Melissa insisted I accompany her as she wanted to pay for some French doors and casement windows she'd picked out for her house renovation. She had chosen lovely French doors for her entrance and gorgeous old casement windows to reinstate into her home.
She is renovating a post war timber and tin home. Last month, the house was raised to enable it to be built in underneath; effectively making it a double storey home. It is such a huge job but fortunately Melissa's other half is a builder.
I'm so grateful to have seen this amazing salvage place, however I curse myself for not having #3 Son minded for the morning. I wanted to have a good rummage for more windows for the sunroom, but the little one had different two-year old ideas. Thwarted yet again!
This place had the most amazing pieces for sale - cathedral windows from an old church and this leadlight ceiling which came from an old pub. It was breathtaking. Sadly, photography wasn't allowed in the store, but being anti-authoritarian as I am, I took a couple of snaps anyway in the backroom. Sssh! Don't tell!
Walls and walls of casement windows
I also found a number of light fittings which appealed to my Danish Mod sensibilities. I bought one simple fixture which has a white glass shade and copper anodised parts. Sorry, that wasn't terribly descriptive.
Let's just say it is reminiscent of an Utzon lamp when you squint. And for $20 I was happy to secure it for one of the boys' rooms when the electrical work is done on the house.
Utzon Lamp image courtesy Great Dane. This light was designed in the late 1940s
Needless to say, I shall return to the salvage place soon when I am child-free for the morning.