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Treasure Hunting

I have always said that there are three hobbies I enjoy:

  1. buying art supplies
  2. organizing art supplies
  3. using art supplies

(Sometimes I do a little too much of hobby #1.)

As it turns out, renovating a house has some similar activities to engage in, particularly when it comes to the buying part.  In some ways I suppose this isn't surprising. This house is simply the largest arts and crafts project I've ever done!

Because I have an old Victorian house (built in 1890) I have been visiting lots of super fun salvage shops up and down the East Coast.  I thought I'd share a few photos with you.  I love the craftsmanship in a Victorian home and I've been searching for ways to restore the home I bought to its previous glory.  These photos are a smorgasbord of old house parts.

From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Treasure Hunting

I don't know about you, but all of these house parts make my imagination begin to swirl about what could be. It's actually the same feeling I get looking through an art supply store.  All of the possibilities are there.  What will you do with them?

Do you want to know the saddest part of all of this salvaging?

We didn't buy a single thing!  Overwhelmed by choice, I suppose.  We lusted.  We touched.  We fantasized. But in the end, we couldn't pull the trigger.

Sigh. Perhaps when the house is a little further along....

Thanks for stopping by!

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