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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gold Rush Days...I finally made it!

I can't tell you how many years I have tried, but failed, to go to the Oronoco Gold Rush days.
Finally, I was home this weekend and the weather was perfect!

I thought it best to take the 'big' truck and I managed to do a pretty good job of filling it up.
I already have a top part of an old hutch with glass window doors but nothing to set it on...this maple dresser with walnut knobs will be just right.

I never expected to find a cubby, let alone one this big...I love it! I'll probably paint it white and hang it vertically on a wall. It's not missing slats, it was made with 3 longer cubbies. On the back is old beadboard.
And I'm always looking for chippy white fence pieces for the garden.

Just the right chair for the garden and a small old bed spring.

Lots of pretty crochet, a satin pink, green and white yoyo pillow and a 1920's ribbonwork hankie holder. Old hand knit baby wool  socks and mittens, 2 beautifully embroidered and spotless table runners. I LOVE the bluebird hanger cover the most and the fine thread crochet doily beneath it.

I HAD to have this white vase, it's fairly large with no markings on the bottom other than 4 numbers, also the cool chippy piece.
Does anyone know anything about this vase? Numbers on bottom are 9357, it measures 10" tall and a little over 9" from leaf tip to leaf tip. 

A pink, blue and white feedsack dress, pristine length of aqua pillow ticking...

A perfectly chippy architectural piece and an old Catherine Klein framed print which was $1 along with what was written on the back...guess the man thought it was only worth asking a dollar for it! Love it!

I've been keeping an eye pealed for this pink gooseberry set for years but at a good price and clean...this one was so I bought it. 
Four iced tea spoons for $1 and a baby spoon for $1 (from the same man as the grape picture)

Two sweet framed prints...

And the Lone Wolf with a wonderfully aged mirror!
I also found 2 very ratty Grandmothers' Flower Garden quilts from the 30's that are only good as cutters at $10 and $15 and a few other small things.

Then...last BUT NOT least....

The Junk Bonanza Gals!
Eydie, on the left, is a friend from about 20 years ago, she owned 2 awesome quilt shops for years but has since moved on to bigger things, one is being part of this awesome group of Junk Bonanza gals. I was so happy to run into her here because I haven't seen her for years. 
Next to her is Jane, then of course, is Ki...Queen of "Junk Bonanza" and on the far right is Pam, another gal I have met  several times at junking events.

It was fun! The show is massive! I had no idea it was so big...after 7 hours I thought I finally covered all of it only to find an entire area I had missed! Of course I had to see what was there too!

Am I going back next year?   Oh Yes!
I had soooo much fun this time!

Thanks for taking time to look at my cool junky finds!

Linking to;
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday!


NanaDiana said...

OMGOODNESS, Faye! What wonderful finds. I can't believe the stuff you found and the prices you paid---amazing! I love all your prints and that dress and -well, I love it all. What a fun post- xo Diana

Penny said...

I'm visiting from White Wednesday! You found some great stuff and some old friends! Hugs, Penny

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Looks like ya had a pickin' good time, Faye! Such fun!

Breana Fry said...

Hi Faye thanks for sharing some of your Gold Rush finds. Isn't it fun?! I have gone the last 3 years. Come see what funky vintage treasures I found at www.vault31.blogspot.com

Julia said...

It looks like you had a great time finding some treasures and running into a group of friends was the icing on the cake.

That hanger cover with the little blue birds look like an old pattern I embroidered on a set of pillow cases when I was a young girl. Thanks for the memory. JB

Anonymous said...

Awesome... We go to the Springfield, OH, antique extravaganza every May and September... It is coming up in a few weeks and it reminds me of the Gold Rush. If I lived closer, I would mark my calendar next year...

vintage grey said...

What wonderful and pretty treasures you brought home!! Love the Pyrex and neat metal chair!! Enjoy! xo Heather

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH does this look like fun, Faye...so many great goodies! Fun to see the Junk Bonanza ladies...the woman next to Eydie is Jane, owner of Mustard Moon, and the vendor coordinator for JB. I really need to get to that show one of these years!

Anonymous said...

Love all of the vintage crochet doilies....so pretty...and that shelf with all the cubbies....wow...I could use something like that around here...if only I had the room...sigh....

thanks for sharing your White Wednesday post.

ciao bella
creative Carmelina

Helen and her Daughters said...

That is a ton of fabulous stuff, I love the little hanger cover!

Connie said...

I think you walked away with the store! What great finds. I have never seen a hanger cover like that one so that was special to me.

Stephanie said...

You certainly found some great stuff. I would have snatched the architectural pieces - love them.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow Faye...what a fun day!
You brought home some fantastic finds, I can't pick a favorite!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Faye,
I am visiting from Pink Saturday today. What fun you had! You scored big with all those treasures. I love the pink pyrex! I just came from a vintage shop downtown and I got me some wonderful pretties. Love junkin!
Thanks for sharing and it's nice to 'meet' you. Enjoy your weekend.


LV said...

You ladies definitely had a "field" day on this outing. Never saw so much junk" at one time. I would loved to be been along. Glad to see you being featured on Pink Saturday. You have so much to share.

Pam said...

I'm so jealous. Looks like you made out at the show. I love, love, love that motel chair. Just the right shade of yellow with rustiness showing through. You find the best stuff!

Jeanne said...

Hi Faye, Congrats on being featured. I love the way you shop and what you buy. Picking up some great friends who love to shop too is just the best. Your photos are great, especially the gals. I would go back too.

Hugs, Jeanne

Schulz Family said...

Came over from featured on friday. Great blog

Debra @ Common Ground said...

OK, this looks like so much fun, you scored some real goodies, and that cubby is just too cool, what a find!!

Sherry said...

Oh, wow! I recognized Ki right away from one of my favorite mags, FMS. Great finds! Love, LOVE that dresser! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!