Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm a picker...

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(everything in this picture (minus the smallest suitcase that belonged to Rick's grandpa), from the dresser to the painting was found at yard sales or thrift stores. Love it.)

I got stuck watching American Pickers and Pawn Stars on the History channel last night. I say got stuck because they kept showing episode after episode and I stayed up way to late. The hubs said, "Um, don't you need your sleep when you're sick?" Well yeah, but it's American Pickers.

I love that show because I'm a bit of a picker myself. I mean as much as you can be when you live in the west. Man if I could only take a trip back east where the real history and STUFF are. Oh the stuff I could find in the east (I'm drooling a little). My sis-in-law (a fine picker herself) is from Pennsylvania and said I could tag along with her when she goes there for a visit this summer. She says we could rent a U-haul to haul back all of our stuff. Can you imagine (I'm drooling a little more). But I think I'm too big of a chicken to drive a U-haul cross country by myself (Hey Larisa do you want to come with us and drive the U-haul back? Larisa, my sister, is the woman. Not afraid of anything).

Paige, my clone, was watching with me last night-- because of all of my children she has inherited my love for treasure hunting the very most. She and I are die hard. Die hard I tell you. We could hunt all day. And someday we are going to take a trip alone together and do just that. We will hit yard sales and thrift stores to our little hearts content and no one will stop us with their complaints of being hungry or tired or bored. It will be FABULOUS.

I told Paige that someday she and I would become professional pickers and open a store together. Because you know what they say...

...take what you love and figure out a way to make money doing it.

But for now I need to figure out what to put inside of the awesome new (old) birdcage my sis-in-law helped me find over spring break.

Any ideas?


7 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

No ideas...I have no talent for decorating! But I just had to say, I live out east in the thick of where history happened, and you just have to come visit me!!! You would LOVE it...antique and thrift shops galore. Really, you just have to come!! (And Larisa can come, too...to drive the U-haul!)

4boyzmdmom said...

PS--I'm not that far from Pennsylvania...Mindy should come too!

Stoddard Family said...

My dad and my sister were telling me about this show last week, so I set my DVR to record all episodes. I am also totally hooked. I have gotten my husband hooked too. He hates getting into new shows, but last night he asked if I had any more new "pickers" to watch. It is nice to know someone else loves reality t.v. Sometimes I feel like a big dork because I love it.

paige said...

I love everything in that photo. I also love a bargain!

Stef said...

I am not good at picking up cool thing, but I admire people who can. That bird cage is AWESOME! Let it be an accent in some room...somewhere....see what I mean!

Miss Risa's House said...

Heck ya! When do we leave?!!!!!!!!
Forget a girls sleep over lets go pickin!!!!!!Love the bird house I still think you should put branches in it and a shabby bird and crystals hanging from branches I can see it in my head but hard to explain.

Jessica B said...

You are a super good picker!! Take Paige back east with you :)