Rusted Roots Junk Shop VIDEO Tour: July 2016

Hey hey hey!! Happy August, y'all!! This month has been beyond nutso for us!! I feel like I said the same thing last month. Maybe it's just a crazy season of life! But we managed to fill up the shop with finds from Tennessee, Kentucky, & Pennsylvania!! We coined this sale 'Rusted Roots 127 Sale' assuming that we would hit the jackpot on the Highway 127 World's Longest Yard Sale. It's always been our best pick of the year and we always, always load up! But if you follow us on Facebook and … Read More...

Finally… We Got a Truck!!

You may say we've arrived! We've made it BIG TIME! These small town dreamers have hit a milestone in our little business we are building. But before we shout from the rooftops, let's take a quick look back. This was the scene, March 2014. It was a glorious day. Fabulous finds at a local auction piled high atop... yeah, my little red Toyota Corolla!! Look at that stackage... For months, we borrowed our parents SUVs. With little money to put toward renting anything. Then another milestone, we … Read More...

Rusted Roots Junk Shop VIDEO Tour: July 2016

This month has been brutal. Some months are a blast. We breeze through pickin' and huntin' treasures and are so excited to get them into the shop. And then there are months like this one where our personal lives are CRA-ZAY!!! Way too many things on our plate and finding time to get out there and hunt can be a challenge. That's why I was so excited when I got a call to come pick an amazing historic farm just a half hour away! That 'ol farmhouse was built in 1823. And the original family still … Read More...

Sweet Tea & Jesus… When Blessings Go Full Circle!

Last night, Bill and I were having dinner at a little diner near our house. The waitress came over, took our order and commented that she loved my necklace! I was wearing my 'Sweet Tea & Jesus' necklace. I said thank you and we enjoyed our burgers and sweet potato fries. To be honest I hadn't had the best day. As the meal was wrapping up I asked Bill if he wanted to go grab a business card out of the car. I was gonna share with the waitress that we sell the necklaces at our shop down the … Read More...

Antiques versus Antique Reproductions

"No way. No how. No reproductions. I mean, it totally lessens the value of all of the fabulous authentic antiques that we find! I don't want any part of that buying in bulk, wholesale, reproduction world. It's so fake!" That was me back in 2014 when we first opened the doors to Rusted Roots. And now?? Well, let's just say I've changed my tune just a bit. And I'm here to explain today why we did it! Look at that vignette! Pretty FARM-tastic right?? Let's break it down for a minute and talk … Read More...