About Elite Repeat Serving Stillwater

Elite Repeat Serving Stillwater is a resale boutique located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We offer fine quality used, recycled and upcycled items. We sell clothing, shoes & accessories, jewelry, linens, small appliances, furniture, home decor, cookware, books, toys, art and craft supplies and many other things that you need. We also sell treasures of all kinds. Most of our treasures are very inexpensive, but occasionally we receive treasures of great value. These unique items will be featured on this blog. We invite you to browse our blog, be inspired and visit our store.

Krazy Daze Sale

“You have the best bargains in town!” said one of our shoppers today.  A  lot of people must have agreed with her because Elite Repeat was buzzing with activity.  We have half-price sales on selected household items, linens, clothes and arts & crafts supplies.  Our dollar rack is jammed with great clothing items as are all the other racks and shelves of merchandise.  Even if it’s not on sale you’ll still get the best prices anywhere!  The sales runs today through Sat., July 25, when we close at 5 pm.  Come in, cool off and find a great deal!

Father’s Day is on the way!

Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day, and nothing says, “You taught me to be thrifty,” like a gift from Elite Repeat.  If you don’t tell him where you bought it, he’ll think you splurged.  Come in and see what we have to offer.  Here are a few examples:

Made in Mexico, wooden saddle tree.

Made in Mexico, wooden saddle tree.

3/4 size Fender Squier guitar with soft case.

3/4 size Fender Squier guitar with soft case.

Beautiful, woven Kente cloth from Ghana.

Beautiful, woven Kente cloth from Ghana.

I'm keeping an eye on you.

I’m keeping an eye on you.

One of 4 panels of an original acrylic painting.

One of 4 panels of an original acrylic painting.

 

Natural History

On offer in the display case near the cash register you’ll find some very interesting ephemera including the items below.  The cover page from an 1825 natural history book is in very good condition.  On close inspection of the detailed illustration, you’ll find several interesting scenes all happening at once not the least of which includes harpoon fishermen flying through the air along with their boat which has been knocked out of the water by a spouting whale.

Cover page for the 1825 book A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith.

Cover page for the 1825 book A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith.

A Victorian award of merit.

SOLD – A Victorian award of merit.

Coyote on Main St.

We’ve displayed a number of interesting and unusual items in our windows since we opened in 2002, but this week’s window may win the prize for generating the most interest and causing quite a stir on Main Street.  This may not be your typical Easter weekend window, but it’s definitely a howliday when we have a coyote in the window.

This beautiful coyote will be available for purchase to the first person in line when the doors open on Mon., April 6.

SOLD:  This beautiful coyote takes center stage in our window and will be available for purchase to the first person in line when the doors open on Mon., April 6.

This week's window is packed with Western decor.

SOLD:  This week’s window is packed with Western decor.

Good advice at a price you can afford.

SOLD:  Good advice at a price you can afford.

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.

 

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

Hot Jazz for a Cold Winter Day

We have received a trove of sheet music spanning the 1920s through the 1960s.  It’s priced and ready for you to take home.  The best and most beautiful are some Jazz Age pieces, pictured below, which are as priceless for the music and era they document as they are for the artwork on their covers.  We’ve included links so you can hear and enjoy them the way they were meant to be played — by big, bold, brassy bands, jumpy ragtime piano players and crooning vocalists.

We also have some rare sheet music from Sinatra, Elvis, The Shirelles, Earl Grant, Doris Day and lots of others.  You’ll be able to find the rare or fragile music in the display case near the cash register, the others are in our vintage treasure room.

And by the way, we acknowledge with gratitude the people responsible for maintaining the links we posted in the captions below.

1929 - Who can resist this darling girl!  The hot dance music of Andor's Jazz Band will warm you right up.  Hear this delightful music by clicking on this link.

1929 – Who can resist this darling girl! The hot dance music of Andor’s Jazz Band will warm you right up. Hear this delightful music by clicking on this link.

1925 - If the tune is anything to go by, it must be a fairly cheerful parting.  Listen here to this beautiful player piano rendition.

1925 – If the tune is anything to go by, it must be a fairly cheerful parting. Listen here to this beautiful player piano rendition.

1928 - Earl Carroll was a producer whose shows were known for having the most scantily clad showgirls on Broadway.  It's like your mother warned you:  Go outside like that and you're sure to catch a cold.  Listen to the tune here.

1928 – Earl Carroll was a producer whose shows were known for having the most scantily clad showgirls on Broadway. It’s like your mother warned you: Go outside like that and you’re sure to catch a cold. Listen to the tune here.

This is a 1942 edition of Euday Bowman's famous ragtime tune of 1919.  Listen to Adam Swanson  play it here.  Thanks, Adam.  You're flying over those keys!

This is a 1942 edition of Euday Bowman’s famous ragtime tune of 1919. Listen to Adam Swanson play it here. Thanks, Adam. You’re flying over those keys!

 

 

The Longest Week of the Year

Dear Customers,

We know that the week between Christmas and New Years Day is the longest one of the year for you.  It’s during this time that we close our doors for a little while so that we can restock our shelves with new, interesting, fun and (best of all) inexpensive merchandise.  We know how hard it is for you to wait until we reopen because we see you pressing your nose to our window.  We hear you rattling our door.  We’ve seen your tears when you read the sign saying we’re closed until Jan. 2.  We feel your pain.

Be strong, dear friends!  The big day is almost here.  We’re working like crazy to get the store ready for you.  It may help you cope to see some photos of what you’ll find if you’re one of the first through the door on on Friday, Jan. 2, at 10 am. 

And if it’s any consolation, we missed you, too!

Sincerely,

The Volunteers of Elite Repeat

This is the old, very collectible Fiestaware.  Feast your eyes on those gorgeous colors!

This is the old, very collectible Fiestaware. Feast your eyes on those gorgeous colors!

Casually elegant.  Or elegantly casual.  Whatever you decide to call it, it's definitely a classic.

Casually elegant. Or elegantly casual. Whatever you decide to call it, it’s definitely a classic.

Art Parts and hundreds of other items are sorted, bagged and ready for you to carry home to your craft cave.  You'll find beads, buttons, sterling silver, knitting supplies, paper craft tools, sewing notions, woodies, floral, ribbons and trinkets of all kinds are waiting for you.

Art Parts and hundreds of other craft items are sorted, bagged and ready for you to carry home to your craft cave. You’ll find beads, buttons, sterling silver, knitting supplies, paper craft tools, sewing notions, woodies, floral, ribbons and trinkets of all kinds waiting for you.

This sweet old tin is in the vintage room.

This sweet old tin is in the vintage room.

If you're fast, you may be the lucky person who buys this hand-pieced flower garden quilt top.  It's located in our vintage room with lots of other treasures.

If you’re fast, you may be the lucky person who buys this hand-pieced flower garden quilt top. It’s located in our vintage room with lots of other treasures.

"See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand!  Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek."  Shakespeare We have gloves.

“See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! Oh, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek.” Shakespeare
We have gloves.

We bet you don't have a shower curtain like this one!  If you buy it, you can go wee-wee-wee all the way home!

We bet you don’t have a shower curtain like this one! If you buy it, you can go wee-wee-wee all the way home!

Football-ready leather sofa and armchair.  Ultra-comfortable, especially during overtime!

Football-ready leather sofa and armchair. Ultra-comfortable, especially during overtime!

The Ghost of Christmas Past will like our after-Christmas sale.  Everything holiday related is half off.

The Ghost of Christmas Past will like our after-Christmas sale. Everything holiday related is half off.

Look at that Frosty go!  Say "goodbye", Frosty!

Look at that Frosty go! Say “goodbye”, Frosty!

 

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.