Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gold Rush 2012'

It was a crazy last couple of days, and will only get crazier with school starting this week and having the shop open!  Before school madness starts, I wanted to share some pictures of  our Oronoco, Mn. trip.  Mom and Anne and I headed out Thursday night, late, and got to Rochester, Mn. at 1:00am.  Boy were we tired!  We started our day at 7:00 or so and headed out soon after for Oronoco.  The town wide yearly flea market is called Gold Rush. 
These olive baskets are all the rage now, and we saw quite a few vendors selling them.  They are very cool.
Love these so much, Anne and I each got a couple, and brought a few back for you.  The vendor claims they are from France.  Even better!

This old toy car is adorable.  The perfect color too.
Speaking of adorable.  Isn't she sooo sweet?  She is the Campbell's Soup doll.  We have never seen one before.  She was still wearing her original dress.

This vendor had tons of great industrial things. 

Lots of great stools to choose from.

This sign was very old, and came out of a department store.  Kinda funny isn't it?

These would look so great arranged on a wall together.
Believe it or not, this is one of our favorite vendors.  These guys are nice, and cheap!

This little guy would of gone home with Anne, had he been for sale.  He was so sweet.
We followed the One Way sign and it lead us to this guy, of course.  His whole schtick was awesome.  The vendor cart, vintage bike and even his outfit.  So great!
I wish this could of come home with me.  I'ts a beauty!

This vendor always has such great stuff, but a little expensive for my pocket book.
Looove this.

To give you an idea, this set of antique jars was $425 for the set.  Yikes.  Good thing they photograph well! 

There were cubbies of all sizes on this trip. 

These old coolers are so cute, and are great as little trash cans. Mom uses one up north in one of the bedrooms, it's perfect.
I'm ready for fall.  How about you?

I can't believe this didn't come home with Anne.  She has a little Augie at home.

My favorite booth is the Junk Bonanza booth.  It is filled with wonderful displays, and the nicest, ladies ever!   And, as a bonus, you can visit with Ki Nassauer and get an autograph and photo it you'd like. 
Love the pretty pallete of these wool shirts.

I should also mention that things are always reasonably priced as well.

Junk Bonanza is right around the corner in September.  You should make plans to visit this year, if you haven't been.  They have also added a spring show.  I spoke with the ladies about adding a venue close to us in the Chicagoland area.  What are your thoughts on that?  Wouldn't that be nice?
My other favorite vendor.  Recognize this guy?  This is Mike Brown.  He is such a nice guy, and so talented!  He and his wife and family make the most amazing things.  They travel to different markets around the county.  A couple being Junk Bonanza and Elkhorn Antique Market.  He also does Junk Jubilee in Des Moines, Iowa.  I shoud mention that he has been featured in a few magazines as well. Anne and I always try and stop for a visit.  He is always so imformative and helpful with info about the markets.
Well, there you have it.  We hope you stop by this week and say "hi".  We will be open this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The 23rd, 24th, and 25th, of August. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Welcome to our new blog home!

We made the executive decision to transfer our blog over to Blogger.  Boy...am I glad we did this!  I love the fresher look that Blogger allows us to achieve.  Typepad has been great to us and has many great qualities, but blogger is just more user friendly.  We hope you like our new look and will visit us often!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

127 Trip South

Hey everyone, as Tattered Tiques gets ready today for yet another road trip, I thought I'd share pictures of our last one. We started this trip in Northwestern Ohio, and headed down south to Kentucky, following Route 127 the entire way.  The trip is called The World's Longest Yard Sale.  It was filled with tons of yard sales, mini flea markets, large flea markets, horse farms, old towns, and a plethora of antiques.

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Its hard to get lost (even though we did at least once) when you can follow one road for hundreds of miles!  Makes it pretty easy.

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This was the other sign we looked for quite frequently, as we often do on our road trips.  DQ keeps us cool, and happy!

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Isn't she the sweetest?

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What we saw most of was really cool antique signs.  There we so many of them to choose from.  A bit out of our price range though.

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Isn't she wonderful?  My brother has this same one.  Lucky guy.

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Theater seating anyone?

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We loved this idea.  This was from a vendor which we visit everytime we do this trip.  She had some cute stuff this year.

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I loved everything about this house.  It reminded me of a home you would find in France.

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This was the front door, dilapidated and worn, but perfect.

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Old homes, old buildings, old towns.  I can't get enough of them.  It's actually what I enjoy most about this trip, not the antiquing, if you can believe that.

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Every, old town, old building, old door, is brimming with history.  My favorite towns on this trip were in Kentucky.  Towns like, Lexington, Danville, Harrodsburg to name a few.  They are filled with historical buildings, georgeos horse farms, tobacco fields and more.

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This isn't a great picture, but you get the idea.

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The tobacco fields were beautiful!

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They had georgeos color.

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This picture was taken in the town we ran out of gas in.  It was brutal!  We didn't realize we were running out till we were just out of town.  It was a 25 minute walk each way back to town and then back to the car in 92 degree heat.  It sucked!  I vow never to run out of gas again.  I can't believe it actually happened.  Three women in a car and they run out of gas.  How does that happen?  It threw off our whole day after that!

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A rude reminder of how stupid we were earlier in our trip.

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We loved all the barn quilts we saw on all the old barns.

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We liked the one on the right so much, it came home with us.

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So did some of these.

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Found this old guy at a flea market.  He's adorable.

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We went crazy for the tobacco baskets.  Anne and I each got one, and brought a few home for you as well.

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This was a clever use of the old pop crates.  Very cool!

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While in Lexington, we stayed at the historic Crowne Plaza Hotel.  It was really nice.  The rooms were decorated with beautiful horse pictures, super comfy bedding, and the outside was the epitomy of southern style.

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Well, there you have it.  All in all, the 4 day trip didn't turn up all that much for us to bring home.  We did have a lot of fun though, as always, and I learned a valuble lesson.  Always, always check your gas.  Especially when you will be traveling on back country roads!  You never know when the next gas station will come along.

Hundreds of miles from home...cost of hotels, $375, cost of trips to Dairy Queen each day, $12, cost of gas for three days trip, hundreds of dollars, cost of goods, hundreds more dollars, cost of the lesson you learn after taking a walk down the highway with your 60 year old mom and pregnant sister after running out of gas, priceless!

Ok, now it's 5:11 on Thursday, and I'm supposed to be leaving for our next adventure in 45 minutes, Oronoco MN.  Still have to shower and pack (and my house is a mess), will I ever learn?  No!

Hope to see you next week.  We will hopefully have lots of great stuff to share.  We will be open August 23rd, 24th and 25th.  Back to shool week, I know, but if you snooze you loose!