Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather

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November 14, 1999

Hi Folks:

As promised, we’ve put together a little page to let you peek into the

barn.  A few items are for sale, most are awaiting refinishing. 

see.  Here’s a link:

Had our first snow yesterday, not much over a half-inch, but that didn’t

stop us from getting the saucers out and screaming down Blood And Guts

Mountain (the hill next to the driveway) and making the season’s first

snowman.  He was mostly leaves, looked a little hairy.  It
reminded us

that Fall is about gone up this way.  If you missed  the
fall in New

England, you missed a good show.  Here’s a few pictures for you
in case

you missed it:

Last but not least, we finally added a history section to the website.

It’s small right now, but will be growing.  Take a look:  (takes wicked

to load up – lots of graphics).

OK, now really last but not least, our next newsletter will be a special

“Vuitton-o-Rama”.  Would you believe we have two Vuittons in the

and another on the way this week?  Three in one place at one time.

Maybe old Louie’s ghost will show up and thumb his nose at our other

trunks.  Maybe it’ll be like the planets lining up (everybody
gets all

worked up, but nothing really happens at all).  Don’t miss the


Drop by and check out our new snow blower.  What a riot, huh?

Hi again, sorry for the intrusion-

I forgot to mention one more thing, well, two more.  So far.

Bangor trunk rehabbers Don and Susan Gaudet have been hard at work on

some trunks down east.  Susan does the best job of paper lining

that we’ve ever seen or heard of.  Don’s pretty sharp on the outside

the darned things as well.  We have one of their trunks listed
on our

For Sale page, and I had intended to let you know about it last

newsletter.  I guess the memory is going.  Now that I’m 40
and all.

Anyway, take a look at their work and let us know if you’re interested

in the trunk:

The other thing I wanted to mention is that we have received our first

group of leather handles back from the factory that will be making

for us.  The handles look great, and we’ll be able to sell them

quite a bit less than other parts suppliers do.  We’re ordering
up about

1,000 of them to start (500 trunks worth), and I’ll be sure to let

all know when we have them available for sale.

Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in the trunks we showed you

the other day.  We’re working on them and making great progress. 

in mind that there’s no better way to store your holiday decorations

than putting them in a trunk, particularly one that’s been lined in

holiday fabric.  We keep our decorations in an old German trunk
that has

a series of four lift-out trays.  Just right for those tangled
webs of

lights, garland, tinsel, cat hair, old gift ribbons, and other stuff

that we chucked in at the last moment New Year’s Day past.

Sure is cold and windy.  Ain’t it?

Churchill Barton

Brettuns Village