Friday, December 31, 2010

Cash & Cari Premiers Monday + HGTV Swag Giveaway!

The good folks at HGTV contacted me to let me know about the Monday, January 3rd premier of their new junking show, Cash & Cari. I took one look at the site and thought "Now HERE we go!" - this is much closer to what us online vintage dealers do than any of the other shows that are currently on TV. Finally!! Here is the brief synopsis:

Cash & Cari

Whether it's a vintage Chanel gown left behind in a disused dry cleaners, or a limited-edition pink vinyl copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller, or a Capo di Monte porcelain statuette, antiques dealer extraordinaire Cari Cucksey is always on the lookout for the undiscovered diamond in the rough. Cari travels the country to estate sales, flea markets, attics, garages and anywhere else that peaks her interest in search of obscure pieces to restore or flip for profit. Premieres Monday, January 3 at 10/9c on HGTV.

From the Scripps Network I found this bio of Cari:

Cucksey is the owner/operator of two businesses located near Detroit Michigan -- RePurpose Estate Services and her new retail RePurpose shop that sells antiques, items on consignment and her fabulous finds along with designer and vintage clothing and accessories. She has over 10 years experience as an estate liquidator.

Oh yeah. I think this might be good! :)


To help promote the show, HGTV is offering some sweet HGTV Swag to one lucky reader of this here little blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and next Friday, January 7th at midnight. Here is what is included:

·         (1) HGTV Red Can Koozie
·         (1) HGTV Ocean Blue Mug
·         (1) HGTV Canvas Visor
·         (1) HGTV Multi-Colored Roll-Up Tote

You know I'll be on the couch ready to go at 10 PM EST on Monday! Until then here is a video preview - and don't forget to leave a comment (with a way to contact you if you win!) if you want to be in the running for the giveaway... :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oddities on Discovery - Creepy Vintage Goodness

Last week I stumbled across a really great show on Discovery called Oddities. It is about a shop in New York called Obscura, that deals in antiques - but not your average, pretty things or fun, mod things - they are more into old taxidermy, bones, scary antique medical equipment, and other weirdness.

It normally airs at 10:30pm EST on Thursdays. Sadly, Discovery doesn't post full episodes on their website (unlike A&E, which lets me get my Hoarders fix whenever I want, and let me have my own mini marathon of the new storage unit auction show Storage Wars the other day, which I really enjoyed).

Luckily, they are running a marathon of Oddities this morning from 9am EST to 1pm EST - it looks like they are playing all 6 episodes that have aired so far, so it's a great chance to catch up on what I've missed!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dear Santa - My Christmas List

Dear Santa,

How are you? I know you are probably very busy, what with Christmas only 16 days away and all, but I hope you can find time for one more letter! I've been very good this year - I've done all my chores, I've given my best, and I've even been nice to my little brother, only teasing him every once in a while in a moment of weakness.

I have a list of presents that would make me really, really happy - even just two or three of them under the tree on Christmas morning would be more than enough! It's been years since I've written you with a list, actually I think the last time I used the Sears catalog toy section to make it. This time I used eBay - you have an eBay account, don't you?


Sunday, December 5, 2010

20% OFF SALE @ Vintage Goodness On Etsy!

Etsy recently released the capability to have a sale in your shop using a coupon code - so I am holding a 1 week 20% OFF sale in my shop to celebrate the holidays! The coupon code is Christmas2010 - it applies to the item price only, and I believe that you enter it at checkout. If you have any troubles with the code please send me a convo through Etsy, or drop me a line at! The sale ends next Sunday night - happy shopping :)