Saturday, January 8, 2011

Junker Quotes

Yep even junk and vintage collectors have famous quotes - Some are mine and some ain't.
  • When my parents took me to antique stores they would show me things from their past and childhood - I thought it was cool. Now when I see things in antique stores from MY past and childhood - I think it sucks!
  • I feel "Junk Drunk"
  • I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine”
  • One mans junk is another man's treasure
  • What most people see as junk, we see as dollar signs
  • One mans junk is another mans junk
  • When you wear vintage -  it's a person, it's a place, it's a time, its something that lived a life before me
  • A sign posted at an Antique store - Dead People's Things For Sale
  • At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first. Ethel Merman

  • Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends

  • It's not junk it's our national treasure 

  • I'm looking for the "WOW FACTOR"!

  • Sometimes I buy stories...

  • Time to raise your sights

  • I have no friends at auctions

  • The older the violin, the sweeter the music

  • NO! I'm not that guy from Storage Wars!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a memorable Christmas and looking forward to a great New Year! I didn't waste any time getting out and pickin'... New Years morning at 8 am my son Mike,  his girlfriend Janet and I were up to our knees in junk! We found an Estate in SE Fresno that was unbelievable! This home belonged to a hoarder and if you spent a week there you couldn't find everything... A real mess!

The Hoarders dining room

Mike and Janet having a great time
 With about 30 people already there we didn't waste anytime jumping in and getting dirty. I started in the garage and the kids went in the house. After spending about an hour hunting for treasures we were ready to check out. We found some amazing things and I look forward to posting them on eBay so I can start making some money.
After the estate sale we found a vintage garage sale and bought more collector items. Mike bought an old "Sun" music mixer for his guitar amps. The guy wanted 30.00 and Mike started haggling and said I'll give you 20 bucks.The guy was set on selling it for 30 but Mike eventually popped on it for 20.00. He's a chip off the ol' block.
I had a great time with the kids and I think they enjoyed junkin' with the old man.

Anyway, have a great year finding cool stuff and get dirty!