This past weekend we went on a little jaunt to Ft. Worth. There is a wonderful architectural salvage store there called Old Home Supply House. This is the best salvage store I've been to in a very long time. All pic's taken on Iphone,
It is in the middle of a beautiful historic neighborhood called Fairmount. Cute historic homes all around. The store has 4 warehouses and takes up all 4 corners of a quiet intersection.
It was originally a Piggly Wiggly Grocery store (the second one built in Ft. Worth.) Remember those?
We spoke to the owner, and his Dad opened the storeover 25 years ago. He grew up in the neighborhood and told us about it.
Across from the Piggly Wiggly was a pie shop. On the other corner (this houses the outdoor garden section of the store) was a farmers market.
Mrs. Baird (of the famous bread store) lived on the street. He said the smells were wonderful when you rode your bike through.
We went looking for doors. There were rows and rows of doors divided by the number of panels. They were marked by size on the edges. Lots of digging.
All the buildings are historic. With tin ceilings and chandeliers and lights hung all around.
I am trying to decide weather to make a headboard for the new king size bed out of an old door. So many to choose from. Or whether to buy a metal headboard. Decisions , decisions. I'll keep you posted. If you live in the area, you should check out Old Home Supply House. Definitely worth the drive!