Sunday, October 21, 2012

New store in town...a must see!

About a month ago, I noticed a new store had replaced one of our sponge shops on Alt. 19 and, of course, the sign caught my attention.  Now what altered gal (or guy) could not be drawn to a shop that offered goodies and this shop sure did.

Architectural Salvage is one amazing place and they get in "new" old things weekly.  You can bet I'll be there often.  The shop is clean and items are lovingly displayed.  The owner is knowledgeable about the pieces and, to my eye, a bit of an altered artist herself.

 I fell in love with these tiles and bought one to play with...had to take a break from playing to blog about this place so my friends can get some of these too.

 The piece above is from a confessional and we are looking to get it (if the measurements work) for the ugly window over our garden tub in our bathroom.
And, omg...look at all these distressed frames....

 My friend, Pam Bennett, does amazing things with old windows and, inspired by her, have been itching to try one.  The owner has the size I want and is bringing it in next week.  Can't wait to see if it will work for what I have in mind.
 This little piggy is just too cute!
 So, showing great restraint and, despite wanting to take home half the store...ok, three fourths, I settled on a tile and a door lock and am gathering things to make this mine, all mine.

If you are in the area, plan to stop by the store and tell them Jules sent you.  I think I may need to find a full time job because this store is going to be addictive, I can tell and you all who read me know I do not lightly recommend a place if I don't think it is absolutely wonderous.

Oh and check out my altered blog to see what I have done with the tile and the door lock so far.


Lynne Forsythe said...

ahhhhhhhhh.....I would be living there toooo!!! What size are the ceiling tiles??? I SOOOOO need to decorate one!!!! I might need to go hunt down one for myself!!! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with!!!

Pam said...

I can't WAIT to get there!!