Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather



Old Trunks, New Leather.  All from Maine.

We sell a full range of leather craft hardware in several finishes

December 7, 2000

Hi Everybody on the Leather
List:

For the last couple of months
you’ve heard me whining about how we had


bought a warehouse full
of excess inventory from an out-of-business


harness maker.  We
were pretty low on the list of priorities when it came


to packing up and shipping
the stuff to Maine, but it finally arrived.  On


the same day we also bought
out a local small shop, so all-in-all we’ve


loaded almost 6 tons of
new hardware into the barn and our warehouse.  My


New Year’s resolution is
going to be to get a forklift.  My arms are


killing me.

I managed to get a couple
of the new items listed on our parts page.  The


stuff that came in is all
high quality, no factory defects or any of that


rot.  First quality
hardware from some excellent suppliers.  We got


bridle/bit/harness chain
sets (I know which end of the horse these go on


but that’s about it – if
you know anything about this stuff I’d sure


appreciate a little help),
roller/keeper buckles in a couple of sizes,


over a million spikes (apparently
these were some tough looking horses,


probably wore their ballcaps
backwards too), d-rings, post rivets, piping


(decorative trim for leather
seams), slide buckles, conchos, and other


stuff.  I only have
a few of the new items listed on the parts page so


far, I’ll get the rest of
them done pronto.

https://www.brettunsvillage.com/leather/parts/parts.html

I’ll have some more news
before we get much further into December.  Sure


did turn cold, didn’t it? 
We haven’t seen the upside of 30 in over a


week.  Probably won’t
either until May.  Looks like we’ll have excellent


ice skating on Brettuns
Pond until the snow buries it, and ice fishing


always promises to be a
good time.  If you’re a penguin.

Enjoy your holiday season,
we’ll get back to you next week or so.

Churchill Barton

Brettuns Village



Hi Everybody:

Just a quick note to let
you know that our new trunk handles arrived.


These are the same size
as our common two and three layer handles, but


these have no slots in them. 
They’re available in dark brown and black,


$6 per pair, shipping included. 
Take a look:

https://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunks/howto/parts.html

A couple of new trunks are
listed on our For Sale page, Christmas sales


are fast and furious. 
Keep in mind that here in the shop “fast and


furious” probably looks
a little different than you might ordinarily


expect.  Our version
is something along the lines of “two people awake and


moving around in the barn
at the same time.”  At any rate, we’ve been


pitching cinammon into the
coffee pot to get into the spirit of the


season.  I’ve heard
some other stuff splashing also, I’m not so sure the


crew isn’t getting more
into the spirits of the season.  Oh well,


everybody seems happy.

One of the pickers called
last night, he’s driving in today with 17


trunks.  That is, he’ll
be here if his truck is up to the task.  It’s a


moody old beast, prone to
leaving large oil stains in the dooryard.  I


keep trying to get him to
housebreak that thing.  Jenny bites his tire


when he shows up, just for
good measure.  I love that dog.

By the way, we started making
our own line of dog collars, just so our


little fashion queen can
change her appearance to suit her mood.  If


you’ve ever spent time with
a young lab you know that they really only


have two moods – full tilt
and fast asleep.  I’ll let you know more about


these collars later on,
not that they have the first thing to do with old


trunks.  Sorry.

Enjoy the season, make the
most of it.  Get in the car tonight, go around


the neighborhood checking
out/criticizing everybody’s decorations.  Up


here it’s pitch black by
4:15 so we get this done before supper.  It’s fun


to look around  and
it helps you catch the fever of holiday cheer.  Try


it, you’ll see what I mean. 
Let me know how it turns out.

We’ll get back with you before
the end of the month-


Churchill Barton

Brettuns Village