THE RILEY/LAND COLLECTION
The first wooden product RLC carried was this French rolling pin, made out of a mix of Black Walnut, Cherry and Maple. It was very popular amongst Harlemites, most of whom didn't have enough countertop space to actually use them, but wanted one anyway. It disappeared from the Collection for a while, but now it is back. And, she has a name: Miss Ethel, who was one of my great-great aunts. I remember her coming to my great grandma's house when we were kids and those old women just having the best time, laughing and telling stories. I name the fancy rolling pins after strong women, all of whom were old when I was a kid. It's a way of keeping their memories alive.
This piece is stunning. Its the most gorgeous wood and feels so nice in your hands. A true work of art. Cant wait to gift it!