Pop Tart was raised in a family of antique collectors and dealers. Her childhood was filled with the obligation to wake early on weekends and dig through the tossed-away bits of other peoples' lives. As you could imagine, this wasn't always fun for a child, but it taught her many important skills for her own future as a conniseur of old things.

Happily, she was able to use these skills in the service of her other interests: vintage clothing, pin-up art, nudie magazines, pulp novels, and anything else that made the women of yesterday look sexy. It has also given her an unnatural appreciation for the ugliest of 1970s furniture, a way to justify her obsessions in the guise of being an antique dealer, and the biggest unintentional collection of stuffed Smurfs in North America.

The creation of this site warms the hearts of many at Backwash.com, where as GlamKitty, she writes a column, all too often dedicated to her collecting passions. (Now she will be able to return column content to the more practical matters of pop culture & girlie things.)

Any rumors that she found her husband at a thrift shoppe are unfounded.

Posts By This Author:
The Irony of Nazi Collectibles, on 9/27/2004
Sheepish Bidding, on 10/1/2004
Dangerous with a Paddle, on 10/6/2004
Collectors Are Nuts, on 10/11/2004
Vintage Fashions, Part One, on 10/12/2004
Auction Story, on 10/13/2004
Vintage Fashions, Part Two, on 10/19/2004
Politicians Make Strange Bedfellows, And Even Stranger Collectibles, on 10/21/2004
Vintage Fashions, Part Three, on 10/26/2004
Suffragettes, Hatchets & Rhinestones, on 10/28/2004
I have seen the light, and it comes from an Easy Bake Oven., on 11/1/2004
Eat Your Saturday Morning TV, on 11/4/2004
More Fiction Than Science, Please, on 11/19/2004
Top 10 Reasons to Pick Up a Man at an Auction, on 11/22/2004
Collecting: Itís Not Just For The Materialistic Among Us, on 11/24/2004
The 9 Inch Plastic Icon, on 12/15/2004
Home is Where the Humor Is, on 12/17/2004
Whose Holiday Memory Is This? (Part One), on 12/20/2004
Whose Holiday Memory Is This? (Part Two), on 12/23/2004
Whose Holiday Memory Is This? (Part Three), on 12/24/2004
Collecting Vintage Lingerie, on 1/4/2005
Pop Culture Defined, on 1/5/2005
Collecting Vintage Lingerie, Part 2, on 1/6/2005
Bits From Publications Past, For Her, on 1/10/2005
It's In The Bag -- No *On* The Bag!, on 1/12/2005
"Are Wrestlers People?", on 1/19/2005
Holy Crap, on 1/20/2005
Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Collector, on 1/21/2005
The Cast of WKRP, on 1/27/2005
The Buzz in The 70s, on 1/28/2005
That Gladiator Guy, on 1/31/2005
Politics & Kitsch, on 2/3/2005
Bill Wadhams Interview, Part Two, on 2/7/2005
Retro Music Fads, on 2/17/2005
Uncle Hugo's, on 2/18/2005
Classics?, on 2/22/2005
Francis E. Dec, Esquire: Rant No. 1, on 2/25/2005
Gillo vs Pop Tart in Battle of the Kitsch, Part 1, on 3/8/2005
Gillo vs Pop Tart in Battle of the Kitsch, Part 2, on 3/9/2005
An Interview with Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber, on 3/22/2005
Estate, Rummage, Garage, or Junk Sales, on 5/11/2005
Interview with the Photocartoonist, on 5/13/2005
Flaws in Price Guides: A Letter To Publishers, on 5/17/2005
The Journey Begins With $3, on 5/18/2005
Anti-trust, Monopolies, & Gargoyles?, on 5/20/2005
Science is everywhere., on 5/24/2005
Home is where your junk is., on 5/27/2005
Creativity & DIY Artworks, on 6/2/2005
Book Collecting, on 6/8/2005
The Legacy of Collecting, on 6/15/2005
I'm No Educator, on 6/29/2005
Family Vacation Memories, on 6/30/2005
Play Along!, on 7/11/2005
Gillo vs Pop Tart in Battle of the Kitsch, Part 3, on 8/2/2005
Can You Dig It?, on 8/3/2005
There's Great Serendipity in Collecting., on 12/12/2005
Tooling about the internet, I found Retro-Redheads..., on 6/26/2006
Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen, on 7/2/2006
Who's your friend when things get rough?, on 7/2/2006
Ever buy hankies that are not exactly in..., on 7/3/2006
At one time, I purchased at an auction a large lot..., on 7/10/2006
Ever wonder what they collect in the United Arab..., on 7/10/2006
Weekly Self-Serving Post, on 7/11/2006
I LOVE MOLDED PLASTIC !!!! screams this guy's..., on 7/14/2006
At Honey, where you been so long? you can find out..., on 7/15/2006
Revamped vintage hair clips at Naughty Secretary..., on 8/4/2006
Everything Is Illuminated, on 8/7/2006
My thoughts on collecting photographs., on 8/21/2006
Collecting digital ephemera?, on 8/21/2006
Swap-O-Rama-Rama, on 8/23/2006
The Ephemera Women Leave Behind, on 8/23/2006
I have a puppet fetish, so, when I saw this puppet..., on 8/28/2006
I called my six year old son on the phone in..., on 8/28/2006
Want to join this blog? If you are passionate..., on 8/28/2006
From my own collection, an old procelain..., on 8/29/2006
Weekend With My (Dealer) Parents, on 9/11/2006
Vintage Craft Call, on 9/12/2006
While searching for more about Wilton cake toppers..., on 9/18/2006
The Second Annual Venus Zine Holiday Craft-Off, on 9/22/2006
"A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waist"..., on 9/23/2006
Visit Modern Mechanix for your regular fix of all..., on 9/30/2006
Men with Dolls See more vintage pictures in..., on 9/30/2006
Mary and Kimberly have no idea how to sew, but..., on 10/2/2006
Have you been to the EVE: Everyone's Virtual..., on 10/2/2006
Barnacle Press has copies of vintage little..., on 10/6/2006
Your Private Musem, on 10/13/2006
Halloween Post: "Book of the Dead"..., on 10/18/2006
These costumes may be responsible for the dumbing..., on 10/24/2006
The Suburban Diva is possibly one of the funniest books you will read this year., on 10/25/2006
Check out Horror-Wood for all your classic &..., on 10/27/2006
Easy-to-Make Pin Cushion From Small Vintage Ceramic Planters, on 11/1/2006
See how souveniers stack up against the real deals..., on 11/7/2006
Remember how good Coke was when it was made with..., on 11/7/2006
Strange & Vintage Stock Footage, on 11/10/2006
Jonesing For Tom, on 11/13/2006
More Than a Baker's Dozen, on 11/18/2006
We've been listing at eBay -- lots of vintage &..., on 11/20/2006
Collecting Rudolph and Other Reindeer Games -- and..., on 11/30/2006
Inexpensive & Easy Gifts For Collectors, on 12/1/2006
Just in, Rudolph & the gang figurines!, on 12/11/2006
Portebello Road Lyrics, on 12/17/2006
Maya Angelou said this: "I've learned that..., on 12/18/2006
Going For The Dogs, on 12/18/2006
Strange snowglobe images., on 1/1/2007
"These works can be seen as metaphors for..., on 1/1/2007
Making an African Queen, on 1/8/2007
Anthropomorphic Nightmares, on 1/15/2007
Care To Get Plastered?, on 1/15/2007
The website refered to is apronchronicles.com., on 1/15/2007
Moorhead Center Mall Antique & Collectible Show, on 1/22/2007
This just in, Catwoman's Catholic: The Religious..., on 1/24/2007
Please Make It Stop Looking At Me, on 1/25/2007
Pimp My Bookcart Contest, on 2/4/2007
It's cold, so stay inside where it's warm and make..., on 2/13/2007
This banana cell phone holder may look silly,..., on 2/28/2007
Cute girly DUY craft contest at Slip of a Girl...., on 3/7/2007
Anyone else playing Six Degrees of Amy Sedaris?, on 3/8/2007
My Creepy Little Shelf of Elf, on 3/12/2007
More Dog Lovers, on 3/13/2007
Art For My Sake, on 3/13/2007
Retro Book Review: The Pantyhose Craft Book, on 3/13/2007
Just got back in from a day of auctions, thrift..., on 3/18/2007
Vintage Teen Paperbacks, on 3/19/2007
Vintage and Antique Boy Dolls, on 3/19/2007
Rikki-Tiki-Tacky, on 3/30/2007
Pirate Wench gives tips and photos on how to feng..., on 3/30/2007
Because we often mention the girl fashion dolls,..., on 4/2/2007
Quack Smoking Advice, on 4/9/2007
Love DIY? Get thee to the Vintage Projects..., on 4/9/2007
Dioramas & Logorrhea, on 4/12/2007
Remember Candy Cigarettes?, on 4/13/2007
An update on candy cigarettes... Archie McPhee..., on 4/16/2007
Retro Shopping, on 4/19/2007
A crazy little thing called crochet. (Pics &..., on 4/20/2007
Stuff, Wonderful Stuff, on 4/20/2007
Husbands Under Glass, on 4/20/2007
Auction Pics, on 4/23/2007
Vintage Animal Cuteness, on 4/25/2007
MST3K Ephemera, on 4/26/2007
Vintage Hobo Newspapers? Yup., on 5/1/2007
Memories Of A Garbage Picking Pirate, on 5/10/2007
Take our Blog Reader Project survey. (It's good..., on 5/22/2007
Naming Objects, on 5/25/2007
Looking Forward to Being Attacked, on 5/26/2007
1981: Before YouTube, on 5/26/2007
Vintage Photos, on 5/27/2007
Mold-A-Rama: Memories That Shape You, on 5/30/2007
Vintage Costume Jewelry, on 5/30/2007
Wash Yourself Lily-White..., on 5/31/2007
Booze For Barnyard Animals, on 5/31/2007
Charles Nelson Reilly, RIP, on 5/31/2007
Clean-Up With Betty White, on 5/31/2007
I'm A Cocktail Monkey, on 6/1/2007
Ye Old Paperdolls = Today's Fun, on 6/1/2007
Just Happy To See Me?, on 6/1/2007
Retro Game For Teens, Mod Blog Post For Grownups, on 6/1/2007
From The "Save The Baby" Files..., on 6/4/2007
Go West -- Johnny West, on 6/4/2007
Shat News, on 6/4/2007
The Story of The New York World's Fair & The Wisconsin Pavilion (1964), on 6/5/2007
Bay City Rollers: Kiss and Tell Stories, on 6/5/2007
What Not To Crochet, on 6/6/2007
See a vintage circus scrapbook., on 6/6/2007
Cutest Thing I've Seen Today, on 6/6/2007
Under the Anheuser Bush, on 6/7/2007
Trashballs! Get Yer Trashballs!, on 6/7/2007
Not Egg-zactly Clear On These Pirates, on 6/7/2007
Thursday Thirteen: Things To Collect As A Family, on 6/7/2007
Retro Rocket Pops, on 6/9/2007
On The Flip Side, on 6/9/2007
With the second-to-last Harry Potter film about to..., on 6/11/2007
Cheech & Chong, Live 1978, on 6/13/2007
Vaudeville Lives, on 6/13/2007
13 Ways To Know Your Obsessed With Your Collection, on 6/14/2007
Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Frogger..., on 6/14/2007
Assorted Barbie Facts, on 7/2/2007
A Vanilla World, on 7/9/2007
Muscle Car Wallet, on 7/18/2007
Camera Oops, on 7/23/2007
Speaking Of 80's Toys..., on 7/23/2007
The Evil That Is Lil' Jenny, on 7/24/2007
Apparently Many Find Themselves A-wash In Streaming Mascara, on 7/25/2007
Donny, Donny On My Wall..., on 7/25/2007
How Much Is That Doggie In The Blog Post?, on 7/25/2007
1967 All-Pro Football Board Game Still Wows Kids, on 7/26/2007
Guess The Year, on 7/26/2007
Mute Mondays: Dog Days, on 7/30/2007
Traveling Along Hwy 10 In Wisconsin, on 7/30/2007
Does she or doesn't she? In Which We Discuss Marie Osmond's Underpants, on 7/31/2007
Welcome To My Crib, on 7/31/2007
Mattel recalling nearly one million toys in the..., on 8/2/2007
Kitschy 1950's Kitty Ad, on 8/14/2007
Not Better With A Blue Bonnet On It, on 8/14/2007
Big Toe Joe, on 8/18/2007
So sad...: His legal name was Joybubbles, and..., on 8/21/2007
While speaking of the magic of old photos I so..., on 8/23/2007
Fame Travels On, on 8/25/2007
People On The Move, on 9/22/2007
You can learn a lot from vintage magazines., on 9/22/2007
We Can Kitschy and We Can Coo in the IGALOO, on 9/23/2007
The Widow Was Not Merry; Or, Poets Must Have Beards, on 9/24/2007
Like any loyal Packer Backer, I own a good number..., on 9/29/2007
The 60's Are Little Fuzzy In My Mind, on 10/1/2007
Confess you did it!, on 10/1/2007
You've got Kitschy Kitschy Coo on you.Which movie..., on 10/2/2007
Vintage Marionette & Puppet Publications, on 10/2/2007

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