Sunday, July 31, 2011

If You Build It...They Will Come!

Once upon a time...in the Cranky Queen's town, was an old abandoned car dealership.  Years before, it had been a family~owned Ford Dealership.  The family's name was "Pickleseimer." That's a name you won't forget! As the story goes, the family sold the dealership to a BIG Auto Dealer accustomed to working with BIG city folks. Hence, several years later, they moved on back to the BIG city.
So the building sat empty...A vision from Mrs. Pickleseimer was to use the building for something. But what? Cranky Queen suggested an Antique Mall. "If You Build It...They Will Come...And They Did!
The Pickle Patch Market was sprouted! On Opening Day, shoppers came from miles around...& stood in line...& purchased all types of items from fine antiques to best selling novels to local art to the latest in purses & costume jewelry. We were astounded by the crowds eager to shop & buy!

The Cranky Queen filled her booth with primitives. These old toys brings out "the child" in people!

Horse lovers cannot resist these vintage paint-by-numbers pictures!

The older the better...& chippy & paint splattered!

So come shop The Pickle Patch escorted by The Cranky Queen herself. It will be her honor!
Nest Art by Studio T. Check her Etsy site out @ A Drop In The Bucket.
ooh la la...
Succulents in silver...for those with a "black thumb"~LOL
Wonderful vintage...with a lil' shabbiness bags
Lake Dwellers...Your cabin needs items from this booth
For the "clowns" in all of us!

Divine Design...
So true at The Royal Family's Palace~LOL!
Got Watt Ware?  Magnolia Pam definitely does in her vintage~style booth.
For the art lover...floral on old wood

And the dog lovers came to shop...

                                            & some came to gossip
Cranky King (RIGHT) & Big Daddy "fellowshiping"~LOL
"Spin around the block, anyone?" I love old bicycles...
Can you guess what this is...A very very very old butter churn
Edgar A. Poe could have used this typewriter in Excuse Me While I Buy This Junk booth. Check her blog & Etsy shop out also!
Blue Grass Music was played to entertain the crowd
So the day was long & "we are Gone with the Wind"
All dealers will "sleep like a baby" tonight!
Thank you for touring our newest business in The Marble City~Sylacauga, AL...The Cranky Queen is "out of here!" ZOOM...ZOOM...ZOOM!
  Oh & on the same day as the Pickle Patch Market's Grand Opening, the Royal Couple celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary!   



  1. congratulations on 23 years of marriage! I just googles Sylacauga, AL and see you're only 4.5 hours away from Nashville. You'll have to tell us when the antique mall is open. Sounds like a fun road trip!

  2. Oh, would love to have been there. Looks like so much fun. Happy Anniversary!!
    Hugs, Jackie

  3. What a fun time, oh how I love to see things like this go from idea to real...awesome. It looks like a wonderful place to shop and stroll. I love those shabby bags that were hanging, does someone make them and sell them?
    And most of all, Happy Anniversary to the royal's...

  4. This post totally made me smile;) Tell me our family doesn't need that Normal setting on the dryer sign:) You're amazing cuz. I love you!! *hugs*

  5. WooHoo!!! Congrats! and Congrats!!! Wow - guess we have more in common than just crankiness - Mr. Crow and I celebrated our 23rd back in June!! '88 was a very good year! And that mall looks like it is pickliscious!! Were you keeping secrets from your royal subjects or what?! How cool is that?!! Love that butter churn...and the succulent succulents!! Wishing you the best of luck!! Have a wonderful week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. What a wonderful antique mall. How fun that you have a booth. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary too.

  7. Sorry I am so late to get here and wish you a Happy Anniversary. Can I use the excuse that I was at the end of the line? Wow- great opening and I hear the big celebration is yet to come. Hmm, there is an empty car lot not far from here with a great building. Who do I need to call?