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 NEWSLETTERS - October 9, 2005
 

 
 What's New
 
Latest Excavations
New Book: Extraordinary Interiors

 Latest Excavations

The Reliable II
 
Docked for good... the old Reliable II found its resting place in New York Harbor. Now available from this boat.. portholes, steering column, boat lights, anchors and of course... bollards and boat chain... take a look.  
These bollards are great for an entrance way of a seafood restaurant

Boat chain also makes beautiful iron chain link tables... take a look at this link on our online store

 
   

Lower Manhattan Bank
 

Fancy deco style bronze stair railing and doors with jams were retrieved from a well-known lower Manhattan Bank.  Rare Find!  The railing moved quickly and only a few of the single doors are still available. 

 

 

Jersey City Paneled Room

An entire wood paneled room and ceiling with matching doors and trim.  Marble baseboard (6") throughout.
 

 
 

Elton's Department Store, Hazelton, PA

One of Olde Good Things specialties... tin ceiling. Try 16,000 square feet of it from this old department store in Hometown Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Lovely flower pattern... makes beautiful tin framed mirrors and tins.

 

Have you seen our famous tin mirrors on the new Cingular music phone commercial?
Go to http://www.makemedance.com/ and click on Watch the Ads.

 New Book: Extraordinary Interiors
 

Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage & Antiques

by Brian D. Coleman
Photography by Dan Mayers
Published by Gibbs Smith, www.gibbs-smith.com

     
Architectural salvage is all about saving and reusing unique bits and pieces of the past--whether from old buildings, businesses, or homes--and preserving them as beautiful reminders of the talent and artistry of yesteryear. Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Salvage & Antiques shows how architectural elements and antiques--such as a 200-year-old solid-oak door, an Arts & Crafts fireplace mantel, a Victorian stained-glass window, or an Art Deco lamp--can impart character and heritage to any home, even if you never got around to buying that perfectly restored historic home of your dreams. See how vintage sinks, hardware, and lighting are perfectly blended into new environments, giving the items a new lease on life, and in the process, preserving them for future generations to enjoy.

With referrals from the Olde Good Things staff, the author has documented an exquisite array of homes in locations across the country.

Download a sample chapter.

1.4 mb download in pdf format, Adobe Reader required

Click above to open the pdf directly, or right click and choose 'Save Target As...' or 'Save Link As...' to save to your hard drive. Click here to get Adobe Reader.

 

 

 

       
 

Midtown Manhattan Makeover: a New York City apartment restored in the Arts & Crafts style by Michael and Despina Laudati

 

   



 
     
 

Michael was awarded the Victorian Society's Best Grassroots Preservation Award of 2003 for his building lobby restoration.

 

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Other Settings from the Book
 
  This watchful cherub now resides in a converted three-story commercial building in Soho. Click here to see his origins...  
       
 

The room settings below are from a former four-story brick warehouse, built in 1824 on a ship chandler's canal

 
   
       
 

A nineteenth-century figural cast-iron sink with winged griffins, now in New York's Upper East Side

 

 

 

 
       
 

Extraordinary Interiors may be ordered online from amazon.com.

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