It’s historic for its age. A centennial farm on the Skegemog Point, near Williamsburg, is now in the hands of a conservancy. The Samels bought 80 acres for $200 in 1895. A dozen or so years ago, the surviving brothers donated the land. “They left us all the farm equipment, they left the house as it was. Beds and chairs, mice, things like that. We’ve been taking care of it since about 2002,” said Maryanne Rivers, Samels Farm Heritage Society.
It’s a store named SCRAP TC, full of scraps! Brilliant! These “scraps” are crafting items that need a new home. Not into knitting anymore or did that hobby seemed like a good idea at the time? “We get our materials from individuals within the community and businesses, anybody that has that bin of old crafting items that they may not be interested in any more, or we get things from estates that need love and a new home,” said Eve Schuyler, SCRAP TC. There are seven Scrap’s stores across the country.
When I first saw the collection of his work, I was amazed. A simple guy, with the patience of Job. “I like jigsaw puzzles, and this is just one step up. Only thing is I gotta cut the pieces and make them fit,” said Floyd Tanner, a matchstick artist. And cut he does, there’s the Taj Mahal, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower. They are everywhere. He’s been at it for almost 20 years. How long does it take to create one of these pieces? Like a jigsaw, he takes his time.
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