Chalk this up to Amish ingenuity. I saw this in an Amish home in Alymer, Ontario and it is a rather simple but clever contraption. January and February brings with it wet boots, cold and soaked socks, gloves and the like. As you can see the Amish residents built a a flat wooden "box" out of plywood and inserted some sturdy mesh screening, hung the thing up with coat-hangers above the stove and, voila, a perfect place to dry all the cold, wet remains of winter. A clothes-pin contraption dangles from it so they can dry small cloths and other hanging sundries. Pretty neat!
That is a neat idea! I just bought one of the clothespin hangers like in the photo. I use it everyday! My new favorite place to shop is Schwartz's in Ulysses,PA. I have been going to Troyer's Bulk foods for quite awhile..which I LOVE! Schwartz's has fabric and housewares,etc. They are a new store,tho' they have been selling sheet metal for a few years. There's also Detwieler's basket shop,where hubby bought me a heart-shaped lazy susan basket for Christmas. We go to Ulysses at least once a month. I do all of my shopping there now. It is about 35 miles from here.