Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Old House Depot in Jackson, Miss.

On Friday, we wanted to do some shopping for the new house, but we wanted to avoid the Black Friday hoopla. What better way to join in on the fun than to hit up a few local stores. First we went to the Old House Depot where they were celebrating five years in business and the house cat's first birthday. Old House Depot is an architectural salvage warehouse, meaning they have reclaimed building materials from windows and doors to bath tubs and mantels. I love this place. They really know how to make their favorite cat feel special.
If you are familiar with Koscuisko, Mississippi, you might recognize this "Building Materials" sign. It decorated the front of Scarborough Building Supply on Highway 12 for many, many years. Now I didn't confirm with the owners that this, in fact, was the Scarborough sign. But as many times as I've seen it, I'm pretty sure it is.
An antique hand-painted sign, bread peel, and screen doors.
Doors and shuttered windows with patina.
I was in awe of this old wooden door that once graced the entry of a church. I really wanted to take it home.
The lighting in this photo is bad, but you can barely make out another dark wood door nestled in the back there that is even more fantastic than the previous one. Look at that arched transom window above the swinging doors with iron lining the panes. I imagined it came from an old train depot.
As we browsed we were tapping our feet to the tunes of the Jamie Weems Trio featuring Tim Avalon and Tyler Kemp.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I did. I relaxed a BUNCH and ate way too much.


challie west said...

I have heard about this place but never talked to anyone that has been or seen pictures. Thanks for sharing! I have to go there now! Can you send directions?

Lisa Blair said...

It is really easy to find actually. You take the High Street exit off of I-55 and head towards the trademart. When you get to the light at Monroe Street by Boots & More, turn right. It is behind Boots & More on the left.

Rachel said...

Sounds like an awesome place! I will for sure check it out and stand in awe of all the cool things! Those church doors are awesome. I would totally tear out the front of my house to make them fit.