Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vintage Carnival Ride Airplane

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You never know what you'll come across at a flea market! This little (or rather large) gem was one of the most unique things I saw at the Grand Rapids swap meet this past weekend.

It is a small airplane...part of a carnival ride. Out of curiosity, I asked the price. The vendor said $700. It sold within hours. 

I wonder about the person who bought it and what will become of it. Will it be kept as is? Will it be restored? Will it be stored in a barn or put on display? Will it be repurposed in some way?

What would you do with a unique item like this?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Getting Pumped for Grand Rapids Flea Market Adventure 2011

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Vintage sign that now has a happy home with descendants of the original owner of Sunny Spring Farm!

Have you been to the Grand Rapids Flea Market? You never know what you might find!

A fabulous antiseptic sterilizer with brass accents, glass shelving, and delicious typography!

Fun accents for the home gym! Clang! Clang!  It's a TKO!

A no parking sign and a vintage doctor's scale (perfect for the master bath).

Maybe we'll see you there this year! Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, in conjunction with the Itasca Vintage Car Club Annual Car Show & Swap Meet. When you get to Grand Rapids, just take 3rd Avenue north to the fairgrounds. Open at 7 am both days.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Upcoming Flea Market Events in Minnesota

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Have you been enjoying any summer junking events? Sadly enough, I have been experiencing a drought in that realm! Here are some upcoming Minnesota events that are not to be missed!

AUGUST 19-21, 2011
Oronoco Gold Rush Days is one of my favorite events of the year. With flea markets in both Oronoco and Rochester, MN, it's a two-for-one deal all in one weekend

SEPTEMBER 7-10, 2011
JunkMarket is hosting "JunkMarket Under Glass: Fall Edition" at Otten Brothers in Long Lake, MN. The charitable kick-off event is sure to be a high class wingding, and the junk is sure to be stellar!

SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2011
Giddyup! Get your horse saddled for the best junk round-up in the midwest! Junk Bonanza is sure to spur creativity among all kinds of junkers as there are great finds for every style and budget. See you in Shakopee, MN!

For more information on each event, click an image or link.

See you there!