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Saturday, September 25, 2010

American Pickers

Yesterday The First Sergeant and I decided to enjoy the last of the summer weather, and so we loaded up the trailer and headed East..
We had a mission in mind, we were going 'pickin', just like the American Pickers on the television show.


Instead of randomly stopping to see what we would bargain for, our destination was an old antique/junk store situated within a stones throw of Center Hill Lake in Smithville, TN a reservoir constructed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1948.
The lake, which is 64 miles long, and covers an area of 18,220 acres has approximately 415 mi (668 km) of shoreline, with the deepest point at 190 ft and is well-known for water recreation and fishing.

View from atop the Dam entrance

View from Dam onto lake
Traveling down the back roads of nearby Edgar Evins State Park

Abandoned homestead

We returned home with our little trailer full of treasures, mostly for the garden, of which I'll post later, but wanted to share this wonderful old Blue Willow teapot I bought for a fraction of it's worth.
Time for tea !

23 comments:

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Love that show and I thinks it's great you guys hooked up and went picking! XOXO

bennie and patsy said...

That a find, love it.
Patsy

Emptyhead51 said...

Pickin' roadtrips are the best! You never know what kind of treasures you will find or sights you will encounter.

donna baker said...

I can't think of a better time to be had.

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely drive, beautiful views, and pretty, pretty teapot!

What a wonderful way to spend a day!

Hugs!

richies said...

The abandoned barn photo is awesome!

An Arkies Musings

mamabug said...

Sounds like the two of you had a lovely time. The teapot is an absolute gem; just love it.

L. D. Burgus said...

Oh what fun that must have been. I think you have shared this area before and it is beautiful. The tea pot would have been worth any price. Great find!!!

Rebecca said...

Just a bit jealous here! What beautiful scenery - and blue willow is my favorite pattern in dishware.

I'll look forward to seeing the other goodies!

Sandra said...

the abandoned homestead, both phtos are remarkable to me. like dropping back in time. so lovely and i always wonder about the lives that were lived in them. lovely tea pot. we were in a tea shop today and tasted 3 different types of tea, lovly shop and super tea.

Stew said...

Funny, I was watching that show when I decided to go online.

Nice shot of the barn.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo!
I love that show American Pickers but I like being a 'picker' even better. What a beautiful place to go exploring for treasures...love that winding road. You don't get too many roads like that here in Kansas! I'm excited to see your treasures after seeing this beautiful teapot..I'll be watching for you. Have a great day..
Maura :)

Kay said...

How cool. What a great idea. Did you actually go up to the door like the "Pickers" do and ask to look around or did you go to actual yard sales? I'll bet you had a really fun time.
Kay

HEATHER said...

Color me "pea-green" with envy over that tea-pot! Can't wait to see what else you got!

Hilary said...

It's always time for tea!

Celestial Charms said...

That looked like a beautiful ride. Love the teapot! Blue and white is my favorite color combination.
Maureen

nckym said...

I love days like that - we always call it "going on an adventure." You never know what you are going see as you travel the back roads. We went to the Mennonites in Allen County KY today for sorghum as they were cooking it today. I think you have the Muddy Pond Mennonite community near you in Cookville.

Kim said...

I want to come pickin' with you and then have some tea from that delightful tea pot!

Sheila said...

I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your day trip and was glad to see your lovely teapot - a treasure to be sure!

matron said...

We have just started to get that show on Sky,John is hooked on it.We do not have anything like that here.Do you remember the the old -rag and bone men- that came once a month in England.??
The photo's are lovely and the teapot a real gem.

Tom Stephenson said...

Hello. I came across your blog via Anne Hammett, who (for some reason) is following mine. I'm going to keep in touch, if only to take a peek at your trailer full of treasures that you've promised to show us!

Jill of All Trades said...

The Hubby just loves American Pickers along with the pawn shop guys. Great pic's here.

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