For those that love everything 60's, here's a new show coming this fall to ABC. Pan Am stars Christina Ricci. This show looks fabulous. It just might help with the withdrawals that many of us are feeling over the painful wait for the next season of Mad Men.
ReSellers, keep an eye out for vintage Airline items, Pan Am items as well as more interest for retro and mod items from the 1960's.
The Playboy Club, another series based in the 60's starring the dishy Eddie Cibrian will also air this fall on NBC. Anyone remember him from that slightly awkward and very drawn out series Sunset Beach? I swear it took weeks for that darn boat to sink.
I actually have a vintage Playboy club key that I picked up at an estate sale. I never listed it and will keep onto it until the show premiers.
I love summer but I'm sort of looking forward to Fall now.
The word on the "thrifting" street is that Auction Hunters is definitely influencing Americans. I heard that participation in auctions in Sonoma County alone has increased to often more than 200 people showing up at a single auction. The entire country is falling in love with treasure hunting. Auction Hunters is a perfect combination of that. I know that every time they open the door to explore the contents of the storage unit I get butterflies in my belly.
"Every year in America, 50,000 storage facilities hold auctions for abandoned storage units and, at these auctions, over $1 billion worth of goods changes hands. Each unit has the potential to be a goldmine or a bust for those who make their living hunting unclaimed property. “Auction Hunters” cuts the lock and opens the door into the high stakes, financial risks and potential rewards where the right purchase can bring in serious cash. The series follows Haff and Jones in their quest to win auctions, dig for abandoned historical treasure and sell them for a profit. This season they uncover high-valued items including a Winchester model 1912 shotgun valued at $1,500 and the exact scale remote control replica of a $3,000,000 luxury Viper Fan Jet plane valued at $11,500."
"Allowed only a brief glimpse inside the unit before each fast-paced auction begins, skill and strategy are paramount as Haff and Jones have only seconds to estimate the value and determine how high they’re willing to bid to beat out the completion. Each episode will also feature “the dig,” a process by which our hunters literally dig into the contents of the unit and assess every item within as well as “the sell” where they consult experts, establish value and negotiate a sale with collectors and dealers."
Be sure to catch the Season Two Premiere on Tuesday, April 5th on Spike.
I wanted to let you know that there is a TV show casting call that might interest you. I sure wish that I had more experience in this genre. My limited knowledge of Strawberry Shortcake probably wouldn't cut it. Please contact them if you think that you might be a good fit.
TV SHOW CASTING CALL: NOW SEEKING KNOWLEDGEABLE COLLECTORS OF POP CULTURE MEMORABILIA
Do you own or know the value of every Star Wars figure and original classic Barbie doll ever released? Can you spot the original drum set from the best hair bands of the 80s and know its value right away? Are you an expert on all the original set props from every blockbuster from your generation? If so, Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment (VPE) is looking for you!
VPE is now casting an avid collector and active buyer/seller of pop culture items who can determine the value of pre-owned collectibles and original memorabilia. Must be an authentic expert on classic pop culture and have an encyclopedic knowledge of nostalgic collectibles. Also must possess an enthusiastic and relatable personality that allows them to connect with and interview other collectors about their respective items.
Please e-mail the following information to email@example.com:
Name Age Location Contact Information At least three RECENT photos (one full body length) A copy of your resume or other materials that indicate your credentials Any video content that showcases your hosting abilities A summary of why you are the ideal host for this program www.vinniep.com
Food is funny. If you know me well you'll know that I've always loved food. When I was a young girl I used to eat a conventional diet that consisted of white bread, lucky charms (be still my heart), kool-aid and meatloaf. Years later I gave birth to a sweet girl and my life changed forever. I realized the moment that I held her that I would only feed her the best food possible. The day we came home from the hospital we cleaned out the pantry well between naps and baths and restocked it with organic & health food.
The change didn't happen over night nor was it that easy. It was very hard to swallow the increase in price for us. We were in England and finding organic and health foods meant driving all over the south in search of tiny health food stores. I was breastfeeding though and every time I fed my daughter I knew that our change in diet was worth it.
The celiac diagnosis came and went and again my diet changed (sans lucky charms). After years of not taking in nutrition despite my healthy diet, my body began to soak in nutrients and vitamins. I still struggled with being anemic so we switched gears again and worked hard to incorporate Superfoods into our diet. I needed nutrient dense food more than anything.
We began to eat, flax seeds, fish oils, wild salmon, acai berries, goji berries and of course avocados. When I fall off the wagon (as I have shared a few times over the last few years) my body starts to feel tired and worn out. I simply need this food in my diet.
The other day I mentioned that my mother is doing better. She was diagnosed with cancer five years this coming March and was told that she at the most had about 2 years with chemo treatment. She has colon cancer that metastasized to the liver. Why is she alive today? Well my belief and my parents belief is that superfoods have extended her life. We've already been gifted 3 extra years.
My mother goes to an amazing place in Seattle called The Wellness Clinic. They mix oncology with alternative medicine. My mother sees both an oncologist and a naturapath. Every day she takes supplements like mushroom tincture, cod liver oil, sesame oil, boswalia (herb), Vit D 5000, green tea, a homemade electrolyte and yogurt. I feel so blessed to have her in my life.
Speaking of Superfoods, yesterday I had my 10 seconds of fame. I was on CBS news in certain cities across the US. It was a story featuring Superfoods. You can watch read the article here.
My head is spinning with so many TV shows focusing on our favorite topic: Thrifting.
Yes, they do have different names like American Pickers and Auction Hunters but it all comes down to the same idea. Someone has/buys something and sells it for a profit. It's not much different than ATG. I offer advice on how to buy, sell & collect. I just don't get paid their salaries. Well....yet.
Mike, Frank, Ton, Allen, you & me all share this incredible passion for thrifting, treasure hunting and for some of us; making money by selling what we find.
Why though are so many of these shows focused on MEN and not women? Why do you think this is? Do the producers not think that we can be on our knees in a dirty basement rummaging through boxes? Do they not think we are clever enough to bring a bag with a flashlight, scissors, pepper spray, jeweler's loupe and cash?
Of course most of here would probably be more interested in a show that focused on women. Not that I don't mind watching Allen or Mike do their thing. I would just like a balance. And okay I confess to be a little tired of enamel signs & oil cans.
Let's do some brainstorming for our Perfect Thrift TV show. The one that should star at least 2 females. Get creative and crazy with your answers. That's the beauty of dreaming.
Would it take place in Thrift Stores?
Would it focus on Collecting as well as Value of items?
Would it focus on going to Estate Sales?
Would it show the bad thrift purchases along with the best?
Would it take place all over the country or in a specific area?
What are your ideas? I'd love to hear them.
Disclaimer: obviously if you truly want your idea to happen, don't share it here but instead create a pitch to make your show a possibility. If you do share your idea here, any of us might be inspired by it. It might even become a feature at ATG!
Do you dream about being on a tv show to do with Thrifting? Are you a newbie to selling? I've been asked to post this wonderful opportunity from a casting producer for a new TV series about Flea Markets.
Good Luck! xoxo Selena
Star in a Flea Market TV Series!
You may never have considered a flea market as the key to your financial stability, or as a way to really raise some good money for your school, church, or organization -- but what if you could make some money on your attic treasures and star on TV at the same time?
KPI is a New York-based production company aiming to start a reality television series for a major cable network, starring families and individuals who have treasures locked away in the unknown rooms of their homes and garages. No matter which coast or state in between you live on, you could join the cast of this show if you've got something interesting to sell!
If you're chosen, a real expert in flea market merchandise will come appraise your items and help you "separate your treasure from the trash," according to their press release. Shooting of the show takes place over 3-4 days right at your doorstep as well as at local flea markets; the next few months (December through March) is when filming is scheduled to happen.
Want to be considered as part of the cast? Email Cara Weissman at firstname.lastname@example.org, describe what you want to sell, how you got it, why you are selling it, where you live and where you would spend the money you would make on the show. Thanks!