Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday #17, A Treasured Project from Hometalk at Lucketts

I attended the Hometalk Meetup at the Lucketts Spring Market this year.

It was so great to meet so many wonderful fellow bloggers and Miriam from Hometalk.

Donna, from Funky Junk was demonstrating many DIY techniques..

I did one of these techniques with her..painted an old board using a stencil..to make a sign.

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Here is the sign that I stenciled…:)

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Now I stayed away from the projects that required the use of power tools!!

Donna is such a pro.

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This is the sign..waiting for the paint to dry!

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I added two large iron dogwood knobs to the sign that I purchased from Black Dog Salvage

…..well, actually my hubby drilled the holes and placed them on the sign for me!!

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I dry brushed them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Added a couple of Longaberger baskets…

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I can honestly tell you that this room was rather dark when I was taking pictures…

…..so had to make major adjustments with the camera.

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I felt this sign was so fitting for this room…filled with many vintage items.

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So I thank you Donna and Miriam for allowing me to make this fabulous sign….

…..as it is Ever So Pretty…and Donna is Ever So Clever.

I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July holiday and I wish you a most wonderful weekend!!!

Black Dog Salvage…The Marketplace

Here is Part II of my Black Dog Salvage adventure…

Did I tell you that Black Dog Salvage is “Architectural Heaven”…well it is!!

In my previous post, Architectural Salvage Heaven {Black Dog Salvage}

…..I covered the front portion of the building which houses the architectural salvage.

The stuff dreams are made of!!

The back portion of the building houses The Marketplace….

…..a plethora (don’t you love that word?!!)..of fantastic booths of private vendors.

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This booth was a rainbow of gorgeousness…

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And how about these benches made from the tailgates of trucks…

…..would make great gifts for that well deserved guy!

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Love the name of this booth…

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Merry and I looking at the great “Refunked Junk”

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Had my “point and shoot” camera with me…left the DSLR camera at home…

…..so please excuse the not so stellar photography.

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I took a pic to show you how large this area is…

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This sign and cow painting were huge…just amazing in person!

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I’m in love!!!

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Now this clock would have definitely had a space in the van…

…..I picked it up..then set it down…got distracted…and left it…:(

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Love this lamp with the driftwood base!!

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This ironstone pitcher was made in France….

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We never made it upstairs…and I am sure there definitely was “more good stuff” there!

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I came across a pair of these lamps…Oh be still my heart…

…..it was made from I believe a baluster…..just what I am looking for!!

However there was a couple eyeing it and saying how great they would look in their bedroom….:(

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So here we are…Me in the middle and my friend Merry to the left and my friend Claudia to my right…

…..we were all smiles after visiting and swooning over this magnificent place..

For next time..as I have said…I will be there and stay a very long time…traveling with an empty van!!

My Anniversary is coming up…so maybe there will be a day trip there soon!!

After the tournament, we traveled to Poplar Forest (Thomas Jefferson’s retreat) with friends….

…..so my hubby could get his “architectural fix”.

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I so love the beautiful area of Roanoke, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley…a piece of heaven.

If you are ever in the area…Black Dog Salvage is definitely a place to visit…and bring your truck…

…..or empty van!!

Have a wonderful day!

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!

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You are greeted by this “knight in shining armor”

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And a rocket!

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The front section of the building is architectural salvage items…

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

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

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Gorgeous tin panels anyone?

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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!

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

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

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I want that door!!!

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

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

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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.

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

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