Posted 4 years ago
This is an item that brings me wonderful memories of growing up on one of the finger lakes in upstate NY. But given the subject of the piece, I don't feel comfortable displaying it in our home in Atlanta, GA. We used this as a doorstop at our cottage on Skaneatles Lake and I think it was my grandmother's before that. She is 9" inches tall and 6" wide and is very heavy. We used her to hold the door open during the day that led to the upstairs bedrooms. At night we used our feet to move her out of the way so the door would close. She has a lot of wear and tear because the cottage wasn't winterized and she was used for the 25 years while I grew up there in the summers. Now she lives in the back of my kitchen cupboard and I take her out from time to time in trying to decide what to do with her. Even with her dings and paint chipping, her colors are still very pretty. She's on my desk now while I type but will probably go back to the cupboard before the weekend in fear one of friends should get a glimpse of her and wonder what the heck I'm doing with such a piece.