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Friday, January 30, 2009

Uncommon Goods - Vintage Glass Insulators

we were never quite sure
what to do with this terrific stash of
Vintage Glass Insulators...
until now!

our talented craftsman
created this fun, rustic
standing candelabra

made from reclaimed
antique fence pickets

perfect for a garden party

this would work well with tea lights, too

available in our shop
& online

Uncommon Goods
has some good ideas, as well
found here and here

any other suggestions for
glass insulators?
we'd love to hear from you

we have a whole basket full
ready for the next great idea!

A new use for a salvaged tractor seat!

surprisingly comfortable with a little bounce,
this fun chair made from a salvaged tractor seat
is the perfect size to cozy up to
a warm fire, roast some marshmallows,
play a favorite tune or watch for shooting stars

Sally, the Salvage Dog, is not quite sure what to make of it!
and online soon...

Best in Show - Taubman Museum - Friday, Feburary 6th

Save the Date
Friday, February 6th
Best In Show, art show to benefit the RVSPCA, Opening Night Reception will be held on Friday, February 6th from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the atrium of the Taubman Museum of Art.

All artwork will be for sale. Many of the artists will designate a portion (or all) of the proceeds to the RVSPCA.
Local artist, Gill Pollard
one of our favorite vendors here @ Black Dog
stopped by yesterday to give us
a sneak peek of his entry for the show

this was an image he
captured of his pup Aggy pointing

here's Aggy!

Hope to see you @ Best in Show!
for more info click here

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Library Ladder Inspiration

our recent acquisition of a few
Putnam Rolling No. 1 Library Ladders
listed online here
encouraged me to look
for inspiring room ideas
take a look...

want a daily dose of bookcases?
check out this fun blog
for the picture above & many more

here are a few more that caught my eye...

picture above found here

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picture above found here
have any favorite ladder ideas?

My favorite Antique Wrought Iron Console Table to Date!

it started out as an antique iron panel
salvaged from Egypt
click here to see the Ebay listing

and was turned into this!

my favorite console table to date
(and we've made a lot!)

you can find it here in our Ebay Store

for more console tables
click here

Lamp Repair in Roanoke Va - We can make 'em or repair them!

we have a number of hidden talents
lamp repair is one of them
or lamp creations...
like this lamp made from
a piano stool base!
Need a lamp repaired
or have a favorite base
you'd like to turn into a lamp?
Stop in & see us:
Roanoke, VA

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More Rolling Ladders! 4 Putnam No. 1 Rolling Ladders - available with tracks

great find!
4 sets of rolling ladders

check out the cool feet

so many uses!
bookshelves, pantry, linen closet, lofts, kitchens
i'd love to have one in every room!

just listed here in our Ebay Store
we ship nationwide
need a quote? just send us an email w/ your zipcode

Photographer Kevin Hurley Pet Quick Takes to benefit the Roanoke Dog Park, Roanoke Valley SPCA & St. Francis Service Dogs

Save the Date!
March 6th & 7th
Here's a terrific opportunity to receive a professional
portrait of your pet, while supporting 3 great causes!
Quick Take Pets is an event organized by
to benefit three very important organizations in the Roanoke Valley:
Each organization will receive a portion of the proceeds
that are collected from your participation in this event!
After your Quick Takes session, Kevin will carefully choose
the best image of your furry loved one,
and you will receive 1 5x7 and 2 3x5 prints.
All the images from your session will be posted online
to make ordering additional prints quick and simple
A total of $25.00 from each $49.00 sittng fee will be donated
to the organization of your choice, the Roanoke Valley SPCA,
St. Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation,
or the Roanoke Dog Park!
All appointments require the Creation Fee of $49.00 for reservations,
so have your credit card ready!
note: only 47 slots available!
p.s. if you sign up for Kevin's mailing list,
you'll receive a free 8x10 print!
** look out for some Black Dog Salvage
props at the photo shoot!

Another New Vendor! The Painted Rabbit

it's hard to keep up with all the changes
here in our Marketplace

welcome our newest vendor,
The Painted Rabbit
featuring a mix of new & old
charming classic country finds
still to come... custom stained glass
arriving Monday in the Marketplace

New Vendor - Agnew Custom Cabinetry

we are please to welcome a new vendor

Agnew Custom Cabinets

all hand made

high quality construction

why buy from a big box store
when you can buy better quality,
locally made items at a fraction of the price
Stop in & check out the selection
Need a custom size? No problem.

Antique Wrought Iron Balcony Railing

here's a quick peek at the latest balcony railing
to come out of our shop

this was designed for a customer
using salvaged antique wrought iron
from Egypt - apx 100-200 yrs old

these antique panels restore beautifully
when sandblasted & painted
we still have a ton of iron panels
in our yard & plan to list more online soon
you can see some of them

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chalk it up to a few great salvage finds!

Vintage Sliding Chalkboard
click here for the Ebay listing

here's an example of a simliar door
used in this fun study / play room

Chalkboard with Coat & Hat Hooks
terrific in a mudroom
Click here for the Ebay listing

and this fun find found here

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Antique 5 Panel Doors - a variety of uses

couldn't resist posting this picture of
ceramic artist Christopher Spitzmiller
& his pups

this mirrored 5 panel door
immediately caught my eye

what a lovely update to this antique door

note: the pictures above are from Christopher Spitzmiller's home
profiled online at New York Social Diary
found origianlly at Beach Bungalow 8

while on the subject of antique 5 panel doors...
here are a few more good uses:

headboard found online at Martha Stewart

and two 5-panel doors made into a Christmas Tree
pictured at my house

mentioned in this earlier post

Looking for an antique door?
We have many styles & sizes!
We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Roanokers - cast your votes!

The Roanoker Magazine's 'Best of ballot'
available here
City Magazine's 'Best of the City 2009'
ballot available here

This is a fun way to show off all that

our great city has to offer!

Vote for your favorite events, people & local businesses

including your favorite

architectural salvage & antiques shop! :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New listings in our Ebay Store

Lots of new custom designs
just added to our Ebay Store
to view, go to:
& click on 'products'
(we ship worldwide)

have a special project in mind?
can't find what you're looking for?
let us make it for you
we're here to help!
Black Dog Architectural Salvage
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 343-6200

The Washington Post's Blog Watch - 10 Best Picks to Click - Design Blogs

The Washington Post's Blog Watch
has just announced its
for design blogs
take a look:

1. Absolutely Beautiful Things

2. Cote de Texas

3. Decorno

4. Elements of Style

5. House of Turquoise

6. Making it Lovely

7. Oliveaux

8. Style Court

9. Urban Grace InteriorsLink

10. Velvet & Linen

Here are a few of my favorite picks

for design inspiration or just a good laugh:

Beach Bungalow 8

In(side) the Loop

A Cup of Jo

Design Sponge

Junk Market Style

Petunia Face

Happy Reading!

Keirin Culture (located inside Black Dog Salvage) featured in The Roanoke Times

Great article in today's
Roanoke Times
about our new vendor