Have you ever seen the show "American Pickers?" I think it's on the History or Discovery channel. We love it! I grew up with a family of American Pickers. My dad is a treasure hunter. Things others thought were junk, he saw as vintage gems. He typically bartered for some pretty cool antique pieces like old gas pumps, Chevy trucks, wagon wheels, rusty farm equipment, butter churners. The first memory I have of treasure hunting is helping my dad restore a metal tricycle. It is now displayed on my parents' "junk shelf" in their kitchen with some of their finest antique gems. From a young age I learned to keep my eyes open for "junk" treasures, too...things people had laying around that had no value to them, thrift store finds, garage sales.
Recently my parents went on a road trip through Utah & Colorado. They brought me back some of the neatest antiques and some for their own collection, too!
My mom found this vintage apron...I LOVE it!
Antique Spice Tins
Dainty Vintage Hankies & Doilies
Vintage Enamel Flower Pin...can't wait to wear this!
Milk of Magnesia bottle & IV bottle
MOM Bottle- Philips Pharmaceurtical
Old Rolling Pins
One of my Dad's treasures: Hand Powered Coffee Grinder
Another of my Dad's find: Sausage Stuffer
Here are some pics of my Mom & Dad on their road trip!