Kathy Peterson, 60, of Oakland NE

Kathy A. Peterson, 60 years, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away August 20, 2017 at CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Burial will be in the Craig Cemetery.

Kathy Peterson

Book Sale at Itty Bitty Shoppe

Starting Monday March 23rd, bring your own bag up to a large brown grocery bag size to the Itty Bitty Shoppe in Oakland and whatever books fit in the bag are yours for $2.00. This will run through April 15th. Cookbooks will not be included with this.


City Wide Garage Sale Happening in Oakland Soon


Peterson Enjoys Challenge of Self-Employed Business, Itty Bitty Shoppe

The love of a challenge, along with a passion for old, vintage collector items took Kathy Peterson of Oakland, NE on a fulfilling journey.

Kathy opened her retail business, The Itty Bitty Shoppe, about four years ago on Oakland’s Main Street.

“The store features vintage items, antiques, repurposed items along with some new merchandise, such as purses, candle warmers and home décor,” Kathy said.

Owning and operating your own business in a small town takes a great deal of determination along with some savvy. “It takes certain clientele for the higher end pieces I sell. That is where the Internet comes into play. It has been a safety net for me,” Kathy stated.

She began her business as a consignment business, but has expanded her horizons, growing her business along the way. Kathy now buys small estates and attends auctions, purchasing items to sell in her business. She also has established her business on the Internet, through different media sites such as Facebook. “Some of the items are wholesale. I absolutely love junk, for the repurposing side of things,” Kathy said.

Being a self-employed businessperson is a day-to-day struggle. “Working for myself has an undeniable freedom to it. But, income is directly in proportion to sales and what I paid for something,” Kathy stated. “Working for someone else has the security of a paycheck, but for me, self-employed is much more satisfying.”

To provide customers with the best her retail business has to offer requires a great deal of research. “The learning process never stops. I needed a challenge that I could sink my teeth into,” Kathy said.

Support is an important aspect of any business, especially family support, which Kathy has a large amount of. “The support of family is so important. Not only do I believe in myself, but my family does as well,” Kathy stated.

The Itty Bitty Shoppe is located at 209 N Oakland Avenue in Oakland, NE. She has varying hours that her business is open during the week. Contact Kathy at 402-380-2333 for further information or any questions.

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Peterson, owner of Itty Bitty Shoppe.

Photo Courtesy of Kathy Peterson, owner of Itty Bitty Shoppe.

Junque to Treasures Estate/Tag Sales

Set your Calendar for these 3 days for the 1st tag sale offered by Junque to Treasures Estate/Tag Sales…….October 23rd, 24th and 25th…….the hours will be 9:30-5 all three days….photo updates and upcoming sale dates are available at https://www.facebook.com/JunquetoTreasuresEstateTagSale location is 209 N Oakland Ave`Oakland, Ne (the Itty Bitty Shoppe) 402-380-2333
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