Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather.  All from Maine.

February 15, 2006

The good thing about having
an unusually warm winter such as this one is that folks lose all sense
of reality.  The evidence of this malady is all around us

up here in Maine. 
Saw some gommer walking downtown in a t-shirt the other day.  Folks
driving with the pickup truck window down.  Dog hanging out the window

like summertime.  That
Dog of ours has been seen doing this.  She knows how to work the electric
windows I think.  Some Jenny, that one.

The biggest indication of
weather-induced insanity though are the real estate prices.  They
keep driving up the charts.  pretty soon you’ll have to pay as

much for a 4 bedroom New
England farmhouse up here in Central Maine as you folks in what we call
‘The Rest of the World’ pay for a car.  Never thought I’d see it

happen.  Just got the
new tax bill on the camp though.  Ouch.  Checking the prices
on some of the homes for sale around here will convince you, once and for

all, that the entire world
has truly gone mad.  I guess they think that winters will never again
be cold.  That seems like quite a long shot.

So now, aside from a double
barrel college tuition shotgun pointed at our heads, Amanda and I have
the tax man to fret about.  We have a plan though – it goes (I

just had a vision of Gene
Autry with his guitar telling the fellers:); well, it goes a little like

We plan to sell more leather,
more trunk parts, and more old keys.  Keys?  You bet.  Antiquekeys.Net. 
Birth of another empire, but that’s another story.

Right now we’ve got a lot
of stuff to sell.  This is where you come in.  Like the way I
slid that sales pitch right in there?  It’s almost like I’m from

Boston or something. 
That gave me the shivers.

Leather – we’ve landed some
great new leathers recently, all shown on the site.  We’ve got Forest
Green Nubuck sides, large full pigskin garment leather hides,

Tundra Tan nubuck sides,
and even the rare and highly sought-after Pea Soup Green full grain sides. 
Yuk.  Take a look at the re-vamped Sides and Hides page

on the site:

We’ve also got some new types
of rivets, spikes, and other hardware on the Parts page:

So go have a look and see
if anything gets your hoo-rady to rotate.  Or whatever it is you do.

Over in the trunk biz we’ve
actually got two Louis Vuitton items listed.  Neither is worth a zillion
bucks, so we have them priced to sell.  Might be worth a gander if
you’re aching to add to your personal Vuitton collection:

You may have heard about
the Blizzard of 2006 or whatever they called that little dusting of snow
last weekend.  That storm, which looked like a good one a

few days before it hit,
apparently emptied its magazine on the Big Apple.  The forecasters
up here had predicted a big, big dump of snow for us.  How much did

we get?  Maybe two
inches in some places.  I guess it went out over the Atlantic before
it had a chance to bury us.  So, and right here I kid you not, we

greenish looking grass out
in the yard.  Weird.  Global warming?  I doubt it – they
say we’ll be quite cold this weekend.  Great.


Churchill Barton

Wood Stacker

BrettunsVillage, Inc.

Auburn, Maine