Saturday, June 21, 2014

Welcome to our new adventure!

Sunrise on the summer solstice over the shed at our "bit of earth"

Hello friends, we are Karen and Peter, college sweethearts (now married for 35 years) who bought 16 acres in Vermont seven years ago this week. We are in the midst of transitioning to living here in the Green Mountains full time and are looking forward to rehabbing our little place here near the top of a ridge. We hope to honor the work of previous owners, yet create a place with room enough for our friends and family to soak in the peace and beauty of this spot. 

We look forward to filling you in on our goals and plans and ideas soon. But today we took a field trip that was so much fun, we can't wait to share it with you. We went down to White River Junction to wander through Vermont Salvage. Here are some of the treasures we saw.

A "like new" kitchen sink, with one regular bowl and one deep.
This one had legs and a spot for wall mounted faucets.
We thought this might be perfect for the 1/2 bath downstairs.
Doors for any room.
Cast iron radiators.

Old pressed tin ceiling panels.
Wooden columns of every size.
Arched windows and porch trellises.

We didn't buy anything today, but made plenty of mental notes. Are you into salvaged goods? Have you ever done a project with them? Recycled fabric? Car parts? Cast off furniture?