We’re clearing out a huge warehouse in southwest Philadelphia, and it’s loaded with vintage Army surplus: batteries, meters, test equipment, projectors, tubes, really olde computers, and lots more. Click on an image to browse the gallery (warning, over 600 images!), peruse a partial item list after the jump, and let us know what you’re interested in.
The New York Times has a slideshow that features several vendors from the Brooklyn Flea; we are one of those vendors. Read more about it and then meet us there every Saturday.
We always love it when a customer sends us a photo of the good things they’ve created. This customer used the face of a clock we got from a church tower in Brooklyn, and used it for a headboard on her bed. Very creative use of time. Originally there were of these faces on this tower built in 1899, but we only have one left that can be seen at our Olympic Ave location in Los Angeles.
It’s always good to see people seeking salvaged goods to use for projects; it’s one of the reason we are in business. It’s even better to see a place like The Collective where everything olde is being reused. Robert DelPazzo and ICRAVE Design created a unique space that takes reclaimed items to an all new level of creativity, “The project was all about finding vintage pieces from all over and repurposing/reviving them!!” They did exactly that and you can see it for yourself in these pictures or stop by the Collective for a bite.
Zak’s Creative Construction incorporated some olde good things (pictured below) to create great living environments that are warm and nostalgic.
La Ronda of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the last commissioned Addison Mizner work north of the Mason-Dixon line, was recently sold. With much controversy, the monumental home, considered Mizner’s northeast masterpiece, was slated for demolition to make way for the new owner’s estate. Olde Good Things was asked to salvage many of the historical architectural elements and preserve them for future use by Mizner fans all over. Now available are several pieces from this unique mansion, such as an arched stained glass windows and doors with medieval figural detail, and a hand painted pecky cypress ceiling, one of Mizner’s well-known handprints on American architecture. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Now available through Olde Good Things are some original lighting and other architectural details from a fine East 82nd Street, NYC, home. What follows is only a sample!
The lighting has been restored – only to be brought up to current specifications – otherwise we have maintained the authentic rich patina these pieces had when removed. We also salvaged a paneled room, hand-painted doors as well as several marble mantels. Take a look online as well as in our stores and inquire about availability and pricing. If you are interested in anything contact us.
The décor in Steven Starr’s latest addition to Philadelphia eateries includes more Olde Good Things from various sources… including table tops made from salvaged Coney Island Boardwalk Brazilian Ipe wood, outdoor chairs from the Philadelphia Civic Center, and enameled panels from an old bakery. The painted chairs were from various locations from New England to New York – all painted minty green by us – which makes for a great pizzeria setting with traditional wood-burning oven-made pizza. Visit Pizzeria Stella – 2nd and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia – enjoy the olde good things and the pizza!
Here at Olde Good Things, our customers are the best originators–reusing salvaged materials and revitalizing them–transforming them into perfect accents in new building projects. Here’s an example. One of our customers purchased a reclaimed encaustic tile floor and put together his own design. This added a really nice touch to an otherwise simple cement stoop. Quite an artist isn’t he? We’ll be glad to showcase any of our customers’ work and put it on our blog for all our readers to get ideas, so feel free to send us pictures if you’ve implemented olde good things in your redesign or building project.