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I've been a picker in the Dakotas and Minnesota for 24 years- always on the lookout for hidden treasures and curiosities. To me there's nothing more fun than a good country auction on a sunny day! I've also been known to run from garage sale to garage sale with a big grin on my face....
I started all this by collecting Art Deco back in the 80s. Then one day I walked into a country antiques shop in Moorhead, MN, owned by a cantankerous old woman named Jean, and my life has never been the same! I fell in love with the look and feel of country primitives, the way you could just picture in your mind someone using them 100 years ago. Jean taught me so much of what I know about a real antique, and she had a profound, positive effect on my life. I still deal in a little Art Deco, and Mid Century Modern caught my attention a while back, but I'll always be a country collector at heart! I also have an antiques shop here under the name…

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  • Joined June 17, 2012

Favorite materials

wood, wool, tin, iron

About

I've been a picker in the Dakotas and Minnesota for 24 years- always on the lookout for hidden treasures and curiosities. To me there's nothing more fun than a good country auction on a sunny day! I've also been known to run from garage sale to garage sale with a big grin on my face....
I started all this by collecting Art Deco back in the 80s. Then one day I walked into a country antiques shop in Moorhead, MN, owned by a cantankerous old woman named Jean, and my life has never been the same! I fell in love with the look and feel of country primitives, the way you could just picture in your mind someone using them 100 years ago. Jean taught me so much of what I know about a real antique, and she had a profound, positive effect on my life. I still deal in a little Art Deco, and Mid Century Modern caught my attention a while back, but I'll always be a country collector at heart! I also have an antiques shop here under the name RedRiverAntiques.

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