If you love antiques, you would love to visit this place.
It is called West End Architectural Salvage in downtown Des Moines.
I had heard of it before, but have never been until today.
I was actually looking for a door like this one below. I love the whole look of this vintage door with the Christmas wreath - maybe a few white Christmas lights, too?
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I didn't find that, but enjoyed looking around so much!
I don't know if you are like me at all, but I always feel a little sad browsing around an antique place. I guess because I know I am looking at things that once meant something to someone. I felt a little like that today. But since the building itself is also very old, I also wondered who used to walk around in there doing their daily job 50, 75, or even a 100 years ago! Do you think thoughts like that, too? And now here I am with my husband and two of our kids, walking through this same building just for fun.
Here are a few highlights of the day.
|Old cash registers fascinate me.|
I hope that this gives you a feel of what it was like there.
|It takes a while to see everything.|
I loved the large mirrors, but they were over a thousand dollars.
|I love old signs.|
We didn't even get to see the whole building. We saw 3 floors and I think there are 2 more!
There is also an HGTV show about West End Salvage.
Enjoy your week and I hope it's beginning to look like fall wherever you are!
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Well I wish you lived close to me Kathy. I could give you a door! Last year my husband and I wanted to find an old door so we visited salvage places. They are so expensive! Turned out my dad had a stash of them at his old house (that he just moved out of). We got two of them. They are old and groty...like that description? But with a little love and care they will be great.ReplyDelete
I would love to see what you do with them! And yes I wish you were my neighbor. Thanks, Stacey!ReplyDelete
I love that show! It's great fun what they do with things.....ReplyDelete
I haven't seen it yet! I love FIxer Upper, but haven't seen this one. But I did enjoy seeing their store:) Thanks for stopping by, Nancy.Delete
I love ALL of your faves!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Audra! Thanks so much for stopping by.ReplyDelete