We tripped into Olde Good's Chelsea store last month and were blown away. They have soooooooo many salvaged antiques from so many different periods that if even if you don't dig vintage, you'll be tempted to buy something anyway...
Since we last reviewed Olde Good Things, they've consolidated, closing two stores (one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn) so that all the treasure is in one place... or three places, really. Their Manhattan store has two big floors of STUFF, and they have a huge warehouse in Scranton, PA where they keep the big treasures. They also have a shop in Los Angeles where they cage West Coast treasures and one in Florida where we have no idea what they do.
Olde Good Things reclaims architectural pieces of buildings, including:
"Original hardware and doorknobs, period mantels, entry doors, decorative iron, antique and contemporary lighting, bronze and brass castings, structural columns, corbels, terra cotta and building stones, garden ornaments, stained and leaded glass windows, transoms, wooden moldings..."
Their hardware department and mirror department are of particular note. We recently completed a small project buying a gaggle of cool old hooks for our home out of their basement and the "miles of aisles" of door nobs, sinks and hinges are not to be believed. If you want to go GREEN, consider going VINTAGE and skip your next trip to Restoration Hardware.
(UpDated from Nov.1, 2007 - MGR)