Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather.  All from Maine.
Refinished steamer trunks for sale

November 11, 1999

Happy November!  Cold, isn't it?  We're having a very chilly November,
as you're aware if you live up this way or have visited this month.  It
feels great!  For those of you prone to strapping boards to your feet
you'll be interested to know that Sunday River Ski Resort, just up the
road in Newry/Bethel, opened a lift for skiing last weekend.  We're
looking forward to hitting the slopes again this year, but we may wait a
little while.  At least until the rocks are covered.

Well, you've probably noticed that it's been a long time since we had a
whole lot to shout about on our For Sale page (FYI, there's a beautiful
dome top there now).  We have good reason - trunks have been selling
directly from the shop, we've been busy refinishing other people's
trunks, the leather business has gone hoo-rady-cut-to-bingo (that means
business is very good, in case you don't speak Yankee yet), etc., etc.
I wanted to put your fears to rest and reassure you that we have a good
supply of trunks here, and we are working on them.  We've got dome tops,
flat-tops, small trunks, large trunks, very old trunks, not-so-old
trunks, half trunks, beautiful trunks, and a couple of hideous Gormers
(pronounced Gommuhs) that need a match (the sulfur-tipped kind) to
complete their time on this earth.  No doll trunks at the moment, but
they'll show up.

So I plan to get a picture of each one of them and post them on a
special "Newsletter Subscribers Only" advance showing page sometime over
the weekend or early next week.  We won't be selling them until they're
redone, but I thought you might like to see what's laying around in the
barn.  So you'll be hearing from us again in the next few days.  Sorry
to be so bothersome.

Will someone please buy that old trunk that used to be painted red and
black?  Save it from an undesirable fate!  Here's where to see it:

We'll be back in touch in a few days.  Keep that firewood where you can
grab it quick, it's going to be a cold winter.  Just ask the
woolyworms.  You'd better know what I mean by this.  Just ask if you
need a hint.
Churchill Barton
Brettuns Village