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.

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.

 

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!

 

 

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.

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.

Here’s to another 10 years!

Our heartfelt thanks go to donors, customers and volunteers for a decade of awesome service to our community.  Celebrate with us today for the past 10 years of providing treasures in the form of delightful items to sell, the opportunity to know our customers and the blessing of being able to transform your donations and hard work into money that gets pumped right back into our community.  Thank you for your support over the past 10 years, and hang on for another 10, because the ride isn’t over yet!

SOLD – Art Deco Bird of Paradise Dessert Set. Each cup is a different design. Slight signs of wear, but otherwise it’s in very good condition.

Nevermore

Attention literati, fashionistas, movie buffs and anyone who loves a mystery or if your initials are POE:  Offered for your approval is this very odd pin.  Is it amber?  Is it plastic?  Is it the emblem of a highly secretive order of Post Office Employees?  We have no idea.  There are no identifying marks except for the obvious reference to Edgar Allan.

Spooky, isn’t it!

We only have one of these, and once it's gone there is, to quoth the raven, "Never more!" Material not known. Pin on the back of this brooch works. Measures 1 3/8" in diameter.

Art Deco Luminescence

Sabino Art Glass, made in Paris in the 1920s and 30s, is a luminescent blueish white and so full of Art Deco class that it will make you feel like a connoisseur just for looking at it! This collection includes a squirrel, butterfly, dove and ring of birds.  Also is a bowl in the swallows design and one in the sea urchin pattern.  The atomizer is “Orchidee.”  The boudoir box is the “Fleurs” pattern, and the small bottle is “Frivolities,” which features pairs of scantily-clad ladies frolicking.  Outside.  And they’re old enough to know better.  Come in to the shop and check out this lovely display.

SOLD.   Sabino Art Glass, c. 1920s – 1930s. Made in Paris.

Speed Knitting

Knit like a pro with this vintage, top of the line White 1602 knitter.  It’s a beauty of a machine, and you know you’ve always wanted to try one.  Go for it!

SOLD - White 1602 Knitting Machine with 2 boxes of attachments, yarns and instruction books. Originally sold for $1400. Yours at Elite Repeat for $75.

SOLD - A sampling of stitches from the wonderful White 1602.