Brettuns Village
Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather. 
All from Maine.

August 19, 2009

Today is the 19th? 
What happened to the first half of August?

Where’d it go? You seen
it over your way, Eben?  I guess it went

uptacamp or to Florder to
soak up heat or something.  Mid August –

that can only mean one thing
– first frost is only a few weeks away.

Oh boy.

Weekly Deal alert – if you
need a lot of leather on the cheap, and if

you’re not all that picky
about the color, and by that I mean for

example that any shade of
blue will suit you nicely, then you should

take a look at our Deal
of the Week.  A stack of ten Denim Print Suede

bends, delivered to your
door, as long as your door is somewhere in

the 48 contibluejeanious
states, for a flat rate of $100.  Flat dead

even.  No shipping
charges, no handling charges, no processing fees,

no service charges. 
Just 100 smackers and that’s it.  This breaks

down to about a buck a square
foot, and our free shipping makes it

almost like the tannery
is right there in your parlor. That explains

the smell.  Just kidding. 
I think.

Did you have a horse when
you were a kid, or did you get to ride a

horse that belonged to someone
else and you loved every minute of it?

Or maybe you just dreamed
of having your own pony?  That’s so cute.

Well, grow up, Jack, those
days are gone and the horse died of old

age.  Rough news, I
know, but there’s a silver lining – his/her hide

has been made into awesome
black garment grade leather, and we’ve got

it on our site.  Three
sizes of horse hides, struck through, black,

very wearable stuff. 
Tough break for old MuffinTop, but at least her

hide didn’t go to waste. 
Check the site if you’re interested. Look

for our Black Gold hides
– named after a race horse.  That’s just

plain sick.

If black leather is what
you’re after, but you need it thicker than

usual, you may want to take
a look at our new Matador sides.  These

run 7-8 oz and are very
smooth and clean.  Chromium tanned, good

leather from USA cows, tanned
and finished in the USA as well. Why’d

we give it a Spanish name? 
I’ll have to check with the Nomenclature

Committee on that one. See
the Hides and Sides page for Matador,


We also have another new
type of black side leather on the site,

running about 5.5/6 oz,
a bit more firm than usual, and great for

making straps, dog collars,
or long strips that you can wrap around a

Blue Spruce tree this coming
December for your planned Punk Christmas

gala.  Rock on. 
I think that’s what the kids say, but, as a new AARP

member I probably have that
wrong.  Check out our Black Strap sides on

the site, please.

Need a nice, soft coffee
brown cowhide side leather, and do you need

that side to be big? 
So big, in fact that you’re pretty sure you saw

this particular cow on the
East German Olympic Team back in the late

1970s (28-29 sq ft each)? 
Well then, you need our Java Alert sides.

This leather is beautiful
and looks very, very useful. It’s on the

Sides and Hides page.

What else is new?  Hmmm,
the weather is hot..oh – I remember – the

rain stopped!  Almost
5 days without a major frog floater, so maybe

we’re heading into a new
weather pattern (hot, dry, and dusty).  The

entire State of Maine is
ready for it, no doubt, so we’re not even

complaining much about the
heat.  Much.

Big D-ring shipment is in
– we’ll get these added to the site as soon

as we can.  I’ll probably
type out another one of these digital fish

wrappers to let you know
when they’re posted.  I know – you can barely

wait.  You were always
a bit sarcastic you know.

Over and out-

Churchill Barton

Master Chili Chef and Dog


Auburn, Maine



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