For years, Scranton, Pennsylvania served as a major industrial hub, not only for our country but also the rest of the world. Industries such as coal mining, iron forging and railway transportation all played a role in shaping Scranton and the surrounding areas. Scranton’s industrial boom is sadly behind us now, but it’s only fitting that Olde Good Things houses an enormous and awe-inspiring collection of iron and metalwork right in the heart of Scranton.
Stepping foot into the iron yard at Olde Good Things can be a visually overwhelming experience. The yard is packed end to end with all kinds of metal pieces, from wrought iron railing and fencing to decorative pieces and even cast iron tubs.
Some of the more interesting pieces housed in the iron yard are the cast-iron ship anchor chains. These anchor chains are repurposed by Olde Good Things for our Altered Antiques Chain Tables product line and are made into items such as coffee tables or lamps, which add a great rustic nautical element to any home or project.
The vast array of wrought iron gates, railing and fencing are also repurposed for a variety of interesting and creative uses. Many OGT customers have re-used fencing and gates in conventional ways for exterior dividing lines, entry gates and garden trellises. But they can also be used for many interior design details such as room partitions, wall décor, head boards and more. With the amount of assorted styles and shapes in the iron yard, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Many of the pieces in the iron yard can be used as they are, ready to help bring in a certain charm to any décor. Metal wall art panels or ornate sculpted metal pieces could be used as a striking centerpiece to tie a room together. Large pulley wheels or ships wheels can bring an industrial flair to any project. Even collectible pieces like an authentic metal Coca Cola cooler, original metal street signs or branded oil drums have the right amount of vintage flair to liven up any room.
Olde Good Things spends countless hours scouring through industrial, hotel and residential locations to salvage only the most interesting metal pieces to add to our collection. Whether you’re an interior designer looking for the perfect piece for a client or a homeowner in the midst of a redecoration, we’re sure the piece you’re looking for is waiting for here at the iron yard in Olde Good Things in Scranton.