Oronoco Gold Rush

Last Friday Hubby and I went to Oronoco, Minnesota for Gold Rush.  You may remember that I told you about Gold Rush last year here and here.

If you are an antique lover or flea market goer, it’s a mecca of sorts.  The entire little town is filled with people, and vendors.


We have gone for three years now but it still always amazes me!!


This year at the show we bought a wheelie cart.  We didn’t purchase a lot, but the cart sure came in handy.  Look at the people.  Here’s a view down the street in the opposition direction.  There is about two block of just food vendors and at the that the lines were really long.


There are many all busy with people.  This year we were on the look out for fire trucks and quilting goodies and maybe a Hoosier cupboard.   We just look for the sake of looking too.  We take it on the way some take in a museum.

Hubby is always having me snap picture of things he is going to make me…it typically doesn’t happen but his intentions are always good!  This was an old home made chicken feeder that I wanted to plant flowers in.  He’ll make it for me…right??

 

I have a love of old containers and things with drawers.  Here someone took old wooden crates, added legs, top and a hinged opening.  He’s  making that too..right??


Oh and I had to snap a picture of this because he’d like to re-do our porch swing using this as a design.

Oh and did I need a little stand he could make from wooden spools??

I did stop and take a look at this sewing machine…


I was lazy and didn’t want to carry it around otherwise I would have thought long and hard on that.

I was busy checking out quilts.  There weren’t as many as last year.  Check this quilt out. It’s a six pointed star.  When I first looked at it, I couldn’t tell but after looking a bit closer, I can see it.

This log cabin was really neat.  It was made with a large scale print.


Interesting…right??

I am always so attracted to quilts like this with a color solid in the background rather than white, yet I don’t make my own that way….

This quilt is on my bucket list…someday I am going to make one.  I don’t care if it does have set in seams.

The hand quilting on this was wonderful.

One of the last things that caught my eye and Hubby’s too was this….


We debated and looked and looked and debated and then went home without it.  I don’t know if I am happy or sad about that.

We ended up going in the other half of Gold Rush that was happening in Rochester.  I’ll show you goodies from there in another post.

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10 thoughts on “Oronoco Gold Rush

  1. June Sinclair

    Love the pics but the six point star one looks more like a tumbling block to me? What do you think?

  2. Laura

    Check out Darlene Zimmerman’s pattern and ruler for the quilt on your bucket list. It’s called Hummingbird and is made without set in seems because of her ingenious ruler. It uses the 30 degree angle ruler from her tools page. She recently did a trunk show and workshop for our guild in Grinnell Iowa. http://www.feedsacklady.com/patterns.php

  3. Laura

    Check out Darlene Zimmerman’s pattern and ruler for the quilt on your bucket list. It’s called Hummingbird and is made without set in seams because of her ingenious ruler. It uses the 30 degree angle ruler from her tools page. She recently did a trunk show and workshop for our guild in Grinnell Iowa. http://www.feedsacklady.com/patterns.php

  4. Jackie

    I think the first quilt is almost like those “3-D” pictures that used to be popular. I can see Tumbling Blocks at first, then I can see the 6 pointed star in places. It is really neat. I also love the bucket list quilt. I guess I have to start a serious list and put that on. I would have a hard time passing on that one. And I love the Viking sewing machine. It’s a good thing maybe that I don’t live near sales like this. Thanks Jo for letting us attend the sale with you.

  5. Jody Sloan

    I was reading along hoping I would see that last picture in your house next time I come. It is a beautiful piece! A little sad you didn’t bring it home with you. I could definitely see that one in your house! I love the quilt with the blue background too! Maybe my next quilt will look a little different!

  6. Nancy

    I love Hoosier cabinets, and would love to put one in my house… though not sure where LOL

    Looks like you had a great time.

  7. Judy

    From the picture it sure looked nice. Since you looked and debated and debated and looked what was it that tipped the balance against it. I appeared to be one of the nicest I’ve seen.

  8. Karen

    I was just thinking about Gold Rush Days today. I haven’t gone the last few years, but really did enjoy going a few years ago. Maybe next year! I was thinking that Junk Bonanza up in the Twin Cities sounds like fun, too. That’s coming up in a few weeks.

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