ARTful: using or characterized by art and skill

Salvage: to rescue or save especially from wreckage or ruin

[ARTful] Salvage was born from a love of creating, repurposing and salvaging. I simply abhor seeing perfectly "useful" items headed for the landfill or tucked away in a cardboard box, never seeing the light of day. I believe there is always beauty to be found, even under a layer of rust or a coating of dust. I see scratches, dents or imperfections as badges of honor to be worn proudly. I have a great love for the history, story and life of a piece. We lovingly dream up ways of restoring new life to these discarded and neglected fragments of life. I am glad you are here and hope you will come again often. Please make yourself at home; friends are always welcome. I'd be thrilled to hear from you and get to know you better.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Welcome home to [ARTful] Salvage

I am so glad you stopped by, truly!!  [ARTful Salvage] is my place to share the passion I have for creating, repurposing and salvaging the bits and pieces of our lives that might otherwise be discarded, lost or forgotten. I get enormous satifaction out of saving these fragments from the landfill and giving them a new 'repurposed' life. Pleae enjoy your visit, take a minute to say hi and come back soon!!  :) Shelly


  1. Your items are really awesome and I wish you lots of luck with your new adventure

  2. Looks Great. Love the totems, have some glass and going to try to make one for my new garden. Karen

  3. Wonderful, terrific, great booth....Congrats!!