Let's Go Junkin

10.13.2013

How has your weekend been going? This is a three day holiday weekend for some and Mr. Savvy is one of those off on Monday. Friday afternoon we drove to the north Ga. mountains and the western N C mountains. There is an architectural salvage place I like to visit when we are in the area. You never know what you will find there and this time the place was packed. Here are some pictures I took with my iphone. 

We passed by some pretty pink flowers in the median. Look how blue the sky was.

Lots of spindles. There were more than just these.

Porch columns

More spindles, rusty crusty cans, and other wood pieces.

Metal work and old doors.



Nice and chippy and would be great for storage. It is huge.







Lots of letters and numbers in many sizes and colors.

There are lots of great light fixtures. I thought these would be heavy, but they are very light.



Nice bench.



Stacks of old windows.

And then there was this. Actually there were a few of these, but I liked this one the best.

So we brought it home. It took four men to lift it and put it in the trunk.
It is still in the trunk. I will share before and afters once we work on it and get it done.

Now where are those strong backs and muscles to get it out of the trunk?
:)

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64 comments:

  1. This post is pure eye candy to me, Kim! Looks like the best kind of day, out enjoying fall...and your find is wonderful!!

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  2. Oh my~ sooo many gorgeous pieces!! I would have filled the car up with treasures!! Love that piece you chose- it's perfect for your house!
    Enjoy the extra day off this weekend!! xo

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  3. Dayum girl....I need to go there! Love those blue rusty cans and doors:)

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  4. Great place and nice choice! Will you share where this place is?

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  5. Hi Kim,

    You always know where all the treasures are stashed, all over the country, not to mention the world, as your latest journey proved! Can't wait to see how you transform this diamond in the rough into a gleaming gem!

    Poppy

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  6. Looks like a fun place to Explore. I can't wait to see what you do with your find.

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  7. That looks like a heavy piece. You need to find some strong teenagers in the neighbourhood and save some older backs lol. I'm sure you will have it shining in no time at all. I enjoyed seeing your photos of all the vintage pieces. So much chippy prettiness in one spot -wow!

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  8. I wish you had a store like that.....I would have to take a WHOLE day! I saw those crocks in one of the pics too! I have always wanted a Butcher block, but never have had the room....enjoy yours! when you get it out of the truck.

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  9. My sister has a butcher block just like that.....love it! She recently moved and the movers were not happy when she kept asking them to place it in different spots. What is the name of this place and where is it exactly? Really great stuff!

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  10. I think I need to come to your place and YOU take me on a tour! Columns and doors?! I am in!!! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    xx

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  11. Kim! Where is that fabulous place? I love the butcher block you got.

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    1. The place is called Culpepper's Otto Depot. Here is the website. http://www.ottodepot.com
      Whenever my husband and I are in NC we go here. Love this place!!

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    2. Yes, I have given that info a while back in another post plus I answer most questions by email. thanks

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  13. Kim,
    That is some great treasure hunting. Loved all the old doors and shutters. Oh my I would have so much fun just with those. Glad you are enjoying your three day week end.
    Kris

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  14. Seriously cool stuff there! I love the butcher block you bought and hope you drummed up some help to get it unloaded. It looks quite heavy!

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  15. Sweet...that would have been my choice too! In fact I'm looking for one and realize it's only a metter of time until I come across one. Congratulations!

    Rita

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  16. Love pieces with history and love all your pictures!

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  17. You are going to tell us where that place is aren't you? Looks like a great place for junkin'!!!

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  18. Kim, this will be a great piece for your kitchen. I'm impressed you could get it in your car. '-)

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  19. Looks like a great piece! Can't wait to see it all spiffed up!

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  20. Wow- That is a GREAT piece and it looks just like the one my daughter inherited with the last house she bought. It is just a marvelous piece there, Kim, and I can't wait to see it in place in your home- xo Diana

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  21. What a great architectural salvage place! I tend to be drawn to the beautiful metalwork pieces.

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  22. What a fun shopping trip! I love that huge butcher block table! Can't go to fair even if I want to, so hope you take lots of pics for us! Enjoy!

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  23. Wow what a diamond in the rough! I just know you will make it work in your home and it will look fabulous! You took some great photos with your i-phone. What beautiful treasures at the salvage place. Love the big cabinet and all the doors and windows too but you took home the big prize.

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  24. That looks like a fun way to spend the weekend! Will you add the name of the place to the post? I don't envy you having to move it inside...I've been in that sitch too many times. :)

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  25. That looks like a fun way to spend the weekend! Will you add the name of the place to the post? I don't envy you having to move it inside...I've been in that sitch too many times. :)

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  26. Please share the name and location of the place. Seeing the old butcher block brought back so many memories. My mom had one in her kitchen. Favorite place to work...but even better, dessert were there during many holiday dinners.

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  27. I could spend hours and a small fortune in a place like that! Love your butcher block table, what patina and stories it could tell. Can't wait to see what you do with it once it's out of your trunk :)

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  28. Love it! Can I go too? Where is this place? Yes, I am planning on going to the CL Fair!! See you there?
    Btrice5@gmail.com

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  29. Leave it to you to find just the right treasure. I can think of a lot of your readers who would like to have been with you on this adventure.

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  30. Light fixtures are nice... as well as many great stuff..

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  31. Kim,

    Would you please share the name and location of this place? My girlfriend who lives in Kennesaw, GA is looking for two old doors for her home and was just commenting that she can't find a salvage place! Many thanks,

    Shara Mays

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  32. Wow, that is a junkers dream place! I love the butcher block, have always wanted one. Ya gots to spill it, Kim- where is this place?! :)

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  33. I live in Asheville, NC and have never heard of this place. I would love to know where it is, also. The butcher block carving table brings back fon.
    d memories of my dad's grocery meat department

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  34. Oh wow, there are goodies all around that place! Can't wait to see how you transform your find.

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  35. Oh my! I love all those old doors, can't wait for your after of that gem!

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  36. I could stare at these pictures all day! Love!

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  37. That is some place! I would have to look at every single thing before I could pick what I wanted, and I have a feeling that wouldn't be easy.

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  38. Well...need a trip to that great place....love those flowers in the median of the road...NC has the greatest flowers on the highways!....and you fit that beauty in your trunk?....Can't wait to see it in the kitchen!

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  39. WoW! Wish I was THeRe! I LUV salvage places!
    What a great eye you have for such a fABulous butcher block table--lucky YoU--
    Catherine

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  40. I've never been, but my daughter has been after me to go! We only live about 2 hours away!! This may be the year!! Love the butcher block! Been looking for one!! Shari

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  41. Great place! I want to go junkin!! You would have to buy the heaviest piece. You are my kind of treasure hunter. I rode around with two 250 lb lions in my car for a month until I could get them out. Still a sore subject but the lions look great by our pool.

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  42. Hey Kim, we live in Milton andI was wondering where that salvage place is, up 985 or 400??

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  43. Oh what a fabulous place and such nice weather for a get away! That salvage yard has perfect items - many that I've been looking for! I wonder how far it is from me in Northern VA? Great butcher block piece you bought! Hope you can get it out of your car and fixed up the way you want soon! Hugs, Leena

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  44. What an awesome place Kim. I am going to have to tell Mike about it. We can't be that far from it. Awesome score!

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  45. please share the name and location o this place......

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    1. I know this is an old post but if I am making a trip out that way to Ottos, do you have any other special places that you can email to me. I am trying to find an eclectic mix to bring back for my store in Bucks County, PA.Thanks! Suzi from Black Sheep Vintage blcksheepvintage@aol.com

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  46. I would love to visit this next time I am in the area. Can you share the location?
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  47. How far away from the house is that Kim? We are always looking for something to do when in town and this would be right up my alley!

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  48. Oh, yes, I would definitely love to go Junkin'. I wish there was a spot like that for me to visit in my area, but the only places I know of charge an arm and a leg and also your first born for everything you see.

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  49. Those greens, those yellows, those butcher blocks, oh my!

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  50. What a greart butcher block!!! Can't wait to see how you transform it (as soon as you get it out of the trunk:):)

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  51. wow, love that amazing blue chippy storage piece!!

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  52. I would have a field day at this place! There is nothing close to me like it. The only one I know of is about 1 1/2 hours away. May have to sweet talk Mr. Goo Shoes into taking me! Love all of your photos -- it's almost as good as being there to browse through the shop.

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  53. Kim, can you post the name and location of this fabulous place? I'm in the Atlanta area and would love to take a junkin' road trip! Thanks!

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    1. Otto Depot in Otto, NC. Site link was left in next post.

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  54. Also asking for the name and location of this salvage place. Many thanks

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  55. Great trip. Wish I could've gone junkin' with y'all!

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  56. That place is Otto Depot in Otto, NC. Fantastic place!

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