Friday, October 15, 2010

favorite find of the week 10.15

Last week, a fabric rep of mine told me about Sarasota Architectural Salvage.  She promised a warehouse full of great finds and she was right!! I made the hour trip south to Sarasota on Monday with another designer friend of mine who had never been.

The place was tucked in a few side streets and when we pulled up this is what we saw...



At first, I thought the letters were cool and then the wings caught my eye, then the wine rack,  yep this place is dangerous!

Sarasota Architectural Salvage is in a huge warehouse filled with to the brim with stuff.  Not just any kind of stuff, it is filled with the stuff that makes my designer heart sing!  Lighting fixtures, old doors, columns, windows, iron gates, everywhere I turned, I found another treasure just waiting to be found.











Of course, I found a gator hiding out...


My friend and I absolutely LOVED this place and will definitely go back! It is the perfect place to find unique things for your home.  Make sure you keep your eyes wide open because there is so much to take in and so many odds and ends! I know every area has their own architectural salvage yard, I urge you to go find yours!! These kind of places are so much fun!

I hope everyone has a great weekend planned...several of my best girlfriends and I are going to a concert tonight.  I love girls' nights and this one promises to be a blast!

11 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love to shop architectural salvage. The timeworn pieces really tell the story, and each piece is unique. So many possibilities. I would have walked away with those wings!

Nicholas said...

Hey just wondering what the price range at this salvage is?
Id LOVE to take the trip this weekend but Im hesitant as Im on a strick budget.

Thanks so much,
Lisa

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I am looking at these images and loving everything, what a great resource, any of these items finding a spot in your new home? Janell

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Did you ever watch Nine by Design. They would go to these amazing spots and find thinks like this. Especially those cool letters. I am loving these.

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

what a find, must of been so fun to browse there.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

wow! looks like Sarasota Architectural Salvage is worth a drive from Atlanta, huh!

Cute Beams said...

I am a new follower of your wonderful blog. Now I know I will enjoy your blog even more! A true kindred spirit! I moved to the TB area about 3 years ago and immediately started looking for architectural salvage shop. The second month I was here... score! Love this shop make it down every few months. So many wonderful, crusty, possible, "jewels" at every turn! Glad you found it.

kayce hughes said...

What a great place!

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is amazing! It might be worth the drive when we visit my parents in Ft. Myers at Christmas! XX!

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

If this place was near me, I'd live there! I'm so glad to have just discovered you through Isabella & Max Rooms.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Awesome place! Loved every picture.
I need to find something like this near me, there has to be something cool in Chicago right?

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