Monday, April 4, 2016

Caravatis

there's this place in our city that has all kinds of stuff from old houses and buildings---it's a warehouse set-up with a small sorta gift shop area----now it's been around since 1939 and somehow I only discovered it about 25 yrs ago-----

I love it---it is mostly unaffordable for me but over the years we have managed to purchase two front doors and a mantle at quite a bargain----

it's something about this place that comforts me and peaks my sense of nostalgia and mystic---

they have tons of stuff----doors---fence pieces----sometimes gorgeous huge stained glass windows from area churches----there are lots of old sinks and claw foot tubs----old stoves and pedestal sinks---and an endless array of doorknobs and other ornamental objects from homes and businesses--

in the winter you must wear your coat and be prepared to get hot in the summer----only the small shop has air or heat---

My daughter Robyn



My son Colin


 

 
 
Our mantle from Caravatis

13 comments:

  1. Lynn!!! I haven't stopped in in forever. I guess I didn't realize you were participating on the challenge this year. Great to see you! Oh, and I love all the pictures. Super awesome.

    C is for Cheese

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    1. Hey Crystal- yeah this challenge is the first time I have blogged since the last as thing!

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  2. Now, that's a cool place. There are some shops in some Charlotte suburbs like that. They're a destination in themselves. Glad to have found you through the A to Z Challenge! - Eli@TechLife (#1234)

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    1. They really are- makes my day to visit there- hey thanks for reading!

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  3. I would love that place. Do you know what people around here do with clawfoot tubs? They stick them outside and plant flowers in them.

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    1. Oh yeah I have seen people use them for flowers- there's this restaurant that uses it for salad!

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    2. Oh yeah I have seen people use them for flowers- there's this restaurant that uses it for salad!

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  4. Wow, seems like you could really find some pieces with an interesting story behind them! Maybe a cool setting for a story!

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    1. It really would! Thanks Kathryn!

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    2. It really would! Thanks Kathryn!

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  5. I like how they restore things like this rather than dispose of them.

    betty

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  6. Most is salvaged but they restore beautifully

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  7. Most is salvaged but they restore beautifully

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