Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Nebraska Junk Jaunt 2009 - What I DIDN'T Buy!

This gorgeous tree was found in Dannebrog, NE.

I have to admit, I've been a bit grumpy for the last few days. I have decided to boycott any antique "dealer" who sells things that have come from abandoned homes. Just because there's a farm out in the middle of nowhere that nobody has lived in for years, you DO NOT have the right to go take whatever you want. That farm still belongs to somebody, and there's always that chance that the owner (or a son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter of the owner) wants the things that are still there. So, when you go load up an old woodburning stove from the 1920's, you are not only a trespasser, but you are a THIEF. And, if I find out who you are, I can guarantee that I will make sure EVERYBODY within a 300 mile radius knows you for the thief you are.

Now, on to the JJ! There were soooooooooo many goodies, and I came home with a few. Mom and I managed to fill up the back of my dad's pick-up and the trailer. Until I get around to taking pictures of everything I bought, I'll show you a few of the things that I passed up. There are some pictures missing, though. My camera has been doing funny things like saying the JPEG isn't compatible, which is odd since I've used the same camera for a couple of years now. It's probably just time for a new memory card. Anyway...here are a bunch of pictures. They're not necessarily in the order that they were taken, but here they are!

A man in two suits. Love it!

I stared at this old Red Cross uniform for a long time, and it almost came home with me.

This is only part of the collection of old sporting supplies for sale in Broken Bow.

I don't remember what town this little building was in, but something about it just appeals to me.
I always thought the Hotel California was in Cali, but it's not. It's in Elba, NE!

There were a LOT of tractors (and saddles) for sale. I would have loved to have come home with one, but seriously. What would I do with a pretty tractor?

We pulled into Elba, and it was like a huge party there! Our new, smaller traveling gnome got to hang out with Santa and Sam.

I'll try to get busy and take pictures of what I did bring home, and also some of the things we found at my grandpa's farm last weekend. Dad thinks mom and I are slightly crazy, but we're teaching him to appreciate junk a little more!


  1. Wow! I can't wait to see what you did bring home--and I think I would have broken down and gotten that red cross uniform...

    And I love, love that tree! So beautiful!

  2. Looks like you had great fun junkin' and I absolutely love that lil' white cabinet thing. Did you get that or pass it up? It is jus' so different. I've got you listed on my blog now so I'll be checking in often. Thanks for stopping by - so glad you did! Many blessings, Cathy

  3. I see some barn doors that would of came home with me...for the right price, of course! I love junkin'! Looks like fun!


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