Friday, September 16, 2011

Shop Update

Insta-collection of Five Vintage Orange Books

Antique Pre-Civil War Sheet Music

Vintage Bicentennial Puzzle

Vintage Pilot Stapler

Vintage Flash Cards

Vintage Nancy Drew Books, Set of Six

Vintage Industrial Work's Lunch Pail
1. Insta-Collection! Set of Five Vintage Books in Orange
2. Antique Antebellum Sheet Music, "The Grave of Uncle True"
3. Vintage Bicentennial Puzzle 
4. Vintage Pilot No. 2 Stapler
5. Vintage Flash Cards
6. Insta-Collection! Set of Six Vintage Nancy Drew Mystery Books
7. Vintage Industrial Worker's Metal Lunch Box

These items have come into the shop within the past two weeks; you may recognize them from this post. I think the antebellum sheet music is the most fascinating. To be able to hold in my hands something that a woman or man from that period held in their hands just sends shivers up my spine.

For Saturday, Piercen and I plan on attending the Rodale Organic Apple Festival in Emmaus, PA. Other than that, we have no big plans for the weekend. Piercen heads out to Madison, Wisconsin next week to meet with a potential post doc adviser and lab group, so he'll be prepping for that. I'll be working on getting items in the shop (my goal is 75 items before the holiday rush hits) and harassing Piercen and the cats. I'm looking forward to all of it!


  1. OH MY GOODNESS THE SHEET MUSIC. The Lamplighter is one of my favorite drippy 19th century novels... amazing! Wherever did you find it? Love, love, love its antebellum self!

  2. I found it along with several other sets of antique sheet music at the Bethlehem Area Public Library book sale! It was tucked away in a box under one of the tables, and I just happened to glance in the box. It's amazing that you recognize it (although if anyone would recognize it, it would be you!).

  3. I think my heart may have skipped a beat when I saw it! It certainly fluttered, anyway. No one does fabulous, over-the-top sentimentality like 19th century peeps do. Which is one of the many reasons why I love them!