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, December 28, 2012

This is not Spam!

It's a bank!
This weekend is your last chance to drop by the store in 2012!  We'll be closed on December 31 and January 1.  If you want to "ring out the old" YesterNook style, this is your chance!

There's an old saying that whatever you're doing at the end of the year is what you'll be doing throughout the next year.  We don't know if it's true or not, but we can't think of a better way to spend the next twelve months than searching for special finds at YesterNook!

Lots of booths are having year-end sales right now, making the already low prices even lower!  You can check out the list of vendors with discounts at our Facebook page.

If we don't see you this weekend, please have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!  We look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And Now a Message from Saint Nick

YesterNook is closed today, so that everyone can spend the holiday with family and friends.  We hope that you are having a wonderful time doing just that as well!

We'll be open regular hours tomorrow (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), so please stop by if you;re out doing any post-holiday shopping.  Lots of vendors are running specials right now.  See our Facebook page for details on that.  Besides, there's no time like the present to put those YesterNook gift certificates to good use! 

Thanks for being such good friends throughout the year.  We look forward to moving into 2013 with you all! 

Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays!
Season's Greetings!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tick! Tock!


You still haven't gotten all your gifts yet?

Wait, you mean you haven't gotten any of your gifts yet?

What are you waiting for?

Time is running out!

Lucky for you, there's still one more weekend left to shop, which means it's time to hop on over to YesterNook!  Vendors bring in new items every day, so the selection constantly varies.  It's never the same store from visit to visit!


You've never been to YesterNook?  Really?  Well, if you're looking for last minute gifts, we've got all kinds of great stuff!

From great big,

to very small and delicate.

From practical as all get out,

to pure whimsy,

From primitive,

to vintage,

to collectible,

to just plain pretty,

Not to mention comfy,


flat out fun,

and colorful!

Seriously, there's something for everyone!  If you're really in a hurry or just cannot make up your mind, we have gift certificates in any amount you choose.  But you'll have to hurry!  You only have from 10-6 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday!  We'll be closed Christmas Eve!

There's still time to give the gift of Louisville's best multi-vendor re-sale store this holiday season!  We hope to see you this weekend.

For more pictures of current merchandise, visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


What are your holiday traditions?  Do you have a big Christmas party?  Or go to midnight mass?  Does your family draw names for gifts? 

Maybe you open your gifts on Christmas Eve instead of the next morning.  Or you and your sisters all get together for a big cookie-baking day.  How many of you spend Christmas Day travelling from house to house with gifts and food?  Or go caroling?

Maybe you’re one of the few who doesn’t have a tradition or maybe you want to start a new one.  Here are some YesterNook inspired ideas:

Have a Schnitzelburg shopping day.  Get together with a group of friends and spend the morning exploring the awesome Christmas offerings at YesterNook, then have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants.

Take a cool vintage ornament to your office ornament exchange party.

Instead of an Ugly Sweater Party, hold a Cool Vintage Winter Coat Party.

Use vintage plates and tins deliver your holiday cookies to friends and family.

Use vintage ornaments and holiday tidbits to embellish wrapped gifts.

Come to the store and go caroling at the various booths.

Build a unique Nativity scene out of lost or discarded pieces of other Nativities.

Make holiday gift baskets or holly arrangements out of old enamelware pots.

Get everyone on your gift list a YesterNook gift certificate.

Come to YesterNook and see how many flocked Santas and knee hugger elves you can find.

Go over to our Facebook page and share some of your YesterNook holiday tradition ideas!  Or share special traditions that your family has!  One of our favorite traditions here at the store is appreciating all of our customers during the holidays and all throughout the year.  That’s a tradition everyone can take part in!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tick Tock!

Time is ticking away!  Are you a last minute shopper?  Still have to find a gift for that special person?  Time is running out!  Stop into YesterNook and let us help you out this weekend!

While you're there, be sure to take time to check out our special weekend literary events:

Saturday (Dec. 15) from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Chef Nancy Russman will be meeting the public and signing copies of her new book
Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook

Sunday (Dec 16) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Kadie Engstrom will be on hand to sign copies of her book
Pathway Through the Past: A Timeline Tour of Historic Sites in the Louisville Metropolitan Area

Attendees will be able to buy the books (10% discount) and have them signed!  Both events will be upstairs in the Tiny Bookshop, which is located in Mayme's Ballroom.

Finally, don't forget what Santa says:

You might even see a reindeer or two!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December News

The halls are all decked, so it must be December!  You can see it right from the moment you come in the door.

Yes, there's Christmas just about everywhere you look in YesterNook right now.

But that's not all that's new in the store.  Not by a long shot.  There's always something happening at YesterNook.

First off, we need to give a slightly belated YesterNook welcome to a vendor who started in November.  Bridgette (Booth 021) is located in the large room called Mayme's Ballroom upstairs.  She's located about halfway down the aisle in that room on the right.

It's going to be a literary weekend at this store this coming Saturday and Sunday, courtesy of the Tiny Bookshop!  We've already announced Chef Nancy Russman's appearance on Saturday, December 15.  On Sunday, December 16, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Kadie Engstrom will be on hand to talk about her book, "Pathway Through the Past: A Timeline Tour of Historic Sites in the Louisville Metropolitan Area."  If you are at all interested in historic buildings and locations in Louisville, you do not want to miss this one.

Ms. Engstrom has worked with the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville in several capacities since 1972, and has been Education Coordinator since 1992. Kadie has also developed and facilitated many educational experiences for children and adults. She now chairs the Kentuckiana Heritage Consortium, a networking group of representatives of historic sites in the metropolitan area.

Kadie has woven the stories of these historic sites into her book "Pathway Through the Past: A Timeline Tour of Historic Sites in the Louisville Metropolitan Area." Together with other sites and events, she traces the Louisville-area's history from the late 1700s to the modern day.  It’s a perfect gift to give yourself or someone else, and the proceeds will benefit the work of the consortium. Copies purchased from the Tiny Bookshop in YesterNook will receive a 10 percent discount from
the list price.

The Tiny Bookshop is also located upstairs in Mayme's Ballroom.  It's on the left as you go down the aisle.  You'll recognize it by the distinctive black bookshelves.

If you go downstairs to Lizzie's Lounge, be sure to look into the new Agnes Oakley room.  Located in the side room at the bottom of the stairs, where the Christmas Cavern used to be, this room is now dedicated to antiques and primitives.  There's lots of neat stuff down there.

The room is named for Agnes Oakley, the maternal great-grandmother of YesterNook owner Pattie Cape.

Speaking of space names, next time you are waiting to be checked out, glance up at the wall to the left of the register.  You'll see that the cashier space has now been named for Lonnie, Patti's paternal great-grandfather.

It's been a really busy December so far at the store.  As always, we appreciate your support.  Please keep checking in often.  Vendors bring in new items every day.  If you just can't decide what to get that special person for Christmas, YesterNook also has gift certificates.  Ask about them at the counter.

The store will be open regular hours for the rest of the month, but will be closed December 24 and 25 and also on December 31 and January 1.  We hope all of our YesterNook friends have a happy and safe holiday season.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chef Nancy Russman coming to YesterNook Dec 15th from 1:30 to 4:30

Chef Nancy's Kids' Club CookBook

Getting kids to eat healthy snacks just became easier with the publication
of Chef Nancy Russman's "Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook." Make plans
to meet Germantown native Chef Nancy and pick up an autographed copy of
her "Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook" on Saturday afternoon, December
15th, between 1:30 and 4:30 at the Tiny Bookshop in the YesterNook
antique mall, 1041 Goss Avenue.

Chef Nancy has gathered over twenty years of experience into her 52-page
cookbook. After apprenticing at Louisville's famed Casa Grisante, she
was a chef in numerous highly-rated restaurants and prepared culinary
delights across the United States and Europe.

Returning to Louisville, she created a Culinary Arts Job Training Program
at St. Vincent de Paul to prepare adults to work in the food service
industry. She later worked for the Second Harvest Food Bank, where she
expanded the Kids Café program to fifteen metro-area sites that provide
disadvantaged children with three evening meals a week. Chef Nancy has
received numerous awards for her talents, and is now program coordinator
for the culinary arts program at Jefferson Community and Technical

Chef Nancy's "Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook " is chock full of
kid-friendly, kid-easy, and kid-healthy recipes that teach young people
how to prepare healthy foods for themselves. And they are kid-safe: no
knives and no stoves are needed to make any of the receipes.

With growing concern about children's eating habits, "Chef Nancy's Kids'
Club Cookbook" can start young people down the road of healthy eating. It
will make a great Christmas or holiday gift. Come meet Chef Nancy
Russman and purchase "Chef Nancy's Kids' Club Cookbook" from the Tiny
Bookshop at YesterNook and receive a 10 percent discount.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Sometimes, the merchandise speaks for itself.  New holiday items are arriving nearly every day--modern decor, vintage items, and great gift ideas.

Check out our Facebook page for updates on new and notable items!  Hope to see you soon.