I am totally going into the t-shirt business.
I’m printing my first shirt with this….
……”I went on a 200-mile-yard-sale and all I brought back was a cornucopia.”
I’m telling you…..it’s going to be a real money-maker.
This weekend I went on the yard sale with Greta the vinyl maker. And we drove for miles and miles and miles.
200 miles to be exact.
We had high hopes.
I was looking for a bath tub faucet and a car hood ornament and a vintage weather vane and a metal egg basket and wooden fruit and some shoe stretchers.
Nothing too unusual.
How hard is it to find a car hood ornament circa 1950 that I could make into a lamp finial?
Aren’t they on every street corner?
I mean….I see them on American Pickers all the time.
But instead of car hood ornaments and vintage fans and metal egg crates and any of the four wooden food groups…..
….all we found were broken laminate furniture and the occasional Hooter’s t-shirt.
That’s not how it happens on American Pickers.
Not in the episodes I’ve seen.
Maybe I missed it.
That’s it….I must have missed the episode where Mike and Frank pull up to a barn and take the farmer over to the side with a gleam in their eyes and excitedly offer him $75 for his laminate computer work station.
With a broken drawer.
196 miles and nothing to show for it.
And then….somewhere around mile 17.25….I found this for $1.00.
A horn o’ plenty.
A small victory for the tired and weary 200 mile yard salers.
That cornucopia is going to be big one day….I can just feel it.
It will have its name in lights and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
It’s going to make all the bath tub faucets and metal fans and vintage Christmas decorations sit up and take notice.
But right now….it’s sitting on the back porch.
I really want to decorate for Thanksgiving….but I’m a little busy.
And these are the tough choices you have to make…..
…..when you have a t-shirt empire to run 🙂
PS I bought these yesterday to give me a little courage for the conference. Just looking at them makes me a little less nervous 🙂