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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Medina Baskets Marketplace - New Arrivals!

The fine folks from Medina Baskets just brought in some new finds for the Marketplace!

Votives with colorful stained glass.


Fun glasses great for cocktails or bud vases.


The pottery sale continues...
all pottery is 50% off.

While we can't all whisk away to Morocco, we can at least feel like we did!
Black Dog Salvage

Walnut Farm Table (s), Benches & Chairs from Tom Agnew

Talented craftsman Tom Agnew has added these fabulous walnut farm tables, benches and chairs to the Marketplace! The chairs, pictured above, are extra roomy & sturdy - all locally made.

A perfect spot for gathering friends and family.

Various sizes available.
Black Dog Salvage

Fun Find of the Day... Vintage Parking Meter (it still works!)

Just in from our vendor "Lost & Found Again"...
Vintage Parking Meter... best of all, it still works!

I'm thinking this would be perfect for 'time out'....road trips to help answer the eternal question 'are we there yet?'... use in place of an hourglass for your favorite game... how would you use this?
Only $85, available here @ Black Dog Salvage.

Wicker Furniture Sets

We just received two more wicker sets - these will likely be the last for the season!

Incredibly comfortable and versatile.
Available here @ Black Dog Salvage.

Rustic Furniture Factory Freight Carts

Furniture Factory Carts are popping up everywhere! These are the perfect combination of rustic warmth and industrial design. We've just received a few unfinished rustic factory freight carts... perfect for the do-it-yourself-er! Cart pictured above $425.

Available here @ Black Dog Salvage.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Black Dog Salvage mention in July's Southern Living!

Many thanks to Southern Living for the mention (and picture) of Black Dog Salvage in the 'Southern Stores We Love' sidebar! It's always fun to see Sally in print :)
July 2010, pg. 128

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just in... Iron Candle Chandeliers - perfect for a porch!

We just received a few of these fun finds!

Hanging Candle Chandeliers!

Perfect on a porch, above a tub or any room in need of ambiance!
Only $45... while they last.
Black Dog Salvage

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Industrial Paper Cutter / Paper Cutting Table

this has so many possibilities!

if you're in the paper or printing biz... a fun find for your shop

if you happen to love industrial design, the options are endless!

kitchen island, craft table, dining table, media console... how would you use this?

would you keep the paper cutter, remove or secure to avoid little fingers from touching?

manufactured by T.W. & C.B. Sheridan Co.
New York, Chicago, London
available here @ Black Dog Salvage

found via Flicker:

129-135 Lafayette St. at Howard St., New York City.

T. W. & C. B. Sheridan were bookbinders and manufacturers of bookbinding machinery. T. W. Sheridan was Theodore W. Sheridan (1835-1914) and C. B. Sheridan was Charles Bernard Sheridan (1844-1931). But before there was a T. W. & C. B. Sheridan, there was E. R. & T. W. Sheridan, the E. R. Sheridan being Edwin R. Sheridan (1830/31-1887/88). And before there was E. R. & T. W. Sheridan there was Bernard Sheridan (1803-1884).

Bernard Sheridan is described as follows in the American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking (1894): "Sheridan, Bernard, manufacturer of bookbinders' machinery, was born in Aquackenonck (now Passaic), N. J., on April 17, 1803. In 1830 he entered the employment of R. Hoe & Co., in New York, as pattern-maker, and remained with them until 1835, when he went into business for himself in Gold street in that city, manufacturing letter copying-presses and embossing-presses. He shortly after added cutting-machines in competition with F. J. Austin, who was then the only person in that line of business in New York. He afterwards removed to No. 45 Ann street, continuing there until 1856, when he was succeeded by his sons E. R. & T. W. Sheridan. In 1860 they bought out Mr. Austin and removed to his place, in Reade street, where the present firm of T. W. & C. B. Sheridan is located. The line of manufacture now is very extensive."

Edwin R. Sheridan, Theodore W. Sheridan, and Charles Bernard Sheridan were all sons of Bernard Sheridan. The family is found in the U. S. Censes of 1850 living in Brooklyn when Edwin was 20, Theodore 18 and Charles 6. Their mother is Grace King Sheridan of Paterson, N. J., whom Bernard Sheridan married in 1826.

The company was located in this building with the two doors on each side of the corner from 1929 to 1956. They also had offices in Chicago and London, England.

Theodore Sheridan's death notice in the New York Times (31 March 1914) reads, "Theodore W. Sheridan, President of the T. W. & C. B. Sheridan Company, one of the oldest bookbinding firms in the country, died Sunday at his home, 294 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, in his eighty-second year. Mr. Sheridan invented several appliances now generally used in bookbinding, and was recognized as an authority in the business. He was one of the founders and Commodore since its organization of the Sea Cliff Yacht Club, a charter member of the Atlantic Yacht Club, and a member of Arkwright Club."

Charles B. Sheridan's obituary in the Times (12 June 1931) carried the headline C. B. Sheridan Dies on 91st Trip Abroad. With dateline "Maplewood, N. J., June 11" the obituary reads in part, "Charles Bernard Sheridan of 47 Mountain Avenue, Maplewood, died yesterday of pneumonia in London, while on his ninety-first trip to Europe. He was 86 years old. Mr. Sheridan had been active to the last as vice president of T. W. & C. B. Sheridan of New York, dealers in bookbinders' machinery. He had sailed for London in April on business and was expected to arrive home next month. Several of his ninety-one trips across the Atlantic were made since he became an octogenarian. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Sheridan had been a resident of Maplewood for nineteen years."

Sidewalk Art Show THIS WEEKEND, Saturday 6/5 and Sunday 6/6

If you've been waiting for a good excuse to come visit Roanoke (and Black Dog Salvage),
wait no more!

Celebrating its 52nd year, the annual Sidewalk Art Show is this weekend:
Saturday, June 5th 10am-5pm
Sunday, June 6th 11am - 5pm
Admission is FREE

The Taubman Museum of Art’s Sidewalk Art Show is one of the largest art shows on the East Coast. The juried show features original artwork from prominent artists whose work can usually be seen in galleries and private collections, as well as work by lesser known local and regional artists. Items for sale include oils, pastels, watercolors, mixed media, graphics, photography, sculpture, and jewelry.

While there, look for Black Dog Artists:
Lee Penny Baker
Shelly Letreill

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Black Dog Salvage turns 10 years old!

Time flies when you're having fun! In honor of our 10th birthday and our original Black Dog, Molly... whose birthday falls on Memorial Day weekend... we threw a bash to celebrate!

Many thanks to Kevin Hurley Photography for providing 'Event Candids', which provided a ton of smiles and belly aching laughs. The centerpiece for the photos was this outrageously large chair, which made for the perfect prop!

Here's my favorite shot of the night... the Black Dog ladies (and Mike). We had no idea why Kevin was cracking up while taking this shot... until we saw later that Mike had appeared!

If you are in need of party favors for a special event, please give Kevin a call... the Event Candids are truly priceless!

Pictured from left: Koiner, Courtney, Lauren (front), Christa (me), Susie and Mike.