One’s Man’s Junk Is My Treasure

One Man's Junk Is My Treasure

In addition to writing, I recently opened another Etsy store. I know you’re probably saying another Etsy store, but yes this one is different. I started out making notebooks but then realized that I could take my love of vintage items and move it over to Etsy.

From a very young age, I had some what of a love for searching, rummaging if you will. My mother and grandmother both had these “junk” drawers that I loved to go through. I had no idea what I was looking for. If I was looking for anything in particular. I was just a kid on a hunt for something cool they may let me keep.

I often stumbled upon interesting and unique items. In my adult years, as the whole “vintage revival” started I fell in love with going to the west bottoms an area in Kansas City, Missouri where old warehouse had been made into stores that housed floors and floors of antique/vintage dealers.

I love the smell, the dust (my allergies don’t), the touch of an older object. The detail, the care that was shown to put it together. I love the history!

So in realizing that I have the time now as a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) and definitely the skill, I stared a shop on Etsy Dear Alice Company . Alice, was my maternal grandmother who loved making things as well. She was an excellent cook and sewed everything from pillow cases to dresses. She was very inspirational in my upbringing. She also loved to write relatives letters and they wrote her back. Hince the name!

I have combined my love of making things and finding things. It’s been quite fun thus far. I’ve come across some nostalgic items like a See ‘n’ Say from 1983 and some older items like this cool old Jim Beam decanter from 1968.

I’ve heard one that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure…and well it’s this woman’s treasure!



Published by Nicole Alicia

Nicole Alicia is a fiction writer and blogger from Kansas City, Missouri. You can find her debut novel "Drama University" on!

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