Saturday, April 26, 2014

Vintage Trailer Rally!

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
a treat for lovers of vintage and retro.
 
 
 







 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Warmer Weather Means More Picking!

The 67 Antique Outdoor Market is in Statesboro, GA - only 45 minutes up the road from Savannah.
 
Here's a vintage treasure we admired in the parking lot.

 
Who knew Ronald McD would be selling Atlanta Braves shirts?

 
I have always wanted a sign with Elsie's smiling face!
 
 
As many picking trips we have made over the last few years, we had
never seen a Ferris wheel for sale before.
 
 
Statesboro is home to the Georgia Southern University
Eagles.
 
Lots of metal kettles. Glad we don't have to heat laundry in
them over a fire.

 
This is Redneck intelligence at it's finest. This Weather Rope is genius.
Wet = Raining
Moving = Windy
White = Snowing
Gone = Take Shelter
 

 
 This booth had the best displays.
 
 
I love to see things recycled, but a wooden seat from an outhouse?
 
 
 
My favorite pick of the day was this vintage carved bunny pencil sharpener.
 

 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Who are the Picking Sisters?

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 d├ęcor. 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
 and


 
  
Collects: Sock Monkeys & anything Curious George like
 Elmer and Pauline
 

This is Jeri's lucky picking hat
 
Important to know:
 
Great at trivia
Lousy housekeeper
Always late
Wants a goat
Crossword champ
 
Household includes Jelly the cat who does yoga

 

Claim to fame: Once made a bull laugh


And

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:
 
Savvy traveler
Fabulous cook
Always early
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
 
Please see more picks on Pinterest at Jeri Gale on Pinterest
 
We wish you all the giggles we have shared as
sisters who are also
pickers! 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Picking at the Peachtree Highway Sale in South Carolina!

 

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.
 


 
Howdy Doody!
 
 
A card of bobbers for fishing and an Easy Money game. 
 
 



 

Lots more fun stuff to put in our etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/pickingsisters soon!
 

 

 

 

 

 






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