my downtown.

December 2, 2009
bs5bs4 bs1 bs2 bs3 12.02.09. boot scrapers. part one.

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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.

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