BobsGoodJunk

Where the 1950s are alive and well!

Smithville, Texas · 795 Sales

BobsGoodJunk

Where the 1950s are alive and well!

Smithville, Texas 795 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(367)

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Catherine

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Announcement   Layaway available - 20% down and 30 days to pay - just send me a message to reserve your special item today :)

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2016

Layaway available - 20% down and 30 days to pay - just send me a message to reserve your special item today :)

Catherine

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Catherine

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About

The point every serious collector eventually reaches...

I started this shop when my husband said he felt like he was being watched wherever he went in the house...all those smiling salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowls, etc. dominate our home decor. With that in mind, I decided to open this shop so that I can find things you will enjoy in your home as much as I do.

I come from a long line of collectors and my family shares my passion for finding new "treasures" as much as I do. My own collection started with a Lefton piggy bank. Other items soon began to gather...the salt shaker missing it's pepper, the passing down of various items from one generation to the next. I recently gave my 10 year old nephew his first set of shakers after he asked me how I judge their condition...stickers, corks, markings. Anyone who can sit through that talk deserves a vintage prize!

The name of my shop is to honor the memory of one of my favorite collectors/pickers that I had the pleasure of meeting. Bob was a character and his rotating collection was the definition of eclectic. My father and I stopped at his shop every year on our annual road trip to Oklahoma. Bob's wasn't just a shop. It was an institution and monument to the joy of collecting. Dad and I gleaned many lessons on hunting for treasures as well as many "Bobisms" to guide our searches. I like to think that Bob would approve of my little online store. He was one of a kind and greatly missed.

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  • Catherine

    Owner

    I love collecting various things, but my favorite is pottery from the 1950s in it's many forms. What started as a hobby has become an all-consuming passion. If I could time travel, it'd be to the 1950s in America shopping for these treasures.

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