Archive for the ‘Randomness’ Category

A Robin’s Tale (aka Miracle on Main Street)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

One day a bird’s nest appeared atop the jackalope heads outside

The Mystery Spot in Phoenicia, NY.

Look! Above the jackalopes! It's a bird! It's a plane!'s a bird!

We took a peek inside and found a beautiful blue egg.

Blue blue blue.

Meantime, the robin had inadvertently flown into the shop.

It flew from room to room – first the record room, then the main room, and finally the room where all our bird paintings hang.

We tried and tried to encourage it to fly back out the front door, without success. It would climb onto my finger, but fly away once I moved towards the door.

Fly, robin, fly.

Finally, it flew back outside.

The end? Not quite….

Laura C., who works at the shop, said she saw something in the bird room,

atop a mid-century bookcase.

She thought it could be…an egg?

Was that possible?

It was.

The robin had laid a perfect blue egg on the bookcase in the bird room.


We carefully picked it up with a paper towel and placed it in her nest,

to join the other one already there.

Randomness #9

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Randomness #8

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Randomness #7

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Moon over the Mystery Spot

Randomness # 5

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A mod room with a view.

Randomness #4

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Randomness #3

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Metal Head Weekend in the Country. This delightful black metal group came down from the mountains in Big Indian to get ice cream next door, check out the Mystery Spot, and experience a bonding moment with Timmy the CPR Dummy Factory Reject. They hailed from Poland, Greece, Columbia and Queens. Agrath representing.

Love Notes

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

One of our favorite moments when we open the shop for the weekend is reading what’s been scribbled on our LEAVE A NOTE pad. Sometimes we find notes from people letting us know what they left money for, or notes from friends passing through. Often, we discover little pictures or mini-reviews of the shop.

Last week's missive.

An assortment of recent love notes.

A distant view.

Randomness #2

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Our idea of heaven on Earth.

Randomness #1

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Sometimes we just look out our door and see stuff.