The Picking Sisters are the packing sisters!

Sad to say, we will be closing our booth at Picker Joe’s in February. We would like

to sell our inventory as a lot to a dealer or designer who will love our kitschy

furniture, paintings, housewares, etc. Come by to see lamps, books and linens. All

shelving and displays are included.

Please email at with questions or to talk about pricing.


Belonged to Indiana Jones?

This fabulous vintage L.L. Bean canvas tote has the look of being well-traveled. Maybe it belonged to an adventurer. The well-worn leather just adds to the legend.

The tag inside is in script, so we know the bag is pre-1970’s. Since in all candor the bag had Howard Johnson and Piedmont airlines tags attached. the bag probably never went to Morocco or Tibet. But it is way cool and we added it to our booth at Picker Joe’s.



Meet the new monkey!

I’m a lucky girl. My picking sister brought me a lovely addition to the sock monkey troop. Her name is Rae. (Seriously never knew monkeys travelled in troops, but my internet search said so.)

She’s a classic beauty, no? (No clue why she wanted to pose in this desk.)


This is her selfie.Raemonkey3

As you can see, she’s settled in quite nicely. Welcome Rae!


My soap is 98 years old!

We found a copy of National Geographic magazine from 1917. The artwork and illustration used in the advertisements was amazing – and only 25 cents an issue.


I am fascinated that so many of the companies that advertised in 1917 are still in business 98 years later. Many had flowery language and made some pretty amazing claims.

This is my favorite gum although I’ve never used it for insomnia.
We sell vintage Pyrex in our booth, but it’s still for sale everywhere.
RCA, Kodak and Goodyear are still with us.
Ah, the days when men were the secretaries.








And here is my soap…still 99% pure. And of course, it floats.