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Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday! Take 15% off anything in our Ebay Store TODAY!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
To celebrate Cyber Monday, we're offering
15% off anything in our Ebay Store.
All you have to do is give us a call with your order:
* we ship nationwide
Happy Holiday Shopping!

* photo found HERE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Celebrate Black Friday here at Black Dog Salvage!

Escape the madness of Black Friday
and kick back with us at Black Dog!

No need to wake up at the crack of dawn...
relax and ease into the holidays.

Our vendor Mr. E has just returned from Mexico
with a truck full of fun finds and great deals!

Be sure to check out our latest vendors:
magnolia - offering furniture & home accessories
& BOOMERANG - featuring mid-century modern finds.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Give the gift of 'Local' this holiday season!

Top ten reasons to shop at locally-owned businesses this holiday season:

1. Significantly more money re-circulates in Roanoke when purchases are made at locally owned, rather than nationally owned, businesses: More money is kept in the community because locally owned businesses purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. Purchasing locally helps grow other businesses as well as the Roanoke tax base.

2. Most new jobs are provided by local businesses: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally.

3. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character: The unique character of Roanoke is what brought us here and will keep us here. Our tourism businesses also benefit. "When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace." -Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust

4. Local business owners invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community's future.

5. Customer service is better: Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service.

6. Competition and diversity leads to more choices: A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

7. Reduced environmental impact: Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

8. Public benefits far outweigh public costs: Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.

9. Encourages investment in Roanoke: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

10. Non-profits receive greater support: Non-profit organizations receive an average 350% greater support from local business owners than they do from non-locally owned businesses.

You can make a difference with a few simple steps:
  • Make a decision to find and patronize a locally owned business, wherever possible.
  • Dine at a local, independent restaurant and treat yourself to a unique and personal dining experience.
  • When you shop online with out-of-state companies, it doesn't contribute a dime to the local economy. So check for members who offer the same products, and some even deliver.
  • Tell your associates, family, and friends why it is important to shop local. We all create our communities. Let's continue to create a strong and vibrant Roanoke as a legacy for those who follow.
* information found via:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Star Bricks also make great table tops!

here's a fun reuse of Antique Star Bricks
(mentioned in this earlier post)

these makes a great platform for your favorite beverage,
magazine or your feet... also great as a stool!

we created this for a customer and would love to build one for you!
available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Latest find... Shoe Last!

we never know what will come in next...
today's find... wooden shoe forms
called a Shoe Last

they are all various sizes
many with date stamps from the 50s & 60s

i think these would make great bookends...

or card & pen holders!
how would you use them?
available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Friday, November 13, 2009

Save the Date - Black Dog Salvage Annual Holiday Open House - Saturday, December 5th

It's that time again!

Black Dog Salvage Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 5th

Please join us for a little merriment and great gift ideas!

Save 20% on all Black Dog items with
a pet food donation.

Also... enter to win a Grandin Village Shopping Spree!
Details to come...

Salvaged Antique Corbels

i finally listed these antique corbels
in our Ebay store

here they are in place...
salvaged from a late 1800s home in Harrisonburg, VA

many uses... these make great brackets for kitchen islands or shelves,
use as single wall shelves or as they were originally intended!

multiples available, inquire for quantity and prices

available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

We have a cast of characters here @ Black Dog Salvage,
many of whom are veterans.
In their honor and for all who have served and
all currently serving our country,
Happy Veteran's Day!

pictured: Mike, Ralph, Joe

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Royal Crown Cola Cooler Sofa Bench

in addition to being an absolutely fun creation,
this sofa bench is actually really comfortable, too!

this Royal Crown Cola cooler was
brought back to life here in our shop

a fun addition to any room in the house
or commercial business!

52" wide x 32.5" tall x 27" deep

available here @ Black Dog Salvage

Fabulously LARGE chair with ottoman - only for those with a good sense of humor!

as we often say,
there's never a dull day at 'The Dog'!

this recent acquisition has continued to make us chuckle
an over sized (which is an understatement!) chair & ottoman
make quite the statement!

and will no doubt bring joy to its new owner
as it did Mike & Ted for their photo shoot!

available here @
Black Dog Salvage

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Have you voted today?

saw this on a friend's facebook profile
and it made me smile!
have you voted today?
are you wearing your black dog shirt today?
will you be our friend?