Browsing through The Remodelista website, I found this gorgeous salvaged wood cabin located in the heart of London. Yes, that London. This little place is so idyllic and peaceful I could not believe it was in the city. The lovely white doors were salvaged from a church. I adore the bedroom walls and the use of salvaged lumber. Simply perfect.
As a result of a huge windstorm I salvaged a beautiful white birch branch to use as my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I loved the way it looked with the candles. When dinner was over, I just could not bring myself to throw it in the yard recycling. So I decided to do a double salvage.
Last summer I got a huge burlap coffee bag at a garage sale for $1. It was too long for a pillow or to use as a table cover. I thought about hanging it but did not know what to hang it with until I thought of the birch branch.
I stitched a holder seam in the burlap and weaved the branch through. I then put 2 nails up to balance the branch. I hung the branch & burlap up on a wall painted with a dark grey Behr semi gloss paint. Loving cream, grey and beige together. Happy to have double salvaged an item into 2 lovely uses.
With all the holiday goodies and Thanksgiving feasting, I like to start the day with a healthy breakfast. A bowl of old fashioned oatmeal with toasted pecans, apple slices & raisin with a pinch of brown sugar and a splash of left over cream does the trick. Delicious and so filling- perfect start to a cold winter day.
The idea of a loft sounds so Parisian, like a struggling artist with a huge open space to paint with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. The magic of a loft space is the fact that it is open and not limited to traditional walls and fixtures. This is also it’s challenge- what to do with all that space to make it livable? Joan McNamara of Joan’s on Third in L.A. created a loft that not only looks like Paris but melds together a romantic mix of styles and eras into a lovely space. Not to mention a dream kitchen. J’adore!
I’m grateful for some many things but after traveling to NOLA where there is no recycling, I am so thankful for the Rebuilding Center in Portland, Oregon who started the use of salvaged materials in a big way. We have screen and interior doors as well as vintage sinks, door handles, and our bathroom vanity salvaged from this magical place. Thank you Rebuilding Center!
We are kind of obsessed with trailers- mostly old and vintage. Not sure if it’s the design or urge to go on a road trip, but we just love trailers. Ultimate dream is to salvage one as a guest room. Here are couple trailers I ❤️- one is a backyard bar and the other is the lot trailer for actress Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy).