New to Chicago is a branch of the NY-based salvage company, Olde Good Things.
We have not visited the shop yet, but are intrigued by what is available. Antique wood flooring, iron work, mantels and lighting. Vintage sinks, tubs and bath hardware. Tile, stone and terra cotta. We especially like the idea of using the beautiful old doors and knobs.
If you are rehabbing an old home or are attempting to inject some "patina" into new construction this sounds like a worthwhile resource. An online shop gives an idea of what is available and price points.
The kitchen section is fun to check out, the old stoves and sinks really do seem ancient through our "stainless steel everywhere" eyes.
The mantle shown above was salvaged in Manhattan, is made of solid elm, was recently stripped and is in great shape. $4500.
The Antique "Prosperity" oven, above, is in excellent condition. $950.
Been to the new Olde Good Things? Fill us in...