Bedtime Story

 

Good children get sugar plums and grassy meadows with flowing brooks along with all the toys they can carry.  Bad children get scary dreams  in this 1940s thriller starring Little Boy Blue along with Wynken, Blynken and Nod.  Favorite Poems by Eugene Field, illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis.  Copyright 1940.

SOLD – Good children get sugar plums and grassy meadows with flowing brooks along with all the toys they can carry. Bad children get scary dreams in this 1940s thriller starring Little Boy Blue along with Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Favorite Poems by Eugene Field, illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis. Copyright 1940.

Illustration from the poem, "Seein' Things" from the book Favorite Poems by Eugene Field and illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis.  Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, NY.  Copyright 1940.

Illustration from the poem, “Seein’ Things” from the book Favorite Poems by Eugene Field and illustrated by Malthe Hasselriis. Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, NY. Copyright 1940.

Illustration for the poem, "The Shut-Eye Train" from the book Favorite Poems by Eugene Field with illustrations by Malthe Hasselriis.  Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, NY.  Copyright 1940.

Illustration for the poem, “The Shut-Eye Train” from the book Favorite Poems by Eugene Field with illustrations by Malthe Hasselriis. Grosset and Dunlap Publishers, NY. Copyright 1940.

Caged In

Polly wanna condo?

Handcrafted of solid brass and copper, this bird cage with bird bath base was handcrafted by James J. Durant.  It stands 80" tall.  The cage lifts off the base.

Handcrafted of solid brass and copper, this bird cage with bird bath base was handcrafted by James J. Durant. It stands 80″ tall. The cage lifts off the base.  A plexiglass disk protects the floor and the copper is sealed to protect it from discoloration.  Easy clean up with mild detergent and warm water.

Flights of Fancy

The Roman god Mercury was the patron of financial gain, commerce, luck, trickery, messages and communication.  His figure graces this extraordinary clock that has been donated to Elite Repeat.  Truly a treasure of America’s Gilded Age, this piece by the Ansonia Clock Company was made sometime between 1886 and 1894.  It has received meticulous maintenance, documented by handwritten notes which came with the clock.  The clock mechanism has been checked out and is in good working order.  The exterior of the clock shows some signs of age, and one of the wings on Mercury’s helmet has been broken off.  The sound of the gong is rich and mellow.  This clock must surely have represented affluence and elegance when it was new, and it does no less today.

"Mercury" by the Ansonia Clock Company, c. 1886-1894.  An 8-day clock with gong to strike the hours.  The mechanism works and is in good condition.  Winding key included.

SOLD – “Mercury” by the Ansonia Clock Company, c. 1886-1894. An 8-day clock with gong to strike the hours. The mechanism works and is in good condition. Winding key included.

Not just another pretty face...this one belongs to the "Mercury" figural clock made by the  Ansonia Clock Co., a major American clockmaker of the 19th century.

Not just another pretty face…this one belongs to the “Mercury” figural clock made by the
Ansonia Clock Co., a major American clockmaker of the 19th century.

A pensive, young god.  This detail of the Ansonia Clock Company's "Mercury" clock shows the artist's attention to detail.

A pensive, young god. This detail of the Ansonia Clock Company’s “Mercury” clock shows the artist’s attention to detail.

This photo shows some of the imperfections in the aged finish.  Note the wings on Mercury's helmet--the right one is broken off, but what's that critter perched on the top of the helmet?

This photo shows some of the imperfections in the aged finish. Note the wings on Mercury’s helmet–the right one is broken off, but what’s that critter perched on the top of the helmet?

A detail of the clock base.

A detail of the clock base.

 

Angels Watching Over Me

Are you looking for an angel?  They’re everywhere but mostly they’re at Elite Repeat waiting for you to buy them and take them home.

Are you looking for snowmen?  We are adrift with snow men, women and children.

Santa?  He’s not comin’ to town…he’s already here!  Santas by the sleighful.  How about a Santa suit?  We have ‘em.  One includes a beard, so you won’t have to grow your own.

What about fancy party threads?  We’ve got you covered…with sequins, if necessary!

We have trees, wreaths, ornaments, jewelry, glitz and glam galore.  Lots of galore.  More galore than you can even imagine.  You should see it!  If you haven’t visited our newly expanded store, you’re in for a treat.  We’re at the same location with the same hours:  Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.

Need a bike?  We’re in gear.

Is there no end to the marvelous winter wonderland inside our door?  No!  Definitely not.  See for yourself.

Let it snow!  S'no end to our snowmen.

Let it snow! S’no end to our snowmen.

Angels watching over me.

Angels watching over me.

Angel of your dreams.

Angel of your dreams.

Tree topper show stopper.

Tree topper show stopper.

Shake it up.  Not all ornaments are red and green.

Shake it up. Not all ornaments are red and green.

Icy cold crystal.  No such thing as too much glitter.

Icy cold crystal. No such thing as too much glitter.

Early Spring

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and the weather may be toying with our affections, but Spring has come to our shop, and she’s unpacking her bags.  You’ll find spring clothing, housewares,  flowers, chicks and bunnies this week at Elite Repeat!

Bird Cage

Calla Lily Bouquets

This is the year…

Yes, this is the year you will write your book.  Is it a novel?  A travel journal?  A nostalgic look at low-tech?  In the best traditions of great writers of the past, you need a Remington Portable Model 5.  You can take it into the field or set it up at a sidewalk cafe.  Scoff at anyone who stares–this sweet thing is a lot cheaper than an iPad.  No bulky screen.  Keyboard and printer all in one!

This beautiful machine is a Remington Portable Model 5.  It's in working order and has a case.  The case has paid its dues, but the machine is in very good condition.  Cleaned and oiled.  Yours for $65.

SOLD – This beautiful machine is a Remington Portable Model 5 typewriter. It’s in working order and has a case. The case has paid its dues, but the machine is in very good condition. Cleaned and oiled. Yours for $30.

Page Turners

Unusual, collectable and occasionally rare, we have books of every stripe.  If they are valuable or delicate, you’ll find them in our display case at the check out counter.  If they are not so valuable but terribly interesting nonetheless, you should look for them in our craft section.  If they’re simply a good read, check our book department.  Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:

School Children the World Over by Lucy Dunton. 1909. This book is found in only a handful of university rare book collections. It hasn’t even been scanned and made available online. If you appreciate rare books, look for this one in our display case.

We Come and Go, 1940. Dick and Jane team up with Baby Sally as they come, go, eat and play. Later they jump rope and play with Spot. Thrill to the excitement of seeing Spot run and jump.

Look, look.  See the illustrations. See the pretty illustrations.

SOLD – Raggedy Ann’s Magical Wishes. 1928. Written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. Raggedy Ann has a magical Wishing Pebble sewn up inside her raggedy self. Is there enough magic left in it for an adventure? Find out.

SOLD – “So everyone ran to the great doors of the castle and looked out and when they looked out, they all had to hold their breaths in amazement.”

SOLD – Gem Selection: Scottish Songs. Fourth edition. Bound in the Royal Stewart tartan made of silk and with gold lettering, thistle and lion rampant on the cover. This book has probably inspired many a Burns night dinner. Includes 16 illustrations, including a portrait of Robert Burns, himself.

SOLD – An illustration from Scottish Songs with the caption, “Cam’ ye by Atholl, lad wi’ the philabeg, down by the Tummel or banks o’ the Garry.” However that may translate into modern English, a man in a kilt never goes out of style.

Hot Item

Need a thermometer with more numbers on it? 

That’s one of the few things we don’t have!  But for everything else, there’s Elite Repeat.

Inside our store, the air conditioning is on the Arctic Breeze setting.  Come inside to cool off and shop.