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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!