I Spy….Something That Is Chewed

The find of the weekend :  a wooden lazy-susan storage bin from a defunct  lingerie


The edges of many of the compartments have been nibbled away over the

years by some furry occupant of the old brick building. Too big to be mouse nawings,

we all guessed woodchucks?

–We will  remove the bin from its box and let it stand on its own as sculpture, maybe

on its existing base with the funky canted feet.

–The factory workers probably didn’t see the charm of this thing as they reached

out for bra hooks or elastic. 

And I wonder about the workers in some other land who now make our underwear,

how their supplies are stored and whether, in the future, someone like me will see

beauty in those ordinary work-a-day furnishings and want to bring them home to

use in a whole new way.

Pretty Is As Pretty Does

Nothing makes a French daybed as pretty as a cushy French-hand-rolled mattress.

The addition of some grain sack pillows makes it just perfect. 

The daybed below is newly dressed in a vintage French sheet of fabulous

heavy linen with embroidered initials.

Both daybeds are in the Hudson Supermarket, Hudson, NY if a catnap

is needed.

Who wants a giant bag of candy?

Last year at Christmas time I filled big bowls with candy.  The good

kind.  None of that awful hard candy that no one wants!  I had them

all around my space in the Bournebrook Antique Center.  Believe it

or not, 40 pounds of candy disappeared in three days. Now I know

why people put out the hard candy. It lasts forever!


My friend, Denis, and me… before we knew the candy wouldn’t last till


What Are They?


Above, a late 1700’s French boot scraper.  Prongs at the back were

imbedded in the wall.  The decorative points faced down and the boots

were scraped across the top.

 And a late 1700’s English version.

Look how a few hundred years of boot cleaning has worn down the iron.

See them up close at Hudson Supermarket in Hudson, NY.