Architecturally speaking - there's great junk at Columbus Architectural SalvageOctober 1st, 2010 in blog, hot spots
Well...our whirlwind Country Living Fair trip is over. I'm going to share a few posts, and so is Sue. I wanted to show you one of the places we shopped at (the day before the show) to get some key pieces of "junk" to complete the look that Sue was trying to achieve. I had spent the previous two weeks on my junk "scavenger hunt" (aka Sue's "shopping list") - from Mansfield to Springfield - and found door knobs, galvanized buckets, doors, decorative broom corn, suitcases, a great old chair, jars, a mailbox, and lots of other junk...basically a packed van by the end of the hunt...but we weren't done yet...
One of Sue's main guidelines was that the space was going to be very NEUTRAL - except for a couple pillows. And, then we met Hazel - she changed our outlook completely (as you'll see as pics from the show are shared).
So, last Wednesday afternoon (with the help of our friend, Katie Palmer of Sobo Style - www.sobostyle.com), we drove to Columbus Architectural Salvage (http://columbusarchitecturalsalvage.com/) and met with Chris and Mike, who very graciously (and patiently...) showed us around the showroom/warehouse - with our ooohs and aaahs following them everywhere... In the midst of all this, there was a tornado warning and sirens were going off, and the wind was swirling around the parking lot - it was a little scary, but we felt pretty safe inside this old building... And, you know it takes a lot to stop a serious junking quest - and that's what we were on.
Sue had called ahead and ordered some old doors earlier (and Mike found exactly what we wanted), and we also found a couple other "must haves" - i.e., Hazel and an old teeter-totter (which I'm sure will be in a future Sue-creation). It was a fun trip, and I know I'll have to go back for another visit.
Thanks to Chris and Mike - you were SO helpful and very patient with us girl junkers - AND at the end of the day...AND in the middle of a storm...
Stay tuned - I'll be posting on my blog, and here at JMS - I've got some awesome pics of our junking adventure! AND, Sue, I'll hang out with you any ol' time - ya just never know which way the wind is going to blow us...and our junk!
Have a great day and happy junking!
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