What you'll do
I will pick you up in the morning. If it's Saturday we will head out to the yard sales or if Sunday go to the flea markets. Then, according to your specific interests, we can hit up some of my favorite thrift or Antique shops where, when traveling with me, my guests will receive discounts on any gems they happen to find. The crowning touch of our day will be a visit to a private picker hoard the likes of which you'd see on Canadian Pickers. They are not open to the public, only to certain local antique dealers such as myself. Here you can dig for rusty gold and once found again count on receiving my own personal discount based on my years of dealings with the picker. Afterwards I will deliver you back to their respective Airbnb's with whatever treasure they unearthed. I also offer a service to pack and mail any items that might not be suited to the guests regular travel due to size, weight or fragility. There will of course be snack and beverage opportunities along the way.
I have worked as a professional antique dealer for 9 years and before that was a Set Decorator / Art Director in the Nova Scotia film industry for over 20 years. I also build props and set pieces for advertising agencies, Provincial Governments and the trade show industry. I have been featured on several TV shows and have just finished production of a TV show pilot built around my antique picking adventures.
bottled water will always be available
E250 Cargo Van
bags, packing blankets, paper, boxes, dolly, moving straps
Where you'll be
Atlantic Canadian Yard sales are as varied as the people holding them. The flea markets always have something for everyone and the thrift and antique shops offer a wide range of curated items. The picker hoards, depending on who we visit, are located in barns, basements or warehouses. They are usually poorly lit, musty and jumbled but the excitement comes from diving in and discovering dusty treasure, just like on the TV shows!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
We will be covering a wide variety of terrain so sensible footwear is a must. Always dress for the weather. We will be traveling in a passenger van so there is a step up to get in and out.
Antique & Vintage Picking With A Pro
$29 / personNew experience
$29 / person