Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shopping Salvage

There is a little gem of a store in Weaverville, NC that offers lots of lovely old doors, windows, mantles, lighting and hardware along with some nice reproduction items. The name of this store is Preservation Hall and it is owned and operated by Darcy and Capri Willis. Thanks to the owner of another great salvage business, Old World Architectural, we revisited this shop the other morning. We spent hours digging through all the fabulous old house parts. We found some great pieces for a client and maybe a few things for ourselves....couldn't help it!

Just one of the many great doors on display.

This is one half of a french door made out of heart pine. It had the most amazing hardware. We thought for sure that this set of doors would be perfect for pantry doors for our client, but darn it, they are too wide and there is no way to make them fit! I'm still trying to figure out a way to use them somewhere in the house. I can't let them go.....

Yet another fabulous door.

Our client has decided to use this door for her master bedroom. The carved detail which my camera unfortunately doesn't capture, is gorgeous. Our client will be designing a piece of stain glass to fill in the top. Can't wait to see this finished and installed.

This door will get some screening and make a charming door to our client's new screened porch.

I'm sad that I didn't move the stained glass behind this white door because it really distracts from the stain glass in the door that I was trying to shoot. We're thinking of painting this door a dark color, possibly black. Our client will use this for a small coat closet door off of the main living area.

And this will be her front entry door. She fell in love with all the colored glass and, again ,the carved detail on this door is beautiful. This door needs a little love and repair, but that should be expected from something that's been around since the 1800's.

Here are two pair of french doors with beveled glass. They are so narrow and charming and remind me of a french door you'd see on old buildings in France with a little 'Juliet' balcony just beyond. Our client will use these for the doors to her master bath and they fit perfectly!

This mantle is unbelievably beautiful! You could never find anything like this today without forking over a fortune. It is heart pine and was taken from a house in Cary, NC that apparently had been added onto many years ago. This was one of seven mantles in the addition!

Look at this detail!

This mahogany window will be used in our client's studio.

And finally, these sidelights are going to be used as a decorative divider of sorts. We will hang them (one on each side) from the wall or ceiling, not sure yet, between the kitchen/family space and the more formal living space. They have the sweetest fleurette connecting the diamond pattern, it's just hard to tell in this picture.