Archive for April, 2012
One of the perks of our music industry-related background is the insider access we have to some mighty fine and unusual vinyl collections. Here’s a small sampling pulled from a random box, all of which were put out on our shelves last weekend. All of these records (not to mention the other couple of thousand records in the Mystery Spot record room) will be 25% off this Saturday, April 21 as we celebrate Record Store Day.
So head on up (or down) to Phoenicia, NY this Saturday and start digging!
Let us rejoice! The new Mystery Spot T-shirts are in! Screened red ink on white cotton, available in a range of sizes from 12 months to extra large, child’s, “vintage-style” ladies,’ and men’s. They read MYSTERY SPOT – MAIN STREET – PHOENICIA, NY. Priced across the board at a mere $15. apiece.
Nothing gets a vintage lover’s heart racing faster than stumbling across an untouched stash of New Old Stock anything. In this case, the stock was a stack of jaw-dropping 1940s Swisona farmers’ and gardening woven palm straw hats, NWT (New With Tags).
But it gets better – just look at these hats! The jackalope is wearing our favorite of the bunch, a Jackson Pollock style gardening hat decorated with random speckled paint colors, circled and edged with a sweet floral feedsack fabric ribbon. Just beyond beyond.
Paper label reads:
Hand Woven Palm - In Rain or Shine
Swisona PROCESSED SHOWERPROOF
This New Hat will Look FRESH and New LONGER
PRODUCT OF WESTERN HEMISPHERE
The Mystery Spot has a few left at $28. – 35. each. Come on by! We’re open Saturdays this spring and for the Memorial Day Weekend. Extended days and hours this summer.
Trout fishing season in the Catskills opens today, April 1st. The Esopus Creek, one of the best trout streams in the world, runs right through the center of the village of Phoenicia.
We hereby present our small tribute to the beautiful and mighty trout. (*Please catch and release – thank you!).
This sweet book from 1951, Tommy Trout by R.W. Eschmeyer, is one of a set published by Fisherman Press that we picked up at a yard sale last year. The other books in this True-To-Life Stories series are Billy Bass, Freddy Fox Squirrel, Bob White, Bobby Bluegill, and Charley Cottontail.
We love these books so much we do not plan to catch and release any of them – sorry!