my downtown. December 2, 2009 12.02.09. boot scrapers. part one. my downtown 20 Comments Share: Older Post Newer Post You Might Also Like shake the wintertime blues: warming sugar scrub. December 15, 2014 fried pickles. April 1, 2010 since 1939. March 29, 2009 20 Comments Reply Wendy December 2, 2009 at 2:16 pm I love your Downtown series!The boot scrapers are wonderful – I love finding them and thinking about who has scraped their boots upon their sturdy iron grips! We have a lot of snow here and a good boot scraper is hard to find! Thanks! Reply Amy@OldSweetSong December 2, 2009 at 3:17 pm Wow – I've never even seen one before. Very cool! But probably a sign of too cold a climate for this gal. Reply Allison December 2, 2009 at 5:47 pm i've never seen a boot scraper before. great post! oh, and i've been meaning to tell you that your mom's gingerbread cookies were a hit at the thanksgiving gatherings i attended. they're perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. tell your mom thanks for me. Reply Emily December 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm I do love a good boot scraper! We used to have one at our old house! Reply janis December 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm I love these…so individual and well crafted. We don't see those around here unfortunately 🙂Thanks for sharing this… Reply Julia (Color Me Green) December 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm wow i'd never heard of a boot scraper before, but it just makes so much sense! Reply our little love nest December 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm Great idea for your downtown photos…love these! xo Reply Vanessa December 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm Boot scrapes! Every time I see them they remind me of my hometown, beautiful Philadelphia. Reply denise December 2, 2009 at 8:09 pm Something you just cannot find in san Francisco : ) Reply denise December 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm oh…my smile broke 🙁 Reply Stacey December 2, 2009 at 11:53 pm Oh my, not sure I would've known what those were…no boot scrapers in San Diego…lovely, as always…looking forward to part 2! Reply Erin December 3, 2009 at 1:34 am so glad you guys liked these! i started noticing them when we first moved to town, and i've been waiting for colder months to post them! Reply Diana December 3, 2009 at 6:36 pm oh my gosh! those are brilliant! Reply agirl December 3, 2009 at 10:17 pm So lovely! As is your entire blog – I'm very glad I've stumbled upon it. Our little English country cottage has one bootscraper at each door. I'd never have thought to photograph them. Reply Jane Flanagan December 4, 2009 at 2:50 am You know these are all over Dublin and I never once thought about what they are (funny the way you sometimes don't question things you grew up with) Now you've opened my eyes I'll notice them everywhere. Thank you! Reply Bonbon Oiseau December 4, 2009 at 1:42 pm i need some!!! or one? Reply doebmom December 4, 2009 at 2:16 pm We have one of these, from Aunt Ruth's house, that we meant to affix to the back door-stone, but have never done…p'raps we should do it now!! need some masonry skills/drills…will dig it out so's ye can see it… Reply Sum December 5, 2009 at 2:11 am I was about to ask what these are until I saw a few comments. Boot scrapers? I have never seen such things! Well now I've learned something new today. Reply knack December 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm love, love, love the little details you find…..so wonderful! xo Reply bigBANG studio January 15, 2010 at 3:08 am BOOT SCRAPERS! You've won my heart! 1. i was born in providence. we lived on angel street. 2. my sister went to brown. her name is hope. we sang a special song every time we drove down hope street when i visited her. 3. have i been under a rock? how have i waded through the muck of blogland without finding your glimmering shores? sign me up. this rocks. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyName * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Comments are moderated.