So…right after my last post, we got a call back from the casting people from American Pickers!!! They wanted more pictures so we got down and dirty in June’s barn and came up with these…
LOL…we had so much fun! It’s been a couple of weeks now and we haven’t heard anything more…hopefully we are still in the running to be the next amateur American Pickers! Of course I’ll keep ya posted if we hear anything!!!
In the mean time, the PICKIN continues! I went to the auction last Monday and wasn’t really feeling it…all the stuff I wanted was at the end of the 400+ item catalog so I decided to go home and leave some absentee bids. I honestly didn’t think I would win because I low-balled it with the prices, but lo and behold I WON 2 of the 3 lots! I got this awesome lot of old bottles (no pics yet) and also a lot of AWESOME antique advertising tins. The tins were quite dusty and dirty….
But after cleaning them up a bit, I think I have some real treasures here!!! I am in LOVE with the graphics and old-fashioned fonts they used….and boy do the colors POP now that the dust and dirt is gone!
Most of these face powder tins still had the face powder in them…ummm…GROSS! I emptied the ones with loose caps but some were screwed on so tight and rusted together that I left the powder in there!
This one is a bit more beat up than the rest, but it’s also a LOCAL product! You can see “Rochester, NY” on the bottom! How cool…I love local pieces!
This next one is a cigarette tin and the rest were tobacco tins. Again, I loooove the colors and graphics!
Woooohoooo! I can’t wait to get them over to The Carriage Place! I also did a quick estate sale on Saturday and picked up a little tidbits, most of which I didn’t get around to taking pictures of…do’h! I did score this giant tin of vintage buttons though, which was sooooo cheap….and if you know anything about vintage buttons, or buttons in general, they usually cost a fortune!
I have a strange fascination with buttons. There were so many unique and unusual buttons in this tin. I laid out the ones I found most interesting. What to do with so many cool buttons!
I immediately wanted to display them. Remember this cute little jar from the Amvet?
I put some in there and tied on a little homespun tie. Not the most original idea, but it’s my favorite way to show off buttons.
Threw it up on the shelf. Do you see it?
I’ll probably do the same for the rest of the buttons and bring ‘em to the shop.
Well that’s all for now. I’m heading over to The Carriage Place Wednesday to bring some of those tins and other items over. I love getting in there and just fussing around. It’s like therapy for me!
What types of craft projects do you have going on? Do you find you get into a rut this time of year? I know I do!!! Anyway, if you have anything cool in the works, send me pics…I need some crafty motivation!!! Have a great week my fellow crafters and junkers!