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Monday, July 28, 2008

Artist Gill Pollard

Artist Gill Pollard

Black Dog Salvage is proud to showcase the work of Gill Pollard.
You can't help but smile when you see these animals come to life on canvas. Check out Gill's website to see samples of his work. Many of his paintings are here in our Marketplace & available for sale.

A Fun Find for Little Ones! Miniature Kitchen / Play Set

Here's another fun find from the Dot Spot. Someone took great care to build this miniature kitchen cabinet fit for a child. Great playset for creative little minds - with vintage scenes of popcorn, rootbeer floats, burgers and times gone by.
This is available here in our Marketplace - give us a call or email if you'd like more info or to purchase.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Floyd Fest - It's a Family Affair!

FloydFest 7
family affair
July 24-27

It's that time again... FloydFest is celebrating its 7th year of family fun & we're happy to partner with them to provide a beautiful setting for the wine & beer garden (while there, note the lovely antique wrought iron fencing).
If you've never been to FloydFest, be sure to put this on your list of things to do! There's something for everyone... beautiful open spaces, music for all tastes and friendly faces everywhere you look.
7 stages, Children's Universe, Workshops, Global Village, Beer & Wine Garden & More!

We've got a booth set up this year offering a kinds of Black Dog finds. Stop by and say 'hi' to Brent who will be camping out all weekend.
For the full schedule & more information, go to:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Carte Blanche - Fine Custom Cabinetry w/ a bit of Flair!

Carte Blanche
Custom Cabinetry & Special Events

We are thrilled to finally have carpenter Joseph Jones showcased here in our Marketplace. He's been a long time friend of Black Dog's and has worked on many a project for us here (he also built cabinets for my kitchen & bathroom ~ so he comes highly recommended!).

Joseph is a skilled carpenter with a strong eye for detail and architectural integrity. His work ranges from classic to creative - see below for his latest set of bookshelves w/ an extra special touch of 'flair'... yes, that's a nice fuzzy leopard print fabric on the sides & shelves!

In addition to custom cabinets, Joseph also provides theatre quality decor for parties and special events. Whether it's a child's birthday or a corporate occassion; Carte Blanche can supply themed props and professional lighting. A number of props are ready for your next occassion including: a tiki hut fit for a luau, a coffin for your next Halloween party and a putting green sure to put a smile on anyone's face. You dream it, he'll make it!

Carte Blanche
custom cabinetry, theme parties, theatre props, special events
Joseph Jones, owner

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Dot Spot - Reclaimed and Renewed Furniture plus Fine Art

The Dot Spot

Courntey Cronin shares her creative energy with us in The Dot Spot, located front & center in our Marketplace. She has a unique eye for finding furniture with good bones and helps bring them back to life. It's always fun to see what she comes up with next - new finds arrive weekly.

A talented artist, her work shows thru in her painted furniture pieces and her original paintings.

Here is one of my favorites:

this one sold the day it arrived!

Here are some other fun finds...

great vintage telephone table ~ a fun conversation piece for any nook or cranny

3 seat bench made from chairs...

and a dresser brought back to life...

Stop in to see the latest creations!
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 343-6200

Black Dog Salvage Marketplace & Gallery

In addition to Architectural Salvage, Black Dog Salvage also features a growing Marketplace & Gallery. We have a great group of vendors that keep their inventory fresh & exciting with items ranging from repurposed flea market finds, home & garden accessories, local artisans to fine antiques. There truly is something for everyone, in every price range.

We'll continue to spotlight our vendors in upcoming blogs & give some sneak peeks of their latest finds. We currently do not list their items in our Ebay Store, so if you can visit us in person - please come by!

DAR Antique Show THIS WEEKEND @ The Roanoke Civic Center


Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Antique Show
Roanoke Civic Center

Friday, 7/25: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 7/26: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 7/27: 11am - 4pm

Our vendors, Devereaux House will be there. Lisa & Helen have been busy collecting a new selection of fine & unusual antiques just for the show.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Reclaimed Chestnut Barn Beams + Antique Iron Window Guard = Fabulous KING Sized Bed!

Custom KING Sized Bed

This was created by carpenter Joseph Jones, of Carte Blanche (wish I had a website to link to... Joe? :) ), using reclaimed chestnut beams from a barn & an antique iron window guard salvaged from the VA Hospital's Psych Unit.
Great rustic bed fitting for any upscale home or hideaway.
Call or email for more information...

Whiteside Designs Rug Outlet - NEW RUGS!

Whiteside Designs RUG OUTLET
New Rugs... Just Arrived!
The rug outlet is back in swing with tons of new arrivals - all 1st quality (samples or discontinued) & DEEPLY DISCOUNTED - stop in to see the latest rugs!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Custom Metal Sculpture

another Black Dog Design...
this one-of-a-kind metal sculpture just came up from our shop and is a custom Black Dog Salvage piece, designed by Mike Whiteside.
abstract, whimsical, stunning... great focal point for any setting!
see our Ebay store for more information...

Monday, July 14, 2008

"New/Old Stock" Vintage Single Bowl Farm Sink

What's even better than finding cool old stuff? finding NEVER USED cool old stuff!
This 'new/old' stock just arrived here @ Black Dog ... a customer found this stored in his grandfather's barn (his grandfather was in the plumbing biz) - this vintage single bowl farm sink was still in its original crate and is in excellent condition - we even have the original box w/ sink brackets.
See our Ebay listing for more pictures & details. Only 2 days left for the auction... grab it before its gone!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Custom Wrought Iron Garden Arbor

Custom Wrought Iron Garden Arbor

(we can make another!)

fresh from our shop and SOLD the next day - talk about good timing!
made from salvaged antique wrought iron imported from Egypt - sure to hold up against mother nature and add some zing to your garden, patio, any favorite place
disassembles easily for shipping - email us your zip code for a quote
our skilled craftsman are ready to take on any project...
give us a call or drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Looking for a tub to wash your dog? Look no further!

Vintage 'Standard' Mini Tub & Shelf Back Sink w/ Chrome Legs
TUB SOLD & on its way to the Jersey Shore...

I can't help but smile when I see this tub. Pictures do not do it justice. It's just so darn cute (only 42" long) ... and useful! Great for a mudroom to wash off your feet, your dogs, soak your plants, or clean off anything mucky before heading into the house... or use it for a bath tub for your little ones... I would have loved something like this when I was little! It's also useful for grown-ups, too... although I'm sure it would be a quick dip but also a great shower base for tight spaces.
We also have the matching shelf back sink w/ chrome legs. They were made by 'Standard' (American Standard) I believe the color is Seafoam?
Check out the listing in our Ebay Store.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Our Very Own SPCA Calendar Girl!

Here's a sneak peek at next year's picture for the 2009 Roanoke Valley SPCA Local Pet Calendar. Sally, the Salvage Dog, has had the honor of being a calendar girl since the RVSPCA started the project. It's their largest fundraiser and all proceeds goes to a great cause.

The calendar has over 200 pictures of local pets and makes a great gift! They come out just in time for the holidays and can be purchased online & at a number of local retail stores, including here @ Black Dog.

For anyone interested in submitting a picture for 2010, contact Barbara Dalhouse - spaces fill up fast! It's a great way to honor a special pet or surprise someone with a tribute to their favorite pet.

We still have a few of the 2008 Calendars available here at the shop - they are now 50% off - come on by!