After 35 hours in purgatory, our power finally came back at 1:23 PM on Saturday. We came through the crisis in one piece and our relationship stronger than ever. We haven’t checked with all of our neighbors yet but believe they survived. Our house beeps a lot when re-energized. All those clocks to reset. Why does the toaster oven need a clock? For efficiency’s sake, I went ahead and set them for Daylight Savings Time twelve hours early.

Enough about us. On Thursday I went to my local hardwood store to look around and meet a friend for lunch. Just down from the hardwood store is an antiques shop that always has a nice selection of primitive and mid-level antiques. That day was no exception. There were many things worthy of note and I will note some of them here. The first thing I will note is a followup of a discussion from a few weeks back concerning mounting hardware. Orion Henderson of Horton Brasses educated us to the proper method of mounting a pull by recessing the nut and cutting the screw flush as is not done in this piece:

Think of what this could do to your silks and other fine washables.

Think of what this could do to your silks and other fine washables.

Another notable piece is this armoire. It knocks down.

Nice armoire, some might say notable.

Nice armoire, some might say notable.

The top unbolts, the side panels and back come off.

The top unbolts, the side panels and back come off.

and our favorite fiche hinge allows the doors to be lifted off.

and our favorite fiche hinge allows the doors to be lifted off.

And the thinnest pins ever.

$10 for the first person that can find the pins.

$10 for the first person that can find the pins.

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