Sunday, August 17, 2008

Oronoco's Gold Rush

I just got back from a junking trip to Oronoco for Gold Rush Days. It's an event once a year where the whole town is turned into one big flea market! It's been an annual thing for me for about the last 15 years. It's changed a lot since it's beginning, and it didn't seem to have quite as many dealers this year. But it seems I was still able to find some great things! My favorite being some tin works purchased from Billie Joe from Missouri. He had quite the stories (I swear he talked to us for about 45 minutes) and certainly made our day an enjoyable one. Most of the items I bought from him were for my own personal use. I wish I would have brought my camera so I could have taken a picture of him and his goods.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Georgia, a fellow junker and Junk Club member, and owner of Georgia Moon in Grover Beach, California http://www.georgia-moon.com/. She's a hoot and I wish I could have spent more time with her. I will try to visit her store sometime in the near future.

While I was there I ran into Ki Nassauer and her husband Kerry of the Junk Bonanza http://www.junkbonanza.com/ (which I will be selling at September 11-13). She informed me the new Country Home will be out tomorrow with my crib spring in it (yeah!) If you don't get the magazine, check it out on http://www.countryhome.com/cooljunk. It should be posted soon.

I was also able to meet up with Sue Whitney of the Junk Market http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/ (new and improved website coming soon!) at her booth and visit with her, Tim and Kimberly. Sue was working on another book (can't wait!). I was also able to have them take some pictures of us, which will be forthcoming. They are a terrific group of people and I enjoyed my time with them.

All in all, it was a delightful day. Tiring, but well worth it. Can't wait until next year!

5 comments:

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Sounds like a perfect time! I love the items you got--they are SO pretty, and CONGRATS on your crib project being in Country Home!! I just picked up a copy today, and was so excited for my fellow junkers! :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Cynthia Holt Ziemian said...

Hi Lani!

Love the huge wall mirror. What is it made out of? Looks like mirror tiles?
cynthia

Cottage Elements said...

Hi, Cynthia! It's actually made out of chippy painted tin like you would have found in ceiling tiles. The center is just cut out of it for the mirror. It has three dimensional checks on it. The picture isn't the best, but I didn't want to get a picture of me in it so I took it from the side. LOL!

Robyn said...

Hi Lani. Love your site!
Did either Ki or Sue mention why they arent together anymore? I loved them as the Junk Market Ladies and didnt realize they went their separate ways! :(
What gives?

Zane Wooder said...

I love the pattern on the minor. It reminds me of bathroom tilts.

-Zane of ontario honey

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