Monday, February 11, 2008

Trip to Murdaland...

For those of you that watch the Wire - you get the title of this post. For those of you that don't watch the Wire - WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!! Drop everything your doing, go watch it! Now!

In a weekend excursion to Baltimore, we went to another salvage place (I guess this is becoming a habit). This place was the holy grail of salvage warehouses. It is called Second Chance and thier site is: (though it does show you the splender of this place). Second Chance consists of 5 warehouse (really 4 building - some are considered double stores) and have everything from really old stuff to brand new never used stuff. It is a non-profit and you will want to buy everything.

After scouring through the warehouses of doors, mantels, tiles, sinks, iron gates, marble, granite, windows...OK, you get the point. We headed to thier furniture warehouse. Upon entering we saw a huge map of baltimore in the shape of a large display map (lit from behind) that you might find at a buss stop or something. The tag showed something glorious..."From the set of The Wire". Speechless. We were so excited we wanted to scream. We spent the next hour or so running through the store looking for other things that McNulty or Bunk may have touched. We found some other large pieces, but nothing that would be sane to drag home.

If you like flea markets and housewares....head on down to Second Chance, but make sure you leave yourself plenty of time. You may also want some sory of GPS system to find the other people you come with - this place is huge!

We did buy a mirror. It was my score for the day!

Pics to come...

1 comment:

D'Ann said...

You might also check out the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Looks like the closest one to you might be Alexandria. The address is: 7770-G Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306

Here is the description from the Habitat website:
Habitat ReStores are retail outlets where quality used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Proceeds from ReStores help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses within the community. Many affiliates across the United States and Canada operate successful ReStores—some of which raise enough funds to build an additional 10 or more houses per year.

Materials sold by Habitat ReStores are usually donated from building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews or from individuals who wish to show their support for Habitat. In addition to raising funds, ReStores help the environment by rechanneling good, usable materials into use.

Good luck!!

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