Archive for September, 2007

Peet’s Coffee Catalog

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Peet’s Coffee has been around since 1966 when the first store opened in California.
Since then they have become a large distributor of great coffees and teas.
We have had many of their blends and found all of them very good.

They roast their beans in small batches and they roast everyday. They carefully watch the matching of the beans. Their roasters have to spend 10 years learning the Peet’s way to perfect coffee blends and roasting time.

Become a Peetnik by clicking on this link and sign-up for their catalog.

Visit Peet’s at

Active Soles New Balance Shoes

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Active Soles of Plymouth, Ma. has carried New Balance shoes since 1993. The shoes are competitively priced.  Both me and my wife have New Balance walking shoes. They are just as advertised and are comfortable and last a long time.

New Balance is the only company that makes athletic shoes with different widths. Men’s shoes are available in widths AA to EEEE and sizes from 6- 20. Women’s shoes are available in widths AA to EE and sizes from 5-13. Most models are made in the USA in New Balance’s factories. 

Available for running, walking, tennis, golf, basketball, and cross training, casual shoes, work shoes and outdoor footwear.

Take the time to visit Active Soles at If you want a free catalog click here.

All Wool Dry Mop

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Sla-Dust company  in Vermont carries a really great wool mop. Made of multicolor wool yarn they have the natural ability to pick up dust. They are good for your walls, floors and ceilings.  The mop head is quickly removed for washing.

They also carry a line of dusters either long handle of short handle. The dusters come in two choices yarn ( like the mops) or lambs wool. SO, you can do the furniture as well with two cleaning items.

Although they do not have a catalog the site offers easy online shopping visit them at

Wicker Pet Bicycle Baskets

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Looking for a great way to travel by bicycle and bring your pet along ? Animals up to 13 lbs. can travel in this well made basket and be secure. Add a harness or roll cage and your set to give your pet a ride.

Along with the basket comes a universal bracket to hold the basket to the handle bars.  The basket is easily removed to carry your pet in the house. This basket would even be a wonderful way to go to the grocery store and bring home the items you buy. With gas prices the way they are biking has become a real way of life for a lot of people.

As I write this review I find they do not have a catalog but have a catalog online. To go to see or purchase a basket click on

Brown House Bakery And Cafe

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Brown House Bakery & Cafe in the  town of Harrisville, New Hampshire, is a rural New England factory village, and a favorite with artists.

Famous for homemade baked goods, Brown House Bakery had no choice but to listen to their many loyal customers, both old and new, and offer their baked goods to people throughout the United States.

They have bars, coffee cakes ( Oh man I love coffee cake) and cookies. They use real butter and fresh eggs. They do not add preservatives so, you got to eat them fast or freeze them. If you need help eating them I here for you. Just kidding . They will ship anywhere in the United States and what’s really nice they do free shipping. You can’t get any better then that.

Visit the Brown House Bakery at


Country Braid House Braided Rugs

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Country Braid House has been keeping alive the New England tradition of rug braiding. They construct the rugs using only new wool cloth in our rugs and can match most any colors, creating a special rug just for you. Thier craftspeople take great pride in their workmanship. Hand lacing is concealed within the braids, so the thread never shows and is not subjected to daily wear and tear. This manner of construction insures that the rugs are long lasting and reversible, easy to maintain and guaranteed never to come apart.

They can  specialize custom designs, colors, shapes and sizes to fit any area and decor, whether traditional, country or contemporary. They will  work with you to match your fabric, wallpaper or paint. Wool provides an environmentally acceptable choice, combining durability and beauty. Choose from over 250 colors including plaids, checks and tweeds.

They carry do-it-yourself aides such as books, videos and tools. Take a right off I-93, Exit 20, and we’re about 2 miles on the left across from the high school.

Open Monday-Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Saturday 9:00 – 4:00.

No catalog as I write this, but a very easy to use website. 


Hitchcock Shoes, Inc.

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Hitchcock Shoes carries more then  200 men’s wide and extra wide shoes on-line and in  printed catalog in sizes 5 through 15.  They also have orthopedic shoes. Most of the shoes they offer are made factories in the U.S.A. and overseas. They carry dress shoes, casuals and moccasins, athletic footwear, work footware and even slippers, sandals in EEE, EEEE, 5E and 6E widths.

They also carry extra wide shoes (many are Hitchcock exclusives) by such famous makers as  Sebago, New Balance, Hush Puppies, Dunham, Etonic, Florsheim and Propét,  orthopedic shoes by Drew and Aetrex.

You can order on-line at or by mail or phone from our Hitchcock Wide Shoes for Men catalog, they offer the widest selection of men’s wide shoes anywhere.

Their phone number is 1-800-992-9433. The website is at
To get a free catalog go to