October 2004 Beautiful Booth of the Month Award:
|A beautiful booth starts with great looking products. There are some products that lend themselves to a simple, effective display, like brooms for instance. A few handforged metal hooks on the booth frame and you're there. What adds interest and uniqueness to the Schumack Broom Co. booth is the broom-maker at work right on the spot, using an heirloom tool for an ancient process to make a daily household item that is a work of art as well.
A good broom is a wonderful thing to own, it makes a tedious household task much more tolerable, not to mention how good it looks as it waits in the corner for the next use. Thurman and Samantha make very good brooms. They use broomcorn from the midwest, and sustainably harvested Sassafras wood from Arkansas to craft a variety of brooms in full and small sizes. The tool they use, a broom vise, was invented by the Shakers and the metal pieces of their vise are over 100 years old.
They also embellish many of their brooms with traditional German "Tree Spirit" faces, hand carved in the handles. The carving also enriches unusual walking sticks that are also embellished with leather and brass.
The Scheumack Broom Co. does not have a reserved space, but can be found by asking at the Info Booth or making a sweep through the Park Blocks...
Visit other Beautiful Booths: Cliff Martin, Kristine Nelson and Kelly Beal, Norm & Patricia Donohue,
Gila & Tim Fox, Janna Kneale, Christene George, Jennifer Fogerty-Gibson
Ritta's Burritos, Neil Friedman, Cindia Carrere, Barb Irvine, Eleanor Myers, Terry & David Church, Glenn Kreiss,
Julie O'Briant, Elizabeth Eisenman, Nancy Bright
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