I’m an avid watcher of shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars. I set my alarm each week in anticipation of these History Channel shows. Of the two, I’d have to say American Pickers is my favorite. I love watching them “pick” something covered in dust and dirt; things that to the untrained eye seem like junk but these guys will offer to buy it. Each piece they pick has a history behind it which for novice historians can be interesting. The show also gives a little glimpse into the past with each item. It fascinates me how different things were back then.
After a few episodes, my interest in antiquities peaked and I had to see this stuff for myself. So this past weekend I was told of a large antique mall where vendors set up shops to buy and sell antique. When I got there it surprised me, this place was huge! I only had about an hour to look through all of the shops; there were so many to choose from. One hour is defiantly not enough time to see what this entire place has to offer. I was overwhelmed by the many things they had on display. My next outing to the antique mall will definitely have to be longer than an hour.