It is hard to believe that August has already come and gone. Of course here in the South where Mr. Peter and I reside we easily have another six or eight weeks before we have to think about cold weather. Your proprietor would rather not think about cold weather at all, though it does offer more fashion alternatives to a humid sultry southern summer does. The first faint signs of the heat breaking are there, though, in cool early mornings and short stretches of days when the sun isn’t as oppressively hot as it was a month ago. Last week Mr. Peter and I spent the afternoon in Piedmont Park at the Piedmont Arts Festival. It was a very pleasant day. Clouds kept the sun at bay while the humidity wasn’t too high, either. We did get caught in one shower but found shelter under an umbrella covered picnic table next to a delightful jazz band. Unfortunately, the rain came up quite suddenly, catching us without time to find a suitable cocktail for our break from shopping. While neither of us found anything we couldn’t live without, we did find several vendors we thought worthy to join our marketplace and invitations are being sent. However, while we need to be choosy about who we include, we are always open to suggestions so please do encourage anyone that you think might be interested to contact us. There is a short request on our site that they can fill out.
Mr. Peter’s poodle, Murphy, has a very fine new collar and leash. He is wearing a brown one, although a black one in the Traveler’s collection will be available on the site first. After making the one for Murphy, I found sourcing more hardware to be problematic. It must, of course, be the best quality possible. The collar is just a collar, although double folded and top stitched to make it soft and flexible but sturdy enough to take a leash. Our leash is four feet long, similarly double folded and stitched, with a loop handle secured by a working buckle matching the collar. Mr. Peter says that all of Murphy’s friends in the neighborhood are quite impressed, by which he means that his friends are impressed since I rather doubt the other dogs care much for such things. However, Mr. Peter lives in a very fashionable part of town and I’m sure that if his neighbors are impressed yours would be, too. Please do take a look. Brown ones should be available soon. As soon as I can locate some appropriate buckles, I may add a larger version for large dogs, however, I would also be happy to make one we have longer at no extra charge. I have not made one suitable for cats, although I’m very much a cat person myself. If you think your cat might like one, please let me know. If the interest is there, I will see what can be done. I am ever in your service.
The Trowbridge Emporium is the convergence of many of my life long passions. It is a showcase for my love of leather and skill as a leathercrafter, an opportunity to buy and sell the antiques and collectibles that I love, and a gallery in which to share things of beauty and quality with the world, presented with the style, elegance, and impeccable service of days gone by.”