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Meb's Kitchenwares Is A Labor Of Love

Meb's Kitchenwares Is A Labor Of Love

Piglets, pigs and pigs with wings — all hand-crafted cutting boards made from New England hardwood — sell best for Meb Boden.

"I usually will put a huge pig at the end of a counter at a [craft] show, and just watch people come over and pet it," she said.

The flying pigs are an accidental metaphor for the unlikely way Meb and her husband Tom Viaciulis came to have a business built on wooden spoons, salad tongs, trivets and such, made in a little rented 700-square-foot barn behind someone else's house.

Tom and Meb went to work for Tom's sons back in 1999, building log houses, even though Meb had been a writer, musician, actress and retail clerk, not a carpenter....

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