Monday, April 18, 2011

THE POSH PICKERS

That's what we decided to call ourselves on this trip cause we were pickin' for the posh stuff. Well, if you happen to agree with chippy, rusty, metal and posh junk, then you know where we're at! This is me, Wed. A. M., all packed and ready to roll in these comfy shoes.Our very first stop. Isn't Janice a doll!
Now that's concentration!
Crossing into Kentucky. The whole trip, I rode shotgun and did what I was told!
Yea-Haaa!

Beautiful! Notice how much greener it is than in Il.
This is three days worth of snuffling out antique shops! While fun, It' very time consuming. Also, most of the shops we found had wares from 30 years ago, but we did manage to buy most of the wire, metal and white stuff that they had to offer.
On Sunday, we set up to sell at the first antique show in Burlington, Kentucky. Thankfully the sun was out and the day was pleasant, but windy. Janice and I were pretty possessive about the treasures we worked so hard to find, hence we were stubborn about our prices. We really didn't want to sell much here, instead we wanted to save most of it for our people in Il. We took turns shopping and JUST managed to squeeze more into her van! More great stuff for home!

Home, Sunday evening!
In another post, there will be pictures and tales of our favorite town in Indiana and the sweet dealers we met there.


P.S. Mindy, we were like Thelma and Louise! We tore up the miles, screeched into every mall we saw, intimidated every and all, (especially Janice) power shopped, (especially Janice, she was always waiting for me), and we did all this with no weapons! HA!


Rosemary, we looked and looked for that french carved cupboard you wanted. We would have taken a picture of it for you, but we didn't see even one! So sorry!


P.S.S. There were some really hilarious moments on this trip! You would really have had to be there to appreciate the levity. So if you 're interested in hearing the stories, just mention the words "fire station"and "flying money" the next time you see us!

7 comments:

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

I can "only imagine" ALL the fun You Ladies had!!! LoVe the pics you posted!!! Unbelievable you set up to SELL as well ~ not to mention trusting that you could fit it all in... Can't wait the SEE and HEAR MORE...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh fun...you found way more in Kentucky than I did...(although in my defense I was with a non-junker and was chased out of the state by tornadoes). I'm hitching a ride with you and Janice next time!!

Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Thelma, got the road atlas out and I am plotting our next adventure! Louise

Mindy @ Vintage Nest said...

But the real question is... Did you find Brad Pitt!

Can't wait to shop your posh finds!

Lululiz said...

Sounds like a great trip, and I would so love to hear the fire station and flying money story.........

Anonymous said...

paper patty

hey girls next time I'm with you, I'll ride on top of the van if it comes to it.

Granny Lindie said...

WHAT a neat trip....and what FUN... thanks for posting all the pics.