Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Virginia Treasure Hunt

Another better late than never post, but it's totally worth sharing...
The day after Christmas, my immediate family and I hopped in two cars {with three small children in tow} and made our way to Roanoke, Virginia. It was about a two hour drive from my house, but the kids did fantastic.
My sister-in-law had seen a recent Nate Berkus  show where he mentioned this fabulous store, and she insisted we make the drive. Nobody argued. We're kind of a DIY family...

Upon arrival, I realized I had shopped their website before, and I immediately went into "the zone". You know what I'm talking about! That moment when you've found a little piece of heaven on earth and you cannot wait to take in every last square inch of it, so you go into your own little world, don't hear a sound and start exploring like a kid on Christmas morning! That was me. I was focused. I was on a mission, and I was determined to take home something fantastic. The only problem was that fantastic was EVERYWHERE!

{Oh, PicMonkey, I wish you allowed watermarks on your new collage feature.}

The outside was full of claw foot tubs and iron work galore. Plus, lots of outdoor accessories and furniture. Inside, you could spend hours in each room. There was a room full of salvaged lighting and one of salvaged bathroom fixtures, and shutters, and doors and windows and tin. Oh my!

There was even a room of vintage appliances! This kind of appealed to me, since I am currently rocking the appliance department at Lowe's.

There was a fantastic "fairy room", I'll call it, that was full of water features and a ton of fun, whimsical things.

Then, there were the vendor booths. Wow! Talk about some creative upcycling and wonderful antique finds...

The staff was great to chat with too.

All in all, the entire experience was one for the books, and I will most definitely be back!

Oh, I almost forgot to share my loot...

I scored a set of three great frogs, silver serving set, a tiny white bowl, those two vintage wire crates and the bird print. I also got a little bird bath that looks great in my flower bed. Everything was so affordable which made this frugal chick SUPER happy! Plus, I had some spending Christmas cash from mom and dad, so my wallet didn't feel a thing!

Have YOU been there yet?!

Don't forget to check out Black Dog Salvage on Facebook too.

Crystal xoxo


  1. Thanks for the post Crystal! I am one of the vendors at Black Dog and every time I am updating our booth, I can't help but walk around and check everything out. It is truly a magical place. One of the great things about it...there is always something new to check out.

    1. I'm so glad you liked it! How lucky are you to experience it as often as you want?!