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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Random Thoughts (Starring Fabulous YesterNook Merchandise)

Practically every piece of merchandise at YesterNook has enough personality to inspire at least one random thought or another.  Sometimes it's a memory.  Other times, it's just: "Wow!  I didn't know something this cool even existed."  Of course our favorite is when something makes you say:  "I gotta have this."  Here are some thoughts inspired by recent photos on our Facebook page.

  Come to where the wild things are!  
Come to YesterNook!

It doesn't matter what your mother said.  
It's okay to put your feet on the table 
when you're a fab piece of repro retro furniture!

Retro chairs travel in pairs!
(At YesterNook!)

Yes, quilts are a work of art worthy of being framed.

Did that table really used to be a door?
Yes, dear.  Yes it did.

You can try it yourself any time you want to come down.  Share your thoughts with us as well, either in comments here or on Facebook.  Remember, new items arrive practically every day, so if you haven't visited the store in a while, you're missing out!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jewel Tea

The Jewel Tea Company was started in the late 1800's in the Chicago area by Frank Skiff.  His brother-in-law Frank Ross joined the business after the turn of the century,  In those days, coffee, tea, and other goods were sold door to door out of wagons.  Regular customers were rewarded for their business with premiums, such as china.

The famous "Jewel Tea Dishes" were manufactured by the Hall China Company.  The official pattern name is Autumn Leaf, although many collectors refer to it as "Jewel" or "Jewel Tea."  Even though the pattern is most associated with the Jewel Tea Company, it did not become exclusive for their premiums until 1933.

The Jewel Tea Company evolved into the Jewel-Osco chain of grocery stores, which today operates in the Chicago-area.  They discontinued their in home shopping in 1981.  Hall discontinued the Autumn Leaf line in 1975, although it still makes exclusive pieces in this pattern for the National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club.

The Autumn Leaf pattern remains popular today with collectors.  Many of them remember their mothers or grandmothers getting the dishes from the Jewel salesperson when he made his rounds.  The simplicity of the pattern and the pretty colors appeal to many collectors, as well.

From time to time, YesterNook vendors have pieces of Autumn Leaf for sale.  It never lasts very long!  It's just one more example of the many wonderful things you can find in our store!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July News

Happy July, everyone!  As usual, there is a lot going on at YesterNook that we would like to share with you.

First, we have to tell you that two of our long-time vendors and friends have left us.  Kendall and Marilyn were part of the store from the beginning, so it's a little hard to see them go.  We wish them well and know that you all do too.  However, their moving has led to a bit of a shuffle on the first floor.

Booth 511 has expanded to fill the whole space by the front windows.  They also still have a space upstairs in the ballroom.  Booth 459 is moving into Marilyn's old space, while 309 is expanding back into two spaces on first floor.  This means there will be lots of new stuff to check out in those rooms past the register when you walk in!

We'd also like to welcome Barbara (Booth 621) to the Ballroom upstairs.  We're glad that she has joined us.  Speaking of new people, another space just rented, so look for a new vendor in Edna in the next few days.

This is a big week in the life of our country, as we celebrate our most important national holiday, Independence Day.  YesterNook will be open on July 4, but only until about 3:00 p.m.  Stop by as you head out to Kroger to pick up stuff for your cook-out!  We'll be open regular hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) on Friday, July 5.

Whatever you're doing this July 4, please stay safe.  Be careful with your sparklers.  Wear good sunscreen and drink plenty of water. We want to have you visit us for a long time to come!