A Picker's Tale

Transforming the barn and become the Palace

 We have a lot of work to do to get the barn ready and The Pickers Palace open. Our barn used to be a foundry. They made big, custom, creative metal pieces that were sent all over the world. The artist died in a tragic car accident in Austin. In the last decade, the barn sat idle but you can still see so much of the history from the equipment foundations to the old rock walls and stone paths…

In my own home....

We are always asked if we use vintage in our own home. Of course! It's our passion. In late September, we finally arrived at our new home in the Texas hill country. The old house was the original barn on the property in the 1920’s. Through the years, it was transformed into a barn-dominion. Years of changes and finishing have transformed it into a wonderful, quirky, country home.We invite you to j…

The Recipe Book

When you follow our adventures picking old barns, finding small town auctions and sales, you see some incredible pieces that we haul back to our stores - big, interesting, unusual things. We find treasures for home and hearth. Sometimes, however, we find history. On our recent trip to central Ohio, I found a flat cardboard box filled with paper that captured my imagination. I couldn’t wait to drow…

Where did you get that?

Every wonder how we find the cool stuff at The Picker's Palace?Steve and I love to hunt for treasures for The Picker's Palace. Whenever possible, we love a good pick in an old barn, a remote property, or a packed house. It amazes us what we find and the people we meet. From South Phoenix to the Southern states, we've dug through the rafters and corners of some amazing buildings. One of my favorit…

From Old Boxes

When Steve rolled in from Texas, I couldn’t wait for him to open the door of the box truck and let me feast my eyes on the treasures he brought back. It’s always exciting because his descriptions and lousy road photos betray the incredible beauty of the pieces he has found.This time, an unexpected shelf caught my eye. At first glance, it’s a pleasant primitive, painted in rich greens often seen gr…