Monday, September 3, 2012

Gatherings on the Blue - Nebraska

'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' 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:

There are five 'Gatherings on the Blue' events each year; I'm going to be dreaming about heading out there again sometime, (without CG and with a an empty truck!)

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!


  1. OH I could have spent hours there, too, Jan...junk heaven to me , too! See you soon!

  2. How FUN for YOU!*!*!
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

  3. Thank you so much for visting our sale! The weather was great! Our customers, vendors, worker-bees, family and friends are amazing. Huge thank you to Judy Roth for providing such awesome events - she is one dang hard worker!

  4. Sounds like you had fun! Wish I could have made it!!! -Miccia

  5. That enormous cubby thing looks interesting. Great finds Jan. Joe and I ate our way through the weekend.

  6. I see so much I LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!!! Looks like a wonderful sale....................... God Bless and hope that you guys have a blessed Holiday Season ............. Be sure and stop by my blog and check it out if you can . Would love to have you ........................... :)


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