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... :)


Kim Campbell said...

Thank heavens for DVR's. I have to work Monday!!! Booooooooo! Today was our holiday off.

Becky said...

This does look like a fun show!

Sharon said...

now this looks like my kind of show! can't wait to watch it. thanks for the heads up on it and you can reach me WHEN I win the swag at
love your blog!

Fritzi said...

As a previous owner of a French Import company in San Francisco, I had always wished for a show to highlight finding the good stuff...I can't wait to see this! If you ever need a consultant....)

Pamela Fritz

Ira Mency said...

Move over Antiques Roadshow....we finally have something we can relate to as vintage dumpster diving divas. (and gents) I actually saw a lot of hype on some of the cable channels this week and can't wait for the show to air. This show is going to be great.

Rhan Vintage said...

I just set my Tivo! Can't wait to watch this.

Alyssa said...

I love a lot of the shows similar to this on tv at the moment. However, this one looks like more what I'd like to do. Thanks for mentioning it. Maybe I can catch it this evening!

marythemind said...

I've been waiting for this show! I Love to go to Estate & Garage Sales here in Texas!

marythemind said...

Oh, forgot to leave my email addy: (this is Mary in Garland, Texas)

Anonymous said...

love it...would love to win


Amy said...

Cash & Cari sounds awesome!! Too bad I just missed its premiere! Hopefully I can catch it in a rerun or on demand. :)

amysweeps at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Just can't wait! Something to look forward to watching during these cold winter months!

Michelle Link said...

I used to work for her. Nothing to be excited about trust me!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

xoxo from rome

AnnieJ said...

Loved the show, would liked to have seen what people paid for things like the lunch boxes more than what the net was but it was fun. Will watch again.

Nancy said...

Just found your blog! I love vintage and I love reading other blogs about same. IF I win, you can e-mail me at nlh 1018 at yahoo dot come. And you can read my vintage blog if you so desire at vintagevisionsbynancy dot blogspot dot com. I'm going to keep looking at your blog now.

Sweet European Dreams said...

loved the premiere! I'll be watching regularly! -diane