They met through the newspaper, literally.
Two years ago, Little Apple owner Molly Cygan-Rossettie had newspaper pages taped over the vacant storefront windows at 4353 Main Street in Manayunk, while she transformed the open space inside into an eccentric art and retail destination. Across the street at Café Volo, lifelong vintage collector Stacy Morris looked on and grew curious at the newspapers obscuring the storefront view, so she occassionally snuck across Main Street to peer atop the newspapers on the windows and steal a peak of the inside. From Nov. 18 through Nov. 20 at the Little Apple, Morris’ collection of vintage household wares will be displayed for sale in the Little Apple’s storefront windows instead of old newspaper sheets.Morris, a Manayunk resident of three years, scours roadside sales and flea markets from Lancaster County to as far as California for turn-of-the century treasures to restore and sell. “I go in with the idea that I’ll find the most amazing thing, and I usually do, but it’s never what I have in mind,” Morris says. “I try to put new life into them.”Some of those unexpected items she’s accumulated include two original drawings from the civil war, Bohemian-style ornate pottery from Eastern Europe and ornate medicinal jars and mugs.Morris describes the vintage items she’ll be displaying this weekend at the Little Apple as being home accessories, like a piesafe, a wooden box with holes used for covering pies, and a machinist box—kind of like a tackle box for nuts and bolts instead of baits and hooks. People visiting the Little Apple on Sunday will also be treated with mimosas to celebrate the Philadelphia Marathon.