Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Down on the Farm . . .

Wowzers!  This was one heck of a sale.  I had no idea what I was in for.  Like I said, wowzers!

Started seven years ago, The Country Junk Sale is held on a farm in Monticello, Minnesota, and this, there fall sale, had some truly amazing, one of a kind  finds.  Don't know why I hadn't heard of it before.  Guess it was a well kept secret.  Where have I been?  Who knows.  And unfortunately, for this sale, I didn't get there early enough, and as they say, the early bird gets the worm, or in this case "junk".  By the time I got there, a lot had already been sold.  Bummer!  Thankfully, I still was able to snatch up a few cool things, and take some fun pictures.

Besides junk they sold pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and apples.  They also raise chickens, so there were a lot of chickens, and a lot of crowing going on.  Though the cold and the rain were a bit of a hindrance, I was glad a ventured out.  But next time, I'll be sure to get there early! 

Loved the huge cupola!

Susan (also a dealer at Second Hand Rose) looks like one happy customer!


I was lucky to snatch up the smaller cupola.


The owner of this great sale.  Oops . . . I can't remember his name. My bad!

They had a wide selection of apples.  Mmmmm good!

They even had exotic pumpkins.  Blue pumpkins are my favorite!

I loved all the chickens.  They fascinated me, but they sure were noisy!

Looky who I ran into!  It's Krista and Dana of Snowman Hill.   Fellow JUNKMARKETstyle members!  They came all the way from Duluth, MN.

I also ran into Laurel (Chipping Charm) and Gretchen (Mimitorias Designs), who are also fellow JUNKMARKETstyle members. 

The Country Junk Sale is held twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.  It is located at 9650 Harding Avenue, Monticello, MN.  Stay tune to my blog for info on the spring sale.


Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of this one either! I'm bummed that I missed it. Do they advertise it at all prior? Same time every year? Hope you're having a good day!
pk @ Room Remix

LuLu said...

It looks likes so much fun! I have the junking bug!!

Blue Creek Home said...

What a great sale. Wish we had a sale like that around here!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I would have had a flippin ball there!! Love those old wagons!! We do not have anything like that waaaaay down here in Alabama. Dang!

Thanks for sharing your good fortune!

Lou Cinda :)

WhisperWood Cottage said...

It's new to me as well!

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

PK, the posted a peak of it on JUNKMARKETstyle, otherwise I wouldn't have know about it. I was put on their mailing list, so I should get something in the spring. I'll be sure to post something. There was someone even there with a horse trailer. They must have been the first ones there, because it was FULL when they left! They had some amazing stuff in it!


Faded Charm said...

Wow! Don't you love it when you find a sale like that. It seems like they are harder and harder to come by. Looks like a fun place.

Enjoy the rest of your week,


Cassie said...

Hey Lani....when was this sale? Will definately make the spring sale! Let us know more!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful day! They don't do sales like that around here! It looked like an antique sale, farmers market & 4H all rolled into one. Lisa

Kathy said...

Lani - looks like big junking fun! A little rain doesn't stop us does it??? Wish we had some cool sales like that in Ohio - maybe we'll have to have one! :)


Tracey said...

Hi Lanette,

That's so funny. The guy in the picture is Larry Moore. He sells eggs at my job and used to work here too. Small world!


Lana Manis said...

That sale looks like my kind of sale! Thank you for sharing all the interesting photos!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

My gosh that looks like it was one heck of a sale!!! I know you gals had a blast! Just opened up a second booth at the Sleppy Poet last week. Hope all is well! Hugs, Janna

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Why do I have to be so far away in Texas from such fun?? I would love to be right in the middle of all that awesomeness. New to your site from Chic it!

Zane Wooder said...

That's to bad that you didn't get there early enough. Next time set a alarm. You gotta get the nice junk.

-Zane of ontario honey


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