Two sisters travel in search of vintage treasures. We bring them back to the barn in Savannah,GA to sell on etsy.com or set aside for a quarterly yard sale. Of course we always sneak a few keepers home for amazing decor hand-picked by us!
We were thrilled to see a fun article about Picking Sisters in the Savannah Morning News last week.
Better still, Pauline, Jeri's first sock monkey was mentioned. Here she is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame!
Thanks so much to Polly Stramm and here's a link to the article.
We headed south to Florida for picking along the A1A highway sale last weekend and checked out lots of estate sales, community sales and garage sales along the coast. We brought back lots of treasures and we are busy adding them to our etsy shop. Even a paint by number, which are getting harder and harder to find.
Jeri never gets tired of finding cool signs on thrift shops. Here's a new favorite.
We stopped at one of those corny stores that sell Florida oranges and souvenirs. The owner
It was a rare non-picking Saturday, but we went to nearby Tybee Island for a wonderful display of vintage campers. It was a perfect spring day for being outdoors and all of the campers were tricked out with vintage themes inside and out. The Tybee Campground made a natural spot for a rally (actually a fundraiser for several charities) and everyone there was really a happy camper!
Dogs were welcome and several campers had Scottie themes - we assumed because one of the brands of the "canned hams" was called a Scotty.
There were fabulous vingettes throughout with vintage table settings!
Original light fixtures and accessories galore were
We thought it would be fun to post a profiles of the Picking Sisters! You know that we live for garage sales, estate sales, highway sales, thrift shops and flea markets all over the southeast. You know we love vintage pre-loved housewares and funky home décor. And that we opened an etsy shop to sell the oodles of "other people's old stuff" at etsy.com/shop/pickingsisters but did you know...
This is big sister Jeri when President Eisenhower was in office.
Favorite Pick: Anything marked 25 cents like
Collects: Sock Monkeys& anything Curious George like
Elmer and Pauline
This is Jeri's lucky picking hat
Important to know:
Great at trivia
Wants a goat
Household includes Jelly the cat who does yoga
Claim to fame: Once made a bull laugh
This is Laura probably laughing at Jeri's goofy ponytail.
Favorite Picks:Any paint by number and quilts like
Collects: Tiny dogs
This is Laura's lucky picking hat
Important to know:
Can make Jeri laugh with only a look
Constantly improving her golf game
Household includes dog Charlie who she taught to dance
Claim to fame: Can read a map AND follow a compass
Last weekend we made our third trip to the Peachtree Highway Sale near Lexington, SC. Peach orchards line the highway and small towns like Monetta, Ward, Johnson, Batesville-Leesburg and Ridge Springs enjoy the extra business.
I recently read an article about the Little Free Libraries and was very excited to see one in Ridge Springs. A place to get and give a free book.
It is heartening to see American flags everywhere along the highway.
We had a great lunch at the Jupiter restaurant. They have the largest collection of dinette tables and chairs we had ever seen. It was hard to choose a favorite.
It would have nice to have brought home this rusted pergola in front of an abandoned building for my rust-loving picking sister.
A water pump, worn red paint and a fun sign on the front door.
Crumbling barns and exquisite homes - both familiar sites in rural SC.
We didn't even know there WERE funnel cake fingers!
These buildings made nice billboards in their day.
Not very high tech, but if you were too hot, this was just the ticket. It was a few chairs set up around a fan. No kidding.
The American Pickers would covet this old GE sign.
What did we find? Take a look! This radio works!
These cuties are vintage Christmas ornaments.
Never enough icebox dishes.
A FireKing Tony ESSO mug.
Our favorite pick of the trip was this cowboy bedspread.
Here's an assortment of tacky souvenirs we can't resist.
Then there are the odd, silly and just for fun kitsch treasures. Like tiny plastic babies and teeny ceramic animals
Green Melmac-like dishes and a pink jewelry/hardware chest.
A card of bobbers for fishing and an Easy Money game.