10.30.2009

A good Saturday: Architectural Exchange & Assorted Wanderings

Two weekends ago, my husband and I were a feeling a little restless, so we wandered around town (both on foot and by car) taking pictures along the way. I was actually testing a vintage camera, but pulled out the digital when the mood struck me. We stopped in my favorite salvage shop in town, Architectural Exchange. The salvage area is so dark that I didn't get good pics, but for an old-house lover such as myself, it's like a playground. In addition to all of the old doors, trim and mouldings, fireplace mantles and tile, windows, doorknobs, etc., the owner also stocks great old light fixtures and chandeliers, and part of the building is dedicated to antiques.
Check out the mod door. Love...
Collection of Breyer horses...
Coke crates, mirrors, unique shutters, old prints and paintings, (and I dig the ladders hung from the ceiling)...
I really wanted this adorable metal turkey platter, but had to resist because I'm so short on space for new things. I think it was only $14.
I had to include this shot because I do love some Russel Wright. But I have to say, EVERY single shop or antique mall I've ever seen Russel in is ridiculously overpriced. I don't think that shop owners really want to part with it. The big stack of saucers was mid-century Bob's Big Boy (though I think the restaurant was called by another name, and it wasn't Shoney's).
I loved this pair of large desert prints, and thought they were well priced at $50.
After leaving Architectural Exchange, we took a walk around Coolidge Park. I know some of you are giraffe lovers like me, so imagine my delight when I came upon this little piece of "graffiti".

I'm sad to say that we thought we would be out of town, so we made no real plans for Halloween. So I can't wait to see your pics and hear about your Halloween madness, bwaaahhhahaha... (<---evil villain laugh). Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

Looks like a fun shopping adventure!!

Happy Halloween!
xo Laura

Clorivak said...

Oh what fun! One of my fav things is do is peruse antique shops...always great for photos!
We're not dressing up either..:( We don't know anyone here yet in the new place.

drollgirl said...

i would LOVE to shop there!!!! wah!!! wish i was there right now!!!

i hope you have a happy halloween. my only plans are to NOT buy any halloween candy. how sad is that?!?!

Grammatically Delicious Designs said...

Great pics. I wish I had room to bring home everything cool that I find when I am wandering around. I've been watching those crazy shows where people hoard WAY too much stuff. I think I am tramatized! Happy Halloween.

Gabbi said...

Happy Halloween!! Your walk was lovely, a vintage shoppers dream... :) As a little girl I would've killed for that mantel full of horses!

Diana said...

Beautiful pics! some of the places like this are hit or miss but you captured some amazing things

Sam said...

That shop looks like it is full of treasures!! I could wander around in it forever! Have a terrifc weekend!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Adore the collection of horses!
Thank you so much...I'm so glad I won the fabulous giveaway from you... will email my info. Great weekend! xo*

Pixel Wild Child said...

Uhhmmmm, you made me travel, that would be the place to wander around now this Saturday morning... lovely pics! Thanks for sharing ;O)

Pretty Little World said...

I love that little row of ponies!! I would like to have every single one!! {Though admittedly, I don't know what I'd do with a row of vintage ponies...}

Down and Out Chic said...

it looks like a place i could get lost in for hours and hours.