‘American Pickers’ Star Mike Wolfe Explained Why His Career Isn’t Just ‘Selling Stuff’

by Evan Reier
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“American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe has a long history of picking old goods. The star attempted
for years to pitch a show before the History Channel series aired. But Wolfe simply loves
history. His job is about more than just fixing up old junk and selling it. He wants people to have
an appreciation for where these goods come from – as well as feel like they’re stepping back in
time.

In an interview with Antiques and Hearts, Wolfe opened up about his goals for the show and
how he likes to make connections with people. Because characters, after all, Wolfe says, make
the show what it is. He details his projects which fall outside “American Pickers” and how it
relates to his career goals.

“I’m working on a book about my travels and, of course, I’m always working on ideas for TV. But
we’re starting our ninth season of ‘American Pickers’ next year, and that’s 40 new hour-long
shows, so you can imagine I’m pretty busy just with that. And of course I have preservation
projects. I’m just about finished with a three-year restoration of an 1882 building in Nashville. I
also just bought a gorgeous old place in Columbia, Tenn., built in 1857,” Wolfe said.

He goes on to say:

“Can’t wait to dig into this one,” Wolfe added. “My Antique Archaeology retail and online business takes another kind of creativity – I want people to walk into the stores and be immersed in vintage treasures,
and I want them to be able to read the blog attached to the online store and learn about people
and places they never knew existed. It’s not just about selling stuff, it’s about creating a world
and inviting you in. It takes time to keep it fresh, so that’s an ongoing effort. By far the most
important thing I have in the works is Charlie Wolfe. She’s 5. Raising her is the most important
project in my life.”

‘American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe Discusses New AirBnB

The “American Pickers” star’s AirBnB in Tennessee features a quaint, open-spaced
home filled with antiques galore. The property is something Wolfe says will give a “hometown
feel” for those who choose to come stay and enjoy a small-town weekend.

He recently posted an Instagram photo documenting one couple’s stay in the home.

“Husband and wife Mark and Gay Lynn Hobbs recently were guests of ours visiting from
LaFountaine, Indiana. The couple enjoys watching @americanpickers together and wanted to
have the chance to experience…antiques up close. Couldn’t pass up a chance to grab some
photos on the Vespa and the Texco pumps! Come back anytime, guys! If you’re in need of a
small town getaway check out availability in our bio!”

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