American Pickers?

Not sure if any of you watch American Pickers, but yesterday I was channeling Mike Wolfe as I tried to convince myself that I was not merely cleaning up over 50 years of mouse droppings; I in fact was a picker.  The illusion held out until I finished the first level of cleaning in our smallest out building, and then I was ready to get out of there!  Weather ended up being nasty and we lost electricity – so the upload of goodies had to wait until today.  Here are the nuggets of history found in the shed.

We’ll start with the broad array of random tins/cans/bottles.

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Then on to the glass soda bottles and canning jars (oh and one scotch glass)

Then I ran across some tools (handsaw miter – not sure of its real name – wood sled, and a creeper)

Then there was the neat pile of newspapers and magazines – a few samples here.

an old Essex Motors sign


Old furnace


“L.R. Hamilton, Inc”, Grower & Packer, Reedley, California, Lark Brand wooden crate box front only

Funnel, oil cans, Kirby vacuum, and an old window

And the best part – a shed that we can actually walk around in and not trip over everything!  Next layer of cleaning will come when Scott is here so he can go through what is “trash”.


And, of course, I can’t leave a post without a picture of my little helper!



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