Thursday, April 1, 2010

Some pickin' pics.......

When I went to TN I didn't have my truck, and after loading up all the stuff I needed for a weekend trip (pillows, cooler, enough clothes for a month, kitchen sink) I discovered I didn't have much room left for my pickin's!!
I'll be going back up in a few weeks for the big stuff, but this pile is some of what I could fit in the car.


These days I have to have stricter criteria for a potential purchase......can I buy low enough to resell at a profit? does it have "the look"? is it in fairly good condition? is it something I know my buyers would want? is it something I would put in my own home? does it have function? can it be used as a component in a collage or construction project?

Needing to buy low is what eliminated the majority of stuff I had to pass up.....I could have bought so much more, but I know my market, and just can't pay too much for anything!


I love this old wavy wire basket I found at a flea market, and this photo of the girl with the white kittens.

17 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Nancy, you did GOOD!!!! I love it all...wishing you a wonderful Easter ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Sherrie said...

Even before I got to the last photo of the photo of the girl with the cat, I could see it down in the bottom of the preceding photo and it caught my eye. I would have so bought that!

Sea Witch said...

A treasure trove of goodies. I'm sea green with envy. Love the Edwardian day dress and the pretty wrought iron pieces. Sea Witch

Linda said...

Fabulous finds...and I love the little girl photo, too!

Coco said...

Ps...I loved everything in that pic...especially that column.

Joni @ Banks Springs Cottage said...

That has been my problem....finding things at a low enough price that I can afford to sell it at a price someone would snatch up. That is when I do open my shop... So so so much work to do.

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

What a great pile of pickins'--
the rusty wire basket... awesome- the architecture scraps...and that photo...all good pickin'

enjoy!

Tattered Goods said...

Yummmmy... I am lovin your pickins :)
Enjoy your day!

Smiles,
Sheila

Dorthe said...

So many wonderfull things, I love them, and would have bought them too.
Have a happy easter.
p.s. I`m having a giveaway.
Dorthe

Patty said...

Hey is that a wedding dress hanging up there?

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I love your criteria for "picking" I think you are an amazing picker and I truly love everything you found.

Have a beautiful Easter!!!

Rustique Gal said...

Lovely things, Nancy! I could take some lessons from you. I'm thinking of a booth at an antique store, which would allow me to buy more! Enjoy!
Sherry

Ronnie said...

You are a PRO! I love the white cat family photo too.

wendy said...

Your "pickins" are always amazing.

I follow your blog alot, just don't always leave a comment.

and don't forget to let me know WHEN YOU ARE READY TO SELL ME ONE OF YOUR WIRE DISPLAY HOLDERS!! I love them!!!

Sweet Repose said...

I feel a road trip coming on...what great finds, perfect selection. I know what you mean, it has to be the right piece at the right price...I just don't know how you do it without a truck...if I didn't have my big white beast, I'd be lost...I drive too many ditches n back roads...and that shop in the old relic...to die for!!! Great haul sista!!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I love every doggone thing!!!
Beth

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Wow! What a haul. I want to go pickin with you :).
Happy Spring,
Gerri