The Long Winter Must Status Update
It’s been another week that I’ve been airing out a 1940 edition of “The Long Winter” with an eye toward getting it into the shop. The musty smell is much reduced, but still definitely present. We’ve had good weather and when I haven’t had the book outside it’s been open on a shelf in the house. I’m not sure yet if I’ll need to go the Lysol...
Thrift Share Monday
This weekend I found some terrific items, including: A vintage typewriter ribbon tin full of antique glass map pins… and a nifty Bakelite/Catalin pencil sharpener. Both in the shop now!
Arabia Finland Rice Porcelain
The Rice pattern was developed for Arabia Finland by Friedl Holzer Kjellberg. The pattern, designed in the style of some Chinese ceramics, is made by hand-cutting designs in clay and putting the piece through a double-firing. The end result is quite lovely white pottery with translucent rice-grain-shaped designs. This line was in production by Arabia Finland from the 1940’s through the...
Spring Cleaning & The Long Winter
At a recent book sale, I acquired a true first edition copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “The Long Winter,” published in 1940 with illustrations by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. The book lacks a dust jacket, but copies seem to be scarce enough that this one might still be desirable. Aside from a few spots on the back cover, it’s basically clean and free of obvious damage. I...