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What is Old Can be New Again! Creating New Heirlooms from Old Treasures

One building that has seen some hard times but is not in such bad condition is the Liberty Hosiery Building in Gibsonville, NC. When jobs were lost, many of the downtown stores also left but thanks to Jim & Chris Smith’s imagination and creativity, jobs have been created.

As a textile broker I saw jobs that were lost to Mexico, India, and China, resulting in small towns being destroyed. WalMart changed traffic patterns and created impervious surface problems for water quality that was left from many empty buildings in disrepair in their wake. As Big Box stores muscled their way in, many small Mom-n-Pop cottage industries saw their customer base turn away for various reasons. Pickers, Pedals, We were amazed at how old industrial carts could be Passions & Blunders is converted to functional rustic tables. Prices for dollie cart committed to promoting tables are $350. historic buildings, downtowns They have pursued items that and small businesses. are architecturally significant and then tastefully transformed them into works of art. Who would’ve thought that a rustic table could be made from a broken down rusty industrial cart?! We had to do a double take when we passed a very unusual table lamp 1

a n d realized that the base was indeed what we thought we spotted at first glance...an old fire extinquisher! Such cleverness abounds in The Mill’s behind-thescenes workshop. And that’s where the real magic is created! The creative craftsmen and women of The Mill would give Santa’s elves in Old is New Again continued next pg

Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders is an eclectic mix of unique items, passions, events and bargains and the people who love them. Our mission is to provide more exposure on a monthly basis for antique and collectible dealers in order to connect to consumers who want to find those dealers. There’s always this unquenchable thirst to add to one’s collection and to find that ever elusive item, whether it be a piece of period furniture, a doll, a tea pot, or a vintage piece of farm equipment. We just want to connect folks so that everyone can buy and sell the things that we all love.


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their workshop a run for their money. The square mirrors made of old retired license plates from all over the US for a very creative border looked like something you would see adorning the wall of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Geoff Sutton at The Mill told us that a local lady had an old trunk that belonged to a Marine stationed in Honolulu. Customarily when someone was going home, they packed their trunk with their belongings and it was shipped out. Now this trunk has been given new life as a toy trunk for some child to enjoy. The Mill also includes new pieces from known companies such as Guildmaster, J Douglas, Aidan Gray, Century, Chesea Huose, Blue Ocean and many others. In addition, they feature local artists’ works. Just drop in on their website to see what the local talent is producing. Please give The Mill at Gibsonville staff a call to discuss existing inventory and items that you may be looking for. Dale

Gibsonville’s Lighting of the Green We can’t talk about The Mill at Gibsonville without mentioning a lil’ something about the town itself. After all, this is the small town that produced the Yow sisters and the Holt brothers. The late Kay Yow was the NCSU Women’s basketball coach. Deborah Yow is now the Athletic Director for NCSU. NFL has the benefit of Torry Holt (Rams and Jaguars) as well as Terrence Holt (Lions, Cardinals, Bears, Panthers, and the Saints) athletic prowess. Every summer the Holts host a

football camp for the kids of Gibsonville in a fine example of remembering where one comes from and giving back to the community. On Nov. 19th from 5:50 8:30pm the Gibsonville Merchant’s Association will be holding their annual ‘Lighting of the Green.’ The town welcomes all with open arms to come enjoy a hayride (donations go to the Empty Stocking Fund) and to see the miniature garden trains. Come enjoy a fine kickoff for the Holiday Season in a small town with a big heart.

136 Eugene Street, Gibsonville, NC 27249 - (336) 447-1000 - info@TheMillatGibsonville.com

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Passions Destination The New Years Antiques Show at Calendar of the Birchwood Manor, Jan 1-3, Events Whippany, NJ, The Birchwood Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, Oct 29 - Nov 7, Hilton Head Island, SC, info@hhiconcours.com, 843-785-7469 or www.hhiconcours.com 16th Annual Memory Lane Exhibit at the South Florida International Auto Show, Nov 5th - 14th, Miami, FL - held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For info: AACA South Florida Region’s Show Chairman: Mel Mann at soflaaca@aol.com Pier Antique Show, Nov 13 - 14, Pier 94, 151 West 25th Street New York, NY, 10001

Manor. 111 North Jefferson Rd. For info, JMK Shows 973-9272794, 973-224-2797 or visit www.jmkshows.com The Sarasota Holiday Antiques Show and Sale, January 1-3, Sarasota, FL, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. 801 N. Tamiami Trail. For info, 973-927-2794 or 973224-2797 or visit www.jmkshows.com Richmond Antiques Spectacular & Antique Tool Show, Jan 2-3, Richmond, VA, The Showplace. 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike. For info, Louis Jesse 804-462-6190 or Bob Taylor 804-769-8866.

Lighting of the Green in Gibsonville, NC, Nov 19, 5:30 - 8:30pm, sponsored by the town’s Merchant Association Cameron, NC Antiques Dealers’ Annual Christmas Open House - all shops participating Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10am - 5pm, Sunday Nov. 21 from 1 - 5pm

Pickers, Pedals, Passions & Blunders is Now Reviewing Resumes for Commission Only Advertising Sales Reps in the Following Areas Adamstown, PA Maryland Eastern Shore Charleston, SC/Savannah, GA Washington, DC Nashville, TN Birmingham, AL Chattanooga, TN/Northern GA Myrtle Beach, SC Southwest VA St. Augustine/Daytona, FL St. Petersburg, Tampa, FL Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, FL New Orleans, LA Atlanta, GA We are looking for enthusiastic people with interest in Americana and travel. Photography, creative writing, internet access and basic computer skills are needed. No phone calls! All decisions will be based upon resumes and creative introductions. Send resumes to our PO Box in NC or email us, please!

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Sox & Martin... What began as a mission to deliver information and current events over 40 years ago as a paperboy, is now an effort to get the word out to gather information about this car. Forty years ago, I was the paper boy for the late Ronnie Sox and Buddy Martin and was fortunate to enough to see dozens of Barracudas and Road Runners in their driveways.

In the early 1970’s the Sox and Martin team became unstoppable and recognized as a family, sharing parts and technology. Every part and car is now recognized as historic and is constantly being authenticated. Photographed is one of the few remaining cars to be authenticated by Hemi Fred. Current National Champion Sox and Martin Racers have values of over $880,000.

Fred was kidding me about the name Pickers, Pedals, Passions & Blunders. He told me one of his biggest Blunders was leaving quick and creating a major wheel stand (pictured on following page) and almost wrecking an $880,000 dollar car. But Fred’s comment was gracious stating “that is what we race for and give the fans their money’s worth.” Dale

Photos to the left were taken at East Coast Dragster Reunion car show held in Henderson, NC last month Hemi Fred talking with a show attendee while tryng to find out more info on his car which he believes is one of the few remaining Sox and Martin’s cars. Pictured with his proud family is Harold Lyles, one of Sox and Martin’s crew members and one of their drivers from their heydays. While we have lost Ronnie Sox, any mention of his name and the sweeping of the championships in the early ‘70’s draws a big crowd. His cars are so valuable now that in a recent auction one of the team cars went for $880,000.

The Return of the Boss “Hemi Fred” Rastagno brings back one of the most prolific Pro Stockers of all time Story by Steve Reasbeck, Photos courtesy of Steve Reasbeck and www.godragracing.com

Although

this may get an argument from my open-wheeled drag racing friends, I firmly believe that the growth of drag racing is largely the result of the involvement of Detroit’s “Big 3.” Ford, Chrysler, GM, and even AMC provided equipment,

exposure, and, of course, money, to the sport and its participants to promote their products. This involvement continued at a torrid pace throughout the mid sixties/early seventies, and much has been written regarding the factory 4

“wars.” Without this influx of support, the sport as we know it may have never reached the stature and respect that it has at this time. The factories, particularly Ford and Chrysler, directly Return of the Boss cont. next pg


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sponsored many of the racers that we now regard as legends. And of all the superstar racers of the day perhaps none before or since have ever reached the legendary status of the Burlington, North Carolina team of Ronnie Sox & Buddy Martin, along with their head wrench, Jake King. Having made himself a local legend in 1962 and 1963 with 409 and Z-11 Chevrolets, Sox teamed up with another local racer, businesssmart Martin, and continued carving a name for themselves. The team became Ford factory contract racers for Lincoln-Mercury in 1964 with the results being a continuation of their winning ways. This led to a 1964 NHRA World Championship for Mercury with their A/FX Comet. Signing a deal with Chrysler in 1965, the pair began a relationship with the Pentastar that would launch them into superstardom, as far as drag racing fans would be concerned. With Martin’s business skills, and Sox’ driving prowess - “The best four speed driver that ever drove, in my opinion,” said Tom Hoover, the Chrysler engineer that designed the Hemi - S&M developed a legendary following that continues today. Throughout 1965, Sox was the scourge of the match race circuit, with his altered wheelbase

“Paper Tiger” remaining almost unbeatable. He was also very successful with the “legal” NHRA Hemi Belvedere, and in 1966 was one of the few who could challenge the flip-top Comets with his long nosed “Baccaruda.” In ‘67 it was back to legal type Super Stock cars, and in ‘68 the red, white, and blue North Carolina-based Hemi Cuda was the one to beat among Chrysler’s finest. Having gotten with Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins and “Dyno Don” Nicholson to race

heads-up as “outlaw” Super Stockers during down times in 1969, they were instrumental in proposing and organizing a new, heads up doorslammer class for 1970. When NHRA introduced Pro Stock, S&M were dominant, with a series of Cudas and Dusters that would maintain a stranglehold on the new eliminator until NHRA, in its infinite wisdom, would legislate the Hemi out of competitiveness. Among the other top-notch Chrysler cars that competed with Sox for supremacy was the New Jersey-based “Mr. 5&50” Plymouths of one Jack Werst. A member of his crew, Fred 5

Rastagno, was one of the many competitors who admired their Tarheel colleagues, and witnessed many of the S&M successes. NHRA politics took their course, and the years that would follow would find many of the players of the era onto other endeavors in their grown up lives. Buddy Martin had formed a number of non related businesses, Sox was golfing and semi retired, Jack Werst went into private business, and Rastagno went into a jewelry business, dabbling in classic Mopars and Harley Davidson motorcycles. After being out of racing for some years, however, Rastagno made the decision to dig up another old MoPar and do some drag racing again. Paging through trade publications to find a suitable plaything, he came upon a Duster advertised in Auto Trader. The ad had been placed by a third party and indicated that the “Shades of the Past” Plymouth may just possibly have been an old Sox & Martin Pro Stocker. Upon speaking with the owner, Fred made a beeline from his home near Philadelphia to rural Asheboro, NC, with the intention of bring the car back north with him. “I did all right,” said Fred of the transaction. “The owner accepted a custom Harley and Return of the Boss cont. next pg


the car a couple of times, however, “Hemi Fred”, as he is some jewelry in trade, and I did known, became concerned that not have to spend a whole lot of racing a stick Hemi in a thirty cash”. year-old chassis might Built in 72, by S&M’s own conceivably end in disaster. That Dave Christie, and later updated concern led to the decision to to a 73, it was built originally shelve the Lenco in favor of a new much along the lines of the ‘68 style Powerglide, similar to what Hemi A bodies, with leaf springs would be used in a modern Super and torsion bars. It is believed Gas or Super Comp car. “I really that this one is the only A body became concerned about built by S&M themselves for Pro dropping the hammer at 7g with Stock, although they would have that Lenco and that old chassis,” several later Dusters built by Rastagno related. “It has been other builders such as Don updated, but you never know, Hardy. By the way, it is also and I certainly did not want to risk known that one of the Hardy cars the car.” The rear end is an extremely rare, magnesium Dana rear that was produced by the f a m o u s Ramchargers, and were state of the art in the day. Although still in possession of the original Pro Stock Hemi that came with the car, the motor under the hood today is very much a product of Rastagno with the Duster’s original owners – Buddy modern times. The Martin and Ronnie Sox. aluminum Indy block, with new Indy Legend also still exists, but differs slightly heads, displaces 572 cubic in appearance, and that one was inches, and is loaded with all the used primarily for match race latest technology. It still appears duty. Fred’s version was built on very much the same as the the jig next to the Herb original, with the tunnel ram and McCandless team Demon, and twin Holley Dominators, but that’s is the one that was featured on where the similarity ends. “I could the cover of Super Stock and tell you what’s in the motor,” Fred Drag Illustrated. said laughingly, “but then I would On delivery to Rastagno, the have to kill you.” car was completely period The ultimate goal in correct, down to the original Rastagno’s mind, however, is to Lenco transmission. After racing Return of the Boss continued

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have a regular nostalgia Pro Stock type circuit, where vintage Pro Stockers could match race, heads up, just like in the old days. Unfortunately, there simply do not seem to be many of these cars around these days, unlike Nostalgia SS, which is rife with entries. The only cars that are known to be around and period correct now are Rich LaMont’s WIBG Pro Stock AMC Gremlin, a clone Ford Mustang from Virginia and a Vega from down south somewhere of which details are unknown. At a recent NHRA event, Bill Jenkins’ “Grumpy’s Toy” Vega was on display, and Fred proposed that the two get together and match race, thus resurrecting one of the fiercest rivalries in drag racing history. “I have talked to the owner, but he does not seem to want to race it,” Rastagno said. “If he did, though, those matches would be way cool!” The car is displayed and raced often, and the reaction of the crowd is unbelievable. The memories the piece rekindles quite often lead to emotional tears welling up in the eyes of those who see it. Comments such as “the first pro stocker I ever saw run,” and “I helped unload that car back in the day” are among the most heard comments wherever the car appears. How does it run? Recently at Atco Dragway in New Jersey, the Duster carded an 8.78, backed it up with an 8.88 at over 151 mph. The third pass resulted in the wheelstand you see here, and its return to earth caused Return of the Boss cont. next pg


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some cosmetic damage that has since been repaired. There is no doubt that it will run quicker, much quicker, as the bugs are worked out. It is fully expected that there are low, low eight second time slips in the not too distant future. Hopefully, other Pro Stocks of the era will surface as well, as match races between several of these cars would indeed be worth the price of admission. Our sport continues to grow into the twenty first century, but the movement to reach for the past continues to be a vibrant, growing part of the drag racing scene. This famous Duster, and the reaction to its reappearance is just another indication of the interest remaining in the roots of our sport. - reprinted w/ permission, http:// www.competitionplus.com/2004_11_18/ hemi_fred.html

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Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items Red Hooiser w/ Metal Top, price $625, Minnie Mouse Breadbox, price $50, Fire Extinguisher lamp, price $325,The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1) Green Tint Book Stand, price $395, Aidan Gray Tin Top Table, price $325, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Weathered Mantel w/ Coat Racks, price $475, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1) License Plate Bordered Mirrors, 2’ x 2’, prices ranging from $185 $235, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Buckeye Corn Sheller, price $650, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 4471000 (wk1)

Company Shops Tin Chest, price $275, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Child’s Red & Black Toy Box, Handpainted w/ Tin, price $150, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1) See something but have a question? Visit www.themillatgibsonville.com or email info@themillatgibsonville.com 10

Fire Extinguisher Lamp, price $325, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Worlds Away 3 Drawer Mirror Chest, price $1,390, Crystal Tree, price $95, CeCe in Wonderland lamp, price $275, Harry Potter Case (SOLD), The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 4471000 (wk1) NICE Custom Made Bird House, made from receycled materials, price $500, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 4471000 (wk1) For only $14, run your classified item ad with us for 4 weekly editions. Email rtwdesigns@embarqmail.com or water.warrior8@gmail.com, or call 336.340.6299 for details.


Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items Round Table w/ Tile Mosiac, price $195, Custom Made Wood & Black Metal Chairs, price $162/ ea., The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Robert Jacobs Chair, price $850, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 4471000 (wk1)

Kitchen Island w/ Pullouts, price $675, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1) Fabulous Wrought Iron Patio Table & Chairs Set, price $812, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1)

Wide Variety of Ladder Back Chairs, prices range from $25 and up, The Mill at Gibsonville, 136 Eugene St., Gibsonville, NC, (336) 447-1000 (wk1) 11

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Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items Photogravure Print by E. Renouf, c1881, price $350, Booth 185 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) 54 piece Silverware Set in Box (silver plated), price $79, Booth 280 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Walnut Hall/Window Table, Knoxville Table & Chair Co. (orig. label), price $425, Booth 187 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 5701997 (wk2) Indian Motorcycle Sales & Service Sign, price $14, Booth 127 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Evinrude Outboard Motor Sign, price $145, Booth 124 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 5701997 (wk2)

Coca-Cola Sign “Refreshing New Feeling”, price $55, Booth 127 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Marlboro Sign, price $23, Booth 124 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)

Coke Fountain Service Sign, price $45, Booth 127 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)

Light Colored Wooden School Desks, price $375, Dark Colored Wooden School Desks (4 seats), price $425, Booth 164 at at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) See something but have a question? Email granddaddys@aol.com or visit www.granddaddys.com 12

Industrial/Commercial Size Adjustable Pipe Wrench, c1914, 4’ length, price $85, Booth 280 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) c1930’s Restored Barber Pole, price $3,500, L. Cox at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Green & White Barber Chair, Koken, price $425, Booth 285 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)

White Atlanta Wood Cookstove, price $295, Booth 75 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)


Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items

Inside Granddaddy’s recreated General Store are items from toys to signage to tins and many other items. Prices vary and a shopper could easily spend a couple of hours looking over featured items.

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Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items

Mitzi & Louis Cox decided to take a snapshot of what their own personal general store looks like and recreated a whole display in their antique mall, Granddaddy’s Antiques. Pictured above are a Coca-Cola sign stand for $225, Shell gas pump for $975, Shell air pump for $695, Fat Boys Speed Shop display rack for $145 (featuring misc. tins priced $12 and up), Shell wall mount cabinet for $60, and a Wurlitzer jukebox which is functional and ready for purchaser to fill up their favorite 33s & 45s vinyl records priced at $1,800.

Lorain Triple Oven, Grey Enamel, c.1926, price $595, Booth 204 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Variety of Kitchen Items, price ranges from $25 and up, Booth 280 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 See something but have a question? Email granddaddys@aol.com or visit www.granddaddys.com

Harley Davidson Sign, price $95, Booth 127 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Wide Variety of Bottles, Cans, & Tins, prices vary, Booth 127 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)

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Framed Map of Virginia/ Maryland/ Carolinas, price $50, Booth 187 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2) Original 36 Prism Hanging Oil Lamp w/ functional chains, price $350, Booth 280 at Granddaddy’s Antiques, 2316 Maple Ave, Burlington, NC, (336) 570-1997 (wk2)


Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders Classified Items American Pond Boat, c.1920’s, price $6,500, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

Turn of Century Wakefield Wicker Baby Carriage, price $675, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4) Hoosier w/ flour sifter, price $450, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

Ebonized Curio Cabinet, price $825, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

NICE Oak Ringgold Iron Pot Belly Stove, price $1,100, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

Love Seat, price $625, Italian Florentine Trio of Stack Tables, price $160, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

t a e s e lov L D S O Decorative Column (as shown in above photo), price $750, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4) Old Slot Machine, Monte Carlo, price $525, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

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French Artist Easel, price $325yh, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

Vintage Glass & Crystal Chandelier (rewired), price $485, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4) Tall Wood Armoire, price $1,600, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

Carved French Hunt Cabinet, price $1,495, Oak Street Mill Antiques, Cornelius, NC, 704.895.2653 (wk4)

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$7,500

located north of Raleigh, NC For info, call 336.340.6299 or email water.warrior8@gmail.com Tips for Removing Stains From Your Vintage Garments garment but, they are also kinder Vintage clothes can have a multitude of stains as a result of their journey over the years. Chances are if they have managed to stay good contrition for as long as they have, they are fairly durable and resilient, however, there maybe a few undesirable blemishes that need to be spruced up. All of these tips are based on using the most natural and chemical free methods available. Not only are they safer for the

to the environment. Most of these methods will not damage the integrity of the fabric any further, so it is worth trying one of these methods before resorting to chemical dry cleaning. If you are not sure whether water will damage the fabric, do a small spot test on a discreet area of the garment like a inside hem or the under arm. Blot with a white cloth to see if there is any color transfer. 16

Do not use these methods if a garment is rare, valuable, or antique. Bloodstains Rub with plain toothpaste and rinse well. Do not use toothpaste with coloring or a gel. Makeup Rub a slice of white bread over the stain Perspiration Make a paste of baking soda and water or salt and water and rub into stain, rinse well. Make a paste of salt and water and rub over stain, rinse well. Make a paste of crushed aspirin, cream of tartar and water and rub into stain. Let stand for 20 minutes and rinse well. Drop one tablet of aspirin in wash with garment (either machine or hand). Make a solution of 1 tbs. of white vinegar and 1 cup water, dab on stain, rinse well. If the 1 to 1 vinegar solution is not strong enough you can apply undiluted vinegar to the stain and launder normally. NOTE: Perspiration stains are PERMANENT in silk and linen. Do not attempt to remove. Ring around the collar Rub a mild shampoo into stain, let stand for a few minutes, rinse well. Bluing shampoos for gray hair like Shimmer Lights can help counteract the yellow color of the stain. Grease Do apply water without detergent or it will cause the stain to set. Oxy Clean 速 may remove grease, but be sure to use a spray (either prepared or manufactured version) or make a paste. Remember not to wet the fabric Vintage Clothing Care cont. pg 18


Remember Our Veterans this Month

For vintage and period clothing, stop by Antique Marketplace in Greensboro, NC. One of the hottest trends is old clothing. Styles are cyclic, which proves you should hold on to your finest garments for future generations to enjoy once the style returns. The publisher, Dale, stopped by to chat with the crew at Antique Market Place and found they had dressed up the entrance for Halloween. He encountered Bat Man and some young Trick-or-Treaters picking up some goodies.

Call us old fashioned but we always tell all our family and friends ‘thank you’ for their service to our country. It’s just how we were raised, no matter what our particular opinions might be of war and/or peace keeping missions that the US is involved in. Though many veterans prefer not to be reminded of their time spent defending our freedoms, there are many out there who are now collectors of war and military memorabilia. If you are trying to purchase something for a collector or perhaps you’re a collector yourself, then be sure to check out your local antique stores and malls to see what treasures they have to offer. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or even if you need to do some research on an item, we recommend checking out USMilitaryStuff.com for info. This site is exceptional and you can easily navigate around the different branches of military to find items and info. Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Pickers Pedals Passions & Blunders thanks all those who have served our country. Please remember that all gave some. And also the somber fact that some gave all. Dale & Renee

USMilitaryStuff exists to celebrate the courageous men and women who have served our great nation in times of war and peace, all giving some and some giving all. We offer official military medals and insignia; heirloom-quality shadowboxes, flag cases, and display cases; and many other products to proudly honor military service past, present and future. 17


Letter from the Editor... Mind Your Manners if You Run into Celebrities Imagine that you are browsing through your favorite antique mall or store, turn the corner and nearly w a l k headlong into a famous celebrity with their loved ones or t h e i r entourage. W h a t would you do? Hopefully the first thing you would do is to pick your bottom jaw up off the floor. And hopefully you would remember your manners, smile and nod to them acknowledging their good taste in where to shop for antiques and collectibles. Vintage Clothing Care continued

with water first and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Rust Stretch garment over a pot of boiling water (being sure to avoid getting remaining fabric near the heat) and sprinkle with fresh lemon juice, rinse well. Repeat as many times as necessary. Do not use pre packaged lemon juice as they have additives and preservatives that may affect the fabric. Stretch garment over a pot of boiling water or steam with kettle or steamer and cover the

are conversing with Believe it or not, someone or having to celebrity encounters at deal with a young antique havens is more child who is being common that you difficult because would think. they would rather be Remember that toy shopping, then it celebrities are people, might not be a good too. They have a life moment to interrupt. outside of their It is considered famous personas. good form to respect Whether it is a sports figure, an actor, Country stars Taylor Swift (left) another’s desire to singer/musician, or and Kid Rock (above) are just shop and browse in other iconic figure a couple of stars who have been peace. Celebrities are spotted in various places shopno different than the whom you spot in the ping for antiques. rest of us. store while you are Renee shopping, keep in mind that they are indulging their passion and Renee Warren is the love of ‘old and moldy’ things Editor of Pickers from the past just like you are. Pedals Passions & Blunders. She grew Refrain from trailing or up around antiques shadowing the star celebrity like and collectibles a stalker. That’s just plain rude and while living in both you wouldn’t want someone NC & SC but just wishes she had paid more attention to doing the same to you while you her grandmothers about their love of anwere trying to shop. tiques and collectibles. Her favorite catIf you absolutely must egory is anything Asian or Oriental. approach the person to tell them you are a big fan, pay attention to Pickers Pedals your timing. Obviously if they Passions & Blunders is a NC-based publication. stain with cream of tartar. Rinse immediately. Mailing address... Unknown stain PO Box 578 Rub with diluted hydrogen Rolesville, NC 27571 peroxide and rinse well. Mix diluted ammonia and Publisher... glycerin and rub onto stain, rinse M. Dale Swiggett well. 336.340.6299 Mildew water.warrior8@gmail.com Mildew is permanent and cannot be removed. Editor... - cited, Ashley Kane, About.com Guide

* About.com and the Vintage Clothing Guide are not responsible for any damage made to vintage items while using these methods. 18

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