Women of Woodworking – Lynette Breton, Part II – The Ancient Bog Oak Flower Press

Woodworker Lynette Breton’s heirloom flower presses are made to preserve history in more ways than one. In addition to their purpose of saving flowers and precious memories, the presses themselves are constructed from repurposed historic materials. As Lynette resides in Harpswell, Maine, there are plenty of opportunities to find those storied materials in her area.... Continue Reading →

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Women of Woodworking – Lynette Breton, Harpswell, ME // Part I

Lynette Breton's favorite woodworking tool is the flat steel cabinet scraper. Much like her preferred implement, she has a knack for taking seemingly unassuming materials and making objects that really shine in style, craftsmanship and provenance. Lynette's woodworking career began in 1974 in San Francisco, through a government-funded CETA program, Women in Apprenticeship. "As a... Continue Reading →

National and Family Treasures

I've always been a bit obsessed with American History, even as a child. My ideal vacation was a trip to Gettysburg instead of a theme park, even at the age of 9. I also grew up with a family who loved to thrift and go "antiquing." I still love seeing my Uncle's antique war memorabilia... Continue Reading →

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