Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Very Own Pickin' Experience

I have only recently been hearing about a show on the history channel
called American Pickers, Antique Archaeology. It's the journey of two
guys who make their living perusing their passion, picking through old
junk. Then selling it. For profit.

Old barns, outbuildings, attics, basements, nothing is off limits when they
are on the hunt! I happened to catch an American Pickers marathon on
Sunday and I was hooked. Even though the stuff the guys tend to buy
isn't what I would be interested in, it was so much fun to take the tour
with these guys into places that haven't been disturbed for years.

Believe it or not, while the ladies and I were out on a garage sale sojourn
this weekend, lookin' for goodies for our new "booth" at an antique shop,
we stumbled upon our own mini-picker moment. There was a little old
man who opens up his huge shop, caulk full of "junk". We did some picking
around and here is a bit of what we found...

What did we come away with you ask?

4 baby planters
1 candle stick
1 wood crate
2 picture frames
1 Christmas theme gravy boat
2 small angel figurines
1 small terracotta pot covered in roses
1 tin lampshade
1 old colander ( I think)
1 old bucket
2 turkey candle holders
1 angel figurine
2 white painted boards
1 mirror frame from a dresser w/o the mirror
1 old window
1 small planter
12 pickets from a fence

grand total $23

I think we did pretty well. We sorta drove away from there
feeling guilty, like we took advantage of the sweet old guy, but
he set the prices, so I guess he was alright with it. We hope to
go back next time he's open for business. I'm thinking maybe
I ought to get my tetanus shot updated first. If I have any plans
to become a serious picker that is.


Dusty Devoe said...

WOW! I forgot what treasures we found. I think that has been favorite. You just don't know what you're diggin" for!!!

Cousin B said...

Very cool finds! I love those white aged frames!

cowgirljlynn said...

Yep, it was fun, I think we should really pick next time!

Rebecca said...

Tried to comment earlier but it kept kicking me OUT! :(

Lovely finds my friend. I'll take the frames, please?


C said...

Hello wonderful!!!! I have missed you, for real!!!! ♥

About your post-- I am not sure I would want to be married to "a picker" .....



C said...

Hello wonderful!!!! I have missed you, for real!!!! ♥

About your post-- I am not sure I would want to be married to "a picker" .....



sissie said...

Wow Sares! You got some really cool and neat stuff! I love it all.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sares! my husband likes that show! I would say you all happened upon a gold mine!!...have a great day! hugs, Jennifer

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What fun! Love those frames! Many, many, many years ago I went one time with my mom and stepdad to the dumps, yep, the dumps. My mom would hunt for vintage tin cans and bottles . . . oh how I wish I had held on to those! I had fun but boy did I need a shower when I got home!


Debby said...

Wholly!!!! That looks like it was a pickin' good time!

Claudia said...

I have to start watching that show - I keep reading about it in blogland. I love all the wonderful treasures you found.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

oh, what great treasures and SUCH a bargain!!! I love those frames and the domino tiles. :) Looks like you had a lot of fun. :) Theresa

Deb said...

oh my gosh I love that show...hubby and I never miss it...so excited for nice weather so we can start junkin...love what you found...and a great price too..

Pony Girl said...

Cool finds....you know, I can tell you were pickin' through years of collections because it looks like it was all covered in filth! Can't wait until we can garage sale together...you need to come my way and we'll hit the sales around here!
Never heard of that show but will have to check it out!

Cora said...

My husband and I watch that show too...we love it!! We also go on the World's Longest Yard Sale! It is awesome!!!

You found some really great stuff..can't wait to see what you do with them!

stefanie said...

wow, wow, wow, what great treasures!!! I love that show its the best!

Mama H said...

Ah, I love the old wood and the old window. In fact, we used an old window for a sign for our wedding! This whole project looks like so much fun!

Jenny S said...

Jealous! Sooo jealous! I just started watching this show too and am having so much fun. I would KILL to find some of their "picks"
Love your header picture!

Desert Rose said...

It's fun to find something you like...but aren't sure what it is that you like! LOL Great finds!!!

June said...

I'd say you did Sares! Good for you guys. You found some awesome stuff girl.
My husband got me to watch American Pickers Sunday as well. I loved it!

Vicki said...

Hi, Sares,
You all are very good "pickers" I think! You found some wonderful treasures at a great price, too. Have fun as you continue your searches. I have not seen this show yet, but I do love Antiques Roadshow. Have a week filled with the promise of spring. Vicki

Lisa said...

Super great stuff! I love the planters! Very sweet!! You did so good!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cynthia K. said...

Wow!! So many goodies! What fun for you!! My favorites would be the white frames, dominoes and blue ceramic baby shoe.

By the way, what you called turkey candleholders - I'm pretty sure they are actually doves - I used to have some just like them...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Bearly Sane said...

Well it certainly looks like you had heaps of fun finding all those wonderful bargains. Lots of goodies there Sares!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sares Sweetie...
I so love your new header. It is so beautiful, and so YOU. Free spirited.

I adore all your treasures. What a find you came across. I would definitely be watching for his shop to open each time. What a beautiful bounty. I love the aged frames and that window, oh I have dreamed of one of those. Beautiful for sure.

What information can you give me on this show? I have not seen it of yet, and know I would love it.

Have a beautiful day Ms Sares. Please know that you are so loved. Country hugs...Sherry

The Muse said...

Go girl!
woooo hooo...
If there were an oscar for best picker...
I would award it to you!

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Sares ~ That is such fun! I love the 'hunt' & 'pickin' ... great treasures. American Picker show is ok but sometimes they get pretty boring ... get to see some great sights, tho.

How is the shop coming along? I know you are having fun ...

Happy St Patrick's Day
Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sares,

What a pretty view from the gorgeous room in the previous post.
Love all your treasures and what a bargain for all the finds.

Happy Thursday

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

-giggles- "American Pickers" influence is spreading in Blog Land.

Btw, I like the tall guy. I happen to think he's cute.


Jacqueline said...

Ha...I love it...yes, get all your equipment including your shots. You girls need to invest in wheelbarrows, dump trucks, old trucks, wagons and airplanes to haul the goodies home! A heaping load of good profit can be made in the junk business for sure!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sares!

That's fun to see what you found! I can't believe all of your loot. Neat!

Will miss you tomorrow on Pink Saturday. I'm going to be gone the next two Saturdays to get ready for Claudie's visit. Maybe we'll have some fun things to report on future Pink Saturdays... there will be at least four Pinkies present. LOL! Wish you and so many other pink friends could be with us. We'll raise a cup of cheer to you! :-)




Wowsers! Great finds. Love a bargain. I laughed when you mentioned a tetnus shot.. but that really is not a bad idea.
thanks for your kind words on my post.


Micki said...

I love all of the items! I just don't have the room in our cottage for things like that.