"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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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shopping for Inspiration: Salvage Life

Last weekend, while making my way to the new (and dangerously close) neighborhood bakery (the Sweet & Saucy Shop...more on that later!), I had a chance to browse another recent addition to our 'hood, the cool, clever & creative women's boutique, Salvage Life.

They have been open since July!...What took me so long?

The shop offers a sophisticated, well-priced mix of stylish new designs -and carefully selected vintage pieces. Clearly, my neighborhood "friends" have been holding out...but the jig is up. 

A brick-and-mortar extension of owner and curator, Beth Gile's, online store by the same name, I discovered a plethora of crush-worthy clothing, accessories, gifts, stationary and children's items designed to inspire even the most seriously bakery-bound browsers to linger longer.

The creativity did not stop with the merchandise, however --and I couldn't wait to show you these shelves!

Designed and crafted by Gile's husband, several displays in the shop had been created using the top half of vintage suitcases. Brilliant!

How perfect would these be in a guest room!

And with all the money you save on making your own adorable new shelves, you can shop at the store guilt free! Win-win!

Go ahead, be shelf-ish!

(And welcome to the neighborhood Salvage Life!)


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