Welcome to the blog for YesterNook! We are a multi-vendor resale establishment located at 1041 Goss Avenue in Louisville, KY. Here you will find all kinds of information and news about the store and its vendors. Please check back often for updates! We're glad you stopped by.

Our hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. Please feel free to call the store at 502.690.4572. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Roughing It

Why does YesterNook have a four-car garage?

Well...if you remember that the building used to be a funeral home and then you think about the hearses and where they would need to be parked when not in use, you'll understand why the building is there.

A better question to ask would be: "What would a re-sale establishment like YesterNook do with a four-car garage?" The answer to that one is obvious:


If you haven't checked out Godfrey's Garage, the rough room at YesterNook, what are you waiting for?  Just like the main store, there is no telling what you will find in there!

A rough room is for items that vendors want to sell, that might need just a little work or TLC.  Sometimes, it's just a coat of paint or a refinish job, which makes the garage a perfect place for the project-oriented folks to find a piece for their next re-do.

The garage is also for pieces that might be more appropriately used outdoors.  We've had a great selection of patio tables and chairs move through the garage this summer.

Sometimes a vendor might put something in there that they simply don't have room for in their booth at the moment.  Sometimes an item has been marked down and moved to the garage for quick sale.  Some vendors make box lots of small items, which can be a real bargain.

Then there are those pieces that just don't seem to fit anywhere else.

If you haven't been to the garage, why not check it out the next time you're in the store?  There are lots of treasures just waiting to be explored and the prices are super!  Come on!  You know you want to.

Godfrey's Garage is located behind the YesterNook store.  You can access it from the parking lot or by going out the back door of the building.  Items from the garage do not have to be brought into the store for purchase.  Simply tear the tag off and bring it to the register.  Then you can load your item right from the garage.

Note:  The items in the pictures were in stock when the pictures were taken, but may have sold since.  If you see something you like, you might want to call the store to check about it before coming down.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lounging Around

Have you been to Lizzie's Lounge yet?  No, it's not the newest hot nightspot in Louisville!  We're talking about the brand new lounge and snack area at YesterNook.

Located downstairs, Lizzie's Lounge has plenty of places to sit and take a load off, while you think about the many wonderful things in the store that you want to purchase.  You can get your second wind and get back to shopping!

There are snacks and drinks available.  Everything is sold on the honor system.  You simply make your selection and leave your money in the box.  If you need change, you can get it upstairs at the register.

There are plenty of idea books and magazines to leaf through for inspiration and ideas.  Or you can just stare at the wonder of the Apron Wall!  It's kind of mesmerizing.

Yes, everything down there is for sale!  You can even drop in on Mr Whipple!  (Don't worry.  He's a perfect gentleman.)

Lizzie's Lounge was painted and designed by Kathy (Booth 240).  We think she did a super job!  Thanks for all the hard work!

To get to Lizzie's Lounge, simply take the stairs down from the first floor.  You'll find the lounge right at the foot of the stairs.

Feel free to sit a bit and chat or just relax.  YesterNook owner Patti Cape has said that she sometimes finds customers who have ended up down there and have chosen to hang out for a while.  Why don't you come down and join them?

Friday, September 21, 2012

People Like Us!

They really like us!

We just wanted to give a couple of shout-outs and thank you's to some fine folks who have said very nice things about YesterNook on the web in recent weeks.

First up is a totally delightful blogger named Helen Hartman, who seems to have an impeccable sense of vintage style.  She not only gave the store a very nice write-up, but she also took lots of pictures.  Here's a snippet of what she had to say about her YesterNook experience:
But it is big and bright and actually has a nice vibe. Even nicer treasures with prices that don’t seem like somebody has been watching too much Antiques Roadshow.
Jennifer Kiefer of Louisville.com declared the store to be the "working man's antique mall" in a very nice write up, in which she also says:
Perhaps it’s the English major in me, or perhaps it’s because my favorite movie is Harold and Maude, but I find it quaint that the building is serving a similar purpose, but for things.
We want to offer our thanks to Jennifer and Helen for the kind words and send both of them our best wishes.  Of course, some of our favorite comments are the ones we receive every day from customers who come into the store!  We also love the very kind things you have had to say to us on Facebook.  Please feel free to leave comments here as well.

Thanks so much for your support.  We can't tell you how much we all appreciate it, but we'd sure like to try!  Mark your calendars, folks:

October 20 (Saturday)
YesterNook Anniversary Celebration
and Customer Appreciation Day
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Things are still in the planning stages, so more information will be forthcoming.  Keep watching here and FaceBook for more information!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Have You Seen This?

If you haven't been to the store in a while, you'll definitely be surprised by what you find immediately inside the front door.

 It's our new Autumn Welcome!  Isn't it awesome?

Kind of makes you want to sit down in front of that fireplace and have a mug of apple cider.

 Yes, everything in the display is for sale!

Brad from Booth 3 put it all together for the store.  Nice work!

Watch for the scene to change and evolve throughout the Fall Festivities and Winter Holidays!

It just goes to show that there's always something new at YesterNook.  Come check us out!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Hello and welcome to the YesterNook blog!  Our goal here is to provide a glimpse into YesterNook the store through photos and mini-essays that give you a behind the scenes look at what goes on at one of Louisville's favorite re-sale establishments!  Along the way, we'll interview some of the vendors, discuss various aspects of collecting vintage items, highlight parts of the store, and provide news and updates.  We hope you will enjoy reading about the store as much as you do shopping there.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with YesterNook (and we hope you don't stay that way for long), here is a brief overview.  YesterNook is a multi-vendor resale establishment that features vintage furniture and collectibles, plus a whole lot more!  There are over thirty vendors in the store, each one providing something unique and eclectic.  If you can collect it, appreciate it, enjoy it, or use it, you'll probably find it at YesterNook!

Please come down to the store and check us out, if you haven't done so.  We are located at 1041 Goss Avenue in the old Russman Funeral Home building in the heart of the Germantown/Schnitzelburg neighborhood of Louisville, KY.  YesterNook is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and from 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.  The store is only a couple of blocks from the Kroger at Goss and Poplar Level and just down the street from the Goss Antique Mall.

When you come, plan to spend a little while.  There are two floors full of booths, which in turn are full of many wonderful items:  glassware, furniture, vintage clothing, knick knacks, toys, books, records, paintings and pictures, pottery and ceramics, Christmas items and much more!  This list only scratches the surface.  There's also a four car garage that serves as our rough room and a customer lounge in the basement with drinks and snacks, not to mention the Christmas Cave!

When you're not browsing our wide selection of merchandise, you'll marvel at the many architectural features of the building:  hardwood floors, sweeping arches, and large bright windows.  The building was built in the 1920's and served the area for many years.  YesterNook owners Patti and Doug Cape are pleased to have returned the building to use in this eclectic community.

We would love to see you, so please come on down!  You may enter as a stranger, but you'll leave as a friend.  And you'll want to come back soon.  If you have any questions about the store, please call 502-690-4572.  You can also visit our Facebook page for information and pictures of current merchandise from all our vendors.  Many vendors advertise on Craigslist, so search for "YesterNook" there and you'll see some of our offerings.

Finally, don't forget to check back here at the blog on a regular basis.  Our plan is to post once or twice a week with unique glimpses of the store you won't get anywhere else!  For those of you who have become supporters of the store over the past year, we extend our sincere thanks.  We're glad you've become part of the YesterNook experience and we look forward to serving you for many years to come!