Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Second Nature' Treasure Hunt

This past Friday and Saturday was definitely
A Treasure Hunt couple of days

I learned about Sweet Salvage from a blog friend
Susan at Must Love Junk
She introduced this wonderful shop a couple of months ago
She lives in Ohio while I live in Arizona
The shop: in Arizona
Yep, I've lived here for 19 years and needed a blogger from Ohio
To introduce me to a great shop just a few miles downtown

Sweet Salvage is only open 4 days per month
Every month they choose a theme and display items
In the most creative ways
All the while sticking to their theme

This month was 'Second Nature'
I absolutely fell in love with the shop
It will now be on my monthly
Must visit list :)

I did purchase a few items
And one item from the photo above
Can you guess which one?

Springtime sheet music

I loved how they used the ripped photos on the wall
As a back drop to this birdcage display

Though I did not purchase this window (almost)
I do think this idea will end up in my bedroom makeover
Sometime in the next several months
They had two windows hinged to the wall
I think it would make a great headboard 
With the addition of a gate or something similar

I always feel a bit different
Mostly because I was the only shopper there by myself
Everybody else was with a spouse or group of friends
(If you live in the Phoenix area and like to go Junkin'
I sure would love to tag along sometime)

I love fresh cotton and have some I 'borrowed' 
A few years ago from a local field
This display is much more than I would ever use
But I do like it in the bucket

I also ventured to:
Rust and Roses
Brass Armadillo
Merchant Square and Flea Market
And a couple other small shops

I didn't take as many photos as I had hoped to
But I will share my purchases in the next couple of days
I found a few items I just couldn't live without :)

Have a super start to your week!


  1. Cindy- Isn't it fun to find those new-to-you places? That is interesting that they are only open 4 days a month. They must have a loyal clientele and really have some special treasures.

    So-did you get the Number 3 or the clock? I guess the Number 3~ xo Diana

  2. First, I would love to go 'junkin' with you, but Phoenix is a long drive.

    Second, I am looking for an old window.

    Third, the cotton is cool, but I want an old olive basket. The only ones I have seen are over $100.

  3. What fun you had. If I lived closer, I'd go around to shops with you.

    I think you got the #3, I'll just have to wait and see. If you lived here, I could give you a couple of old window frames. I think I have a couple that match, but maybe not. I need to go 'junkin' in my own stash. :-)

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

  4. I love shops like this Cindy! You can always find something great to bring home. I bet you are a blast to shop with :)))
    I wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left at Kris' blog on my guest post. It was so wonderful to know of your own son. They are truly gifts!
    hugs from here...

  5. Cindy, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the places that I recommended-I knew you would! Can't wait to see your purchases :)

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Cindy! I look forward to seeing what you purchased.

  7. This looks like a fabulous place to shop and browse for ideas!
    Mary Alice


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