'The reluctant junker', (aka 'the hubster', 'mr. clean', 'cg'), graciously provided me with some shopping time while we were in Nebraska for a wedding. By far, the best junking moments of the weekend were at Gatherings on the Blue, an occasional sale in Milford. (You'll note that my photos say 'Gathering' instead of 'Gatherings'...my apologies.)
It's described as a "5 Acre farm setting next to the Blue River which includes: barns, chicken sheds and out buildings filled to the rim with wonderful primitives!..." I think they could shorten that to just read "Junk Heaven". Judy is the owner and provides the setting for 25-30 wonderful vendors to set up shop.
The property was covered in cupboards, chairs, cubbies, boxes, gates, benches and tables of smalls. I was flitting around like a bee that couldn't decide which flower to land on. And then there were the cleanest outbuildings I've ever been in, filled with more fabulous merchandise.
On my own, I could have spent hours there, but in the interest of marital harmony, I got through rather quickly. Prices were reasonable and somewhat negotiable. Judy and her vendors are all friendly and relaxed, making for a pleasant experience. They even have 'guards' so you can start a pile and not have someone walk off with your finds. It was painful to leave behind wonderful tables, shelves and cubbies but we didn't have room to haul anything big.
Here are a few of my finds:
Did your weekend involve any junking fun?
You may not see any new posts this week as I continue to prepare for Junk Bonanza. You can keep up with what I'm doing by viewing the Junk Bonanza preview album on ,my Facebook page this week; I'm adding photos as I gather the goods!