I have a love hate relationship with rainy Saturdays. I hate them because I lose a day of picking which means I lose the potential furniture pieces for new inventory. I love them because it is a rare chance to have a leisurely  morning at home and sleep in later than usual. This past rainy Saturday was no exception. I enjoyed being home for the morning and got a lot of housework done but I had the itch to find something…anything.

On Saturday afternoon, we loaded the kids and drove up to my sisters house in the middle of the desert! Even out in the middle of nowhere, there are a few antique stores so we planned for an afternoon of antique shopping where I was hoping to cure my itch to buy some stuff.

I’m Cured!

Waaaaay off the beaten path in the smack dab middle of the desert was an old white barn, exploding with the dustiest, dirtiest and perfectly vintage….everything. I could barely contain myself. I was so excited about the possibilities!

The first thing that caught my eye was a dirty old milk crate sitting in the middle of a dirt pile, complete with the metal bottle holders fixed inside.

And then we went inside.


There was so much junk, I didn’t even know where to start looking.

Then I saw it! Through the cracking facade of the old desert barn, the sunbeams cast a perfect light on the back wall lined with suitcases!

Lots of suitcases! I didn’t do a very good job of maintaining my composure.
After over an hour of browsing and re-browsing, this is my pile of goodies. I walked by that cherries sign over and over, hemming and hawing over whether or not to get it. Something about it kept me coming back to look so I sprung and am going to hang it above the cash register.

A fabulous chippy children’s chair to add to my collection and an antique baby buggy that I am going to be using as a rental piece for baby showers.

All in all, I had so much fun! We felt like the sister pickers…or picker sisters. Whichever it is. I’ve never actually seen the show, but since I was with my sister and sister-in-law, we were calling ourselves that!

I can’t wait to get all this fabulously vintage stuff set up in the store! I’ll take follow-up pictures as soon as I have it displayed.

Until then…