Ad Astra Vintage Finds

"We love hunting for treasure, be it vintage glass, delightful old books, interesting mineral formations, or a beautiful painting.


The quality and design of items from days past thrill us. Come along for some treasure hunting, you'll get hooked!"  -Steve & Shelley




Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers is an entrepreneur and has run 3 successful businesses. His interest in antiques began when he became a pack mule for his wife's antique and vintage projects. Steve started collecting old toys and calendars. You'll want to see his collection in person - with some calendars dating back to 1913.

Anne Smith Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Artist

Anne Harver Angle Smith

Anne Smith grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She incorporates the beauty and goodness of the world - mountains, streams, and animals - into her work. She uses oil, acrylic, textiles, chalk, pencils and pastels, among other techniques. Her work can be seen in local KC galleries.




The Woolseys

The Woolseys are a top notch team when it comes to being vendors. They have always enjoyed taking what would be considered trash and turning it in to something refreshing and fun. They have a lovely assortment of home furnishings and seasonal decor to explore.

Theresa Robinson Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Artist

Theresa Robinson

Theresa has been a full-time artist for over 25 years, firstly on the British Channel Island of Jersey and then Kansas City, Missouri since 2011. She creates one-off figurative, sculptural pieces as well as a range of functional pottery in porcelain. We are happy to have some of her pieces at the Treasure Chest!



Sagebrush & Velvet

Cindy specializes in boots, horses, western decor and anything cowboy (or girl!).


The Sagebrush and Velvet booth is full of vintage refinished and antique furniture for the country home.


Carol Rogers

Carol's booth focuses on vintage and unique items for home and garden. Perfect place to find that missing piece to your chicken kitchen, owl hutch or a planter for your secret garden.


Trinette & Clay Stowell

Seasoned treasure hunting husband and wife team make for a well-rounded booth with a fun assortment of vintage and antique finds, ranging from classic board games, retro kitchen items and unique furniture. 


Janette, Jan & Stacie

Three friends finding fun in gardening and peddling vintage & handmade goods. They have a little bit of everything, from refurbished furniture, seasonal items, framed art works, fine china and collectibles.


Clan Hannabert

"Welcome to Clan Hannabert, my name is Pita. Embracing the creepy, twisted and beautiful creations.


I create everything myself by hand. I love the challenge of taking an unwanted (or undesirable) item and giving it new life as a work of art."




Donna Cook

Donna Cook owned and operated Rabbit Creek Products for over 35 years and has loved collecting antiques for even longer. Now retired, Donna runs a spice and mix shop at Capt. Cook's as well as being the Yard Art Queen! She is also a proud new Grandma and enjoys doting on her Grandson, Jimmy Mack.

Just Colcord Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Artist

Just Colcord

Art on display is not for sale.


"Imagination is a powerful thing. With imagination, an ordinary stick becomes a magic wand, an old piece of parchment becomes a treasure map, and a favorite toy becomes a companion on an amazing adventure! With imagination, anything is possible!" - Just



Glenn and DJ Pooler Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Vendor

Glenn & DJ Pooler

Neighbors to the antique store, this husband/wife duo scrap wood from their Louisburg property to make enchanting items for the holiday's and everyday! Wood rounds, snowmen, coasters, wreaths and more. Items made from birch, walnut and hedge.

Campfire Candles Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Vendor

Campfire Candles

Lyons Creek Local, LLC is a husband and wife team running a very small farm business in Junction City, Kansas. Our Campfire candles are made with our own original blends of essential oils, and fragrance oils that are NOT subject to the California Prop 65 warning. We use sustainably harvested wood wicks and soy wax from soy grown in the U.S.A. 





Whispering Elm Farm

Organic Herbal Balms & Insect Repellents from Paola, KS.





J&A Candle Company

Hand poured natural soy wax candles. J&A Soy candles make lovely gifts or something special to enjoy at your own home. Olathe Maker, Erika Taylor.



Carlene Shatto

Drexel Missouri based glass artist. Colorful and Quirky Art for your yard and home. 


Grandma's Basement

Rosa and Erin have filled their booth with nostalgic items that remind them of Grandma's Basement, including vintage collectibles, antique treasures, and the odd yarn ball or two.

There are also impeccably constructed home sewn purses, bags, wallets, dish towels and whatnots - most made from vintage fabrics or embellished with vintage accents.


And don't miss out on Ruby's (8 yrs) handmade bracelets!


Hick Chicks

Hick Chicks offers unique, handmade, quality items at affordable prices.

We currently have cloth face masks, earrings, lanterns, night lights, kitchen towels, and more, all made by Kathy Smith of Hick Chicks available for purchase in the store. 



Elise Gagliardi

 Elise is an experimental multi-media artist living, working

& raising 3 children in KC. She uses photography, watercolor, cutouts, & fabric, addressing the complex nuances of motherhood, memory, nostalgia, remembrance, and dependency through visual storytelling.




Earl Duncun Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Vendor Booth

Earl Duncan

Earl Duncan is 82 years old and a commercial pilot who decided, some 50 years ago, that dealing antiquities, was more fun than fighting the “Aviation Grind."


Earl had two Galleries in Denver, Colorado, the “Phoenix Gallery on 15th St. for 20 some years, as well as “Calliope” on Broadway.


Specializes in Carousel Figures, as well as Early Native American, and Bering Sea Eskimo Artifacts.


Little Shop on the Prairie

Patty Peden is owner of a little shop on the Kansas Prairie with fun products and reasonable prices. We carry new toys and clothes on our website. For unique items and antiques visit us at our booth at Captain Cooks!


Freya Botanicals Captain Cook's Treasure Chest Vendor

Freya Botanicals

I am Carleen Shatto, owner of Freya Botanicals, and I began making soaps in 2007 because of my love of artisan soaps and a desire to create natural skin products. My soaps are cold processed, retaining all the natural glycerin produced in the soapmaking process.  And if you look at the  labels, the products contain ingredients you are familiar with, either organic or food grade oils, NEVER detergents, dyes, or petroleum products.



Nick Pfannes 

Local Louisburg-ian, Nick has an excellent collection of vintage and antique knives and military items. 


Jason Taylor

Collectible coins and money vendor. Specializing in American coins, everything from unusual commemorative coins to Morgan silver dollars to sets. If you are a coin collector, you won't want to miss Jason's cabinet. 


Lorra Embers

A collector of everything clay and ceramic, with personal favs like McCoy, Lorra has an eye for vintage pottery and a pension for teapots. You'll love Lorra's collection of porcelain and ceramic decor, tobacco memorabilia and vintage linens.