As promised, I wanted to give you a little more detail about the amazing Preservation Station! Their affiliation with Tennessee Preservation Trust just makes it that much better for me. They are the masters of things salvaged. My kind of people! In their own words, they are “building a future with the unique elements of the past.” I love the architectural elements found here; and that they can be incorporated into so many different design styles. Their website can be found here, but I’ve been following them on Facebook for a while and love to see the energy and excitement they have for new pieces, whether its hardware or an elaborate entryway door, the passion is evident. I love that.
I actually just slipped and got sidetracked looking at photos from a Clarksville home that Preservation Station was able to fully salvage before it was torn down. They were able to fully salvage the entire staircase…. wow!
One of the reasons that the idea of things being salvaged is so important to me is the loss in our society of mastering a craft. I sincerely hope the trend for education adapts to once again include apprenticeships in fields where we learn to work with our hands and create. How fast can it be done, and how cheap can we get it? The need for immediate gratification and “I want it now” has heaped us into a jumble of mass-produced mess. Will we have anything unique to our lifetime that we can pass down to our children? Now a home can be built in 120 days start to finish, where it once took years. We’ve lost character and we’ve lost detail. This is why I am so happy that Preservation Station is making such great strides in salvaging and repurposing pieces of our history! There is so much to learn about pieces crafted by hand, quality pieces.
Their website inventory is just a fraction of what they have in the physical store. Here are a few pics to spark your interest! If you love digging, junking, yard “say-lin” or antiquing, you’ll love Preservation Station. Right now they are holding a logo contest and I think I might enter! Stay tuned and I’ll keep you posted!
And can I just say one more thing? That green door. Buddy.