Monday, October 1, 2012

One Man's Junk . . .


If you're someone who likes to sift through junk as I do, Nebraska's annual Junk Jaunt is as thrilling as Christmas morning.

This past weekend, while our husbands enjoyed a weekend of high school and college football, a dear friend and I took to the road and soaked up the autumn sunshine, Nebraska Sandhills scenery and miles and miles of treasure hunting.

The Jaunt is a 300-mile loop of sales, mostly in the Sandhills in the central part of the state. Because this is a small-town and rural area of Nebraska, vintage farm items and rusty, dusty, crusty thing-a-ma-bobs abound.





Treasures were plentiful, indeed. I could easily have filled a U-Haul with architectural salvage, antique furniture, wooden boxes, metal crates, vintage tools, glassware and other pretties, novelties and oddities. My friend and I didn't have a specific agenda or shopping list for this trip and were pretty restrained in our purchases.

This week will be a busy one at work, so I won't have a chance to photograph my goodies until next weekend. I'll be sure to share some of them with you in a later post.





We made the most of the Jaunt experience, taking our time, patronizing the local establishments, partaking of the local brats, homemade pies and cookies and regional wine tastings. We stopped along the route to appreciate the beautiful fall colors along the North Loup River and take some photographs, which I'll share in a later post. We didn't make it even half way 'round the loop before we had to head home. Maybe next year . . .









Make it a great day!
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17 comments:

  1. Ann,
    I am soooo jealous of all of that awesome JUNK!!! You guys have the best stuff in your area, and we don't:( Thanks for sharing at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. This is such beautiful "junk," Ann--what a fun day this must have been! Looking forward to seeing what you brought home!

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  3. I am absolutely drooling on the screen right now. What wonderful rusty, crusty things you were able to sift through. Hope you found some true treasures!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  4. Wow - so many great things! Love the old signs best.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. Deliciousness all around! I attended a farm auction here last year that resembles your pictures; haven't found one yet this year :( I'm following you now to see all of your wonderful treasures!
    Nancy

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  6. You got such great photographs. Sounds like a really wonderful time with your friend. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I just love this stuff, but it's hard to get to such things, and taking photos when I do go out is always something I remember too late! Look forward to seeing what you got!
    Liz

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  7. Wow! What great stuff! You must had a great time. Thank you for sharing the photos. Anna

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  8. oh my goodness! Junk heaven= all that rust, chippy white and those lockers!!!

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  9. I wish I could have been there in person. What a fun trip to take.

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  10. I would LOVE to be there! Looks like such fun! You never know what you'll find when you're out looking! Great photos...feels like I'm there! Thanks so much!
    Ruth

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  11. Fabulous lovely junk I would LOVE to drool over in person. Oh my! I wish we had such a thing as a 300 mile loop of fantastic finds to gaze upon! :) Enjoyed your photos greatly.

    Sarah & le Weens
    http://doxiejibberish.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oooohh that was fun. I want the lockers!!!

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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE it....I lived vicariously through you for a few minutes...thank you so much for sharing...xo

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  14. What a fun trip ... anxious to see what you came home with.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  15. I LOVe junk too! Especially all that industrial goodness :)

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  16. Hi Ann! Thanks for stopping over at the blog. We certainly love the same type of junk :) This junk jaunt looks amazing -- can't wait to see what you and your friend picked up!

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