Monday, September 5, 2011


It is raining on my end of North Carolina.  Raining and raining and raining.  Molly, my pocket beagle,  and I walked in the rain earlier.  She wasn't interested in my story about how much fun it was for Gene Kelly. 

Stuck.  Bored.  TV on while I play on the computer.  Lifetime.  I don't watch the channel often and can't remember why it was on.  In other words, whatever was on I wasn't paying attention.  I did look up when the Picker Sisters showed up.  What?  Who?  Aw, come on. 

There they are.  The photo doesn't show what I guess is part of the appeal of this show.  They wear short shorts while shopping in what seems to be a man's world.  Prowling through barns, attics, knee high weeds and old industrial short shorts.  Aw, come on.

I'm still watching as they cajole people into accepting their offers and then use their charm to get someone to move the bigger items for them.  Yeah, short shorts.

They have some fellow on retainer back in Los Angeles who is willing to cut up radiators and create chairs for them!!!

I don't think I'd like to sit and read in that chair.  In fact, I don't think I want to sit in that chair at all.
The wire shelves aren't bad.  They like wire...

They're actually moving these short shorts.  Here's the result after the carts visited Alan.

Maybe this is what's selling in LA.  I know we've seen a run on industrial and then there's shabby still hanging around, but I don't know.  I like comfort and I don't see much here.  The light fixture created from an old pipe is neat.  There is a similar one in a new restaurant over in Asheville. 

Those of us who have been around for a while smile and say how Antiques Roadshow has ruined the antiques business. That's about the good stuff and now everyone believes they have the good stuff.  Look out!  Now even the rust and rot is going to escalate.

These gals payed 1,000 bucks for a termite riddled tree trunk and some copper wire.  Aw, come on.

They did make this coffee table, or Allen did, using old chain.
I might use it in an office.  They consider the lighted arrow and bull, art.  No bull!   

As I write, they are buying a silo that they plan to cut up.  Moving a silo?  Yeah, the fellow who sold it to them has a neighbor with a tractor and the phone calls begin to find a truck.  Pay the farmer's price, the freight to LA, factor in travel expense and a paid invoice to Allen who is really the one with talent and still make a profit??  Aw, come on.  

I don't have many followers at this point, but I would appreciate opinions. 


  1. Personally, I wasn't able to make it through the entire first episode. I'm not at all impressed with these gals. "American Pickers" is a much better program than this. I won't waste my time with these short shorts wearing women. They come across, in my opinion, as not at all that good at what they're supposed to do.

  2. I agree with Motherkitty...I enjoy watching the real pickers. Linking up from 2805 and now a follower.


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