Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet Salvage Goodies

Last week I told you about the amazing new shop on 7th Ave called Sweet Salvage. Today I thought I would share with you a few of the things I bought. The biggest and best find was this awesome birdcage! I have been looking for one for quite some time but they have always been out of my price range. When I saw this HUGE iron cage I was immediately attracted to it, but when I saw the price tag I knew I had to have it! $99.00??? Really? I've seen them half the size and twice the price! I want to put a shelf in it and turn it into a display cabinet. What do you think???

I also found this pretty wooden shoe form for a woman's high heel shoe. I'm not sure if I'm going to alter it or leave it exactly as it is. The door knob is to add to my stash of bottle making making goodies. I've been making them like  crazy!! (But that's a whole other post)

My last favorite find was this lovely old type drawer. I really liked it for a couple of reasons. The size was perfect and smaller than most I have seen. It fits perfectly on my desk and holds the doo dads and what nots that I am currently using. I also really liked the drawer pull. It's just a really nice little detail.

I bought a few other odds and ends but these were my favorite pieces. 

I hope you have (had) a wonderful weekend!

41 comments:

time worn interiors said...

I love the type drawer!
tot

sissie said...

Hi Karen!
The birdcage is wonderful. Be sure and show us what you do with it.
Love the drawer and the shoe form too.

hugs
Sissie

Breana said...

Love the birdcage. I was lucky to find a huge vintage parrot cage for free that someone was getting rid of. I spray painted it pink and now it's a topic of conversations! I would love to see what you do with yours.
Breana

Creative Wings said...

wow i just adore the cage karen..... i wouldnt have been able to resist either. I cant wait to see it all finished .....the drawer is fabulous ....I ll have to see what you do with the knobs since i see them quit often but never have any idea except two to do with them
hugs

BESANA.(Isabel/María) said...

Hola, la jaula es preciosa y el pomo del cajón es muy original ¡ Precioso!

Un saludo desde España.
Isabel

Annesphamily said...

Love that birdcage! I have a tiny one that I paid a few dollars for but once I get my garage and shed cleared out I can decorate again! Ah....perhaps when this weather cools down too! I love all your precious finds! Anne

Rhonda said...

I cannot wait to get to Sweet Salvage. I believe 7th Avenue is full of shops but I'm not sure.

Your finds are wonderful.

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Girlfriend,

How have you been? Love all the goodies you bought, especially the birdcage. I gotta' question for ya; if I was needing more help on my blog, would it be easier for you to come here or me to come out there? What kind of charges do you have for just messin' around and beautifying my blog?

Hugs,
Meri

Sandra Kaye said...

Hey Karen-- Wasn't that just a wonderful shopping day??? I really enjoy art shopping with you:):) I can't wait to see the bird cage when you are done with it.:):)hugs--Sandie

Pamela said...

Treasures! I love all things bird. I recently found this quote: "Be as a bird per ched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." (Victor Hugo)

sonya said...

Hi Karen! Looks like a wonderful place to shop! I love the bird cage. Great idea to use for a display cabinet. Love the doorknob. And the typing drawer-awesome! Would love to have one myself. I just bought one of the shoe forms for a dear friend that can't get them where's she's from. Can't wait til she gets it! I saw one made into a door knocker one time-it was sooo cool! :)
Sweet Salvage looks like my place to shop!
Many hugs to you,
Sonya

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

I love the bird cage, I've always wanted one. I think the shoe form would look terrific altered, can't wait to see what you do, and the drawer is cool too.

I will be posting this week for my drawing.

hugs
cindy@stitches

Ivy and Elephants said...

What wonderful finds. I love the drawer and the birdcage...they are simply fabulous.

Paula

Valery said...

Love the type drawer... I saw tons in the London markets and wish I had more room in my suitcase to bring one home... next time! Love your treasures, that bird cage is beautiful! Enjoy!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Karen, Even though there were lots of fantastic things to see in your pictures of that shop, especially that birdcage had caught my eye. How cool that you bought it. It's so gorgeous and I love your idea to turn it into a display cabinet. The type drawer is great too.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Revi said...

Hi! I love your finds - and look forward to seeing what you do with them! I have a thing for bird cages, rustic bird houses and birds. Can't wait to see how you use the cage as display!
-Revi

mon-coin-joli said...

tu as raison, cette cage est super belle, c'est une bonne idée de lui ajouter une étagère pour y mettre des décorations, et le petit tirroir est très pratique pour y ranger des petites choses
bon week end
biz
Nicolette

misteejay said...

What super finds.

The bird cage is beautiful and having it as a display case sounds like a fab idea. The printers tray looks lovely and sooooooooo useful - you did well with your shopping.

Toni xx

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

The drawer has to be my favourite piece, its small and so handy, and it would fit on most desks, handy for all sorts of do dahs! xx

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Karen, Great type drawer and I too love the handle! I too have been bit by the bottle bug and they make great gifts, been saving bottles all my life as my Husband was a bottle collector so you can image the various types and sizes, colors ect. I knew you purchased the Birdcage as soon as I saw it on your blog last week! Have fun sweetie and enjoy the journey and have fun at the Creative Connection gathering! Love you, Marilou

tinemor said...

I love youre blogg!!
Hugg, Tine,
Norway

oldgreymare said...

Karen scores again! Lucky you.
Digging that type drawer big time <3
xxx
z

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Karen
I like the bird cage and drawer, 2 things I would have bought. I would never think to make a bird cage into a display case though, hope you share if this project comes about.
Judith

June said...

Hi Karen,
I have been catching up on your posts I have missed lately and I love the beautiful artwork you have had the chance to make. Of course...I love the beautiful shop Sweet Salvage that you took us to. And I am in love with the treasures you brought home, especially the birdcage! You got it for such a good price!
sending hugs...

Kim said...

I love the type drawer. It's my favorite!

Kasia said...

I love the pieces! The cage is a winner!!! But then, all your finds are! :D

Hugs,

Cindy Craine said...

I am so glad you bought that bird cage! It looks too cool! And if you decide you want a wedding dress inside of it again, let me know! I saw the news about the dust cloud again, did you get hit again??

Susan Hemann said...

Just wanted to say, I enjoy your blog so much! I don't always comment, but I'm always reading!

Kim Rawlins Not Too Shabby said...

Hi Karen!
I am so glad that the birdcage went home with you, it was one of my favorite pieces brought to the show! The type drawer almost didn't make it to "Sweet" I himmed and hahhed- wanted to keep it! We so look forward to showing you all the wonderful items for the September 15th event open, you are going to love it! Thank you for your posts, fabulous pictures, keen eye and friendship.

Kim
Sweet Salvage

Design Dork said...

I love type drawers. There is a gianormous one for sale in a little shop I go into regularily but it's too large and too much money. I don't know what I would even do with it, but I admire it everytime

Mariaelena said...

good morning Karen, nice to meet you...your blog is beautiful...I'm now following and going to send the link to your blog to my bff who just moved to Arizona from NY...I miss her tons...she doesn't have a blog but would love to see yours....please come on over and visit me and my little blog...follow along...lots planned...I'm planning on going to this shop when I come out to visit my friend in the winter...thx for sharing...Mariaelena

Lois Arnold said...

I love the shoe last. I have a child's one that has lived several places in the house, but currently is in the bedroom the grandkids use when they come. Can't wait until I get a day to go to Sweet Salvage.

Lois Arnold said...

I love the shoe last. I have a child's one that has lived several places in the house, but currently is in the bedroom the grandkids use when they come. Can't wait until I get a day to go to Sweet Salvage.

Charlene said...

GREAT SCORE on the birdcage! WOW! It is a good one! No birds to clean up after? Hee hee! This past weekend Sandy & I went up to San Luis Obispo to take a class from Diana Frey. Saw Susie for dinner last night. Anf Joy Campbell too. They live near Sandy. Home tomorrow. Check out the post I just did on The Urban Barn. It was amazing. YOU would have died!!! Miss you! HUGS!
Charlene

augcott said...

Oh my goodness!! What treasures!!! I absolutely love your shots and am a fan of your blog! :-D

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Karen, LOVE your finds! They are wonderful, the little tray is adorable. Thank you again Karen for all your help on the new blog, I just love it, you did a fabulous job. Appreciate all your help, I'm hoping it is hugely popular too! Big hug, best of luck on your retreat coming up. Hugs, Riki

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Karen, great finds, love them, especially the bird cage!! Thank you again for all your help on the new blog, appreciate all your work and talent. It will be a ball to work on. Hugs, Riki

Bohemian said...

Oh Karen you really did come away with a great cache of goodies too! I once saw an Italian Rose Tole standing Birdcage on the cover of a Romantic Home Mag and fell in lust with it... fast forward years later and I'm trolling downtown Glendale Antique District & go into a little Shop & here's the EXACT Birdcage in the back! *Be still my beating Heart* I was almost afraid to peek at the price... but when I did and it was a mere $125 I couldn't drag it to the Register fast enough... I looked like a Birdcage Looter I was moving so fast! *winks* It still stands pride of place in our Livingroom and I've put Moroccan Tea Glasses filled with votives in it, which cast a Romantic Glow. I think making shelves in yours would look fab... share the Photos when you do. I can hardly wait for this Month's Sweet Salvage Event... I'm in a Harvest Moon Vibe already...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sell WoW Account said...

Gorgeous finds! That type drawer looks very useful!

Sell WoW Account

Vicki Dutcher said...

Okay - i was so excited to see this shop DH & I drove ALL THE WAY UP THERE (an hour) to be told -- CLOSED - they are only open the last Thursday through Sun of the month! [I so didn't read the entire blog post-- my fault] I was so disappointed!! I AM GOING THIS MONTH! My calender is marked!! :)

vicki said...

LOVE that type drawer - if I had that I could fill it full!! Its beautiful as you have it pictured!

Vicki

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