I just had the most amazing weekend in Oronoco at Gold Rush Days! If you're unfamiliar with Gold Rush Days, it's an event that the whole town of Oronoco gets in on. They open up all the public spaces, along with private yards, and it's one heck of a sale! This year, I was able to tag along my friend Sue Whitney for a photo shoot she was doing on the event for Country Gardens Magazine. I've tagged along before on photo shoots, and it's such a thrill for me. This time unfortunately I seem to have forgotten my camera, so guess what? No pictures! My bad. I guess you'll just have to purchase the magazine next summer to see their pictures. Ooops!
So here's a run down of what was going on.
We drove down on Thursday evening and were able to set up our JUNKMARKET Style booth....oops. No pictures for this! You'll have to trust me. It was stunning! We did run into a bit of a pickle. Sue and I didn't know how to put up the "easy up" tent. What can you expect from a couple of blonds! Thanks to Jeff Marthaler from Dona Rose Antiques for his help in this venture. The Pfarkel Sisters came to help after a distressed call from me (they've helped us put up a tent in the past when we were having difficulties), but they got there too late. No sweat...they did however help finish getting the booth put together. Thanks, gals!
|The famous Pfarkel Sisters from St. Charles, Minnesota, Sharon, Diane and Janelle!|
The next day we were up early to get ready for the day. If you know me at all, being up early is no simple feat. Mornings and I don't go together so well. But this was for a worthy cause. So after a few supply runs, we arrived in Oronoco around 9:30 ready to start an exciting day!
The morning was spent greeting people and sharing about JUNKMARKET and JUNKMARKET Under Glass. Because the booth looked so spectacular (thanks to Sue's great style), we drew in a lot of people. It was fun meeting new and old fans of JUNKMARKET! Thanks for all who stopped by!
In the afternoon, Sue spent the day with the photogs, Greg and Chris, photographing all the fun sites of the sale. Me? I was out with the Pfarkels, looking for some great finds....Oronoco is the bestest!
|Here's a picture of us from last summer's photo shot. Chris is on the left, Greg's on the right. What a great couple of guys. They are fab!|
Tammy asked in the last post what I purchased in Oronoco. Here are a few pics, Tammy :-)
|This metal desk was a steal. I LOVE vintage metal pieces...specially if they're medical.|
|Some great spindles. I wish I would have bought more. There must have been fifty of them, or more. I went back later in the day and they were all gone. Darn!|
|I've always loved these (don't ask me what they are). This one was extra special...it's more tall and narrow then most of them I've seen. Can't you see it with a candle behind it?|
|I picked up a couple of these vintage metal coolers. I have a few more at home. Love!|
|It came from Northwestern Hospital (where ever that is). That makes it even cooler!|
Many of these items will be fore sale at JUNKMARKET Under Glass....hope to see you there!