OH ME! Our Louisville Weekend Adventure

Travis heard of a store up in Louisville and we wanted to go check it out.
It is an architectural salvage place that has some awesome pieces. This place is actually two old Victorian houses in downtown Louisville. They just attached them with decks and staircases and you just weave from room to room, house to house.

I finally remembered to bring my camera so here are some pictures of what is in store for you when you walk through their door.

Here is the sign to the place.

Banisters anyone?! We walked upstairs and this was what we ran into. All sorts of banisters. Perfect if you are remodeling an older home.

Not looking for a banister, how about shutters?

Or moldings?!

This whole room is just stock full of the spindles to the banisters.

We walked out of one house onto the deck and got a glimpse at the yard full of goodies.

And then we entered this room. I think it was the attic to the garage and was just full of STUFF. And awesome stuff too!

How about some awesome chairs? They need some love but they were just gorgeous!


Don’t like that one? How about any of these instead?

I loved this old window!

We then entered the second house. I just had to get a picture of the light fixture and the painting on the ceiling. So pretty!

There were some cool furniture pieces as well.

This old cash register was awesome. It still worked too! I just want a store just to have this cool machine in it! 🙂

I loved this piece of stain glass. So simple yet so elegant!

One of the many chandeliers throughout. This was my fav.

Anyone need an old Hotel sign?

We headed outside, walked through a courtyard, rounded the corner and found all of this waiting. Most of it is outdoor decor or metal pieces but there are some other cool things out here too.

Pile of fabulous old windows. 🙂 I was in love!

Metal roosters.
(I took this shot for you, Debbie!)

These urns were HUGE! I took this picture stepped away from them and then I walked towards them to really see how big they were. They were as tall as I am and I am 5’8″!

There was actually a third building we didn’t know about. You had to walked through all the outdoor stuff to get to it. This piece was in there.

Travis and I both thought these were awesome. Little horse bikes. How cute!

Back down in the basement now- Wall of old doorknobs.
They have ALL sorts of doorknobs plus other hardware down here.

Detail on some of the gorgeous knobs.

Knob choices.

I thought this knob was awesome.

The whole time we were in this store, we were both dreaming about the old home we hope to own one day. Now we know a good place to go for certain items!

Now, our adventure didn’t end there, unfortunately! We left, walked to the car, got in, and bam… nothing! My good old car was dead. She didn’t even try to start. She was gone and without ANY sort of warning I might add.

Now, luckily we had jumper cables and another customer walked out just in time so they offered to help. We attached everything and still nothing. Not even a spark. She didn’t want to be revived!

Let me add something real quick- We have been talking about getting a new car for a while now, a GMC Terrain to be exact. And we would be trading in my car (2002 Saturn) for the new vehicle.

Last weekend, we finally found a dealership with a Terrain for us to test drive. We loved it. Talked about it the whole ride home. Well… we were driving my car that day so she had to sit at the dealership and watch us swoon over a new car. We kept joking that maybe we shouldn’t take the car to see what she will be replaced with or she is going to rebel. HAHA! Little did we know!

But back to the story.

So now what? We are 40 mins from home in a new part of Louisville so we have no idea what is around here to get a new battery. Well luckily we notice there is a car place just up the street. YES!

Travis takes the battery out and we walk there. Go in and they test the battery. Yep- it dead. Do they have a new battery- nope. CRAP!

We ask for a phone book. They tell us there is an Auto Zone on the same street but on the West side. Of course we were on the East. They give us the address and we leave.

Now, how are we going to get to this Auto Zone you ask? Bus or taxi.
We choose taxi.

We get the number for the taxi service, get picked up, drive to Auto Zone, buy a new battery, go back to the car and replace it. Said a little prayer and turned the key.

She started but I don’t think she wanted to because I had to try twice.

Needless to say, we had a nice heart to heart talk with Sadie (yes, I name my car) on the drive home about warning us before she decides to do that again and that if we get rid of her it isn’t because we don’t love her, we just want something bigger and that someone else will get her and love her just as much.

Let’s hope she understands… at least until we get a new car!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! 🙂

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  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    September 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oh my goodness that was quite an adventure. I'm sure Sadie's forgiven you. And wow on the salvage place!!! There's one I got to near me and I can just wander through it for hours having imaginary conversations with my husband about things I could come home with lol.

  • Debbie
    September 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I am all flushed and excited after seeing this place! WOWZA how much fun was that? Mu husband and I would have had a hay day of a ball, oh and we would have bought a few things too.

  • Heather
    September 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I recently discovered your blog & I just love it! You are so full of creative ideas & inspirations 🙂
    Thanks for featuring your visit to the salvage place. I live in Louisville & have been wanting to visit that store but never seem to find time to go without the kiddos in tow. I had to LOL when I saw you name your vehicles, I do that too! We just recently acquired a new family van after my old one, Martha, died. I've yet to come up with the perfect name for the new van so for now she's "Martha Too".

  • Jemsmom
    September 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

    I am giddy looking at all that stuff! What a fabulous store!!!

  • AllMich
    September 14, 2010 at 3:57 am

    This place was amazing!

    Heather- Thanks so much! I am happy that you found me! This place was amazing. If you are in Louisville, I highly suggest you visit Tickled Pink as well if you've never been!

  • theteo5
    September 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Oh my gosh! I think I would have gone CRAZY at this place. I love everything about it. I don't think we have anything like it around here. I'm feeling like a road trip is in order!

    I'm a new follower, stopping by from Mandy's yellow corner.