Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweet Salvage

For several months -- in fact as soon as I learned about the shop Sweet Salvage, I have wanted to go.  The reason it took so long is that they are only open 4 days a month!  If you have anything going on in your life at all, you know how hard it is to find the exact same 4 days open that someone else has open, but finally last week, I was available on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  This is their schedule, they are open the 3rd Thursday and then the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following it.

After visiting The Simple Farm and The Olde World Quilt Shop last Thursday, Diane and I headed to Sweet Salvage which is located at 4648 N. 7th Ave. in Phoenix, AZ.  We found a wonderful treasure trove of chippy, vintage, shabby chic stuff.  Yep, stuff.  Everything you can imagine and some you can't was under the roof.

There are 12 vendors and one of the vendors, Cynthia, made sure we had tickets.  You don't pay for these tickets, they are on lanyards and you put them on so that when you find something you want to buy, one of the staff takes them and puts them in a bin identified with your ticket number.  How cool is that?  You can keep your hands free to continue to shop!  In the case of something large, they mark it sold so that no one else can come buy your treasure before you check out.

Here is some of what we saw.  There will be multiple posts as I took a LOT of photos!

Notice the breadbox.  It's wonderful, so wonderful in fact that I missed seeing the French bistro chair until I was editing the photos.  I might have brought the chair home otherwise.  I love it!

Love the arches in the background and the birdcage on the stool

What a wonderful, rusty, fan and a great corbel!

Loved this angel, she would look so cool in a garden setting.

Wonderful hutch and the Frenchy chair in front of it was great!

Ah, here is a better photo of the chair.  Love the ironstone urn, too.

Loved the cabinet here and the apothecary jar, too.

More ironstone and a beachy theme here.

A wonderful French laundry basket underneath an equally wonderful table with a French style chair atop that.  Vertical space is free!

More apothecary jars and a great old scale.

The color on the basket atop the china cabinet was wonderful.

Loved the wooden box filled with ironstone.

There were lots of glass cloches, but look at this wire one!

Wouldn't this look wonderful over your dining room table?

I will be duplicating this as closely as possible.  Love the hat and wooden crate with Provence on it.  Notice the ticking pillow in the back.  I'm in love with ticking stripes right now.

Remember "train" cases?

Another chandelier and wire cloche and another great chair.  Can a person have too many chairs?

This angel!  I have her in a terra cotta.  Maybe mine should be painted?

Love the spooner!  I want one!

You've gotta love old chippy fireplace surrounds.

There was so much to see.  I was on overload about half way through!  Of course that did not prevent me from looking further.  I will be posting more photos in the next day or so and will show you what I came home with, too.

This was a wonderful treat.  As we drove toward home, I noticed there were other shops that looked intriguing along 7th Ave., too.  Paris Envy anyone?

Hope you enjoyed this part of the Sweet Salvage experience.  More to come.

Until then,



P.S.  Please note that spell check was not working on Blogger the last couple of days so if I missed anything, let me know.  I hate to have misspelled words in my posts!


Poppy said...

Such wonderful eye candy! I drooled over each and every picture and coveted that gorgeous bread box and ironstone urn. I can spend hours in this beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us and for your sweet visit. I enjoyed your company! Hugs,Poppy

Mike said...

Next time you go Mom I WANT TO GO TOOO!!!!!

Vintage Street Designs said...

I love visiting Sweet Salvage! Thanks for sharing all the photos! ~ Judy