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Saturday, March 28, 2009

The influence of the design blogger

Thought I'd share a post
from Beach Bungalow 8
(mentioned in this earlier post)
CLICK HERE for a brief
discussion on the influence of
design bloggers

Custom Claw Foot Tub Cradle made from Antique Wrought Iron

a modern interpretation of a classic claw foot tub

made here in our shop
using antique wrought iron

this is a beautiful collaboration
of old and new

new 5 1/2 foot claw foot tubs
shown here in this earlier post

Funky Farm Animals are here! Brighten up your garden with these colorful tin sculptures.

a new crop of farm animals has arrived!


a fish

a few pigs

a peacock

some turtles

a bunny

and my favorite...
a little eeyore donkey
stop by to take one home!
our 25% sale is still going on
CLICK HERE for details

Lights, Camera, Action!

we had an exciting day here @ the dog

carilion filmed a commercial here
using black dog as a back drop
to show a patient returning to
everyday life

it was amazing to see how many
folks were behind the scenes
to make it all come together

there was another cute
black dog on the set

and our own star, sally
taking a break with her dad
the commercial should start running
in the next few weeks - let us know if you see it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Not So Big Remodeling" - Sarah Susanka

Great article in today's
about Sarah Susanka's
lastest book
No So Big Remodeling
click HERE for the story

had the privilage of hearing
Sarah Susanka speak at the
Jefferson Center a few years ago.
She has a terrific eye for space
and the ability to make the most
of any room.
All of the 'Not So Big' books
are available here in our shop.
They are well worth the read!

Thanks Country Living! Black Dog Salvage listed in the Coast to Coast Salvage Guide

I just stumbled upon
Country Living's Coast to Coast Salvage Guide
To check out the list
click HERE
Thanks Country Living
for including us!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Walking, Strutting Birds - great for a modern loft or cozy garden!

i love these!
and just listed them in
our Ebay Store
for the listing, click here

Mid Century Modern Dresser - Way Cool

fabulous mid-century modern dresser

plenty of storage

sleek lines for any room of the house

available here in our Marketplace
Black Dog Salvage
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 343-6200

* 25% sale now thru April 30th
click here for details

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Black Lab in need of a home - Roanoke, VA

Update: Good News
This little guy found a great home!
we usually don't go by
Black Dog Salvage

but have been known to
have a black dog dropped off
a time or two

i just received this message
from a friend here in Roanoke, VA

if you are looking for a loveable pup,
give us a call & we'll put you in touch.
(540) 343-6200

Hello Family and Friends,

I'm writing to ask that you pass this on to all friends/ family that may be interested- or, if you are interested please let me know. A little over 3 weeks ago I found a stray male black lab approximately 1-2 years that is fixed and EXTREMELY sweet and loving calm for a lab doesn't jump- appeared to be well taken care of and has good manners and loves attention. After keeping him over night (he slept on my shoulder) awwwww..... I turned him into Animal rescue and also placed an ad in The Roanoke Times for him in hopes that his owners would find him. Sadly, nobody called on him and he has been at the rescue for 3 weeks. He has been evaluated and given shots and due to the shelter being full he would've been euphemized
today- I couldn't let this happen so I am getting him tomorrow and trying to find him his forever home. For those of you who know my Jager (my black lab/boxer mix) he is the same size as Jager and they could be twins. :-))) While I would LOVE nothing more than to keep
him I can't have 3 dogs --- for financial reasons and my Jagerdog doesn't take well to new attention in the home. I will be fostering him in hopes that he can find his forever home!!!!
Can you help?????

Antique Wrought Iron - Driveway Gates, Garden Gates, Wine Cellar Doors

A few years back,
we received over 200 TONS of
Antique Wrought Iron
salvaged from Egypt

Nine flatbeds total.
Between 100 - 200 years old,
this iron is very high quality -
hot banded & rivited -
sure to last at least another 100 years.

We still have many styles & sizes available
with an onsite metal shop ready to
take on any project.
In honor of Spring,
I thought I'd share some of our
favorite antique wrought iron projects.
See this earlier blog for the 'before'
pictures of the iron shown above.

The iron gates above were
fabricated for the wine cellar at
This was originally 2 panels and an arched transom.
Our craftsman combined them into
a seamless pair of double gates.

This balcony was made from a salvaged
balcony rail and framed with new iron.

Stunning gates & side panels.

The next few pictures show
incorporated into railings
at Deepak Chopra's
Center for Living.

This one is harder to see...
large 6' x 6' panels were used
to create this backdrop in the garden
And a simply elegant balcony rail
designed for a client in Washington, DC.
We currently have a number of iron panels
listed in our Ebay Store here and here.
If you have a particular size or project
your working on, please give us a call.
We'd be happy to take a look in the yard
and send pictures & additional information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 343-6200
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
* we are always looking for quality architectural salvage. know of a home or building slated for demolition? finder fees may be available.

Monday, March 23, 2009

4 Vintage Bouncy Rocking Chairs and 3 Seater Bench - Just in time for Spring!

If you've ever sat in one of these chairs,
you know just how comfortable they are!

The formed wire mesh make for a
light bouncy seat.

We have two low back chairs,
that match the bench.

And two high back chairs,
shown on the left & right of the photo.

SET available here
* the 2 highback chairs can be sold separately

Great addition to any outdoor space!
Cozy up around this cast iron kettle,
which doubles nicely as a firepit,
and enjoy the spring weather!

For the kettle listing, click here

Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pictures from the Designers' Showhouse in Blacksburg VA

Last night was the opening reception
of the Designers' Showhouse
to benefit the Lunch Pail Scholarship Fund
for more information,

Mike (co-owner of Black Dog)
& Susie Whiteside (Whiteside Designs) teamed
up to design a few areas of the house.

The front porch has a custom bench,
built here in our shop,
matching plant stands,
and a driftwood ball.

St. Francis of Assisi makes for a
welcome entrance.
This is one of many reproduction
garden statuaries available here
at Black Dog. To see an online
catalog, click here.
They are made in North Carolina
and are very high quality
quartz sand cast concrete, made from
molds of antique statuary.

To the right of the front door,
this console table greets you.
Note the framed antique ceiling tin
above. And... it wouldn't be complete in
Hokie Country without a gobbler!

This little nook features a custom
bench fabricated from antique wrought iron.

These benches offer great storage
for entry ways or mudrooms.

Here's Susie!
Susie was given the task of
designing the dining room,
which was a true artistic collaboration
and captured a fun, energetic spirit!

Antique stained glass windows
salvaged from a church adorn the windows
and tie together the vibrant colors.
An antique sette offers bench seating

This custom mirror w/ a copper patina
was built by our friend John Davis.
Sidenote: he also designs super cool teardrop trailers
which we'll blog more about later.

Gill Pollard's Hay Bales
offer the perfect touch.
Note the custom wine rack in the corner,
fabricated here in our shop.

I left the best for last... my absolute favorite detail!
This light fixture was fabricated here in the
shop and covered with a fun and fanciful fabric.
All the items in the showhouse are
available for sale. For more information
about the showhouse click here.
Need help designing a room
(or an entire home or business)?
Give Susie a call!
or stop in to see her
Interior Design Showroom
located here at
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016