Monday, October 24, 2016

A Junkin' We Will Go

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!
Leslie

8 comments:

  1. Hi Leslie, WOW this looks like a great place for vintage and salvage. Love your pics. They are certainly inspiring. I remember you mentioning it. L and I will have to take a trip out there.
    Did you find your door? Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week and enjoy our pretty weather. xo

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  2. Hi Leslie, WOW this looks like a great place for vintage and salvage. Love your pics. They are certainly inspiring. I remember you mentioning it. L and I will have to take a trip out there.
    Did you find your door? Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week and enjoy our pretty weather. xo

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    1. Celeste, you would love this place. You and L should take a little drive some day and check it out. I'm still on the fence about the door. I'll let you know when I decide. You have a good week!

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  3. I just love these kind of places..so full of treasures...
    We had a large Piggly Wiggly in our town and one day, it caught fire..tin cans of food were shooting 50 ft up in the air...the whole building burned to the ground. It was terrible...and yet we thought it was so exciting...haha

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  4. What a great place to explore, Leslie! I wish I could stroll along the aisles of that place with you!!

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  5. I love Old Home Supply. It's one of our favorite stores. I can't wait to see what you come up with for a head board.

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  6. What a fabulous place to shop! I'm anxious to see what you come up with for a king size headboard. I've been checking out what's available in case we buy a king size bed. Those bedskirts require a lot of fabric, don't they? Can't wait to see it all done!

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