Monday, December 29, 2008

Salvage Yard Shopping

Tom's Christmas gift from me was an overnight date into Seattle. To start out we went Salvage Yard Shopping (yes, very romantic!!!). I have been wanting to do this for awhile, as I had a photo framing project in mind that needed old window frames. We had no idea what we are walking into but WOW what a treasure land it was. I wish I had brought my camera to show all the amazing finds. Tom and I could have spent hours looking at all the cool things but I focused in on the windows and found some great ones. Here is the one that will work for my photo project.
I will be cleaning it up and blowing up a photo to mat and place in the large square in the middle.
Then we also found two of these leaded pane windows.

They won't work for framing a photo but they just seemed too amazing to pass up. I am considering adding hooks to the bottom and hanging them in our entry way as a coat hanger. Or just displaying them somewhere on a wall.
My goal is to have them cleaned and hung in 2 weeks so I hope to have an after photo to share soon.
And just so you don't think we are totally crazy, we DID have a nice romantic dinner at The Wild Ginger, a wonderful evening at the Andra Hotel and fabulous room service for breakfast, finished off with shopping at Pike's Market!!!!


katy said...

I've really wanted to visit the salvage yard. From the pictures I've seen, it looks like a place you could get lost it.

I love the windows you picked out. Excited to see your project.

YUM - Wild Ginger. Only been there once, on our first anniversary. What did you have?

What a nice gift!

rachel said...

sounds like a perfect day/night....I need to talk the hubby into doing something like this. It has been way entirely too long!

Amy said...

Very cool windows - I especially love the leaded glass one. I have always thought those were so cool when I've seen them in various places. So glad you had a great get-away!

Heather said...

So cool! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Glad you had a great time. You will have to brave hotwire next time. :o)

Monkey's Mama said...

I love salvage shopping and I love the Wild Ginger!!! Sounds like a great time. Happy New Year!