A Minnesota 4th of July Tradition

July 3rd, 2011 in blog, hot spots     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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It always puts a smile my face when I pass under this familiar sign. I KNOW that I will find amazing junk and run into friendly like-minded people.
Like these three characters! Jeff Marthalar of Dona Rose Antiques, Cindi Halvorson of The Nature of It, and Barb Verhey. These two ladies got the goods from Jeff before we arrived...in other words they beat us to the punch! Good thing there is plenty of junk to go around! All three of these amazing vendors will be at the JM Under Glass Fall Edition in September.
The shopping crew. Ken Obrien of Mudd Lake, Julie Brunz Broshat of JULZ, and Lanette Lorsung of JMS and Cottage Elements. What a team! On your marks, get set, GO!!!
And then theres this charming youg man, who believe it or not is a veteran at Elko. He looks way too young to be a veteran vendor! Meet Ron Burandt! Ron is the one who sold me the basket from a dishwasher that became the hit of the Country Living Fair last year. Thanks Ron! You can always find amazing stuff in the rough in his booth.
Jeff again...this time with my friend from Haupt Antiek Market, Patti Savoy and a gentleman I just met. Next time Ill write down his name!
You know me...always drawn to stuff with labels. This was in Jeffs booth and he has a pretty cool idea for this baby for JM Under Glass Fall Edition.
Ken and Julie. What can I say...they like antlers! Julie I hate to tell you, but the antlers may be too big for a belt buckle. Ah,hahahaha!
Love, love, love this sign. It all started with one Hagie in business as a corn feed company and then another one joined and the name became Untied Hagies. The vendors know the stories behind their wares.
Cool beans!
Bottles may seem a little tired, but when you put them together in a large group I just cant stay away from them.
Richard Larson, Shayne Barsness of Style Minneapolis, and Jenna Ebson of La La Land in Chaska, Minnesota all take a seat on Richards too cool day bed with a vintage country club feel. After the shop on madness its good to take a little rest!
What are most of us doing there besides selling, shopping, and having fun? Were getting ready for the JUNKMARKET Under Glass Fall Edition brought to you by Otten Bros. The dates are September 7, 8, 9, and 10. Mark your calendars and visit JUNKMARKET Style Events website  for all of the details. Jeff was kind enough to give the cards a baby motel chair of their own and an ice cold beverage to boot!
It always puts a smile my face when I pass under this familiar sign. I KNOW that I will find amazing junk and run into friendly like-minded people.

It always puts a smile my face when I pass under this familiar sign. I KNOW that I will find amazing junk and run into friendly like-minded people.

Trader's Market in Elko, MN is a time honored tradition here in Minnesota. It happens three times per year, on the weekends of Memorial Day, Forth of July, and Labor Day. Visit their website for all of the details at  http://www.tradersmarket.us/. I love going to this market because it is a down home family experience and one filled with friends that I have come to know and love througout my years as a flea market shopper. If you have a chance...make sure to visit. You'll be glad you did! Happy 4th of July to all!!!

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Comments (8)

Sandyjain writes: Nice Market Posted: 4:02 am on January 28th
kindersitztests writes: Nice market! Posted: 12:19 pm on September 28th
Cherwood writes: We were there too! Sorry to have missed you; I'm surprised our paths never crossed. This is definitely one of our favorite shows and we always have a fabulous time and find some awesome junk. It's nice to see some ol' junking friends and vendors each time.

Junk Devotion Posted: 11:44 am on July 6th
chippingcharm writes: Looks like fun...can you believe I've never been to this one??? Maybe next time :) Laurel Posted: 7:23 pm on July 5th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
What a neat tradition.Glad your going to be in ORONOCO this year missed you their last year.Sue you need to take in the WALNUT,IOWA show on FATHER DAY EVERY YEAR,a great time and one of the best in the country.Alot people come their to buy and sell from NINNESOTA.If you ever go you never miss it again.Its a three day show. Great antigues,its my favorite.Hope you had fun junking the 4th.God Bless Robert. Posted: 6:30 am on July 5th
suewhitney writes: Santa Claus...JMS will be at Oronoco. Look foir us, we'll be happy to see you!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:03 am on July 4th
SantaClaus writes: Didn't know about this - will have to keep in mind for next year. Planning to go to Oronoco in August!
Posted: 4:05 am on July 4th
JunkArchitect writes: OMG! What a fun place to go junking...you lucky girl.

Happy 4th!
Posted: 11:20 am on July 3rd
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