"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shop: Salvage Design Company & Paper Me

Poking around the shops and eateries on my visit to The OC Mart Mix in Costa Mesa, California, one of my favorite finds was the Salvage Design Company  featuring the creativity and craftsmanship of artist and entrepreneur Heather Roth.

 As Heather puts it, all of her work is "Made in Huntington Beach California with my own bare hands." But it is her imagination and sense of humor that steal the show. She has taken the popular idea of messages stenciled onto wooden boards and added vintage light bulbs, fixtures and fans to make her point.

Heather's refurbished, rewired, hand-finished collections include wallboards, pet beds (or as she calls them 'divans'), crafty lighting, furniture, organic cotton t-shirts and bits and pieces of miscellany. 

The re-invented items share the retail space, called Salvage Design, with Paper Me, a purveyor of fine (and fun) stationary items.    

How cute would these canteen lights be in a boy's room -or perhaps that cabin you've been dreaming of on Pinterest?

Duly noted! Blogger bait.

I love it when everyday items raise the bar on living with style. Why shouldn't garden hoses have a punch of color and personality? And this darling tool box is a must for the diva DIY'er! Now can someone get to work on creating a few snazzy looking power tools? I'll help!

I think this utility table takes the painted sign board trend to the next level. There were several tables with a variety of inlaid messages placed under glass and mounted onto an industrial metal cart or base. I can imagine this for an eclectic dining room or perhaps as a desk. Think it might work in your space?


  1. What a great find! Love the stenciled signs.

    1. Thanks, Rebekah! I checked out your blog too, Honeysuckle Life & thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting!


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