Architectural Salvage Heaven {Black Dog Salvage}

This weekend we traveled to Virginia…to the Salem/Roanoke area where my hubby had a tournament.

For a few years now I have always wanted to go to Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke…

…..however the “tournament schedule” did not lend for me to make that trip.

But on Saturday…I had some time between games and traveled to Roanoke and visited the place…

…..where you hear the angels sing as soon as you walk through the door!




You are greeted by this “knight in shining armor”


And a rocket!


The front section of the building is architectural salvage items…



Rows and rows of shutters, doors, windows…..

…..if you can’t find it there…you can’t find it anywhere…




Gorgeous tin panels anyone?


More vintage plumbing fixtures..and there was a very large section in the parking lot…

…..just filled with vintage plumbing fixtures.

I saw a gorgeous large sink that I would love to have in a future garden shed….

…..but no room in the van…filled with baseball equipment!






I am definitely going back as it is just a few hours away from me…

…..but next time…the van will be empty :).



I want that door!!!



As we were walking through the building we discovered that in the back portion…

…..there were many, many gorgeous booths of private vendors.


As we were leaving…one of the owners (you may recognize him from the show “Salvage Dawgs)

…..was inspecting a fabulous sink brought in by who I am assuming was a picker.


Stay tuned tomorrow for some great eye candy from those fabulous vendors there!!

I am joining:

Homework Wednesday

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Great pics. I took a bunch also. The knight in shining armor was on the TV show last night. He is $12,000.00.

  2. Wow! I would go crazy in a place like this. The east coast has much better antique and salvage places than we do out west. Sure do wish I could shop with you! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew
    Patricia Krank’s recent post…Whimsical Birdy CondosMy Profile

  3. I am so jealous that you have a fabulous salvage spot to riffle through!!! This place is certain salvage heaven!!! And the great thing about it… it’s somewhat organized.
    I can’t seem to find anything in junky places because they are often so scattered and disorganized. I could certainly do some damage here!!!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos!

  4. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    WOW, you definitely hit the mother lode of treasures….my kind of place, now I wanna go to our local ‘restore’ and take a look around, my inspiration is bubbling, gonna put together a potting bench for my husband hoping to find a kitchen cabinet in great condition since Im not much of a carpenter and gonna look for some claw tub feet to use as planters feet, thnx for sharing, Love & Blessings to you/yours…

  5. Oh, wow. I want to go!!!!!

  6. Oh, this salvage place looks wonderful, a great day to spend a few hours. I really liked those iron legs that could also be used for door stops, and I love the stained glass.
    Thanks, Patty
    Patty Rumaker’s recent post…Lighting Trends – Sneak Peek Dallas Market – Part 1My Profile

  7. Thanks!1 What a great tour of Black Dawg Salvage~I love that show, get such a kick out of those guys. Just wished I lived closer..

  8. We go through Roanoke on the way home (PA) and I keep threatening my husband that I will stop!
    kirby carespodi’s recent post…Kirb Appeal, Summer of 2013My Profile

  9. Oh wow! I would go nuts in there!!! Love that door!!!~~Angela
    Angela’s recent post…Backyard Retreat #4—-Hot Tub & DeckMy Profile

  10. What a fun place to visit! I’ve watched their TV show and they really have unusual pieces. I can’t wait to see more.
    Gretchen’s recent post…A Patriotic Giveaway Win from 20 North Ora…My Profile

  11. I’m sooooo jealous!! I love that show… and what an amazing place! Yes, an empty van is a MUST next time!
    xo Heidi
    Heidi @ Decor & More’s recent post…Sharing is Caring {Southern Hospitality}My Profile

  12. I could definitely get lost here for a few hours. What a great place!
    Pat@Back Porch Musings’s recent post…Insalata CapreseMy Profile

  13. Shirley how fun to wander around this great salvage shop!
    I bet the next time you come back with several finds…can’t wait to hear!

    Giveaway from The Enchanted Home!
    Karen Albert’s recent post…The Enchanted Home GiveawayMy Profile

  14. This looks like an amazing place to visit! Wow, they have many great items! I would empty that van fast and go back! Thanks for sharing this wonderful shop!
    Betsy(@coastal-colors)’s recent post…Easy Cedar Fencing ShuttersMy Profile

  15. How nice that you got to visit! I’ve seen the show, and it looks really intriguing! West End Salvage is in Iowa…that’s a lot closer…so we plan on going there! I think it’s fun to go to places you’ve seen on tv…hope that doesn’t make me a groupie! 😉

  16. I love that you’ve shared this fun visit with us. I love that old vintage factory cart.

  17. Oh, wow, I’m drooling! I wish we had something like that around here!
    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles’s recent post…French Graphics BoxesMy Profile

  18. Rattlebridge Farm says

    What fun, Shirley. Carolina never ceases to amaze me with it’s wonderful groceries, produce stands, bookstores, and charm. Our town had a similar salvage place, but now it’s just a memory. Loved this peek at Black Dog!

  19. Oh what damage a place like that could do to my wallet! I spy shutters, tins, and windows! My Potting Shed is bulging at her seams but I think I could add a few items for the exterior~ wish it was closer to me!
    Mary’s recent post…The Secrets of PistouletMy Profile

  20. I want to go! Can’t wait to see more. Hmmm…maybe I need to get Pookie to take up baseball. 😉
    Suzy @ Worthing Court’s recent post…Top Three Viewed Links From Home{work} Wednesday #6My Profile

  21. Merry Pierson says

    Love that place! We will have to go back when we have more time and an empty van. Great pics Shirley.

  22. Wow.! I want to go!

  23. Yes, the angels would sing when you go there! I should have sent you to look for old doors for me. I need two for my room over the garage. I hope you get to go back there. Looks like a wonderful place!!!
    Kelly – Talk of the House’s recent post…My Favorite House in WaterSoundMy Profile

  24. Thanks so much for taking the time to see us, we hope to see you again soon! Love all the pictures, it’s always fun to see the shop through a customer’s eyes 🙂 Look forward to your Marketplace post, thanks for sharing your visit on your blog!

  25. Shirley, I’m drooling! What a fun place to visit 🙂

  26. You are a woman on the go! You go to the neatest places. I loved the tour of that salvage shop. That would’ve been fun to shop in. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll share next there.

  27. Oh I must say I am so very jealous Shirley! I love that show and always say to my husband could you imagine us in this place we would go crazy. Next time and maybe this time I hope you got and get some goodies.


  28. I tend to forget how amazing salvage places really are. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!

    Paula’s recent post…Pitcher PerfectMy Profile

  29. Hi Shirley, This looks like a great place to spend an afternoon! I love to browse through architectural salvage.

  30. This looks like the type of place I could spend hours in, Shirley! So much to see and delve into!
    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions’s recent post…Dish Aficionados –Your Assistance PleaseMy Profile

  31. Wow – what am amazing source!!
    South Shore Decorating Blog’s recent post…Makeover Monday! My Friend’s Beautiful 14 Year Old Daughter, Makeup Basics for Starting High SchoolMy Profile

  32. This place is awesome! I love the stained glass Shirley, wow! I could spend the day in this place! Big hugs,

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.