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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Changes to our Ebay Store

we are currently updating our Ebay Store

many of our listings have been pulled due to a change in Ebay's listing requirements

if you are interested in something you saw in our Ebay store that is no longer listed,

please call or email:

Hillsville Labor Day Flea Market & Gun Show THIS WEEKEND

For salvagers at heart...
check out the annual
I understand it can be 'hit or miss'
but aren't those 'hits' grand when you find them!!!
Happy Labor Day!

Grandin Village End of Summer Sidewalk Sale THIS FRI & SAT

just down the street from Black Dog Salvage...
Grandin Village
End of Summer Indoor / Outdoor
Sidewalk Sale
Friday, August 29th
& Saturday August 30th

Help make way for new inventory!

Deep Discounts from:

Vida Bela

Too Many Books

Plan 9 Music

New to Me Consignment Boutique

Black Dog Salvage will be CLOSED on Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 1st
for the Labor Day Holiday
We will be OPEN Saturday, August 30th
from 9am-5pm
regular business hours:
Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm
Have a Safe Holiday Weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Antique Fireplace Mantles - updates to our Ebay Store

It was a lovely, rainy day here @ The Dog
Sally wasn't too excited about spending the day inside...
I The rain made me crave a nice, cozy fire...
so I was inspired to update our Ebay Store with the latest mantles in stock
I made it halfway through the warehouse... more to come tomorrow
here's a quick peek

thanks for the rain, Fay
we needed it!

The Natchez Solution

we just received our latest shipment of The Natchez Solution
the salvagers solution for any furniture in need of TLC
it really works wonders
it's never too early to start thinking stocking stuffers!
a great gift for you or someone special
available here @ Black Dog Salvage
for more information or to order online

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dash & Albert - tote bags, throws, rugs...

Stop by our Dash & Albert booth
for rug tote bags (they make great gifts!),
throws (perfect for any college student)
and rugs for everyone...
fun, fresh designs from Dash & Albert
of course, we're partial to companies named after dogs :)
great colors, great inspriation!

to order, contact:
Susie Whiteside, interior designer
Whiteside Designs
(540) 343-1626

Monday, August 25, 2008

Library Ladders!

Just arrived... Library Ladders!

mfg by the Cotterman Co. - these functional ladders add a fun touch to any room...

to see our Ebay listings... click here
and here
and for the cool horse

Friday, August 22, 2008

Salvaged Granite Slabs - great for tabletops, countertops, vanities

Granite Galore!

We just received numerous remnants of granite & marble from a local stone company...

too many to document... stop by to take a look!

Black Dog Salvage
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

Thursday, August 21, 2008

'Tis the Season for HOKIES!

Just arrived... HOKIE LOCKER!

what a great find and just in time for the new school season!

perfect for any Hokie Lover - best of all, no need to remember your combination!

great storage for your mudroom, bedroom or dorm room

only $225! here at Black Dog Salvage

1st Dibs ... for less

1st Dibs... $1500

Black Dog Salvage $525

If you haven't run across 1st Dibs yets... check it out... it's a wonderful site to browse through and be inspired... truely lovely items & designs... if you're able to afford the items, better yet.

We checked to see if we could join their list of dealers, but unfortunately they only offer a limited number of regions - hopefully one day Roanoke will be included... until then, it's worth checking out our website to see how much you can save! Since our overhead is a fraction of shops located in New York, LA, London, Paris... we can often offer items for much less.

Here's an example:

Antique Wrought Iron Gate (pictured above):
1st Dibs price $1507 (reduced from $2,010)
Black Dog price $525 (everyday low price!)

Happy Shopping!

We have a truck heading to NYC this weekend & can deliver to your door!

If you live in NYC & would like anything in our Ebay store delivered...
our good friend Jeff is heading up there this weekend (Aug 23rd/24th) with a truck!
* charges apply, but they will be far less than any commercial delivery
Don't see what you're looking for in our Ebay store?
give us a call @ 540-343-6200
or drop us a line @
we have just a fraction of our inventory listed online

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Decorating a Dorm Room - more finds!

More ideas for dorm room decor...
small vanity, side table, desk...

with secret storage inside :)

Armoire w/ plenty of storage & charm... only $295
Pottery Barn has something similar for MUCH MORE

& no room is complete without a rug...
visit our Rug Outlet
1st quality designer rugs at deeply discounted prices
inventory changes oftem... stop in to see what's new!

happy hunting!

Back to School with Salvage Finds!

It's back to school time! Looking for that perfect something for a dorm room or apartment? Stop by our Marketplace for fun finds!
There's nothing quite like finding furniture with good bones...
they just don't make 'em like they used to...
Best of all you're recycling -
saving the enviroment, while saving some much needed cash.
If I were in need of furnishing a room... here are some of my quick pics:
Side/End/Night table from The Dot Spot -
great place for your mail, keys, books, magazines or a beverage...

More tables...
end tables $125 each
coffee table $145

and my favorite... from The Dot Spot - tall skinny dresser... great design & durable (this will last for years!) - wish i had a spot for it at home...

stop by to see the ever changing inventory from Benchmark Custom Upholstery
check out this couch (as seen in a store/catalog with the initials 'P.B.') - simple lines, great design to last years to come... only $225

and here are some Black Dog finds - keep 'as is' or paint to suit your style...

this one has terrific flat storage inside and makes a nice tv stand on the outside...
only $125

with matching armoire... more great storage!

happy shopping... hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our newest vendor... Carrot! Offering Reclaimed Furniture, Artwork & More

I was excited to return from vacation to find a new vendor...
Introducing... Carrot!

here's a quick glance...

for any bull terrier lover, this is a perfect gift! she can also do custom pieces if you have a picture of a favorite pup... just give Alicia a call @ 540-892-4140

colorful, whimsical artwork!

and painted furniture... this one is making me wish i was back at the beach

are you looking at me???

Back from the Beach!

Happy Summer!
I took these guys to the beach for a week & returned to all kinds of new finds here @ The Dog. It's amazing how much this place can change over the course of a week - be sure to stop in if you get a chance to check out the new finds! For those of you out of town, I'll try to keep you updated with new blog posts!



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just Arrived - NEW Decorative Iron Panels - 64+ AVAIL


we just received 64 (with more on the way) of these decorative iron panels - they are new (made in china) and offer a great, low cost alternative to antique wrought iron - weighing only 32 lbs, they are easy to hang anywhere you choose...

many uses! create a room divider, use as a table top, headboard, or simple wall accent...

here's our Ebay listing - please call or email with any questions or shipping quotes - discounts available for multiples!

Black Dog Salvage

(540) 343-6200 or

Monday, August 4, 2008

Where to recycle computer equipment in Roanoke VA?

that was our question, too.

so far we've found a few places in town... if you know of any others, please let us know... thanks!

will take CPUs, monitors & printers for $10 each
no charge for keyboards

Cycle Systems:
will take monitors for $25
they will NOT take: cpus, printers, copiers, keyboards, mouses

we hear Best Buy might offer recycling options in select areas - we'll let you know once they pick up their phone :)

The Marketplace & Gallery are Growing!

Boathouse by Courtney Cronin

new pieces arrive daily to our Marketplace & Gallery - here's a sneak peak at the latest painting by Courtney Cronin

Friday, August 1, 2008

What's Your Favorite Salvage Find?

Favorite Salvage Finds
We all have them... or at least, I hope we do... our very favorite salvage finds!
There's usually a story behind them...
where they were found...
either by the side of the road (considered SORs by salvagers at heart), while on vacaction, passed down from Great Aunt Bessie or in your favorite Salvage Shop like Black Dog
or perhaps they were a great steal...
like my favorite chair below - found here in our Marketplace from our vendor Benchmark Custom Upholstery

I saw a similar chair online for $1895 (the Bergham His Chair) and grabbed this one for under $200... which immediately made me feel triumphant for paying WAY less... at least that was the rationale i used when trying to convince my husband that we HAD to have it & couldn't pass it up!
(lesson: there are some GREAT deals here @ Black Dog Salvage)
here it is resting peacefully at home :)

maybe it was a diamond in the rough, and with your help brought back to life...
like my very favorite salvage find (i have a few) below... a great perk of working for a salvage company is that we get 1st dibs on what comes in...
this store counter came to us painted green, with a nice coating of dust and missing a top...
our skilled craftsmen (another perk here) added a new top made from reclaimed pine flooring
the original thought was to paint the counter brown - while doing so, we learned a valuable lesson about applying latex paint over oil based paint (on a sunny porch w/ a poor priming job) - while the paint started to bubble and come apart, we noticed the beautiful oak underneath... and the original nickle hardware...
so back to the shop it went... where it was stripped, sanded & stained... and will now be a part of our family for years to come...

our chocolate lab, Tarka, wanted to be included, too :)

what's your favorite salvage find?
we'd love to hear from you! please email any favorite finds with pictures to & we'll post them in a future blog

we look forward to hearing from you!