Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sometimes you win, sometimes you wonderful why you bought it!!

I'm the first to admit that I don't know that much about certain items such as glassware, ceramics, rugs, paintings, etc.  Well, actually, I don't know much about a lot of stuff, but my friend/fellow picker Judy does.  She has been a picker for many years and is well read on most items.  So when I saw an opportunity to buy a box of stemware I immediately got Judy in on the deal.  It was beautiful stemware and glasses and Judy felt sure we would get our money back plus a profit.  As she dug through the box, she also found quite a few dolls under the glassware.  The owner at first said the dolls were not included, but he backed down when Judy said "No deal without the dolls!"  And so we became the proud owners of a box of glassware and unknown dolls.  The glassware is still in question as to its value, however, here are some pictures of the dolls--you be the judge!

                                                  Here are the lovely 'treasures' in a basket

                                                   This is probably the best one of the bunch

                                                          This poor doll had no arms!!!


So, this is a lesson well learned---always, always, always check your merchandize before you buy it cause you just might end up with an armless doll!!!   God Bless all and any who read this--Pat, A Remade Life                                                        

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Two Humble Pickers

Wow, life is a whirlwind right now!!  Between shows I manage (I actually manage and run 2-different shows) and shows that I participate in, I've not had a weekend off in------forever!  Well, it seems that way.  I've got 2-more weekends of work (this is all besides my full time job--feeling sorry for me yet?!)  then hopefully I'll get back to a semi-normal existence!!  Whatevery NORMAL is, right?  Anyway, one of my newest projects is a joining of forces with my good friend and fellow picker, Judy Collins.  Judy and I have come together to become "Two Humble Pickers"--we've got a new blog you really need to check out--  http://www.twohumblepickers.blogspot.com/  -- and read some of the craziness that goes on in our lifes!  For those who don't know what a 'picker' is or the meaning of  'picking',  a picker is a person (of questionable sanity!) who is willing to jump into dumpsters, get up at 4am just to beat everyone else to the garage sales, search through curbsite trash, all in the hopes of finding that one treasure that will bring her/him fame and fortune!  We are a different breed of folk and find great joy in the hunt.  So please be sure to check out our new blog and leave a comment, become a follower and share some of your picking adventures with us!!

 Two Humble Pickers Pat (me) & Judy

Judy having a great time looking for that hidden treasure!!

and I found it!!  Don't I look glamourous!!

Thanks for visiting A Remade Life--God Bless all and any who read this--Pat