Nurnberg Trempelmarkt

The Nurnberg Trempelmarkt only happens twice a year and it is HUGE.  It wraps around the old town and has everything.  It's usually held in May and September.  I went last May and wrote about my finds and the yummy spargel soup I made from the market here.  But when I went to the flea market in May I didn't take any pictures of the actual market.  This time I did.  I'll show you my flea finds via my iPhone and my loot down at the bottom. 

My friend and I hopped into my car early in the morning and headed to Nurnberg.  I should also mention that we kind of wanted to be out of Nurnberg by noon because there were some rallies that were scheduled to be going on during that time.  Though the flea market wasn't a direct destination of the rallies, it was in the general area. 

The first items that I noticed were a variation of different vintage typewriters.  There were so many cool colors and styles.  I thought about buying one.  But I couldn't think of a place to put one right now so I moved on.




Check out this jade colored decanter.  It really caught my eye, but my husband already bought us one in black from Iraq. 





The beautiful mostly Bavarian, ceramic and porcelain tea cups and dishes of various types and colors.




Do you see the creepy doll head?




I loved this little gold side table!




I don't know what it is about this owl decoration but I thought it was beautiful.  The price tag on it was 375 Euro so it must be made out of something magical but I could never justify paying that price for a fake owl.




This chair below is gorgeous!  White, blue and, gold.  I should have asked how much it was but in reality I didn't want to carry it to the car through the streets of Nurnberg.  The car was parked pretty far away so I just moved on.



I liked this blue vintage perfume bottle!




Now that you got to see some of the fabulous items at the Nurnberg Trempelmarkt, I'll show you what I came home with.

I bought some new paintbrushes that a guy was selling for a Euro each. They will definitely be used.  Here is a "gold" key that I purchased because I thought it was neat for 2 Euro.  Pull on each end and it opens up to be a cork screw!



I bought this mini blue tea cup because it perfectly matches the large tea cup and saucer I bought a couple of months before.  It's the same maker as well, H & C Heinrich from Bavaria.   What are the odds I thought?  There were a bunch of other colors too.




Then I saw this wonderful Bavarian hand-painted wooden box.  If you ever go antique shopping in Bavaria you will notice this style of painting on furniture everywhere.  I was excited to take home this little piece of Bavarian furniture and what's even better was the history attached to it.  The young man selling it said his grandmother had given it to him as a boy.  There are stamps all throughout the box with his name on it.  How do I know this is his name?  He showed me his family crest tattooed on his arm!  How fun.  He told me to make sure I take care of it.  Of course I will.



After buying that box, I saw another one that I wanted.  I saw this wooden box disguised as a book with a round map of the world on it.  I had to have it.  My friend tried to talk me out of it because I had already bought a box just minutes before (and she didn't want to carry it).  But I kept going back and just bought it.  It's travel themed!  Later on Brandon said it was a cigar box and that he wanted it.





Before we left, we also stopped at the farmers market and picked up some goodies like fresh raspberries and cheese stuffed olives.  Random, I know, but delish! 

If you are ever making a trip to Nurnberg, try to make it during the second weekend in May or September when the flea is held.  It won't disappoint.

Did you see anything you would buy?


31 comments :

  1. Love your finds! We were there too, I found some fab things :) we stayed through the afternoon but luckily the protests didn't interrupt us!

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  2. God that sounds so nice... maybe one day I shall travel and see it too :)

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  3. What great finds - I especially like the map box! I bet I could find all sorts of goodies for my mom at this market because she collects tea sets. Thanks for linking up for Wanderlust Wednesday!

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    1. Yea there are so many tea set, that's one of the biggest items there!

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  4. That CHAIR! So THAT was the chair you had to leave behind?? Nooooooo. :( And I think I HAVE that little golden table {pictured between my French chairs on my recent post). You left me a sweet comment recently, but since you are showing up as a No Reply Blogger, I can't directly reply to you. So I wanted to come over and tell you thanks! (By the way, I think you just go to your Blogger Settings, Edit Profile and click on the box that says Show Email. I was a NRB until another blogger pointed it out to me, so I googled how to fix it. I hope this helps.}

    I really like the items you brought home, too. No doll head?? ;)

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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    1. Nope, no doll head. Thanks for the NRB tips. I have Google + so I had to figure out how to revert my profile and then fix it but I think I fixed it. And yea, I wish I could have taken that chair home. There was two of them and a couch, but to be honest they weren't nice, the wood was cheap, but they were pretty!

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  5. Wow, I'm amazed at your eye... seriously, you are a well-trained fleamarket-shopper, I just look at the tables, get overwhelmed at walk on. I love those boxes you found!

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    1. Lol Thanks I pride myself on my flea eye, haha my husband doesn't like it so much.

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  6. I would have swooned over the old typewriters!!! Flea markets are so awesome - you NEVER know what treasure you'll find!

    Found ya via " A lovely Blog Hop"

    .:Marta:.

    petiteraisin.ca

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    1. Yes, I need to find a place to put one so I can buy one.

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  7. Looks like you had a great time looking around and shopping. I love the items you brought home with you. What great finds.

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  8. I'm not much of a shopper but still what fabulous finds. I particularly like the gold key.

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  9. Love the cork screw and your little blue tea cup! What a fun place to spend the day!

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    1. I had so much fun, thanks for following along Sonja!

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  10. Wow, I'd have a hard time. There's so much here I'd walk away with. I like that key/corkscrew, the mint blue teacup, the perfume bottles, everything!

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    1. Thanks Marcia, followed you on G+, noticed you are from Jamaica, I love Jamaica too. One of my favorite places. And the Blue Mountains are beautiful!

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  11. I love both the boxes, and would love the typewriter!

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    1. Thanks Denise, followed you on bloglovin!

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  12. Thanks for taking us along to this fabulous place :)

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  13. I think I would have bought one of the typewriters if the keyboard was different from American ones just for the oddity of it. And I definitely would have bought the doll head - I collect them. Love that Bavarian box - can't believe he sold a family heirloom!

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    1. You collect dollheads? Cool. Yes, he sold his family heirloom. I think he and his gf were just trying to make some extra money selling some of grandma's things. They were pretty young so I guess they have not use for that stuff. Their loss my gain!

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  14. I would be standing right next to you .....looking at those boxes! Be still my heart! They are wonderful! What a beautiful box with a story, too! Great finds! What a pleasure to shop there. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks, I can't wait till the next one in May!

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  15. Fabulous finds, you hit the jackpot. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  16. Love what you bought! I would have bought your painted box and would have been looking for traditional, bisque frozen Charlotte dolls.

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    1. Hmm, i've never heard of the dolls, but I just looked them up. What's the story?

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  17. What a fun trip that must have been!!! I would love to see all the wonderful things displayed like that! And yet I saw some of the everyday stuff we can find here too...so it's really a neat way to shop! I love your new finds. I think your new teacup is beautiful, and that key is so cute! Thank you so much for thinking to take pics and share with us along the way! And for joining me for my party!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  18. Wow, so many interesting things. I love these types of markets but it is often hard to come away with useful things! For instance, I love typewriters as well but what would I realistically do with it? Love the tea cup!

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    1. This is exactly why I didn't buy one haha

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