Preservation Station

Hello, everyone! I’m writing from work today and inserting a shameless plug for my favorite antique store: Preservation Station.  I work here.

I took this picture recently from the top of the very tall ladder.  This shows a pretty good selection of what we sell — restored antique lighting, stained glass, doors, mantels….anything cool that was ever attached to a building.

And the nice thing — you don’t have to own a house to shop here.  There are lots of other uses for these things.  We have antique decorative trim (I bought a piece the other day to make into a shelf for my Blue Willow), tiles (y’all saw my coasters!), door hardware, and lots of other things that make really cool accent pieces.

This is my favorite section of the store — door hardware!  It’s easy to install, and there are literally hundreds of options. I love the door hardware.

Here’s a closeup of one of the walls of doorplates:

And my all-time favorites, the doorknobs! Check out that cool butterfly knob — I believe it was made by Norwalk, circa 1880’s.  And to the right of it you’ll see two Bakelite knobs from the 1930’s — so much fun variety!

 And, of course, doors to put the hardware on — hundreds of doors.  The interior doors, incidentally, are mostly $45-$65 apiece. Not bad at all, in my opinion.

And, to finish our little store tour, here’s one last photo.

So next time you need a fun place to shop, or browse, or just marvel over cool architectural antiques, stop by and visit!  Or if you’re out-of-town, look at the website (I list all that stuff on there — it’s what I do with a large portion of my time).

About Charity

I have an inexcusable number of cookbooks (and like to experiment with them), have worked in architectural antiques, and have been sewing most of my life. I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, & Design from Iowa State University. Doing household things (except for cleaning!) and hunting for antiques are my favorite pastimes.
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3 Responses to Preservation Station

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  2. Debby Stumbaugh says:

    I have 6 sets of porcelain doorknobs I want to use on new doors( with the round per bored holes). Is this possible? Thanks.

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