Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sweet Sweet Salvage



One of the great things about visiting my sister in Arizona (I posted about my vaca here) is hitting the Sweet Salvage Sale in Phoenix.  (Although we're visiting Tucson, we make the trip to Phoenix for this sale-I actually coordinate our yearly vacation with this once a month sale...yes, it's THAT good! :)

Last year was my first experience with this sale, which I posted about here.  This year didn't disappoint, either.  I left with my head spinning from all of the great eye candy and inspirational displays!

Here's what the line looked like when I joined it...it was much longer behind me by the time the doors opened!




I'm sorry some of the pics are a little blurry.  My assistant/hubby took the pics with his phone, trying to avoid throngs of shopping-crazed women!  Thanks for being a trooper, Keith!

Fair warning...tons of pictures ahead!

This huge architectural piece hung above the checkout desk...amazing!




This baby would've been coming home with me had I been local...I've been looking for a white or cream colored drawer unit!




Check out this humongous wire birdcage...sigh!




 I was drooling over this.  I've never seen a carrier this long, and I love the faded numbers on it!




This fabulous old cart sold quickly...not surprising!




Gotta love a little industrial vibe!  This reminds me of the lockers in my sun room.




Ok, I'll just let the rest of the pics speak for themselves...














































I don't know who these little ones are, but aren't they adorable?




Now you know why I don't wanna miss this sale when I'm in town!   Do these dealers know how to do salvage, or what?

I'll be back soon to show you what I brought home. (I know, I'm such a tease :)

Thanks for stopping by-enjoy the rest of your weekend!

48 comments:

  1. Wow!! It's like walking through a dream!:) there are so many items in the pictures that I am drooling over! If i were you I would plan my vacation around this show too! Can't wait to see what you bought!

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  2. I do not know what to pin - it is so overwhelming. I can't imagine the sensory overload being there. Did you take a box truck with you? Hope you bought that cage or the numbers or the . . .

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  3. Oh Susan wow wow wow!!!! OMG I see a few things I would have wanted to bring home. I can see why you love to go there. Oh my gosh just beautiful salvage everywhere. I cannot wait to see what you scored. Hurry up and post it already!!!!
    Kris

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  4. Love the brocante! Looks like a lot of fun! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  5. For shopkeepers it is perfect. It's priced to sell. It has a lot of variety and great prices. I think if you are on their list, once in awhile, they send out an early viewing for Wednesday evening with a reservation. Maybe it would be less crazy.

    If I had known I would of sent you the names of my favorite shops.

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  6. oh my gosh - such great stuff and such great displays! I especially like that shelving unit with the horse on top - did you see those cameras on the silver candlesticks? I really want one of those flat file chests for my beaded purses too...someday.....my head would be spinning in a place like that!

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  7. My gosh...all that great stuff in one place! My sister lives in Phoenix but she is not a antique/vintage gal which is too bad!
    My sister used to live in Tuscon...pretty as well we used to get the best frozen ices/lemonade.

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  8. Oh, I so drool over that file cabinet. And the chairs...

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  9. A real treasure trove of goodness! Maybe it's better financially if you're not local. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Nan, lots of cool items! You would love the Rose Bowl flea market in S. California!!

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  11. You did great getting pictures. I always find it hard to get the pictures with lots of people shopping. I think the last one is my favorite. Love the little ones in the chair. Can't wait to see what you brought home.

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  12. I hope you took a trailer...or at least an empty suitcase or two! So many wonderful things that would be hard to resist.
    Mary Alice

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  13. very very very cool. all of it. thanks for taking us along.

    be blessed
    barb

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  14. There's no way anybody left that sale empty handed! I had to go back and look at all your photos twice to see everything!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your trip. Sounds like you have a fun time and what a pretty place to stay.
    Lots of eye candy - especially like that cabinet(?) with the shallow drawers. Would be a wonderful place to store jewelry supplies. Have seen similar pieces around, but prices were out of site.
    Have a great week.

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  16. Suppose to be "had" a fun time. Fingers moving faster than brain. :-D

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  17. What a big treat...looks like lots of fun!
    Judy

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  18. Oh my goodness..... YES! What wonderful eye candy....I could get lost in all the good stuff... I would be heartbroken if I found a great deal and could not haul it home....Tears.......Yes, they do know how to do industrial..and all things good...Love! Thanks for sharing.. Blessings!

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  19. OMGOODNESS!!! I have lived in Phoenix for 19 years and Never heard of this event! I am ashamed of myself! It will be a MUST from now on!! So glad I hopped over here today!

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  20. What a lot of great stuff! I know you had a ball. I don't think I've ever seen so many great things packed into one place. It's so neat that you plan your trip around this! :) Tha't's true passion for "junk"!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  21. This is what heaven looks like to me. They would have had to drag me out of there. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. What awesome items! I think that the next time you go to Arizona, you need to drive a van or truck and bring all those goodies home! LOL! Hugs, Leena

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  23. Oh my...I see a lot of goodies that I would love to have. I can see why you planned your vacation so that you could go to this shop...what an awesome place!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  24. Looks like a great show!!! So much eye candy! Thank you for sharing... xoxo

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  25. Gorgeous! I see so many things I would love to bring home! :)

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  26. Wow Susan…what great things I see…I am sure you were wishing you had a large truck to haul many of those fabulous things home! Thanks for taking us along on this great show!

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  27. You flew, didn't you. Pity -- that's how I would have ended up there, too and I would have been incredibly frustrated at not being able to pack a car and bring a lot of the things you posted home with me. Still, fabulous photos, a good post and lots of memories -- so a day well spent!

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  28. OMG, Susan! There are so many fantastic treasures I'm drooling over. It was worth driving there and I can't wait to see what you bought.

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  29. You lucky, lucky girl to get to go shopping there! I've read about that store on "Tuesday's with Dorie" blog. That place looks like it had everything! Can't wait to see what you bought.

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  30. Love all the photos. Thanks. That bird cage is a wonder, but doesn't it look like something you could make out of old oven racks?

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  31. Love it. Great displays. I like those industrial pieces too.

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  32. My gosh- What a GREAT sale. I can see why you didn't want to miss it. WOW! There is so much stuff there. Well worth the wait to get in, I bet. Love the picture of the two in the chair- How cute is that! xo Diana

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  33. They sure DO know how to do salvage. Your hubby did a great job capturing the the junkiest of the junk...love it all!

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  34. WOW, this is an amazing place. So many things to choose from and it would be hard f or me not to spend a fortune. This is so worth the trip!! I can't wait to see what you came home with.

    Cynthia

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  35. How fun!! I love the pair of chairs. They're gorgeous and you wouldn't have to reupholster them or anything!

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  36. What a sale Susan!! Oh how we all wish we could have been there with you but with a big huge truck to load up! Love the pics. (good job Keith) It must have been huge. After a while I bet you couldn't remember where you saw what. Can hardly wait to see if you have some treasures to show us from the sale.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  37. What a sale Susan!! Oh how we all wish we could have been there with you but with a big huge truck to load up! Love the pics. (good job Keith) It must have been huge. After a while I bet you couldn't remember where you saw what. Can hardly wait to see if you have some treasures to show us from the sale.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  38. What a sale Susan!! Oh how we all wish we could have been there with you but with a big huge truck to load up! Love the pics. (good job Keith) It must have been huge. After a while I bet you couldn't remember where you saw what. Can hardly wait to see if you have some treasures to show us from the sale.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  39. What a sale Susan!! Oh how we all wish we could have been there with you but with a big huge truck to load up! Love the pics. (good job Keith) It must have been huge. After a while I bet you couldn't remember where you saw what. Can hardly wait to see if you have some treasures to show us from the sale.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  40. What a sale Susan!! Oh how we all wish we could have been there with you but with a big huge truck to load up! Love the pics. (good job Keith) It must have been huge. After a while I bet you couldn't remember where you saw what. Can hardly wait to see if you have some treasures to show us from the sale.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  41. p-r-e-t-t-y!! on a side note, you could easily make the long carrier with the faded numbers on it :)

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  42. You did a Fabulous job of covering the Event and I'm so glad you were able to make it down and join us all at the Sweet... and 'score' a few Treasures to bring Home with you... can't wait to see your haul! I never come away empty handed and it's an Event us Locals look forward to each Month!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  43. WOW!! Looks like my kind of place...can I go visit your sister too?? :)

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  44. Oh my what a fabulous hop... I think I just want to move in!!

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique


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  45. thanks for sharing these great shops, susan:)

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  46. I have been to that sale and there are some wonderful things to buy there. Fun! Your pictures are great.

    Danielle

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