Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Duck Pin

Ever hear of Duck Pin bowling? Well, it started at the turn of the century. Most bowling alleys were only open in the winter but those few that stayed open in the summer devised a new game using smaller balls. As the game evolved, its creators took the old regular sized bowling pins and actually had them cut down to a smaller size to accommodate the smaller ball. Giving the game its own set of rules and regulations, and setting the pins up in the flying "V" formation of ducks, created a new sport.

Try using a trio of them to spruce up your bookshelf or table top. They not only give a space some vertical color and dimension, but they create a topic of historic conversation as well. After all, how many of your friends have ever heard of Duck Pin Bowling?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ah, 3-ball in the corner pocket?

Billiard balls. They're round, they're colorful, they're smooth, they're cool looking and they make an interesting centerpiece.

Okay, they're odd to have just lying around, but there is something magical about having them out their usual context. After all, green felt is not all that flattering to them. Might we suggest a bowl (as shown) or in a line on a shelf or....well it's obviously gonna be up to you.

Nonetheless, men, kids and large egg-bearing birds will be drawn to them once you get them home.

FUN? Are you kidding?

Are we having fun yet? Sure we are. Especially since we just brought in LOTS of these vintage Drive-In Movie Marquee Sign letters. How you can you not have fun with these plastic letters, they harken from an era of "The Swamp Thing" and "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang" and piling your car up with your friends and stuffing a few in the trunk.

The letters are 10 inches tall and made of heavy black plastic. We love letters of all shapes and sizes, materials, and colors. And, if you're not into letters but have a fascination with numbers, we have a few selections of those as well.

Monday, February 15, 2010

We are blogging now

So, we aren't terribly comfortable with the technology required to keep our website updated --so we are introducing this blog as a way to keep you informed about what's happening at Roots. We'll do our best to keep this blog fun and fresh. But, please come in and visit us, because that is the very best way to see what's new --and we do enjoy your company!