A muddy trip upstate today left us thinking of good old-fashioned boot scrapers. Nowdays, they come shaped like turtles or frogs, painted with your family name, or with brush bristles sticking out in all directions. But we like the quaint, simple old Iron Boot Scraper at Van Dyke's Restorers. It's a simple design that mounts solidly to your stoop... We've spotted old ones all over the neighboorhood and we think this one at Van Dyke's is one of a few new versions that rival the old ones. These sell for $80 each and can be purchased online.