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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Opening Day at The Salvage Yard on Cave Creek

Junking in Phoenix just keeps getting better and better!! I can remember 5 years ago being so envious of all the wonderful places that so many of you had to shop for vintage goodies. Since then, more and more great vintage shops are popping up up all over the valley! One of my favorites are the shops on Cave Creek road. They run just South of Cactus and then just North of Cactus.

One of these shops is called Rusty Saturday and behind it is a new place called The Salvage Yard that holds a monthly warehouse sale.  Today was opening day and I was there as they opened.  The thing that really got me excited was that the Jack and Cat curio team is one of the vendors and they had all kinds of wonderful grungy, rusty and "broken in" treasures.

I came home with two of the number tags above. I see a bracelet or two in my future!!!

You wont find beautiful displays and vignettes here. This is much more a "rustic" experience with stacks of vintage rusty goodness every where.

Aren't these fun??? The are vintage telephone coin boxes. Maybe they are what the workers used to collect all the change from the pay phones??? In any case, they were really cool, but I didn't bring one home.

Lots of bottles to alter and make fabulous!!!
I tried to get good shots with my iphone, but they didn't all turn out very well.  There were lots of pieces of furniture and assorted rusty metal outside of the warehouse too, but I didn't get any shots of that. (next time)

So you want to see my goodies????
(I scored BIG TIME)
Ta Da!! Isn't that wood cabinet fabulous??? It's in beautiful shape and I only paid $49.00 for it. :)  It will sit proudly in my studio with baubles and bling in it.  The side table was a bargain at $15.00 and will get a chalk paint finish very soon!! I also picked up a large metal tin tile and an old rusty trash can for $5.00 each.

I was in junkers heaven!!
God Bless America!!! LOL!


Unknown said...

Nice to meet you Karen! Glad you like the NEW stores on Cave Creek Rd. Happy Junkin'!!

Jasper's Cottage said...

Great finds! Makes me wish I lived closer to Phoenix.
xo jonni xo

Unknown said...

It definitely looks like junkin' heaven! I will have to make the drive from Chandler!

Holly Loves Art said...

Beautiful and wonderful things! Looks like a lot of fun!

Cyn said...

oh I have got to get there!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

As soon as you said bracelet, I could see it, Karen! I'd love to see it if you do make one or two. Such a great idea!

Mari Brown and Colourblob said...

That's a lot of goodies, but my eyes kept going back to those lovely metal trays in different blues... Oh my, they are so nice!!!!

Nancy said...

Karen, I feel that way too about other places having such great places to go Junkin! I would just Love to take a Road Trip and follow the Guys from American Pickers!! I Love your Cabinet!! You did have a Great Day!

Huggs, Nancy

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
I love that side table !!!
Have a wonderful weekend :)


Hennie Kloppenburg said...

It looks great and I wish to be there. It's a bit too far from Holland...sadly..

This N That said...

You scored big alright..Can't wait to see that table redone...The wooden chest is great..Have a great weekend

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I just want to reach through my computer and touch everything! Nothing like junking to bring a smile to a girl's face! haha!

Sandra Kaye said...

I went...I saw....and I bought lots of stuff!!! LOL!!! a little more than I thought I would:):) FUN FUN FUN...thanks for the tip

carol said...

nothing better than a good junky find

Jeanie said...

You are making me want to hop a plane right now and get to what I know is stifling hot Phoenix just to go junking with you! How fun!

Vicki Boster said...

Karen-- lucky you!!! You really did score big! I love the little wooden cabinet- I've always been fascinated with those. Your photos are beautiful- can't believe you took some of them with your iPhone:)


Tea in the Library said...

Love armchair shopping! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the side table and the cabinet full of bling.

Rhonda said...

Ooh, thanks for the heads up!! I will look them up one weekend.

Adore your finds Karen.

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