Thursday, February 27, 2014

Poking Around


My hubby and I went "poking around" our favorite salvage yard last weekend.


We were hoping to find some stone to use as thresholds off the living room, dining room and master bedroom doors leading out to our backyard.


It's not often you find what you're looking for!

 (Doors off the Dining Room) 

In fact of all the years that I've been haunting this place I have never seen flagstone pieces, I've only seen bricks, so I couldn't believe my eyes when I found him playing around with a stash of gray flagstone that looked to be a perfect match with our pea gravel!


(Doors off Living Room)

It was a small pile, but we set about picking out the best pieces laying them out in 3 rectangles.

(Doors off Master Bedroom)

We threw in a few extra pieces for good measure and loaded them in the back of our Volvo wagon/truck.


The best part...
We ended up using every last stone and the grand total came to all of $20!

(Fabulous faux bois concrete railings that were already sold)
 
This weekend we need to buy some pea gravel fines to fill in between the stones and we should be set!

(Wrought Iron section)

I made a quick sweep of the joint before heading home.


(These are those old scaffolding boards that everyone is making shelves out of)

Here are some things that caught my eye!



 
 Check out that beveled piece of glass!






A painting on canvas


Wine Storage
























An interesting crock...





complete with old olives!





And a BIG WOW


If you are wondering if I found anything...

I did!

But I'm saving that for a project that I will show you soon.

So, where have you been poking around lately?




8 comments:

Kathysue said...

Love shopping along with you, even thought it is only vicariously, but I know how keen your eye is on finding just the right treasures. I have not done any poking around lately. I am knee deep in our kitchen reno, but enjoying the process or at least I was until we ran into a big problem, now we are going with the flow!

A Perfect Gray said...

you find the best stuff!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oooh I like that mail box unit! But really love your grey slate pieces. Do you ever have weeds coming through your peet gravel? We chose crushed granite instead of peet gravel. We filled in our gardens with about 3 inches deep of it and still get weeds in the warm months. But it is easy to hoola hoe.

Babiole de Windsor said...

The flagstone looks just perfect and that salvage yard looks just fantastic. I can't believe you got it all for $20! Sometimes the stars just align perfectly when your "poking around".

Your post is definitely one more thing making me lust for spring...but alas we're still in the middle of the winter that won't end here in Boston.

Can't wait to see what your project is

Kelly

Glamour Drops said...

This looks like a fascinating treasure trove. Is that chandelier actually for sale and in the mix? It's quite extraordinary.

designchic said...

Love your flagstone and can't believe that price! Can't wait to see what else you found…happy weekend

Karena Albert said...

Terri what great luck to come across these stones at just the right time! Love the dolphin sculpture!

xoxo
Karena
An Invitation to the Garden

molly- See you downtown said...

would have had to have had the white cabinet. wow!