They say everything old is new again. A phrase that usually pertains to durable handmade goods, or Joan Rivers.
For the best of the former, check out Peg and Awl, taking orders now.
Named after a folky earworm about shoemaking (the Pete Seeger version ain’t half bad), P & A’s run by a husband-and-wife duo who handcraft home and garden wares from “olde things” and “treasures found.”
Yes, olde. Not old. It’s that kind of site.
Like a wall-mounted iPad Easel made from reclaimed 19th-century oak. Or a sturdy desk caddy organizer fashioned from the pine wood of antique floor joists. Gorgeous oak serving boards fitted with aged steel boat cleat handles.
Plus, apothecary spice racks, a kid’s swing of olde growth pine, assorted decoupage, and – why not? – photographs inspired by Austrian logician Kurt Godel’s incompleteness theorems.
The items are made-to-order and one-of-a-kind, often selling out as new historical items (like a DIY bookbinding kit) are added.
So buy now – before the rest is history.