‘American Pickers’: Danielle Colby Shares New Underwater Pic, Talks ‘Frustrating’ Week

by Courtney Blackann

It’s the time of year in between Christmas and New Years. It goes without saying that you all might be feeling a little pressured, or just a little tired this season. And that’s okay – you’re not alone. “American Pickers” star Danielle Colby feels the same way. She recently shared a photo of herself explaining this very thought.

In a post on Instagram, Colby shared a picture of herself under water with a very appropriate caption for the feeling.

Colby captioned the picture, “Is it just me or does the week between Christmas and NYE feel a little like an impending sneeze? Kind of annoying and a little frustrating. How are you holding up in this in-between time?”

We definitely understand what she means! Whether you’ve been traveling through busy airports, spending lots of time with family, or trying your best to make sure all those holidays gifts got to their destination, the season isn’t all merry and bright.

It’s nice to know that celebrities are just like us – that they, too, feel the stress of the holidays. Hopefully, the “American Pickers” star will get a chance to truly relax and enjoy the remainder of 2021.

‘American Pickers’ Star’s Journey to Joining Show

Interestingly, long before she joined the cast of “American Pickers,” Colby was already friends with the show’s front runner Mike Wolfe. The two were from the same area of Iowa and both absolutely loved antiquing. Wolfe once described how Colby joined the team.

“When we sold this show to History, I needed to hire somebody that did what I did, did what we did with the research and just dissecting things as far as where we were gonna go,” Wolfe explained during a past Q&A.

He adds that:

“I saw what she was capable of. I mean, she’s got the edge, she’s got the look,” he continued. “One thing I wanted when I hired her, and I knew she was gonna be on camera, is I wanted someone that did not look like they would work in any antique shop.”

And ever since she joined the show, it’s been a huge success for the History Channel. Both Colby and Wolfe spend their days on the road, scavenging items to restore across America.

The show has now been on the air for more than a decade with no signs of slowing down. Further, Colby’s and Wolfe’s dynamic on the show keeps fans coming back for more.

Wolfe shares how he wanted people to view what they do – as educational and fun – with an appreciation for antiques.

“I wanted people to look at antiques like they’re fun, they’re rad, they’re killer, they’re awesome.” he shared. “I wanted people to know that you didn’t have to have a blue blazer and 10 cats to be an antique dealer.”