Friday, August 16, 2013

Sweet Salvage is 2 years old!


 I can't believe it's been 2 years since Sweet Salvage opened it's doors. That means I have enjoyed their wonderful displays and creative inspiration 24 times so far!!!

This month was no exception.  Many of the vignettes were created as an reminder of some of the wonderful guests that have shared their style over the past couple of years.

 Onwe of these lovely ladies was Carolyn Westbrook. Her book "The French Inspired Home" is eye candy for sure!!
I am such a sucker for green and white, that this was one of my favorite areas of the shop.


 "Patina Style" by Brook Giannetti is another of my favorite books. I just loved the rustic beauty of this room.




 Makes you want to go buy 20 cutting boards doesn't it???

 If I had my dream home, there would be an indoor garden room with a brick floor, tons of windows and this piece!!!

I thought this was a super cool table! It folds up to a regular square table, but when opened, looks like this. I know some people would leave it as is, but I would paint it white (I know, big surprise) and put it next to a wonderful slipcovered sofa.

 There are tons of mannequins there this month. All with their own fabulous personalities.



 Can you say j'adore???



She was probably my favorite. It's very hard for me to restrain myself, because I just have the space to buy any more stuff until my husbands shop is built and I get to move my studio into our finished garage! 
This pretty thing is sporting 2 army bags that would be wonderful to alter like I did in this post.

Or if you prefer, you can make a purse out of an old coffee sack like I did in this post.


 What is it about twine and string in jars that I love so much???

 Love all the vintage sewing goodies.

 This cabinet just makes me happy to look at. Isn't it funny how we're are all attracted to strange and wonderful items??

I just loved this pic!! 

And this... which potentially could have been the love of my life... Has to go be loved by someone else. Because again... I have no where to store it, and God knows how long it will be until I can move into my studio space. Isn't it just fabulous?? I got home and cried because I had to leave it there. (Okay, not really, but you get the idea)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll try not to stay away so long next time. I still need to finish linking the rest of the WBC posts. (I know!! BAD host momma!!!)


26 comments:

Faye said...

I am just going to have to make a trip to Phoenix next winter when I'm in Tucson! Your posts always have me wishing I was there! I'm sort of in the same boat as you, waiting, waiting, waiting for my studio...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That last cabinet piece is wonderful, Karen! I'll bet you would have put it to good use, too. Maybe it will still be available when your studio is ready. They have such lovely displays. I think I get great inspiration every time you post about your visits to Sweet Salvage! Congrats to them on 2 years!

Marlynne said...

Inspiring!

Qra Domowa said...

prawdziwa uczta dla mych oczu:))) RAJ!!!

GracefulAcceptance said...

Hi Karen,
Congrats to Sweet Salvage. What a wonderland and thank you for the warm fuzzies... or is it the gittery with excitement feels that we all get when we see your posts. I sometimes think that I can even smell those shops while looking through. I "need" one of those mannequins and one of those units and one of those.... Oh my. Just like the shops and markets that I attend, I find myself searching in the backgounds of your photos too. Love your posts!

. said...

Oh my, what a great store... I could walk in there for hours and just feast my eyes. Im also a huge fan of white and green decor and I just love, love the cutting boards and yes I would not mind all 20 of them. They are a perfect piece of art just on their own hanging together like that. Would look so good in my kitchen.

Ava Gavloski said...

magical, just magical

missy said...

I just love "Sweet Salvage"..Thanks so much for sharing it every month..Such really cool stuff.I , too , love that table...BUT..I wouldn't paint it white..It wouldn't go with anything..

missy said...

PS..I Love the framing effect on your pictures..looks great

Karen said...

Karen, love going over to your blog. Your picture taking skills are wonderful. Love when you feature the Salvage store near you. Thanks for the eye candy. Karen at acapecodnest.

May said...

Wonderful post, I could look at these photos for hours...Beautiful items...Hugs May x x x

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Awesome pic's and fabulous treasures
love your creativity
xo
Pam

Bohemian said...

I'm so glad you took loads of Images of this Month's Event Karen, since I had to miss it due to a Family Emergency... I feel as though I was able to come along Virtually via your visuals... all those fab Dress Forms... *Le Sigh*...

Dawn... The Bohemian

maggiegracecreates said...

I love to see your photos of the event. Wow. I also smiled when I read that about the brick floor --- my brick floor is one of my favorite decisions in my house.

love.

butterfly said...

So much glorious stuff... thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos.
Alison x

Donna Heber said...

Wow, I wish we had a Sweet Salvage near me! So many wonderful items.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I LOVE your vignettes, you have a real talent! Looking forward to more.

Vicki Boster said...

Karen- I'd give anything to visit this amazing place-- but until then-- I get so excited about your gorgeous pictures!! So in a way I get to visit there through you! Every photo is totally inspiring-- I'd love to pilfer there!

Xoxo
Vicki

Rustique Gal said...

Karen, what a gaggle of goodies! I love your pictures and all these lovely tantalizing things. I must come out to Phoenix some day!
Hugs,
Sherry

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

Hi Karen, I would love to come to this Salvage place with you some time.

Did I miss the winners for your party? Where can I find them?

big hugs
cindygeilmann@hotmail.com

Pat said...

Karen, OK...as far as I can tell there are FIFTY drawers in that cabinet! I would have cried too. Hope the person who got it is enjoying the heck out of it! Love your blog photos!! pat

Lady of the Woods said...

Hi Karen, I would like to know how one can see the links to the posts of those who participated in Where Bloggers Create 2013 and see their posts and pictures of their spaces? I see on your side bar you have those who participated but the link goes only to their blog and not to the direct post of their creative spaces...is there somewhere we can see those spaces? Please advise, I have a genius creative woman friend new to blogging who needs to be inspired, and this WBC party is the one! blessings, lady

Pendra said...

You have far more willpower then me! I would be soooooo broke if I lived near them, they just have so many beautiful treasures! I bet you are dreaming of your new space...even tho I'd never want to leave the space you have now, it's sooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!
Hugs,
Pendra

Jen said...

HI! Karen, Sweet Salvage is so wonderful you could stay in there all day. I love white and look for the statues in there, I thought you would have bought the shop out by now being in there 24 times.

Charlene said...

I HAVE to go there some day! Your photos are always stunning! And I know what you mean about being behind on posting. Where does time go? Miss you!
Hugs!

Laura Young said...

I just want my house to look like that!! specially love the shell under the dome x

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