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.
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!
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.
…at their next bridge game.
Marie Antoinette and a chateau full of other historic French nobility on the face cards will lend a certain je ne sait quoi to your next bridge soirée.
The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables…This beautiful book, written by Elizabeth Gordon and published in 1914, is the source of these wonderful pages. Alas, they are a book no more, but Mother Earth’s Children still delights. In addition to the three illustrations shown here, we also have Pomegranate, Little Miss Sugar Cane, the Mustard children, Cauliflower, Mrs. Quince, Mother Pear and her twins, Banana, Cashew, Watermelon, Olive, the Popcorn children, Herr und Frau Cabbage, Apple, Fig and the little Rice ladies. Each page has a different illustration on each side. They are displayed for sale in the arts and crafts section of the store along with a selection of vintage books for your browsing pleasure. So frolic!
Over 100 years old and still as beautiful as the day she first went on the stage!
Shop Elite Repeat for Valentine gifts and wrap them up using supplies from our craft section.
The holidays are here!
Open your presents. Pop a cork. Eat too much.
Laugh. Sing. Enjoy a good book. Rest.
Elite Repeat is closed until 10 am on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
We’ll see you then!
If you’re in the habit of shopping Elite Repeat for art and craft supplies, you know that we have a very small exhibit space–about one square foot–atop the shelving unit where the supplies are displayed. In this space we show off some of the artwork our staff creates using materials available at our shop. These items are for display purposes. They’re not for sale, but we’re sure once you see some of their ideas for using “found” art supplies, you’ll be inspired to create your own great works! This week we’re experimenting with turning wallpaper into art paper. We’re selling gorgeous wallpapers in lengths of 18″ to 36″ for $2 to $3 each. We hope you’ll visit our micro-gallery and take note of the possibility!