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Last month, Heather and I had the pleasure of going behind the scenes to of one our favorite stomping grounds, Sweet Salvage.  This top notch curated occasional marketplace open on the third Thursday every month for four days in Phoenix is one of the finest resources for prop stylists, designers, dealers and discerning collectors.  Sweet as it is referred to, has a broad selection of vintage finds, overflowing vignettes of curiosities, architectual elements, stacks and stacks of layering textiles, caches of  mossy garden cloches, garden edgings, industrial lighting and everything in between.

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These impresarios of this quintessianal treasure trove are Katie Hibbs and Kim Rawlins.  Every month they carefully create the perfect stage and backdrop for their space, with some help from some incredibly talented designers and vendors.  This crew is dedicated, they hand pick their pieces, are extremely knowledgable, not to mention friendly and helpful.  Breathing new life into so many items, they restore, repurpose and restyle to preserve a little of the past. Each month they have a different theme for inspiration and this month it is Summer Lovin’ from June 20-23rd.  Taking cue, from the beach, travel and plenty of sunshine, they are embrasing the joys of summer.

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Where to find them…

SWEET SALVAGE 
4648 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602 – 279 – 2996

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Why do we have collections?

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While preparing for this week, we did a little research on collecting.  Here is what we learned.  People have a basic need and a natural tendency to collect.  The need to collect may stem as far back as, an earlier period in our evolution.  Lots of animals hoarded things, especially food.

We realized that for our crew at MDF we all had a very strong connection between the past and the present, we saw value in the things we collected, each piece told a story that took us back to a simpler time, we had fond memories of people we loved who used these pieces and the impetus was the back story of why it was made, how it was made and who made it.  So we want to know, why do you have your collections?  Please share, we so loved all of your comments yesterday, thank you.  Enjoy!

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