A Picker's Tale

Using old fireplace mantles

Old fireplace mantles offer exciting home decor options. They have a wonderful romantic vibe which we love! One of our favorite peeps from Phoenix, Laura of Threesonsfarmhouse on Instagram, filled her beautiful hearth with old books. The result was a fantastic, warm space in her beautiful home! Mantles are also trending as headboards. If you search "repurpose mantle" on Pinterest, you will go craz…

We're gearing up!

We're finally getting acclimated to our new forever home here in Texas and we're filling our barn with vintage, primitives, and antiques from across Texas and some of our favorite places farther north. With a couple of shows already confirmed, we're excited to get beautiful things ready for our vintage peeps. Keep an eye on us via social media as we lock down our 2019 events and adventures. This y…

Playing with Flannel

 As soon as we arrived in Texas, I was on the hunt for a flannel shirt. It was too hot in Arizona to wear them but I've always loved these ultimate winter comfort shirts!  Faded flannels are everywhere and on everyone right now and you can quickly see why. They're awesome! Of course, I had to give it a DIY attempt because thats how I'm wired...and why do one when you can do a dozen…

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…