8/25/10

Store Update! It's Coming Along


Hey all! We've been working hard to get the store ready for the grand opening on Monday, September 6th. Here's a few photos of things we've been working on and objects we've acquired for Blue Elephant.

Canopy chair with original finish circa 1960.

8/12/10

Inspiration!: Caravati's

An architectural salvage yard is an awesome place to spend an hour a two digging around. Caravati's in Manchester (across from downtown Richmond), Virginia is one of my favorites. It's a huge two level warehouse filled with columns, bath tubs, windows, doors, light fixtures, door knobs, furniture, etc., that's been salvaged from old area houses and stores. While I love visiting, rarely do I make a purchase. The people that work there are always friendly and there's such an amazing array of things, but I can never bring myself to spend the asking price of their items. I'm sure you could probably haggle, but I have yet to give it a try. For now I just like to visit and get inspired.

Not much to look at outside.

Behold! Treasures!