New Year's Resolutions
63% of people say they are keeping their resolutions after two months
67% of people make three or more resolutions
Top three resolutions:
1. Increase exercise.
2. Be more conscientious about work or school.
3. Develop better eating habits.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
We started an Ebay Store a few years ago and have enjoyed meeting buyers from around the country. We're now finally catching on to the world of blogging and are excited at the opportuntity to connect with more people & continually update our website with our blog.
We have a passion for reclaiming & renewing architectural salvage. Sadly, many lost treasures end up in landfills - we often hear customers say 'wow, I wish I hadn't thrown that away' after walking through our warehouse. Our goal is prevent that from happening, so we're always looking for opportunities to help save quality salvage.
In the spirt of the season, I'd like to share two salvage projects made here in our shop.
No watering required…
No needles to pick up…
Decorate as much or as little as you like…
Sally, the Sally Dog, would like to introduce the first tree
This first tree was made using salvaged Antique Wrought Iron Scrolls
It has a great Dr. Seuss feel & sways with the wind!
The Old Southwest Parlor Tour (link: http://www.oldsouthwestinc.com/) this year
It looked great on the front porch of their wonderfully restored historic home. The house is part
of The Millers Hill (link: http://www.millershill.com/) project, where a block of historic homes
is being renovated by Roanoke City.
If you like checking out historic homes, this parlor tour is worth checking out
and a great way to get into the holiday spirit!
Our second tree is made from two Antique 5-Panel Doors
We first saw this in a book called 'Salvage Style' and fell in love with the idea
We added 's' hooks to the doors, so we can still hang our ornaments.
It truly is the perfect tree & folds flat which makes storing easy!
wish you a safe & happy holiday and best wishes for the New Year!
For more information or to check out the Black Dog Blog, please visit our website:
or stop in & visit:
Black Dog Salvage
902 13th Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Hey there my name is Jessi Nagy aka "Scrappy Jessi" or as some of my friends call me "Barbie Girl" I have dabbled in art, photography,scrap booking,collecting,crafting for as long as I can remember. I was always up to something. My Life is full of adventures. I believe you should live out loud. Live in full color.(while secretly feeling like I'm on candid camera) I swear i say it out loud all the time. "is this a joke?" "where are the cameras?" Some things are just so crazy or silly that I totally believe I'm being punked. I have had my Blog for for about a year and a half. It has been such a thrill getting to know people from all around the world. I LOVE that they just "Get" me. I have had the opportunity to meet several of my blogging friends in person.What a treat. We always automatically just click, like were old friends. I have made so many wonderful friends through blogging. I think my favorite part of the whole thing is the emails, letters, and gifts that i receive. I'm so touched when people tell me that i have "Brightened there day", "made them laugh", "brought them out of a bad mood" I have a lot of readers who are ill. They tell me they come to my blog to "escape" if only for a few minutes. They also tell me they are "living vicariously through me". That my friends is what this whole blogging world is about. I started an ETSY store in June. to my surprise it is doing really well. I have had lots of custom orders. Not only for my tiles, but tags, canvases, books,wands, crowns, atc's etc... I love doing custom work. I always feel like I have made something special. One of a kind. The customers are always happy with there orders, and in turn, that makes me really happy.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Nesting....creating or settling into a secure refuge. Nesting is a feeling that comes from within when we're furnishing our homes. Here, at theVintageNest, you will find mostly vintage or antique decor with a past, time worn elegant pieces, shabby but very chic, sweet romantic cottage, beach cottage chic coastal charm, new country style, European French flair, old garden items and architectural pieces, primitives, vintage pillowcase dresses, pretty linens and sometimes just something totally fun and quirky. Handmade, homemade, remade, and well made...for your cozy home. Combining the Old with the New makes your home a reflection of your personality and stresses the importance of nostalgia. These old pieces are romantic in that they honor our love affair with the past....our childhood and family. If you love it, feather your nest with it....it works. I hope you'll come for a visit. Here is just a small sample of things you will find in our nest.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
HI, I’m Valarie Jolly, one third of the group known as The Red Shed Girls. The Red Shed is located in Grapevine, Texas. We have been in business 3 years and we have two buildings, a historical cottage, and a “Shed”, as well as an acre of gardens, filled with Cottage Chic – Reinvented Vintage Décor. We remake almost all of our furniture, and love to find unique or unloved items and recreate them into a shining treasures. We are only open Monday – Friday, and then we have six huge “Saturday Sales” each year (next is Dec 6th!). For the Saturday Sale the entire property is redecorated and it is meant to evoke the style of a rambling European Flea Market. We work non-stop for 3 days to set it all up, and it is all torn apart (by our dear and avid customers) within an hour after opening.
We are best known for two things. First, our fabulous displays on the day of the Saturday Sale. Many people come, just to see the displays. We try to keep things fun and light-hearted. We have literally had customers say they were moving from Texas, and we were going to be the one thing that they would miss the most! The second thing is that we also own a travel agency, (which is housed in the back of the cottage). We host antiquing group shopping tours each year to the Paris Flea Market, and to other US destinations, like the Junk Bonanza in Minnesota. If that didn’t keep us busy enough, we also have Altered Art Classes in the shop in the evenings a couple of times a month!
All of our exploits are on our website and our blog. I have only been blogging about 6 months. I stayed up until 1 or 2 am on our antiquing trips, just to keep the blog up to date. Later people told me they were “hanging on every word”(Boy, that's a lot of pressure)! It really is a lot of fun and we have met so MANY, MANY, great people though the blogging community.
Come visit us at The Red Shed!