My friend this weekend told me how he randomly came across a firework stand & stocked up on his arsenal for Independence Day, & you may have noticed that things in this state are very different than before. I remember just two years ago how I was very much concerned about the hypothetical possession & use of fireworks in New Jersey, which I totally did not have at the time by the way, but now we don’t have to worry anymore… right? Well actually, you might want to keep certain things in mind. New Jersey is only “kind of cool” […]
As we rapidly approach summer, we should first be happy that we got away from the winter months. Perhaps things got a little bit too cold this last winter, & after the teetering back & forth between cold snaps & warm springs, we seem to have finally broken through. But the honeymoon period is typically short-lived, and for some of us, summer can be a bittersweet experience. Perhaps I resonate with migrating mentalities, where we go south in the winter & really far north in the summer, but alas in today’s day & age, we endure the best & the worst […]
Perhaps you like to have a leg up in conversation when certain holidays come around, or you would like to best those who typically are the “know-it-alls” on certain days. Boy, do I have good news for you; Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner & you can be ahead of the curve! The following are some extra facts that you can whip out to fill in the idle chatter if you are out drinking on Cinco de Mayo. Disclaimer: You are responsible for the delivery of said information & how others perceive you. Secondary Disclaimer: If you are […]
In just under two weeks is National Tax Day (April 15), & while some people may be looking forward to their upcoming refunds, others who are not expecting money from the IRS hopefully are on their way to finishing all their tax forms & preparing / have already prepared their tax contribution to the government. For those of us who are dreading this deadline, what can lift our spirits? Well, apparently there are a number of holidays between now & Tax Day to observe, whether as a distraction, or a way to celebrate potentially finish our taxes early! & by […]
Flea Markets, Auctions, Garage Sales, and Estate Sales are my Archeological Dig Sites. I am Karen Gunzel, proud Scranberry Coop Dealer, Booth #58. I have been buying and selling interesting items since Depression Glass was hot, hot, hot! I don’t know what I enjoy more; the thrill of the hunt, or the setting up and displaying of my merchandise at the Coop. And the selling is great too!
I have sold at many different venues but I must admit the most friendly and interesting displays I have ever done happen at the Scranberry Coop. My oddities and old objects and are […]
As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, you may be aware of a number of holiday traditions. This associate of Scranberry Coop is here to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down to four such traditions. & as a disclaimer, this is 100% my opinion & you can judge for yourself how you would like to proceed with your festivities. Just know that there is at least some rationale to my opinions, so I would encourage you to read further:
Parades – Yes, but not in New York City.
If you are into parades, attend a local one. Not only will you […]
I’ve always had an interest in clothes. Not the everyday sort, but pieces that would stand out. Be different. Things that would suggest the kind of person I am, or want to be.
Collecting “wearable art” has been a passion, and I’ve amassed quite a stash over the years. Sometimes I surprise myself when I rediscover a dress, hat, or coat that I bought YEARS ago. Who knew that other people would enjoy my findings just like I do?!
I carry vintage and older designer fashions from the ‘30s to the ‘70s. Occasionally I’ll find something new-ish that fits the bill, but […]
If you noticed that a lot of federal services & businesses were shut down this past Monday, this associate at Scranberry Coop would like to remind you that yes, it was indeed President’s Day. A holiday that gives an excuse for teachers to teach students about George Washington & Abraham Lincoln, since their birthdays happen to be in February, & apparently Valentine’s Day is not “federal” enough for that day to be an observed federal holiday. Which is fine, but even from my youth, this day feels like a placeholder way to give people a three day weekend.
According to the […]
Hi, we are Jeff and Sandi Rusch, proprietors of ‘Old and Odd’, booth #66 at Scranberry Coop. We have been vendors at the Coop for a few years now, and Jeff helps ‘man’ the Jail on Thursdays. We started out as almost weekly shoppers, and quickly had so much great ‘stuff’ that we had to get a booth to sell some of it! We started off small, and quickly graduated to larger and larger booths until landing where we are now.
Since we’re both retired, I help as much as I can, but Jeff is the heart and soul behind the […]
Happy new year from Scranberry Coop! It is a common tradition to make a new year’s resolution that you may or may not fulfill, but this affiliate of Scranberry Coop has this to say: live in the present. Being stuck in the past leads to depression, while constantly worrying about the future leads to anxiety, & there is already so much to engage within the present! Another common saying; The past is history, & the future is a mystery, but today is a gift & that’s why it is called the present! So while this list of