About Deanna

ddee_poptartDeanna Dahlsad aka Pop Tart is an opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated with culture — and addicted to writing.

These attributes suit her well in her work as an antiques dealer and writer. Along with her own websites (including Inherited Values, Kitschy Kitschy Coo, & Things Your Grandmother Knew), Deanna’s been a columnist at Boing Boing, Collectors’ Quest, and lots of other places. You can find out more about at her freelance writing and Internet consultant services here and here.

Most of the time, she feels her objects are cooler than she is. Aside from appearing all over the Internets, items from her collection appear in such places as the Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America exhibit at the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum (at Case Western Reserve University) and at The Hingham Shipyard Historical Exhibit.

Other bits & bobs: Deanna has been featured in Collectors News and presented at the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) and Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) Joint Annual Conference in 2008 (Museums & Web 2.0: Slaying Dragons or Titlting at Windmills? Blogs, YouTube, MySpace – Using Social Networks for Museums). She curates online at Scoop.It.

Feeling social? Connect via Google+, Twitter and at Facebook.

Her email is Deanna.Pop.Tart@gmail.com.


  1. Hi Deanna. I am doing a search on my Jay Herbert (of California) jacket. I’d like to know more about. And it’s worth. Can you help me?
    Thanks in advance,

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