Wednesday, January 27, 2016


"There is always Work and Tools to work withal, for Those, Who will."
~Henry Ward Beecher

A recent tour of a few of the architectural antique shops in Minneapolis yielded these disparate images. Mr. Beecher's ode to work was no doubt meant to inspire, although his adultery trial focused on tool usage of a different sort.

Who were Sullivan & Earnham, whose stylish signatures graced the back of this mantel?

There are always plenty of religious furnishings; the Alpha and Omega stained glass would be welcome in even the most heathen of domiciles. But the best thing I found would probably be a bit much in even the biggest kitchen:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Yes, Mr. Beecher should take better care of his tool. I knew a guy in college who's nickname was Frenchy. Any time he had a drink or two he would only speak French. He had a successful career in academia.

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