my downtown. December 2, 2009 12.02.09. boot scrapers. part one. my downtown 20 Comments Share: ERIN BOYLE Older Post Newer PostYou Might Also Like my week in objects (mostly). March 14, 2010 moving boxes. February 25, 2014 make-believe: ’twas the night before… December 23, 201520 Comments Reply Wendy December 2, 2009 at 2:16 pmI 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! 1 Reply Amy@OldSweetSong December 2, 2009 at 3:17 pmWow – I've never even seen one before. Very cool! But probably a sign of too cold a climate for this gal. 1 Reply Allison December 2, 2009 at 5:47 pmi'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. 1 Reply Emily December 2, 2009 at 5:50 pmI do love a good boot scraper! We used to have one at our old house! 1 Reply janis December 2, 2009 at 5:57 pmI love these…so individual and well crafted. We don't see those around here unfortunately 🙂Thanks for sharing this… 1 Reply Julia (Color Me Green) December 2, 2009 at 6:03 pmwow i'd never heard of a boot scraper before, but it just makes so much sense! 1 Reply our little love nest December 2, 2009 at 6:35 pmGreat idea for your downtown photos…love these! xo 1 Reply Vanessa December 2, 2009 at 7:50 pmBoot scrapes! Every time I see them they remind me of my hometown, beautiful Philadelphia. 1 Reply denise December 2, 2009 at 8:09 pmSomething you just cannot find in san Francisco : ) 1 Reply denise December 2, 2009 at 8:10 pmoh…my smile broke 🙁 1 Reply Stacey December 2, 2009 at 11:53 pmOh my, not sure I would've known what those were…no boot scrapers in San Diego…lovely, as always…looking forward to part 2! 1 Reply Erin December 3, 2009 at 1:34 amso 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! 1 Reply Diana December 3, 2009 at 6:36 pmoh my gosh! those are brilliant! 1 Reply agirl December 3, 2009 at 10:17 pmSo 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. 1 Reply Jane Flanagan December 4, 2009 at 2:50 amYou 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! 1 Reply Bonbon Oiseau December 4, 2009 at 1:42 pmi need some!!! or one? 1 Reply doebmom December 4, 2009 at 2:16 pmWe 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… 1 Reply Sum December 5, 2009 at 2:11 amI 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. 1 Reply knack December 5, 2009 at 9:38 pmlove, love, love the little details you find…..so wonderful!xo Reply bigBANG studio January 15, 2010 at 3:08 amBOOT 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 to Vanessa Cancel ReplyName * Email * Website ΔThis site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Comments are moderated.