My goodness, we’ve been remiss in keeping you, dear reader, updated on this year’s Mystery Spot action, and for that we most sincerely apologize. We’ve had some wonderful customers come through our doors. We took a lot of snaps, but never got around to posting them. So without further ado, here they are!
The Most Beautiful Family Award goes to artist Sandra Spannan, musician Tony Jarvis, Kaya and Fiona, displaying some of their Mystery Spot purchases and all-around warmth and sweet vibes.
Amy Griffin makes awesome dog sweaters, as modeled by the bodacious Bella. She’s strictly vinyl (no iPod for her!) and was thrilled to stock up on a pile o’ platters, including The Incredible String Band (promo!), Talking Heads, John Hartford, The Best of Chad and Jeremy, and our favorite, An Evening in Sapsucker Woods ($5 – 20). You can see more of Bella’s sweaters over at Amy’s wonderful Etsy shop.
Filmmaker Bill Spice and Departures Magazine Style Editor Tasha Green came to Phoenicia to celebrate their third anniversary (congrats, kids!) and we’re so happy they stopped by. Rest assured they did not leave empty-handed: purchases included this killer pair of 1960s flower lamps with pleated shades (each flower lights up individually in addition to the main light! $100. for the pair); a stack of C&W records, a pin, a scarf, and two books of note: C.G. Jung, Symbols of Transformation ($30.), and The Film Maker’s Guide to Pornography ($14.). Tasha wanted us to know that the Mystery Spot is “the store of my dreams.” (Thanks, Tasha!).
Alan, age three, lines up our Yellow Submarine action figures in a very orderly fashion. He told us he was born in a place “where all the hippies loved me.” (His parents drove nineteen hours so he could be born in a log cabin at The Farm, a midwifing commune in Summertown, Tennessee).
WGXC 90.7 DJ Hank Flick (“Lunar Moss”) scores a Francoise Hardy album for $11.25 at our 25% off Record Store Day sale (among other vinyl finds, from Harry Nilsson to Richard Lloyd). The album had just been brought into the shop hours earlier. The early bird gets the worm!
Photographers Natty Koper and Sivan Savach are pleased as punch with their Mystery Spot haul. Their finds included an art deco metal polish tin ($4.), 1964 World’s Fair tray ($4.), collapsible camera flash attachment reflector thingie ($5.), 1930s Gilbert microscope in case ($18.), old striped thermos ($6.) and partial stereoscope viewer ($10.)
Our cousins Anna and Leo want you to know that we recently unearthed a ton of these great vintage new old stock egg cartons with cute little chickens on them. Five bucks apiece, minty mint! Cheep, cheep!