So, my friends, tell me are you in for some vintage eye candy? Want to see what I have been dreaming about for months? Want to see where I left some beauties behind (and regretted it ever since).
A couple of months ago, my love and I went on a day trip, to the other side of the country. I was on the hunt. On the hunt for vintage treasures.
I thought I had found a great hunting spot.
I was not wrong.
Somewhere under the smoke of our national airport we found this huge salvage store, filled with the most amazing pieces. Big industrial stuff that you could only dream off having a use for, and little fun trinkets I all wanted to take home.
And there was so much of it. As usual when surrounded by abundance and too much choices I was flabbergasted and couldn’t think of what to choose.
I stood by these vintage bottle crates a long time. Hesitated, and then decided against them. Have regretted it ever since.
They would be great to store roles of wrapping paper….. must go back…..
So much choice it was overwhelming and I wanted to take it all home with me.
I was quite sure nevertheless that we did not have a place for this punching bag (but fun though, isn’t it).
Have a storage problem?
I have a solution for you:
Can you imagine this in your craft room. Oh the possibilities. A drawer for all your stamps, for your ribbons, for your papers, for your all your supplies. Ah sigh….
Stained glass windows anyone?
Or maybe some painted shutters?
There were row upon row of shutters. And doors, and windows, and…..
This French sofa had MissMustardSeed written all over it. I loved it but it would look so out of place in our ‘modern-industrial-beach-cottage’, so it had to stay behind.
Walls and walls of cabinets. I loved the look that was created by combining so many different wall cabinets.
I think this view gives you about a fifth of the whole space. All stocked and filled to the brim.
Ah, looking at it, I just want to get back there. Road trip anyone.
I so want a kitchen hutch. But we don’t have the space for it. I might have to make one. I liked the vintage tiles that were adhered to the back. An idea to remember.
I have seen vintage apothecary cabinets on many blogs. Not many in real life. I thought these were great.
I think I need a bigger house….
Did I say he had doors. Chippy paint heaven I tell you!
And rust heaven too.
LOVE these rusty iron gates.
We have an idea for something like this. But maybe just a tad too heavy to cart home in the back of our car. But one day…
In the end I brought only one thing home with me. I have given it a little makeover and it is almost ready for the full reveal. Hang in there.
But looking at this images, makes me yearn for another visit. Now that I know what is there I want to go back and get there early with an empty day ahead of me (this time we got there at the end of the day as an afterthought), and so much time, to explore and ponder and think.
I better start saving my pennies.
You found anything good lately?
PS At the risk of sending some competition for these treasures here. Here is the website link to this salvage store (for the Euro gals):