Many of you are probably familiar with the television show American Pickers on the History Channel. Garlan Gudger, Sr. was ahead of his time when he began picking in 1969! Garlan Jr. has been doing a little picking of his own lately. Although our business centers primarily on salvaging architectural antiques, we do enjoy rummaging through old junk and walking away with some really cool finds. Our New Arrivals page currently displays items that Garlan and Amy picked up during a recent trip to Georgia. Hearing of an old salvage store that was going out of business, they quickly headed east to check out the treasures.
This week finds Garlan and Shane in Philly, Baltimore and Washington D.C. They will be bringing back antique doors, iron gates, trim and who knows what else! We have been anxiously waiting on this sneak peek of some of their fantastic finds (pictured)! Once the items arrive many will be posted online as soon as pictures are taken. Some items will need a few repairs while others will go directly to our restoration shop where they will be fully restored. These items will make their appearance online once they've had their makeover!
As much as we love 'picking', we also love seeing the incredibly creative things our customers do with our finds. We purchase pieces that we think have the potential of being given a new life, re-purposed into a useful item or beautiful work of art. We see the possibilities but it is our customers who constantly amaze us with your creativity. We can't wait to see what you do with our picks and love getting your 'after' pictures! Watch the New Arrivals page where our latest discoveries will make their debut! In the mean time, visit the Our Story page and read all about how Dr. Gudger turned his love of rescuing and restoring architectural salvage into what has grown to be one of the largest stores in the nation.
August 16 2012, Newsletter Vol. 8
We continue to add treasures to the New Arrivals page including this rare door knob. This ornate, nickel plated knob has a delicate cross stitch design across the top encased in glass. This is a true collectors item.
We have added two items to our Special sale page this week. You will find a classic 1950's Radio Flyer Scooter and a circa 1950-60's Porta Gasoline Can. Both items are priced to sell and will go to the first person to call or come by the store.
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