Over the weekend, I ventured back to Sweet Salvage to see this months event: "Let Them Eat Cake!" Sweet Salvage is a unique home furnishings + gifts shop: it's only open 4 days monthly, and by having a limited opening, Sweet Salvage can offer their customers a fresh "theme" of merchandise each month. Yes, big-box retailers often re-set their stores monthly, but they are open all the days in between and sometimes, that can just give a shop-worn appearance to the store. This limited opening helps to create hype and excitement - something for us locals to look forward to and enjoy. Sweet Salvage engages people on their Facebook page to name the theme, and then they create the curated vignettes for it. For example, this months theme was "Let Them Eat Cake!" - a theme set with romance & sweets to celebrate their one year since opening. I did inquire about helping to set the store events, but I was told their 'vignettes are created by the designers & dealers of Sweet Salvage.'
The building at one time was actually an auto body shop. Be sure to read the Story of Sweet Salvage on their blog, plus visit them to see the slides from the previous curated shops. Although they had opened on Thursday (with a much larger inventory + crowd!!), here are some details from my tour on Saturday...
GREAT on trend trunks!
LOVED this red dress!
Although I don't live with this style in my own home, I still very much appreciate the style + the stories behind the style. Sarah had spoken with the SteamPunk dealer and learned about the ways the merge & upcycle old pieces into new furnishings. I did actually pick up a vintage level... that reminded me of my dad :)
(I just need to take a picture of it in sunlight to post)
SWEET SALVAGE LOCATION:
4648 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602 - 279 - 2996
The next Sweet Salvage event is onThursday - September 20 thru Sunday - September 23
To take the meet up a step further, I'm creating a Group Pinboard for us to share our finds, plus tweet those finds as (hashtag) #FridayFinds. Since we all also have our own social networks, it can be another way for others outside our area to also join in on Twitter or the group Pinboard. For example, Kate of Dabble In Chic will be visiting Arizona in October and we're going thrifting, but she can also share her finds from her local area in North Carolina when she gets back. It's just another way we can all connect & share ideas plus creative points of view of this thrift & vintage movement.
If you too are ever visiting the Phoenix area (or already live here) and you'd like to meet up, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for stopping by!