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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweet Salvage

 I can't believe that a year has a gone by, since Sweet Salvage first opened their doors and introduced the Phoenix area to "occasional sales" I remember my first visit there. I was soooo excited!!! The anticipation of a store of this kind, the heart racing in anticipation of  finding that unique treasure....

 I have to say... After a year, my love affair with Sweet Salvage continues. I am always in awe of the gorgeous vignettes, the creative displays...

and the variety of found objects that have for us.

  There are always fun pieces of jewelry too.

 I also like that are always lots of wonderful goodies to re-purpose in a piece of jewelry or artwork.

 I think I have a chair fetish. :)

More yummy vintage goodness to use in an altered art piece.

 I love how they mix the industrial pieces right in with the feminine, girly stuff.
(okay, maybe not in this photo, but you will see it all there!)
Wouldn't those blue lockers be fabulous in art studio???

 I don't know if you guys remember the bakers rack from a post I did on the Embellished house last year, (click the link if you want to go see it) But they had a great bakers rack that they used to display their jewelry pieces.  Well, wouldn't this one work great for storage too???

 More great industrial storage.

 Okay, I think I have a pillow fetish too. :)

And just so you don't think I only like neutrals.... I'm in love with this teal...

 And this green!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my to Sweet Salvage again. There are sooo many more wonderful things to see there, but I just can't show them all.  So I pick my fav's, and hope you can go there and discover your own treasures. I also heard that they bring in new things all weekend long, so you don't have to worry about finding an empty store!!

Now on another topic...(sort of related) My friend Kadee from KadeeWillow is having her first giveaway, and if you live in the Minnesota area you are going to want to go visit her!!!  She is giving away a ticket to the early bird showing at The Junk Bonanza in September and the most adorable tote to carry your haul in!!!  See it down below?? Isn't it soooo cute?? Anyway, pop on over there and sign up! You are going to love her!

Enjoy your weekend my friends! I hope it's filled with fun!


Charlene said...

Do you think I will ever be there when this is going on? I DON'T WANT TO COME IN THE SUMMER!!!! That heat & the sand storms look pretty tough girlfriend!!!! I did soooooooooo enjoy our visit & dinner on our quick trip through. Your home is DARLING! But, of course I knew it would be. HUGS!

Anne said...

What a beautiful shop!!! Wish I was not so far away!

BECKY said...

Wow...what a stunning shop! And your photos are fabulous, Karen! You really captured so much beauty through your lens! Just love it all! And those lockers...They need to make their way to my house!!
Have a relaxing evening!

JD/ Jill said...

I agree that it looks like a beautiful shop, so much to see, thanks for sharing the neat pics...

Anonymous said...

What a creative shop and I love the way they display their cool finds. I would have a difficult time controlling my shopping will power in there!

Sheila said...

Hey Karen,
Everything looks so yummy!!! have a great evening.


Unknown said...

Love, love, love those metal and mesh baskets, with the green chair ! Wonder if I could ever find something like that in my neck of the woods ?

Unknown said...

Wow... Im blown away by the fab treasures you showed here!!! :D


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful shop.... thanks so much for the tour!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

mon-coin-joli said...

c'est vrai qu'il y a de tout, que des petites merveilles dans cette caverne d'Ali baba !
ce sac est super mignon, je vais voir son blog

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Karen, I love this store very much even though I only know it from your beautiful pictures. I'd like one piece of everything, sigh. If I'd ever get the chance to visit it, someone would probably have to drag me out of there with heavy machinery because I wouldn't want to leave, lol.
You have a chair and pillow fetish? The heck with it! It could be much worse, I guess ... ;-).
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wish they had something like this where I live...Or maybe it's just as well they don't....a sure way for me to become a very poor and impoverished blogger..lol

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I swoon when I come here.

(that's a good thing!)

Collage Pirate

Jacqui said...

I love, love, love those chairs!!

Kadee Willow said...

Wow, Karen... I love all the photos from this event. Trust me, it's on my to-do list and hopefully I will make it out there this winter! Need to check their schedule. And when I come, that drink(s) are on me.. LOL! And thanks so much for the shout-out on my give-away. You're the best!

Unknown said...

Ok, I guess I am going to have to take a trip, sneak into your amazing office and then go shopping...lol

Unknown said...

Oh Karen I wish to be in the place like that. Lucky you:)

Words and Pictures said...

What an amazing place... so WISH I could go - but I don't think that's likely, so I'm sooo grateful for your little tour - thank you!
Alison x

Ava Gavloski said...

lovelyness at its best

Rhonda said...

I went last night and found so many treasures. Love your photos. The chairs were calling my name. So much to see, I might go back this weekend.

Vicki Dutcher said...

You take the most incredible photos of this store! When I went I just didn't "see" as much as your photographs show -- I "see" stuff in your photos I want! Sheez

This N That said...

Amazing photos of amazing spaces..What fun to wander through all those great displays...

suziqu's thread works said...

Karen my love affair with your Sweet Salvage images also continues.- Oh what an amazing collection of all the "stuff" that we so love to collect.
Yes like Julia you would have to drag me out of there too! (LOL!).
Come on over and put yourself in my Giveaway too if you would like to be in it!!
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs from downunder!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oh I wish this store was near me - love the baker's rack!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous treasures...I want to spend hours there...looking through all the oodles and oodles of items. I'm a neutral loving girl...but GREEN is one colour I'll take in from time to time!

thanks for sharing.

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing place! I would love to visit it! I wish we had something like this near us, but we don't! Thanks for sharing such great items!

Art and Sand said...

Oh, what a wonderful shop. I don't plan on visiting Phoenix soon, but I will keep it in mind.

Bohemian said...

Karen you always take the most Fab Images of the Event! Even though I always make my Pilgrimage there *winks* I come here to see what I missed! *Smiles* I Love the panoramic views of the gorgeous Vignettes without a gazillion shoppers in frame because that place is packed from when the doors open so I never get to see it like this... Pristine before the Displays are ravaged! *LOL* Each Month the Sweet Team always outdo themselves and bring us an Enchanting Magical Experience. And this time a lot of the Displays were edible... YUM! *Smiles* Hope you also 'scored' some Awesome treasures, I never leave empty handed.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Barbara Jean said...

such a fun post!!

thanks for sharing all the beauty.

barbara jean

PS just found you on FB.
Wonder how many other blog friends I have been missing....=)

Denise C said...

I came across this post on Pinterest. I have recently started a blog for booth vendors. I used one of your photos in a post I did yesterday. I linked to your page and gave you credit. This morning, I came back to your blog to explore - it's beautiful. I was skimming your sidebar to see if you had a Facebook page when I came across the bit about asking permission before borrowing. I am so sorry. If you would prefer not to have your photo on my blog, let me know. Here's the link to the post - http://vintageshowoff.blogspot.com/2014/01/color-grouping.html

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