Rejuvenation’s roots are in salvage – plain and simple. Long before “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” became a mainstream mantra, our founder Jim Kelly helped pioneer the concept of taking old things, restoring them to their former glory, and actively reintegrating them into people’s homes and businesses.
Today we continue this tradition in our stores, where we buy, restore, and sell salvage. We love saving these pieces of history and seeing the ingenious ways our customers repurpose old treasures.
Vintage Star Lanterns
Take these vintage punched-steel star lanterns, originally from a vaudeville theater. For the creative holiday decorator, there’s still time to work these bright red stars into an industrial-inspired Christmas display.
Authentic WPA Lodge Table
And here’s an item that really knocked our socks off. This incredible c.1937 hexagonal lodge table was built in a Works Progress Administration (WPA) wood shop – the very same shop that built much of the furniture for Timberline Lodge, a jewel in the WPA crown. This particular table was originally built to be on display in the Oregon WPA office, located in Portland, Oregon. It is marked and authenticated, and is truly a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Vintage Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit
And lastly, here’s an item whose origins are a mystery. We don’t know the story behind this first aid kit, which dates back to the ’20s or ’30s. When we asked our salvage gurus why they bought it, they said they were attracted to its lovely patina and that it clearly had been actively used. We love thinking about how this kit helped someone, decades ago, feel a little better. Sometimes with salvage, not knowing the story can be just as compelling as knowing the facts!