Thursday, October 3, 2013

Busy Days

These are some of our busiest days of the year, as the last of the boxes arrive from our manufacturers in Europe.  Even my dad just shakes his head and wonders, "What in the world?" - and he's used to us!

This is all millinery fruit, hand made as it has been for the past 125 or so years, for use in hat making originally, but now used by artists and craftsmen for much else.

Raspberries, blueberries, miniature bananas, oranges and lemons...  We visited the factory last April, where each one is created on one of the wheels, below.  Those are drying racks to the left.


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