Saturday, January 18, 2020

Goodbye to the "HRH" Prince Henry and Meghan

The Queen can't be amused and I have no doubt Princess Diana wouldn't be happy with her son.

Harry, the Duke of Sussex (the soon-to-be former HRH Prince Henry of Windsor) and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess, have been granted their wish to break away from the Royal Family. Technically, they will have their titles for private use but neither will be allowed to use the titles in public as they will no longer be working members of the Royal family. They won't be allowed to represent the Queen and Harry must resign from his military appointments. They won't receive money from Public funds. The couple will be required to pay back the money spent on refurbishing Frogmore Cottage. The argument has already started on who (which country or person) will pay for the Sussexes' security.

The train wreck keeps growing.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Looking for a Christmas gift?

If you live in Northern Nevada, or are planning a trip to the Reno/Carson area this month be sure to come by the Antiques store in downtown Reno. It can be found at Second Street and Sierra.

The store has been described as a mall without walls. with three levels of booths. Our fellow dealers have everything from jewelry, fine furniture, books, toys, and gag gifts to the obscure collectibles.

Sam and I specialize in vintage toys, children's books, and hand-crafted wood products.  Looking for Breyer horses, Britain figures, Star Wars figures, or gently used-children's books? Come see us! We also have an eclectic collection of household goods, figurines, and firefighting-related collectibles. Want to add some decent vintage silver plate hollowware or nice little ceramic pieces to fill a stocking? We have them!

Winter is coming and we have Game of Thrones merchandise. And for those soon-to-be cold winter days, come grab a couple of dollar paperbacks - and a free bookmark!

Ask for dealer 1199d, "SD Curiosities"  (Sam and Diana's booth).

Thanks for shopping with us.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Is that a bear in my trash can?

The leaves have fallen and we are getting ready to change the clocks back. That means the holiday season is upon us but that is not what this post is about. 


Fall brings an increased amount of bear activity. Yes, friends, those pesky bruins are doing their best to fatten up for the winter.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Welcome Reno FIre Shows West

Welcome to the Reno Fire Shows West Convention at the Grand Sierra Resort.

If you want something to do this week, come to Antiques and Treasures at 151 N. Sierra St (cross of Second), downtown Reno. We have tons of great things, including fire memorabilia). Are you looking for quality hand-made wood gifts? We have them! Ask for Sam and Diana's booth.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Red October- the new normal in California?

Once again wildland fires are raging in California. While Public Safety Personnel struggle to contain and fight the menace, those affected by the disasters are asking questions.

Why do these terrible conflagrations continue to occur every year? Why do the fires seem to get bigger and cause more destruction?

Why can't we stop them?