What’s In Hudson Supermarket ?

Thursday is always a good day, not just because we bring new stuff to our space in

the Hudson Supermarket, but because we eat!  There is a cafe right in the back of

the store and Chris, the chef, is incredible.

This time, blue and silver run throughout our space.

And, as always, grain sacks.

The metal shelving unit in the window (mixed with reflections of buildings and

cars) has perfect proportions and patina.

Blue is popular right now.  Nice for me, since it has always been my favorite


More perfection, at least to my eye, in the finish on this Philadelphia workbench.

Sometimes, a table in natural wood is ok, especially if the legs are so beautiful !

This is the third blue cupboard with glass doors I have had here this month.

People must like glass doors right now as much as they like blue. Great food

and the blues. I can’t think of anything better…

(Hungry? Check it out at Hudson Supermarket or www.hudsonsupermarket.com).

Look Ma (donna), No Hands!

Lady Madonna  

Children at your feet…

Oh, wait!  You haven’t got  feet.  Or hands.  Or much of a head.

But, damaged though you may be, I loved you enough to bring you

home in my truck.  And, not just because you’re Italian, either. 

Although I admit it…that is part of your charm.

I can see from the light radiating from what’s left of your head and from

your heart and that place where your hands used to be that you love me


So, moving on, musically, from the Beatles to the Turtles…

The only one for me is you, and you for me

So happy together !

Those Beguiling Grain Sack Graphics

I have a fresh batch of grain sacks.  This load includes a number of sacks from

one farm that are examples of how interesting and, sometimes, confounding

are the graphics on these old textiles.

The first grain sack, above, with  inventory No 2, was owned and used by

Martin Holzinger who lived in Oberdachstetten (Germany).  The boot

could have something to do with the kind of work that was done at this

farm or business ( boot making, something to do with horses or feed for

horses) or, less likely,  just be a stock image that the owner liked.

The date, 1900, would have been either the date of inception of the farm

or business or the date that new sacks were made to replace older,

unrepairable ones.

This sack, above, made in 1905, adds some new and very useful pieces

of information :  Martin Holzinger is a master shoemaker

(Schuhmachermeister)!  Also, he lives or works at No 306.  This time,

his boot is a different style and contains a stretcher.

Now look!  In 1934, Georg Holzinger, possibly Martin’s son, who lives or

works at No 18, is making shoes, as well.  Why did Georg leave the master

shoemaker’s designation off of his sacks? And don’t his boots need stretchers?

I guess that as some questions are answered, others appear.