We are lucky to have an incredible store in the Georgetown District of Seattle. Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings, formerly Great Stuff. This shop is a literal treasure trove of perfect imperfections.
Kirk and Steve travel the world looking for salvage pieces or unique finds that are incredible as is or can be re-purposed into something else. These guys have the vision to take someone else's trash and turn it into an incredible statement piece. Inventory changes weekly and they have customers all over the U.S. In fact, hotels and retailers love them for their incredible eye. You will fall in love with something in the store - guaranteed. The stories alone of where the item came from will make you want to do your part and save a little piece of history.
Here is what the store looks like now. Sometimes it's more contemporary/industrial and other times you may stubble upon something more french. I'm still dying over a 14 foot long pine dining table they had a year ago.... ( I know a few other people are too)
If you don't live in Seattle, you're in luck as they are on 1st Dibs.
This chandelier would be incredible in a kitchen or breakfast area.
Dying over this Japanese Lacquered Pagoda Chandelier.
This carved bull is incredible. The lamps were originally part of an old column. The cabinet behind the bull is insane. I think it may have come out of a school. (sorry, if I'm wrong guys - I couldn't keep all the stories straight) Nonetheless, it is gorgeous and would be incredible in a mudroom or laundry room. Or, hello mid-century modern living room.
This piece made me weak in the knees. Of course it wasn't built to house wine. Probably hardware in someones shop. However it makes the perfect wine cellar.
Love the crows. My client walked out with this table. It's new home will be in her pantry. The perfect working and storage table.
These lights would be fabulous next to a bed, fireplace, or in an entry. So unique yet timeless. There are two...better hurry.
So, next time you need a unique statement piece, check out Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings at www.kirkalbert.com or www.KirkAlbert.1stDibs.com.
Can't wait to see what you find next guys!