Thursday, August 16, 2007

Architectural Salvage and Vintage Plumbing Sources Part 2

items in Pasadena SalvageOur last trip through architectural salvage yards was focused on the east cost. Now it's time to experience sunny California which is our next stop on our tour. So hop on and buckle up and off we go!

Our first stop in our CA adventure of salvage yards is Santa Fe Wrecking Company located in Los Angeles. They buy and sell salvage items and have a yard that spans over 50,000 square feet. (tip # 1- wear grungy clothes because it is gonna be a little dirty) They offer lighting, plumbing, doors, hardware, and appliances. They offer over 600 clawfoot tubs and over 200 different claw feet. They also offer hundreds of corner, pedestal, and wall hung sinks.

Our next stop is at Tony's Architectural Salvage Yard in Orange County. This salvage yard offers nontraditional items such as mantles, french doors, chandeliers, fountains, iron gates, and gothic doors. So if you are looking for a unique item this is the place you will find it.

Our last stop on this CA trip is a place called Pasadena Architectural Salvage located in Pasadena (obviously.) Some of their products are doors, pottery, stained and leaded glass windows (these are beautiful), and books/magazines. Some of their newer items are glass walkway tiles, a fireplace tool set, and an iron arch. And plenty more!

Well another salvage yard journey has been completed. Two more cities to go and we will have completed Salvage Tour 2007. Next place.....I'm thinking Boston!