Marion's best kept secret for gifts, antiques, collectibles, and TOYS! 


Great fall/autumn decor

Published on September 3, 2014,

Now that September is here, it’s time to create those great fall displays…TCC has great items to help make yours stand apart from the rest.  We have bushel baskets, other sized “bushel” baskets, an old wooden rake, other great items, and a vintage (nearing antique) push cultivator that was made in Cedar Rapids!!!!  The cultivator is in amazing condition…you could even still use it!  Stop in to “the Chest” for your fall decorating!!!  See you soon!



Amazing Jewelry and Purses in the Chest!

Published on September 2, 2014,
Did you know Treasure Chest has an exquisite selection of costume jewelry? Most of the pieces are even vintage! We have rings, bracelets, necklaces, broaches/lapel pins, earrings, and even some cuff links! We only have quality pieces…and all clean, ready to wear condition! And prices that can’t be beat! Why go to the department store or “girls shop” and spend a lot of $$$ to get jewelry that will break after one or two wears when you can stop at TCC and get quality pieces for less? TCC has your jewelry needs covered!
And don’t forget about purses!!!  We also have a great selection of new or gently preowned purses to further accessorize!!!



Diecast Farm Toys — The BEST selection around!

Published on August 28, 2014,

Ertl, Precision, Spec-Cast…..We have a great selection of diecast tractors…including several that are new to us…including a couple of John Deere 4020s!!!!  Stop in and check out our large selection of boxed tractors and implements (over 150 to choose from), plus our selection of out of the box (loose) tractors and implements (over 50 to choose from).  Our collection can’t be beat!  The best and most consistent selection of diecast farm toys in the CR Metro!



Peanuts gang snowglobes

Published on August 26, 2014,

Six great Peanuts snow globes…five that are musical.  And a “Joe Cool in New York” figure.  What a great selection of Peanuts/Snoopy collectibles.  Come to Uptown Marion and check out these great pieces!!!

peanuts snowglobes


Summer up-date August 4, 2014

Published on August 4, 2014,

Treasure Chest Collectibles featuring Toy Time is open.

Summer vacation for the kiddos in Linn-Mar and Marion districts return to school in 14 days.  While our summer was full of closing a store and cleaning it out, opening a new store and preparing it to do so in 6 shorts weeks, Ruthie had a vacation.  Ruthie spent about 4 weeks of summer sick and had a surgery.  Not the ‘right way’ to get a vacation, nor fun, but it did add some more ‘unique experiences’ to the already crazy summer TCCfTT experienced.   Ruthie’s ‘vacation,’ which kind of happened after surgery, did get our own home’s main floor deep cleaned.  Now, Bryan has 14 days (goal and before school starts) to do the same with the basement.  NO PRESSURE!

Our children did get a vacation.  They saw their grandparents whom live in Kansas twice and all three of the youngest whom still live at home spent time on the farm, as did the family dog, in west central Iowa at the other grandparents.  They got to boat, swim, hang out at the pond, raft, ride tractors and combines, see all kinds of things, go to church (even in the park), according to them get whatever they asked grandma for (I don’t think they asked for much lol), drive the lawn mower (huge) and the golf cart around the farmstead and much more.  Most importantly, they made lifetime memories with their grandparents.

Through it all, Ruthie has returned to work, and is in the STORE!  Ruthie is happy, and her cheerful, happy self again!  Come on down and see!  She has missed everyone!  Hope your summer was great, and that the last two weeks before school starts is fabulous.  Take some time to make memories, even if it is in your own yard!  Good Day!



Published on July 13, 2014,

The shelves have been arranged and filled, and we are ready for business!  Our new location at 1026 7th Ave in Marion is NOW OPEN!!!  Stop in and check out our new space.  We still have the great selection we have maintained over the years, and have expanded into having brand new, quality toys!  We are excited to be in Marion, and while you are here you can check out all the other great shops and enjoy the great restaurants in the area.  We look forward to seeing you!



Published on June 25, 2014,

We are still opening on July 1; it may not be as we want exactly but we will be opening JULY 1.  SO, please be patient with us and plan to come over and over.  We have had our work cut out for us.  Perhaps we have less left than I realize but today I feel nervous!  We miss normal and our customers though.  SEE YOU JULY 1 or shortly thereafter.  Thanks.


10 more DAYS until we are open!!

Published on June 20, 2014,

We are getting CLOSER..10 more days until we open.  WE ARE CLOSED! SORRY!  We are NOT buying either because we are CLOSED!  Thank you, and we think we are still on track to OPEN JULY 1.  THANKS, and see you soon.



Published on April 30, 2014,

It’s TRUE! We have a John Deere ERTL 520 Pedal Tractor that IS vintage, in excellent condition and UNRESTORED but doesn’t need to be either. It even has the trailer with it. PRICES WILL BE SEEN IN THE STORE, so please don’t call and ask; come and get it before it is gone. THIS IS SOLD FOR ITS’ collectible value and not for a toy per say, as this one IS amazing, and you won’t find them anywhere else in original condition unrestored and looking like this one, seriously. HURRY IN.

We got a FLEXIBLE FLYER 1970′s (or 1960′s) vintage tricycle that appears to have been loved meaning, cared for because like the 520 tractor and trailer, it appears like it was bought a few weeks ago. AMAZING to say the least. We still have a SPIDER MAN ride in pedal car, too and for a third of what it should be and does sell for; hurry in before these items are sold as they are not going to be here long. THESE ARE FOUR RARE PIECES! SEE YOU AT THE CHEST!


A WEBSITE ONLY SALE April 21-26, 2014

Published on April 21, 2014,

Mention you saw it on our website APRIL 21-26, 2014, in store only, and save 75% off all JEWELRY AND ALL BOOKS. MUST MENTION UPON ENTRANCE TO OWNER (s) to utilize THIS DEAL!