antique, vintage and salvage shopping in New Bedford

I found myself doing a little more than searching through antiques for jewelry displays this Saturday.  Upon discovering New Bedford Antiques at the Cove, I also discovered Circa {vintage clothing mecca} and New Bedford Demolition and Salvage. It was quite the fun, picturesque day. {psst... little secret between us, you aren't supposed to take pictures of the antiques or salvage so don't go telling anyone important okay?}

As you can see, the Salvage floors of the refurbished warehouse was far from my search for antiques looking to become displays for my jewelry this Spring....
...no matter, it was fun to capture rows upon rows of hidden treasures. 

spindles, doors, columns, movie seating, full bars...
...railings of wood and steel, mantels, stained glass....
....signs, shutters, cabinets, drawers.... 
...hummer front ends. 

but wait, this is just the first floor, now onto....
....radiators, toilets.....
....claw tubs, wooden tubs too, full kitchens, sinks.

The repetition of all that has been left behind was amazing to me. There is something so powerful about seeing these vast treasures in massive quantities. I know where I will be going should I ever my our own diamond in the rough. I adore fixtures that stand the test of time. I think that is what draws me to the medium of jewelry, it is meant to be passed down to future generations to be held sacred and cared for. Just as these items should be. 

In the beginning of this post I mentioned a vintage clothing mecca, no worries it wasn't forgotten. You know all to well I didn't come home empty handed!
This dress is a promise that I will make some grand pieces and be a part of a gallery show. I do need somewhere to wear this lovely dress to don't I?

Just a little detail so you can see how quickly I fell in love....

Now, to find time to get to the studio and start making jewelry to fill my displays and fulfill the promise of a future show. 
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