|Thank you Sweet Salvage (Kim, Katie, Stephanie and the gang) for having me as a guest at your store. Have fun with your move down the street to a larger place! I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Secret: First thing you buy at a sale like this: a vintage suitcase to fit all your recycled, reclaimed and vintage goodies in! :)|
|Twenty-four hours later: Hiked down the Bright Angel Trail with family and friends to meet our River Rafting Group lead by Hatch (J.P., Don and Ray -- you guys are great!) Cowboy coffee at the bottom of the Canyon -- does it get any better?|
Wow! is all I can say -- well, obviously I can say more (for those who know me) so I will! What an amazing trip. It started with a late evening arrival to Phoenix, then an early morning breakfast at Matt's Big Breakfast then off to Sweet Salvage before they even opened their doors. By 8:30 a.m. I had meet many of the great folks at Sweet Salvage, including Kim, Katie and Stephanie. A big thank you to everyone there for making me feel so welcome. It was great fun and I loved meeting other salvage gurus. The store was filled with amazing finds (most of which I wanted to take home). One of my salvage secrets -- buy a vintage suitcase and fill it up. That's just what I did!
Then my husband and daughter arrived and swept me away to head up to the rim of the Grand Canyon, were we embarked on a 7 day river rafting and hiking trip with some dear friends. To express how amazing that trip was is impossible so I'll so you all my adventures in pictures.
Back home now, one more day of filming for DIY NETWORK on Monday and then off to Portland, Oregon for a great event at REJUVENATION on Wed, May 9th. Hope to see you there!
My best, Joanne
|Vintage Bottles I bought at Sweet Salvage already on display at my house!|
|The wood block I bought at Sweet Salvage. I would love to know how it was used before! It has amazing detail!|
|Breakfast at Matt's Big Breakfast --of course, I notice all the vintage cans. Yummy breakfast!|
|Nature's color--so intense!|
|So fun to see how my books were displayed at Sweet Salvage -- like everything else in the store -- done beautifully!|
|These hand prints are along the Ledge of Death are Anasazi. I can't even imagine what life was like for the Anasazi Indians, thousands of years ago but I felt blessed to see these pieces of their existence.|
|The remains of an old orchard and homestead from 1912 -- exactly 100 years ago! Thank you to all who visit here and leave everything intact!|
|One of my favorite things to do -- Hike -- made even better in the Grand Canyon!|
|I used old bed springs like these as candle holders in the DIY NETWORK video series that comes live (online) in May! Even this picture from Sweet Salvage will make for a great card!|
|Can you see our daughter? Yes, story of our lives :) This side canyon hike was amazing -- the color of the water was out of this world!|
|More vintage finds at Sweet Salvage. An old gas can, metal trays and an antique farm house table!|
|Signing books at Sweet Salvage. Left a bunch open so the marker could dry. :) Can't wait to head back there this fall.|
|Love my new T-shirt from Sweet Salvage -- Thanks!|