Monday, June 14, 2010

Move over Mike and Frank, there's a new picker in town!

Well... it's been an exhausting couple of months! My friend Carrie has opened a new seasonal decor store in town, and I'm one of a couple consignors with her. I'm enjoying having an outlet for my finds, especially when I get to sell my pickins'!

I knew of this old hog building outside of town that a couple got along with the purchase of their new acreage... I told the owners, if they ever wanted to get rid of the stuff in there to give me a call.

*Ring Ring*

"Hey Kim, it's Adam, outside of town here, do you remember?" *heart skips a beat*

"Yep, I do."

"Hey, did you want to come out and look through that building" *doing a MAJOR happy dance*

Calmly... "Sure, whenever would work for you, of course."

"How about next weekend."

"Great! See you then!"


wait, there is more!

He couldn't believe I wanted all this stuff... he was even more shocked when I offered him money for it all! DH and I wouldn't have felt right if we didn't offer him something for these pieces... when we knew a couple gallons of poly and some scrubbing would bring us $$$$!!!

He took the money... and so far I've made 175% of my money back after selling the big counter (wish I took an after pix, it was beautiful!!!) and the old 'rustic secretary' a.k.a. the glass doored cupboard. It was used in barns to hold medicine and medical records for farm animals.

Adam DID call American Pickers... but I got there first! LOL!!

The only down side to the story is now we are called "The Clampetts" around town. People joke I should have been sitting on top of the truck in my rocking chair to make it official!


red.neck chic said...


I have a wooden shotgun - you need it? Oh... AND a rocker! I might even have a hat... hmmm...

Kim - you found some GOOOOOOOOOD stuff!!! I didn't hear MY phone ring - don't you know you're supposed to call the redneck? LOL

LOVE it all - and you have to show some pictures of the store!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

:-) robelyn

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

NOTHING WRONG with being known as the Clampetts...oh my gosh - what finds!!! That is how I felt after being at Sharpless Auction last week..kind of like a Clampett, but VERY HAPPY!!!

Marge said...

Fabulous finds!!! I'll bet you are really glad you gave him your name and number! I see some quality time with a power washer in your future! Can't wait to see some 'after' pics.

Jill said...

Honestly, how great that someone called you to come and pick up/pick out "junk". Awesome. Great stuff!

JB Knacker said...

Now that's what I'm talking about! Would love to have you by for the Breakfast Club. There will be 5 occasional sales and one barn garage sale on the docket for Saturday. Most sales are between Gilbert and Boone w/ one barn in Nevada. Hope to see you!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Wow! You got quite a haul! I have some friends that you would have a blast with.

By the way, I am a fellow Iowa State fan - my dad raise me right! But I met this guy who like Iowa and so now we have a mixed marriage! ;) Thanks for stopping by twelve crafts. Make sure you come back and say hi!!! GO Clones!

Jane said...

Now that's the kind of phone call I would like to get! For that kind of junk I would be OK with being called the Clampetts :-).
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your haul.

The one with the funny accent said...

Wow... Cant believe all this was just sitting there waiting for someone like you to come along and scoop it up :-) !!!! I have to admit Im a bit jealous, lol. Great finds!

Barntiques said...

Love gathering! Gathering with permission is great! But the way you feel after getting a haul like this...priceless!