Post Date: August 20, 2014

Why I Love Sweet Salvage

There are a hundred different aspects to a city that make it thrive and have life. Not every aspect will be someone’s cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean that each one is not needed to make the whole better. This principle comes to mind when thinking of Sweet Salvage.

Even if you aren’t into industrial or vintage goods, chances are you have brushed up against them in our local coffee shops, restaurants, salons, urban farms, and retail shops. Sweet Salvage finds are what give our favorite spots around town their unique sense of space that has us returning to them time after time.

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Sweet Salvage is only three years old, but when you see their influence in so many different aspects of our city, you know that their reach has gone beyond just a store. Indeed, they have become part of our city and culture. They have brought something to Phoenix that was previously missing.

Until recently, if you went shopping for décor, you’d have found that we were a town of Hummel figurines, tchotchkes, and other assorted not-so-cool junk. But then Sweet Salvage came and brought with them something that we all needed: beauty. Sweet Salvage has brought about a broad, unifying appeal to our diverse population through the beauty of what they bring to us every month, whether mid-century modern, industrial, country, galvanized farm, neo classical, or eclectic and quirky.

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They are also known for being a friend to creatives, local businesses, artists, food trucks, farmers, chefs, and restaurants. They love to share and collaborate with others. And in a world of brokenness, fragmentation, and self-protectionism, their way of doing business is not only refreshing but life giving to our community.

So let’s wish Sweet Salvage a happy third anniversary! Thank you for filling a hole and adding to the richness of our city. Phoenix is a better place with Sweet Salvage in it and we wish them many more years of prosperity and growth as they add to the flourishing of our city!

Sweet Salvage is an occasional sales marketplace featuring unique vintage and collectible items for a variety of tastes. Located at 4648 N 7th Ave in Phoenix, they are open on the third Thursday through Sunday of every month. You can learn more at sweetsalvage.net.

Photos by Ashley Beaudin

Caroline Van Slyke

Farmer, artist, wife, and mother. Lover of beauty, real food, and the true story. Longing to live like a hobbit.

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