Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #10 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #10

Late 1700’s Soapstone Bed Warmer- a sign of the wealthiest people of the time. This soapstone slab was warmed near the fireplace or woodstove and then placed in the bed to warm up the sheets before getting into bed. Jack says this was a custom of the time and, "poor folks would just go out and find fieldstones to do the same". Today people buy these stones of old to make countertops or trivets.

Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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