Over the past weekend, I popped in to see the Sweet gang and shop set for local vintage market Sweet Salvage. With all the bad press the economy gets, it's nice to see this local shop has not only survived but even thrived during the past two years. No doubt, it comes from the incredible Sweet team of vendors who come together each month, update & refresh the store with new merchandise, and graciously welcome the support of the community around them. Since I started visiting the shop a year ago, I've noticed momentum building up from their likes on Facebook, to the longer lines at opening, and more press - from blogs to newspapers - spreading the word about their monthly shopping event. 

 To recognize the second anniversary of Sweet Salvage, they creatively used the number 2 throughout the shop - from being framed to posted on clipboards, and even some salvaged sign numbers... This two (above) was probably my fave...

Another fave find was this incredible black and brass accent table - this combo is so HOT right now!
Other faves were see shots of two popular color trends this year: Monaco blue and color of the year - emerald green...

Another wonderful display idea - especially with Fall and Winter just around the corner - Loved the look of the mirror inside a fireplace hearth - a wonderful option  to add architectural interest even if you do not have a fireplace...

My parents use to play domino's on Friday nights (or have card games) with the neighbors, so this simple little display spoke volumes. And that is what is so wonderful about shopping local thrift, consignment or vintage shops - Pick up those pieces that speak to you - and even help to tell your story. Shopping local vs shopping for everything for a room from any one chain store helps to break the store showroom look, plus you help to support your local small business owners...

The story behind Sweet is actually sweet - The building was born in 1957 and was actually and mechanics garage for 30 years, until four ladies walked in with a vision and a plan, and with the help of the Sweet gang, have been executing that vision ever since. I love the way the story of Sweets is told on their blog - as if the garage was telling the story...

 The Sweet Story...
The next dates Sweet Salvage will be open - with a new theme and new merchandise is the third Thursday - Sunday in September:

 Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4648 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 279-2996

If you're in the Phoenix area, be sure to stop in, say Hi! and take a look around to see what sweet gems you find...

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Great post on Sweet Salvage Lynda. I wish I could make a trip to see all the wonderful treasures they have. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have the best shops in your area!! Great post on this salvage decor place. Love the chairs!!

  3. Gorgeous photos - they make me think of the pleasure of lining things up "just right." If only I had one of these gals to redecorate my place. Visual merchandisers are so useful around the house! (Right?: http://www.jobs.net/Article/CB-119-Talent-Network-Finance-Ins-3-Professions-that-Come-in-Handy-at-Home/)



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