A Sneak Peek at the Sweet Salvage Sale

The new Sweet Salvage flash sale starts tomorrow (Thursday) and runs through Sunday. I went in for a sneak peek at the vintage goods, just so I could show you. It’s gooood, my friends. Call a friend. Get up early. Get in line. The doors open at 10 a.m.

I’m dying over these authentic vintage subway signs, about $250 each.


Oh, you know, just a vintage grand piano for under $1500.


This month’s theme is “At the Movies,” and Stephanie Williams’ booth boasts a Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe Theme. I want the lion, especially.


There’s a pair of these towering French balloon garden chairs. They’re my favorite find.


This pair of vintage medical chests would make killer nightstands. $199 each.


Pretty tufted chair. $399.


This cabinet’s price is MADNESS. $795. I’m coveting. And possibly buying. JaimeeRose_SweetSalvagePhoenixSneakPeek

Next movie section: Bond. James Bond, of course. JaimeeRose_SweetSalvagePhoenixSneakPeek

Cutest playroom storage ever. $300. Crazytown.


Fun metal LOVE sign.


In the “It’s Complicated” section, which has a sweet kitchen theme, I’m loving this vintage medical cabinet. If I was building a house, I’d build it into my kitchen. Or bathroom. Or closet.


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Sweet Salvage runs through Sunday. Go early, and tell me what you find!

By |2013-07-17T18:44:31-07:00July 17th, 2013|Style|1 Comment

The Sweet Salvage Shopping Wars (Vintage Furniture Fights)

Sweet Salvage is a four-day vintage market that happens the third weekend of every month on 7th Avenue in Phoenix. The doors open at 10 a.m., but the line starts forming at 7:30 a.m., and we’re talking about waiting OUTSIDE, people. In  Phoenix. In June.

Once the doors open, it’s all elbows and running and squealing and getting your yellow name tag on things as fast as you can. The fire marshal has rules about the crowds. Some shoppers even pay $25 to preview the sale the night before it starts, and then line up and sweat for two hours to come home with a vintage farmhouse table for $249. Yesterday, my partner in crime and I spent $5000 in 30 minutes. We’d been sweating in line since 8 a.m.



Have you ever been to Last Chance to see what happens when the workers roll out a new cart of Marc Jacobs handbags and the shoppers swarm like feral cats? Yeah, it’s like that.

These shoppers are definitely on something. (I had such a laugh when I spotted these vintage flash cards whilst being jostled and tugged by hungry furniture fiends yesterday.)

It’s also SO much fun and not to be missed. Go in the afternoon to skip the lines. There are still piles of treasures to claim.

Sweet Salvage is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday.  Here’s a peek inside the frenzied shopping morning I shared with Angela Karp. Go with someone who you know will help you fight for black chippy-paint postal cabinets and wrought iron paneling. I did.



The line stretches around the building. Bottled water and complimentary umbrellas are on hand.


There’s a styled-out refreshment cart, complete with Diet Coke, hot dogs, and chips.


Angela and I ate all three, for breakfast.


Once inside, it’s treasure time. We loved this vintage game board.

I should have bought ALL of these green flower frogs. Dorie, tell me you got them, at least.


It’s fun to scour through all the styled vignettes to find the good stuff. I liked this light, below.


Inside Sweet Salvage, among the fighting hordes, I’ve spotted designers like me, event planners like Angela, bloggers, restaurant designers and even boutique owners who buy this stuff, mark it up, and resell it across town.

THAT good, my friends. Go.

And a special thanks to Sweet Salvage’s Stephanie, whom we loved shopping with, as well.

By |2013-06-21T07:03:01-07:00June 21st, 2013|Style|2 Comments

New shops alert: Adorn Home, Sweet Salvage, and the Biltmore’s J. Crew + a chic Saturday soiree

A sign autumn is on the way: Phoenix is coming back to life and I’m behind on my list of important things to tell you. Follow along here — there are so very many stylish new haunts for your weekend itinerary:

1. Everything I know about Adorn Home, which opened today at The Seville in Scottsdale, tells me that I had better just send them my paycheck and be done with it already, because look:

**UPDATE: Adorn Home has closed. Sob.

Yeah, so that’s all kinds of fun trouble: tufting, Missoni, lucite, oh my. And the Christopher Jagminplate wall is just awesome. (Local artist!) Adorn Home is at 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale: (480) 292-7226.


2. Next up: Sweet Salvage, a vintage market on 7th Avenue, open just four days each month with fresh finds each time. The grand opening was Thursday, and the shop will be open all weekend from 10-6, and then closed until the four-day event in September. I’m excited for vintage flash cards and old wooden things. 4809 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix.

3. There is now a J. Crew within five minutes of my house. This is terrible news. Our favorite place to find trouble is open at Biltmore Fashion Park. I want everything, most particularly this:

Miltary buttons and popped collars kill me every time. This baby will probably never even exist at the Phoenix store, but we can wish, can’t we? (In my new house, I am using my coat collection as decor. Truly. You’ll see, eventually, when I’m finished.) $350, here.

4. Some oh-so-stylish locals have been working very hard on Hello There, House! — a home-centric market/conference/party coming to Tempe in October. (Think how-to classes galore.) This Saturday, the hosts are hanging out at The Herb Box — never a bad place to be around lunchtime — offering mini make and takes and a closet tutorial from Cardigan Empire’s Reachel Bagley — who is impossible not to adore. There’s a swag bag, too.

The brilliance behind this event: Ms. Rosemary Watson herself, who is one of my nicest readers. She makes things like this chair — and I want her to teach me how.

Happy weekend!

By |2011-08-19T15:55:17-07:00August 19th, 2011|Style|0 Comments


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