Theme Day: Wood
About a year ago, we purchased a few items from Gendron Antiques in Stittsville, including some antique wooden beer crates. They really do have an amazing selection of high quality reproduction furniture and antiques: old church pews transformed into hall benches, church windows found new life as doors on a bookshelf made from weathered barn wood. These are just a couple of fine examples. Regarding the Dawes Brewery wooden beer crate, it's only now that I discover what a piece of history we have! The iconic brewery in Lachine, Quebec was named after Thomas Dawes and had a humble beginning in 1811, making it one of Canada's oldest breweries. Because of harsh financial times 140 years later, the brewery was sold in 1952. All that remains are the 800+ museum pieces, many pieces of advertising memorabilia as well as these old wooden crates that date back to the '20's or '30's.