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Hand Pickin Emporium

08/01/2014 04:16PM ● By Style

Bob Pratt and Barbara Velasco – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

4155 Rocklin Road

Answers by Barbara Velasco

Describe your business.

Hand Pickin LLC is a family-owned business. Our brick-and-mortar store is Hand Pickin Emporium, an antique, vintage and upcycle mall featuring over 35 spaces filled with unique home décor and collectibles. Every fourth Sunday of the month we have an outdoor picker’s market in our parking lot that accommodates 20-70 different dealers and vendors. We also offer estate sale services around Sacramento and Placer County.

How are you involved with both the community and your customer?

We are very involved in Rocklin and the surrounding area; we live and buy local. When we decided to expand, we wanted to stay in Rocklin and chose our location knowing that we wanted to help those in the area. Our customers are our family. We even have “wish lists” to help people find what they’re looking for.

What life accomplishments are you most proud of?

My children.

Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?

My mother—I was raised to explore the world and always be curious.

Where do you go when the going gets tough? 

I try to keep the faith that everything will work out, and it usually does. 

What’s your hidden talent? 

I’m a trivia queen.

What’s your biggest job perk?

Treasure hunting.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

Frida Kahlo—she lived life to its fullest and created beauty with her art.

And finally, customer service is…?

My motto. I know I am nothing without my customer. 

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