Here’s a wonderful video, produced in 2013, about the development of Fiestaware china. It’s a fascinating story that, once heard, endears one to Fiesta! Enjoy!
Those of us who are in the business of buying and selling Antiques, and who sell in Antique Malls, are constantly at work honing our fine art of creating an attractive and effective display of our wares. Building a Display is a lot of fun–sorta. At least once all the lifting and carrying and hauling and lifting […]
Join us in Downtown Bloomington’s Warehouse District on July 19th for a day of shopping, food, and music! 10 a.m. — Alley Kats Art and Antiques open 11a.m. to 1p.m. — Oogies Food On Wheels serving lunch 5p.m. to 8p.m.-ish — F4LL3N ART Custom Art (F4LL3N ART will be outside and needs light to make […]
If you’re a regular down here at Alley Kats, you know that part of our “Specialness” has to do with this wonderful, big ol’ hulking BRIDGE that spans over our front door. I remember this bridge when it was first built in the early 1960s–caused a traffic backup on Center Street that was unbelievable I’m […]
Drop into Alley Kats between now and August 3 and you’re going to see something you may never see again in your lifetime! During the month of July, 2014, Alley Kats is showcasing the Wayne Kelly Collection of Vintage Fiestaware–nearly 700 pieces of it! We have put together a marvelous display in our Green Room, […]
It’s finally Summer in Central Illinois. The corn has exceeded “knee high by 4th of July” thanks to all the rain. No drought this year. And so far no horrible tornado activity either. In fact, the weather has been darn near perfect lately, especially for Pickin’ at all the garage sales! It seems like there […]