Monday, January 3, 2011

Junking Trend

We are entering into a new phase of television viewing - JUNKING!! First, most of the programs shown on HGTV, DIY, etc. were all about arts and crafts. Remember the Carol Duvall show? Then, when the prices of homes were skyrocketing, they were all about flipping houses. Well, we know how that turned out. Because of the housing crash, the shows started to be more about how to get your house sold or how make part of it an income property.

Enter the current phase - JUNKING! Now, we're talking. We get to enjoy shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars on the History Channel and Storage Wars on A & E. Tonight, HGTV is getting in on the action. It looks like it will be a girl version of American Pickers.

The new show is called Cash & Cari. Cari Cucksey is the star of this show. She is an antiques dealer and appraiser.

PHOTO COURTESY OF HGTV

From the HGTV site: With her razor sharp business sense and an eye for spotting diamonds in the rough, estate sale guru Cari Cucksey combs through her clients' basements, attics and garages in search of hidden treasure. And once she and her team have organized and priced the entire contents of the home, they hold an estate sale right on the premises. From antique furniture and vintage toys to retro electronics and rare cars, there's something for everyone, and everything must go!
PHOTO COURTESY OF HGTV

I figure that she won't be buying bicycles and other motor-head items so she'll be running in different circles than Mike and Frank. I think that these two shows will complement each other very nicely. I already have my satellite to autotune so I won't miss it.

13 comments:

Prior said...

While I love watching these shows, I hope they don't make our pickins's slim or inflated, lol. I am sick of real estate shows...bring back Decorating Cents!

Happpy New Year! Lezlee

Yvonne said...

I love junking. I used to sell junk at a place in Bandera called Rust and Dust. Had so much fun! I agree with Lezlee. Once upon a time auctions were great but then they got popular and the prices went sky high. I still go junking now and then, but not like I used to.

Heather said...

Happy New Year!!! That looks like a great show to me. My father was an antique dealer. So I grew up looking for the great find. So much fun!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I saw that, I'm really looking forward to seeing this. :-)

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

That looks interesting, I will have to look for it! I used to be an HGTV addict. Serious addict. When they started with all the real esate shows it turned me off. I too say bring back Decorating Cents! LOL

Happy New Year Ms T!!! I hope it brings you lots of sales!!!!!!!!!!1

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR TERESA,
I FOUND YOUR BLOG THROUGH OLIVIA'S BLOG.
I LOVE HGTV....HOUSE HUNTERS, RENTERS, EVERY SHOW YOU MENTIONED.
I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR BANNER IS ADORABLE.
I LOVE JUNKING....I AGREE WITH PRIOR...I LOVED DECORATING CENTS SO MUCH.
I AM YOUR NEWEST FOLLOWER.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I LOVE the new junking shows! My whole family enjoys them. Maybe they'll even start going to the flea market with me. Or is that a good thing? :)

Happy New Year, my friend!

Antiques Galore Gal said...

Can't wait to see this show! I live for my week-end estate sales!

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Susanne said...

I'm glad HGTV has finally gotten some new material, so tired of DTS, and I agree with Prior, bring back Decorating Cents. Thanks for the heads up on Danielle's etsy shop.
Susanne.

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Shelly Gregory said...

Love the new HGTV seris Cash & Cari! Love love love it!

Shelly Gregory said...

You're so funny! I have my DVR set! I love treasure hunts! And I love rejoicing in the treasure found by the hunters!