Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome to Ski Country

Our friend Joe is a true artist.  Using only recycled materials he creates decorative signs of all sizes.  It might be a deer on skis, a trout in a frying pan or a dog driving a truck with moose on top, his art is sure to make you smile.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beat the winter blues with a little color

More beautiful images of around the store can be found here!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Gallery Added!!

Not in the area?  No problem.  We are pleased to feature a new gallery section on our website, where we hope you'll feel like you've just walked in the store.  Just click the link on the bottom right of the home page.  Let us know what you think!  We love feedback!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Adirondack Guideboat

By 1880, the Adirondack Guideboat had evolved to the form still in use today. As the ultimate lightweight transport boat, they were built to carry the guide, his party, and all the necessary gear for their wilderness experience. They needed to be fast and quiet, yet light enough to be easily carried from lake to lake over rough portage trails using the shoulder yoke.

The boats were built by the guides themselves, who understood which woods would serve the best purpose, usually spruce ribs and pine bottom boards forming the skeleton that was sheathed in cedar with cherry gunwales, and all fastened with thousands of small copper tacks and screws.

Our 24” model – scale of 1½” to the foot – incorporates the same materials and techniques and is a replica of a 1905 Guideboat from the Grant Boatworks of Boonville, NY. Includes oars with brass oarlocks, seats, a paddle and yoke, housed in a glass display case.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Online Shopping!!!

We've been working feverishly to revamp your online experience and we are up and running!  Check back often, we are adding products every week to include more of your favorites from the store.  Any ideas?  Please feel free to mention them in the comment section here, give us a call or send us a email.  We love to hear from you!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Antlers in history

Antlers sprout majestically from the heads of many species of deer. They adorn these animals with two purposes, to impress the ladies and to use in battle for that lady’s companionship. Once the battle has been raged and the lady won over, the antlers simply fall off. The following spring, new antlers will begin their rapid ascent skyward in hopes of becoming bigger and stronger than the last. For centuries the shed antlers have been gathered and used by humans for their own fanfare. Yes, they had utilitarian origins at first; spades, knives, bow handles. Eventually these pursuits fell back upon their original intent; pageantry. Necklaces, breastplates, earrings, and chandeliers have all been masterfully honed out of nature’s very own extravagance.

Centuries ago the advent of “hunting for sport” lead the way for the nobility of Europe to explore new ideas in décor. The large dark castles provided the perfect backdrop for the many trophies of the “hunt”. Antlers were intertwined into a large ring and mounted with candleholders. Chains were attached to allow for the chandelier to be raised and lowered for lighting.

More recently in the 1920’s, the builders of the “Great Camps” in the Adirondacks gave rebirth to the natural lighting of the castles of Europe. Antlers soon graced the ceilings of many of the magnificent buildings in the park.

Today antler chandeliers and products have found their way into a variety of homes and décor’s. They possess an elegance and flowing nature that lends itself to many settings.  Stop by our store or website and see for yourself how a little touch of the nature's elegance can add inspiration and renewal in your home.