The Old Hen House

Im delighted to bring you news on a hidden gem and sweet spots for salvaging in NI.. one day im going to create a little salvage tour map!   The Old Hen House salvage yard is my new muse.. you might have to make a few u turns until you find the lane off killoughey road just out …

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Festive Friends

Well hello Blogosphere. It’s been too long. But thats ok. My new years resolution is to be thankful for the things that distract us. Because they are probably worthwhile. Getting frustrated over not having time to read ‘The Week’ or ‘Style’ magazine is even less productive! You need to share in the revolution of paper …

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Raise a Glass

We have learned the Salvage sisters like to collect in themes, it’s a way of justifying our aquisitions, as they come together in some kind of library of usefulness! I have realised that Lucy is much more professional both in her aquiring, her knowledge and research, and her diligent repurposing of items to justify their …

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Chalkie Talkie

I haven’t found a reason to indulge in an I-pad yet.. for now I’m happy with my tablet as per our grandparents at their wooden desks in front of a coal fire at school.. The chalk board. The blackboard/chalkboard wall is nothing new and can be seen in any nook, corner or vast space as …

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Crate Sate

Take a ‘sate’ as they say round here. My guests have been doing just that, some with curiousity, some with glee, some with a frown! Following my post ‘Pallet Hi’, I was tickled to see this pallet waiting for me round the corner from home where a builder had just finished with it. A nice …

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Idea-mania

I’m not sure if its a good thing or not that i have recently been introduced to Pinterest, given the amount of time i have been spending on it. ‘A virtual pinboard’, it says. Time warp, i say. Its packed with ideas in all sorts of categories, and i find myself going down various internet …

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A mismatch made in heaven

If there’s one thing we salvage sisters love, its a good old chair. There has been no shortage of recent posts on chairs (lucy, gemma), but why stop there…especially when i have another chair project up my sleeve, together with a need for some joinery advice for those so inclined. I bought this for a …

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Diary genius

Hope you enjoy this guest post from Ali T on the story of his amazing revamped diary collection…. I am a sucker for nostalgia. For years I have kept shoe boxes full of old letters and photographs, and bizarre trinkets that include airline sick bags, branded bar napkins and cinema ticket stubs, hoping that they will spark fond …

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

This week we hosted our 2nd stitch night, following on from the positive feedback from our fledgling venture a few months back. The idea stemmed from our desire to see skill-rich and time-short people find some space to be creative, and share ideas and inspiration. In the process, we drink tea, eat cake, and chat. …

Autumn’s fecundity

Summer is a bountiful time of year, when gardeners, especially first time ones like me, get to relish their hard earned produce as it arrives wonderfully fresh and personal on their kitchen table. However, autumn’s fecundity is arguably a much more pleasurable reality, as nature quietly conjures up all manner of freely available, edible delights …