When we first pulled up to the store, there was a hodgepodge of vintage housewares displayed out front. I'm not really into vintage furniture or decor, so I was a little nervous I wouldn't find anything to fit my 60's craving. Then we went inside where we found a store FULL of goodies. The setup is cute. There's a retro kitchen in the back stocked with cool retro and vintage kitchen finds. Make sure to open drawers and doors. In the ice box of the aqua-colored fridge (awesome find!) are an array of cool vintage ice trays. The cabinet drawers have neat old kitchen utensils and the cupboard shelves are stocked with dish sets. The dining area had a set of glasses we DESPERATELY wanted and lots of neat vintage toys fill the shelves by the register.
In the end, we walked out with some great deals. For $16 we got:
- about a hundred records for the bargain price of $10. There were several awesome records in the box including The Beatles. My favorite new record...The Village People!
- an orange fondu pot...the ultimate retro piece.
- a 1959 Polaroid Land Camera Model 80A. I did some research on the camera and found that it's the same camera used by Mary Moorman, one of the witnesses to the Kennedy assassination. Apparently she used the camera to capture several pictures of the grassy knoll before the shooting. She sold the assissination pic earlier this year on eBay for $175,000. I learn something new everyday...
My opinion, definitley stop in Salvage Chic the next time you want to find some great "new" pieces for your apartment. There are several other second-hand stores along the way so don't be surprised if you end up spending the whole day in Pembroke! Can't make the drive? Visit the Salvage Chic blog Diary of a Mad Antiquer.
8 Main St
Pembroke, MA 02359