Brettuns Village
Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather. 
All from Maine.

April 14, 2010

It�’s nice to see
some green color out in the dooryard again; the

grass is coming along, doing
its part to chase winter away.  Still,

the radio station weather
guy said to expect snow tomorrow, so I

guess we’re not ready to
switch to sandals and shorts quite yet.

Spring in Maine is known
for highly variable weather, even with all

this global warming going
on, so things are still a bit nippy around

here.  Another month
should have us in the clear, and the grass will

need to be mowed even before
then most likely. I’m always glad to get

back on the tractor at this
time of year, as it means that I’ll soon

have blackflies zipping
right up my nostrils and directly into my

brain, but if you take your
hands off the steering wheel to swat at

the bugs the tractor takes
that Correolis-induced hairpin to the

right, landing you right
in the compost pile.  There goes the tractor,

heading for the next farm
over.  Darn it.

Last week our Deal of the
Week here at Brettuns Village Leather was

our most popular edition
since we started the Deal game.  I thought

it’d be a good one, but
even I didn’t expect to see so many of you

lining up to buy brand new
2010 Ford hybrid vehicles for only $100

each as part of their initial
test marketing campaign. I thought Ford

was crazy to try it, but
the cars are well made and it’s tough to

argue with a brand new car
for a hundred bucks flat.  When they threw

in free delivery to your
driveway and the first year of gas for free I

almost fell off my hay bale. 
If you missed it don’t worry ‘ I’m sure

we’ll engage in another
such Deal of the Week sometime in 2040.

Pretty sure.  Don’t
hold me to it.  Have you been checking the Deal of

the Week every Wednesday? 
You’d have looked good in a new car.  Just

my opinion.

Once the new cars had sold
out, and thanks to all 2,500 of you who

took advantage of that Deal,
a lot of you turned to our next best Deal

of the Week, which was 3
of our Putty Calf hides for $40 flat, with

the usual free shipping
to any address in the 48

United States.  That calf hide pile is

growing shorter by the hour
around here.  I think we’ll leave them on

the Deal list until we sell
them out; meanwhile, we updated the Deal

of the Week today to include
our Gator-Embossed sheep hides (3 hides

for $40, 48-state shipping

Our past Deals of the Week
have been left on the site until they sell

out ‘  so our list
now includes:

3 Gator Embossed Sheep Hides: 

3 Putty Calf Hides: 

Thundercloud Full Cowhides 
$100 flat

4 Basket Weave Suede Hides: 

10 Lined Pigskins for $50
flat and that’s a lot of leather per dollar

right there

50 Woven Leather Panels
for $25

Yellow Lizard Print Cowhide
Sides  $35 each

100 pairs of Crystal Tassels
for $20 flat

10 Pounds of Sheep Shearling
Scrap Pieces for $25

1000 Fabric Flower Decorations
for $25 flat and that’s enough flowers

to start your own country
and name it Holland Part Deux

Once again ‘ all of these
prices include shipping within the 48 states

and for those of you in
AK and HI we’ll do our best to use flat rate

boxes and will give you
free shipping too on as much of this stuff as

we can.  Do you get
the idea that we could use some room in the

warehouse?  You’d better
believe it.

Looking for a rather firm
leather in a dark reddish brown color, 6 oz?

 We’ve sure got it. 
Check out our Cognac sides on the Sides & Hides

page.  We love this
leather, and I think you will too. Great leather,

from USA cows, and it’s
tanned and finished right here in the USA too.

 You can see it right
about here:

We’ve also added quite a
few new hides to the Clearance page.  Some

bright colors, some dark
leathers, some full hides, some partial sides

‘ a little bit of everything. 
That page, last time I ran across it,

was sitting here:

The Clearance page is a lot
of fun lately ‘ we’ve got pillows on

there, and snake skins,
and shoe lasts (little plastic feet that you

build your slippers around),
and groups of suitcase handles, piles of

shoelaces, bags of snap
hooks, and some other stuff that I can’t

remember.  Might be
worth a look if you need something.

So, don’t put the snow shovel
away and for the love of Mike don’t push

those peas into the garden
quite yet; snow’s coming back tomorrow,

give or take, and even though
it might not stick it’ll still feel cold

all day and the driving
will be challenging.  This is Maine, after

all.  Good thing those
new Fords are front-wheel drive.


Churchill Barton

Lead Sales Tech, Imaginary
Automobile Division

Brettuns Village

Lewiston, Maine



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