I have a new favorite show. If you are a thrifter, a garage sale junkie, or a vintage hoarder; if you love to go on adventures and hunt for treasures; if you like to get your hands dirty all in the name of discovering something that others would pay top dollar for...you need to check out "American Pickers" on the History Channel. It is a cross between "Cash in the Attic" and "Dirty Jobs."
I love garage saling. Around where I live, the garage sales are always few and far between. If there are some, they are usually in a modern house with people who are trying to get rid of stuff that they bought at Walmart in the last few years. I get such a rush when I follow a garage sale sign and find that the house is at least 50 years old and therefore the stuff inside might be old as well. Oh the possibilities...the treasures that await my picking.
Because of the limited amount of good garage sales around me, there have been times when I pass by old houses (like the one from this post) and wish I could just ask the owners if I can scavenge their house for goodies. What is so cool about "American Pickers" is that they do just that. They knock on doors and explain that they want to go through the owners old barns, warehouses, shops, etc. to find items they would like to purchase. What a dream job. I wonder how you get into that line of work? Watch the show and you will want to go picking, too!
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, American Pickers