Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Heaven on Earth

Caravatis was NOT a disappointment.
The BIG building was a bit dark and I was pretty excited so the pictures will not do it justice.
The funny thing is we were there for doors and radiators and I didn't take one picture of all the radiators!
We did not buy anything this trip...I was a little overwhelmed....but we will go back soon because they are HAVING A SALE ALL MONTH!
Yup. Heaven.

Need a spindle or two?

Lotsa, lotsa, locks!
Somehow I didn't get any pictures of all the gorgeous DOORKNOBS.  OMG.

Would love this matching pair hanging in my kitchen....
This was the coolest. A window I think?  The grate inside is WOOD.  And the patina.....GORGEOUS.

Lots of plumbing fixtures too....

And the SMELL.  I just love that smell of old possibilities just waiting to be discovered!!!

We laughed out loud at this sign.
We left with lots of potential purchases in our (well my) heads.
Ate a fantastic lunch at a vegetarian restaurant, Harrison Street Cafe, right near VCU, jumped into Elwood Thompson's (a fantastic healthfood grocer, not only do they give you that usual .05 credit for bringing your own bag, they give you a credit if you take the bus or WALK!) and then drove home in time to pick up dry cleaning and to stop by the old new house.  Greg hadn't seen all the work done this week!  (He should read my blog for updates!)
Promise pictures of pots next.  Really.



Tracey Broome said...

Holy crap! I would have hyperventilated! and... ahem, door knobs and no pictures for me?! WHAT were you thinking :)

Anna M. Branner said...

Tracey I thought of you the whole time! They had boxes of little iron spindles for the tips of old fences.....sigh.....

cookingwithgas said...

I was going to say- DON"T let Trace see this!!Or my husband- good lord- road trip!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, Wow! What fun! I'd love to crawl all over that place.

Anna M. Branner said...

Elizabeth I wanted one of the footed tubs SO BADLY.