wow, wow, wow!!! I wish we had fairs like this one here in Queensland.

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