Thursday, October 1, 2009

Last Week's Warehouse Sale Finds

Last Friday, Meg of Pigtown*Design gave my friend, Anne, and I a great tour of three Baltimore shopping spots (thanks Meg!). I couldn't let that trip go by without posting some pics. Our first stop was the annual warehouse sale at McLain Weisand, a firm specializing in custom furnishings. It was really a privilege to visit this store - the craftmanship and quality is incredible.

A beautiful faux shagreen box. As I'm writing this post I'm thinking - Why didn't I buy this?
However I did buy the two iron ring sculptures to the left. They're now on my new faux mantlepiece in my office - which I plan to post about soon.



A curved bookcase makes for a spectacular space. Notice the owner's dog's canopy bed!
Our second stop was Housewerks. This store is full of eclectic and interesting salvage pieces. In addition to their great finds, the building is incredible and worth the visit alone. Check out the staircase that leads to the basement.

Discarded shards of glass from a stained glass company. Housewerks literally has tons of these - Meg has created some beautiful necklaces with selected pieces.
Here's the iron/brass wall candle holder I found at our last stop, Second Chance. It's missing one piece so I'm considering removing the far one on the right as well...we'll see. I plan to use this piece outside on our patio. (p.s. If you're looking for shutters, Second Chance is the place to go)

16 comments:

AnneHH said...

That shopping trip was a great time and I am so glad to be reminded of it with this post. Can't wait to see what you do with your office mantle and with the beautiful iron sconce.

Secret Agent T said...

Are these places invite only? I love the selection that you have shown!

Pigtown-Design said...

First, thanks Michele! I had such a fun time with you two!

Second, Houswerks and Second Chance are both open to the public (check their sites for hours). McLain-Wiesand is more of a workshop, but there's a small shop in the front. Call for hours, mostly during business hours.

Lisa said...

Those are the best kind of days!
My fondest memories are "hunting" trips with girlfriends. Even if we came home empty handed, hardly ever, we came home with another memory to remember.
Fun stuff!
Lisa

Southern Aspirations said...

Those are some great finds! It is so helpful to have a guide as well.

Yansy said...

I only wish I could have been there. I'm super jealous.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Wow what a trip. I want to try and go to Mclain Weisand some day. What finds. Why did you show me that shagreen box. I have been wanting one for so long. You can not run back over and pick it up?

pve design said...

You are one dangerous woman at a warehouse.
I am wishing I was with.
pve

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

What fun! Isn't it inspiring to come across items you don't see everywhere?
Janell

Lauren said...

Love that sconce!!! Looks like some awesome places to shop!!

Pragya said...

Love the selection!!

Hill Country House Girl said...

What a treat! Looks like some great shopping and I love the gorgeous blue -green glass shards.

beth said...

What a great place! I wish I lived closer!

Greet said...

Wonderful things here! I so love the first pics of the wedgwood items!! Wonderful!

Greet

Jenn said...

Wow, as usual Meg proves that no one knows their way around Baltimore like she does. Really loved those small statues sold at McLain-Wiesand. Sounds like you guys had a great time!

Grant K. Gibson said...

WOW!
I think that I would have purchased everything!
I need a trip to your neck of the woods I think!

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