Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All Hail the Junkers

I hadn't visited the Oronoco Gold Rush for years. The last time was spent cajoling, coaxing my pig-tailed daughter to "just one more row of stalls".  So maybe twelve years ago?  This year did not disappoint.

For a weekend, the good people of this tiny town just north of Rochester, and the famous Mayo Clinic, open there town and town square to hordes of dealers and bargain hunters.  Over 50 acres and 500 vendors!

I made a late start on Friday morning and drove the 80 miles cross country, avoiding the freeway.  I parked close in for 5 bucks and headed out with a large bag, camera and cash.  The experienced buyers had wagons or carts in tow...dang, I could have borrowed Ione's for the day!

Impressive and not so impressive tents, tables, and shanties all beckoned.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wild Thing

All of the above are soon to make their appearance and join ibex in the shop.
...and they behaved beautifully on the table

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

front page

Thank you RaceyTay
You are a prolific and talented curator.

Friday, August 5, 2011