This month, we have a salvage guest blogger: Trisha Anderson! Trish works in the salvage department of our Portland store, and also does lovely display work all over the store (“visual merchandising”, we call it). You can tell from her post below that she has an eye for hidden treasures…
In the Salvage Department we sometimes buy things that have obvious uses, and sometimes an object just works on you till you figure out a way to use it in a different way.
When this sweet handblown glass jar with the original decal came in, the message was clear and unambiguous. ‘Fill me with sangria’ was her siren song. I brought her home and she now rests in my refrigerator – saucily marinating a variety of citrus fruits and apples in a bath of red wine, brandy and sugar. Salut dear girl, salut.
We see the most beautiful door hardware – elegantly worked in metal with aged patinas. Sometimes people have done BAD THINGS to their hardware, and then we need to recycle them. It kills me. This was one of those items - a gorgeous door escutcheon. I simply couldn’t release it from my hand to the metal recycling bucket!
I attached 3 mid-century copper toned knobs to it so now my robes hang tidily, and I admire daily the beautiful workmanship of my re-purposed door escutcheon, rescued from oblivion.