Monday, August 23, 2010

Oronoco Gold Rush

This past weekend I went to Oronoco Gold Rush Days. It is an antique show/flea market that takes over the entire town. Oronoco is about an hour south of Minneapolis.
It is a tiny town, and there were vendors tucked into every corner.

Lots of people set up in driveways and front lawns.

I think this is a school. There were vendors set up in the playground, underneath swing sets, everywhere!
The town is very charming.

Lots of pretty glass.

In every color.

Great furniture.

Lovely windows and stained glass.

A tent full of gorgeous chandeliers.

This is a claw foot tub made into a lounge chair. So clever.

And what did I buy?
Well, not much. Unfortunately the prices were more antique show than flea market, but I found a few things.
A children's book, Junk Day on Juniper Street. Great graphics. Love the topic.

A couple of silver flatware pieces.

I also found these 2 spool cabinets. They are handmade. I have wanted an antique spool cabinet forever, but they are way out of my budget.
Some like these. Above left can be found HERE, and above right HERE

But, I will work on these a bit, and make them over.
I'll post pictures when I am through with them.

Linked up to Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Southern Hospitality, and to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, hosted by Coastal Charm.


  1. Oh the tables of glassware are just beautiful, I'm sure this was fun!

  2. Looks like sooooo much that old tub!!! Thanks for coming to my NTT party...hope you are having a FUN time here!


  3. Hey, I was at Gold Rush as well. Thanks for posting the bath tub chair. I saw it but didn't get a chance to point it out to my junking mates. I showed them your picture, we all thought it was cool.

  4. Great deals, what a wonderful flea market, I can't wait for Round Top, Next Month!

  5. omgoodness, omgoodness!! What a treat to have been there!! Found you while hopping around today=)

  6. I dont know how much you paid for Junk Day on Juniper Street but I just saw it on for $152.00 fantastic buy!!!!!!!!!!
    Cassy @ eclectic chickens

  7. Looks like a fun outing! Love the Arnold Lobel book. ~ sarah

  8. Wow! Thanx for sharing your great photos!
    I see some things I would have wanted to buy!
    And, I love your book!!! {WOW! sounds like a great deal!!!}