Window Dressing

If you are a regular visitor to our shop, you probably know that the windows are decorated every week on Mondays.  For 13 years, one of our very creative volunteers, Betty T., decorated our store windows.  Many of you have come to know her through her dedication and talent for bringing together artistic and gorgeous windows from the eclectic, and sometimes sketchy, spread of items in our store.  She even has a following of customers who come by the store specifically to see what she comes up with every week.  Betty has decided to hand over the reins, so she won’t be designing windows anymore, though she’ll still be volunteering at the shop.  It now takes a team of 6 window dressers to fill Betty’s shoes.  Betty, we salute you for a job well done!

 

This week's window showcases some of the vintage household items you'll find in the store.  Items in the windows go on sale at 10 am the following Monday that they are displayed.

This week’s window showcases some of the vintage household items you’ll find in the store. Items in the windows go on sale at 10 am the following Monday that they are displayed.

Oh, baby!  You can have instant ancestors when you purchase the photos in our window.  They'll be available for purchase at 10 am on Mon., March 2, 2015.

Oh, baby! You can have instant ancestors when you purchase the photos in our window. They’ll be available for purchase at 10 am on Mon., March 2, 2015.

Home is wherever I'm with you.

Home is wherever I’m with you.

Inside the shop you're find a table with dozens of pieces in this pattern.  The set includes plates, coffee & tea cups, saucers, and lots of unusual serving pieces.

Inside the shop you’ll find a table with dozens of pieces in this pattern. The set includes plates, coffee & tea cups, saucers, and lots of unusual serving pieces.

Swallows and willows adorn this stunning, post-war dinnerware.

Swallows and willows adorn this stunning, post-war dinnerware.  Made in Japan.

 

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Cozy & Warm

Linens are one of our specialties.  We sell bed, bath, kitchen and lots of other kinds of linens.  In our Linen Department you’ll find bargains both gently used and brand new.  The best part of our Linen Department, though, is the international textiles.  You’ll find 100% wool blankets and throws from Ireland, Canada and the US along side cotton and wool wall hangings, wraps, dresser scarves and other decor.  Some are handwoven and others are not, but they all offer beautiful ways to decorate your home.

 

Textiles from around the world are available in our Linen Department.

Textiles from around the world are available in our Linen Department.

Sign of the Times

Last year someone donated a Jax Beer sign to Elite Repeat.  Jax Beer originated in Jacksonville, FL, in 1913, and was sold more than once.  The rights were eventually acquired by Jackson Brewing Co. of New Orleans.  To make a long story short, a quick bit of research by our savvy volunteers dug up a likely buyer located at, you guessed it, Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar in New Orleans.  They bought the sign, had it shipped and hung it in one of their dining areas.

Last month, one of our store managers, Marie Hesser, was in the neighborhood and decided to look up the establishment to see what happened to the sign.  She introduced herself to the owners and received a warm welcome!  Below is a photo of Marie and the Jax Beer sign.

Jax Sign