Every parent knows what I'm talking about when I say no-kid crack. It's that high you experience when your kids are with a babysitter, and you realize: OMG! I have time for ME! Well today, I experienced a new high. I think it can officially be called Pickin' Crack.
This week, I was invited on a virgin pick (no one had viewed or purchased any items prior to my visit) at an abandoned / deteriorating property. I, like many Americans, love going to yard sales, thrift stores, and seeking the elusive mother-of-all deals. I've watched American Pickers and dreamed of doing something similar.
This was my BIG break!!!! I had knots in my stomach during the days preceding the pick. I prepared by wearing a baseball cap with built in LED lights to be used as my flashlight. I borrowed tennis shoes, as this Arizona girl rocks flip flops 99.99% of her life... I also made sure to wear pants and a long sleeve shirt. While I'm willing to dig through dirt, I fear spiders and other crawly things. They MUST avoid my skin at all times! Insert shiver. Lastly, I brought along bottled water. Most pickin' sites do not have power or water, as they are often barns and storage sheds. Gloves are another essential, to keep your hands free of dirt and splinters. One thing I hadn't considered, was bringing a dust mask. After twenty seconds of being in the first building, I was hacking up a lung.
I scored a large amount of vintage pieces, including luggage, furniture, wooden crates, wire baskets, baby items, and more! I can't wait for you all to see them. I know you will fall in love as quickly as I did! Below is a very brief preview of what we'll be selling soon. Be sure to follow us on our facebook page here to have an opportunity to purchase an item in the near future
Experiencing struggles in my current full time job, I have had many people suggest I seek out another full-time position with competitors, etc. I however, have secretly hoped in my heart that through investing myself into our Front Porch Pickins market, as well as our vintage resale efforts, that I may have a career via my love for pickin'.
Perhaps this is the first step towards that dream. The bible says God will give you the desires of your heart. And He knows.... my heart is full of vintage.