One of the many things I've always loved is SALVAGE SHOPS. I love what creative people are doing with salvage pieces and how they're being repurposed into gorgeous objects. It just thrills me to see wonderful "Objects d' Arte" come alive from things that were torn down and ripped apart. I have always felt that no matter what your design in your home - traditional, transitional, contemporary or just plain eclectic - each home needs a sense of history. Something that tells a story.
Walking into a salvage store I can feel the history, almost hear the whispers of lives lived. It sounds romantic or dramatic but just holding an item makes me wonder who owned this before...what was their life like....what did it look like in their home....and how lucky that this piece of history still remains long after the owners have gone.
|Can't you just "See" the history??|
|This is one of my favorite shots! I love the textures in this picture. The old baskets. Were they used to carry fresh harvested wheat? The old chippy windows. What views did they have? Who gazed out of them waiting for a loved one to return?|
|I bought these and brought them home to my store to give them a new life. They were gorgeous,solid wood doors that we painted ASCP Paris Grey with Old White, distressed them to embrace their age.|
|VOILA! A gorgeous piece of history!!|
Don't forget about our HOLIDAY CONTEST & GIVE AWAY. It's all about creating new from old. Finding pieces to create into gorgeous Christmas decor. I'm hoping for some great inspiration!!!
In case you didn't read the earlier post....we have a new
ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT GIVEAWAY brewing!!