Sunday, July 15, 2012

An Overdue Junking Fix

I finally had my first good junking fix in several weeks.  A long overdue visit back to Morrow's Salvage at 2784 W. Main in Medford, Oregon was just what I needed.  This place is always such a treat with three floors packed full of vintage treasures and the most creative displays.


Isn't this the sweetest camper?

Loved this old built-in set of drawers.  I'd have every one of them stuffed full in no time at all.


You'll miss too much if you forget to look up.


What can I say? 


A vintage Pepsi cooler full of Victorian ridge caps.

I was so proud of myself for having so much self control, but here's what I had to have:
I was happy to discover that they still had more of the green architectural pieces salvaged from an old bridge;  the ones I bought last summer sold right away.  The pretty glass light fixture cover looks more like a cloche to me, so that's what it will be.  

I couldn't leave without buying a pile of these fabulous Victorian ridge caps.  These chippy and rusty tin pieces added charm and decoration along the roof line of Victorian homes.  I'll have fun playing around with them....I have a few ideas about what they'll become.

These are going in my jewelry project pile when I get back home.



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Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
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43 comments:

Angie said...

Great finds, Betsy! I love that white salvage piece on the building that says, "Front" on it - I'd love that inside my home!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love seeing what you see on your trips. I can't get out of the house and your blog takes me along for the ride! Can't wait to see what you make with your new treasures : )

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your finds and I agree with you that those key holes would make for some wonderful jewelry pieces.

xo,
Danielle

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun place to just roam around. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the key hole plates.
Enjoy your day.

Susan said...

Betsy you find the neatest stuff!

Kathy said...

When I saw that glass fixture the first thing I thought of was cloche. I never find the real thing around here and what a great idea. I can think of all kinds of things to "plug" the hole with and will be watching for these from now on. Can't wait to see what you do with the ridge caps!

Faire Notions said...

Looks like you would have a lot of fun in a shop like this. I love these kind of shops. I can spend hours in them. Love the hardware and the green architectural pieces, I'll have to keep an eye on your Etsy shop for them. They would go great in my guest room.If I'm ever in Oregon I'll make sure to put this shop on my list.
Lisa

Anne said...

Betsy,
Great finds!I love that store.I could spend hours in there.Can't wait to see what you do with your treasures!Thank you for the tour!
((((Hugs))))
Anne

Alicia said...

That camper is sooo cute!!

cynthia lee designs said...

You got some great finds while out getting your junking fix!!
Love the key hole plates for making jewelry.
Cindy

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the ridge caps! I am so glad you posted about this shop...Next time we head to Washington to visit family, We'll have to make a stop here!

Loretta said...

Betsy you have such an eye for vintage treasures. Waiting to see what you create with these!
Hugs

Maggie said...

Hi Betsy--I haven't been by for a while. First of all, I need to say that the shots you took of Crater Lake, etc, are GORGEOUS!! You captured the water beautifully--it looks like a mirror, and i wish i was there right now! I think I'm going to look into the speed boat trip on the Rogue. Looks like FUN!

Loved seeing the treasures you noticed in the salvage shop. I see nothing in those ridge caps...can't wait to see what you come up with, and I'm sure it will be clever and wonderful. The green bridge pieces are yummy.

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a neat place. I'd love to go through it. You found some awesome things. I actually used the exact light fixture shade as a cloche a while back. Great minds!!

Peggy said...

I'm curious about the ridge caps. Can't wait to see your ideas for them. You sure seem to run across a lot of those scary looking massagers-Ha!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was wondering, too...about the ridge caps. You got some great stuff. I so want to drive to some places and look for nautical stuff for my kitchen!

Karen Bates said...

Looks like lots of fodder for your jewelry making as well as other repurposing ideas! I can tell you had fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that cute trailer! Love this place! Hugs, Linda

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Yay! You got to do some junkin! The pieces you picked out for jewelry making are just gorgeous...can't wait to see what they become. I can't imagine how you'll repurpose those old ridge caps. Great finds!!!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hi Betsy! I thought I was watching an episode of American Pickers looking at your photos! Great shop and love what you are coming home with!!!

We went to the State Fair today and it was HOT HOT HOT!!!

xoxo

Diane Writes said...

Wow! So many goodies Betsy. Soon they will be treasures that I can't wait to see. Enjoy and have a great week Betsy!

Diane Writes said...

Wow! So many goodies Betsy. Soon they will be treasures that I can't wait to see. Enjoy and have a great week Betsy!

Honey at 2805 said...

Some great finds! Looks like your "fix" was satisfied!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like a fun shop! You did find some goodies...I can't wait to see what you do with those ridge caps!

Stampin D Amour said...

Betsy - a very nice junking fix! My treasures are piling up and I'm bringing home more than I spend time pricing for my two booths...I can't beat the itch to go out junking! LOL!

-pamela :)

Karena said...

Betsy great finds I can't wait to see what you do with some of these treasures!

I think you will like my new Giveaway from Royal Design Stencils..

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Michelle L. said...

Have never seen ridge caps - they are gorgeous! A great little haul, yay and congratulations for being so self controlled. (Until next time.)

The Thrifty Challenge said...

What a cute place with lovely stuff. I think the draws are just adorable!

Connie Mercer said...

fabulouse place~waiting to see what you do with your finds!!!! Loved the ruler post~another one you should submit:):)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

You found some beautiful pieces. That set of drawers would be wonderful to have!

~ Liz ~ said...

what goodies you found. Those pieces that you're putting in your jewelry pile are fantastic. How were the prices at this place? It looks like a real fun place to go. Now I feel the need for a junking vacation. I think I'd have to get out of South Florida to find some cool places like that. Thanks for allowing me to come along by way of pictures.
Liz

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

OMGosh...what great stuff (and funny too)!

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Great finds...can't wait to see what you do with those ridge caps :) Laurel

Pam said...

Anxious to see what you do with the ridge caps. And more jewelry is certainly in your future.

Bohemian said...

Great 'Scores'! Glad you got your 'Fix'... *winks* I hate having to go thru Junquing Withdrawal...

Dawn... The Bohemian

Liz said...

Awesome finds! :) Love your blog...I'm your newest follower. I hope you will come by and say hi.

~Liz

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Now that place looks like it could be dangerous to the wallet....I love those old wagons and cars!

Stephanie said...

It's a good thing I'm 3000 miles away. I would need a second mortgage on my house because I'd be in that place every day.

Cottage and Broome said...

I love that little camper bird house, I think that would have come home with me! Laura

Barbara Jean said...

this place looks great!! I'm going to have to head down there one of these days.
Sad I did not know about it in May when we were down there.

love your necklaces..you know that.
saw the first one on common ground. wonderful with little face peeking through.

blessings
barb

Tanya said...

I commented on another post where did you go in Oregon...and Morrows being about 25 minutes from me is one of my #1 Fav places....the Habitat for humanity restore in Medford is awesome too as well as they have a great Goodwill as is...So you were just down the road. Next wave as you drive by on I-5 I'm in grant pass!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Morrows is such an interesting place and always worth the stop. I stay in Ashland with a friend when I'm in Oregon. Lots of awesome yard sales in that area.

Tanya said...

Well maybe next time hehe. As I read more of your posts I see you were with friends and enjoyed many spots in the southern Oregon area. You captured some beautiful pictures. If you ever need to know the little spots...thinking of one...some day you should got to a little shop in Gold Hill (between Medford and Grants Pass) called Apple Rose Cottage (she has fb page and a blog) but its one of those must visit little cottage sale places in the summer with little cottage gardens her blog isn't very big still working on it with her but its applerosecottage.blogspot.com She is about 70 years old and keeps up the most wonderful whimisical place