Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What's New At The Warehouse

There have been some major and minor changes: The dance studio will be turned into a large 925 square foot retail space featuring furniture and lighting that will hang from the ceiling. It's an ideal room with the extensive wall space, electric outlets and hardwood floors. We now have the opportunity to display rugs on the floor.

We are now open 7 days a week. Monday - Friday 10:30am till 6:00pm; Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

We have a few new vendors including Poulon and Sons, who make remake and install decorative plaster trim and ceiling medallions. They do repair as well.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Childrens Books At The Warehouse

Our world is full of noise and chaos for young minds; television, video games, music devices,and cell phones shout at them daily.

Even babies love the sound of cartoons, are fascinated by the buttons of remote controls and have their favorite tunes when the radio is on.

Searching for a way to stop the madness? Looking for a little quiet time to spend with your kids?

Check out the shelves of gently read children's books At The Warehouse. Reading provides a quiet time for closeness and personal interaction. Children love to be read to. It lets their imaginations take flight.

Even before they can understand the words, they love the sound of Daddy's deep voice lulling them to sleep and Mommy's silly character voices making them giggle.
At The Warehouse has a wide selection of books for children ages infant to young adult.
Recent finds:

Amelia Bedelia....Peggy Parrish's silly tales of a housekeeper whose literal take on language makes for amusing situations.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish......Dr Susses classic ridiculous rhyming book will have your little ones laughing out loud.
Baby Sitter Club series books....by Ann M. Martin about a group of seventh grader students who form a business and find out how hilarious babysitting can be.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Albany Flea - this Sunday 7/26/2009

Visit Albany Flea - The Sunday place to be!

Fred Shapiro and Camille Gibeau of Silver Fox Enterprises have added a new element to their North Albany At The Warehouse location. Together they launched Albany Flea in June of this year.
Albany Flea is not your average Flea Market. Inspired by large venues such as London's Apple market and Brooklyn Flea, here you will find a multitude of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and locally made, handcrafted goods in a casual pet friendly environment
Stroll through the Yard Garden to enjoy flowering plants and hanging baskets.
Try on vintage clothing and accessories in the outdoor shop complete with mirrors and changing room.
Browse the vendors booths set up among iron gates and concrete garden statuary to search for treasures.
Last weekends offerings included vintage cocktail shakers and swizzle sticks, antique furniture, and Kariza dresses - advertised to be able to be worn 100 different ways.
When you visit Albany Flea on Sunday don't forget to come inside At The Warehouse. Our artisan vendors shops Dreaming Lion Tarot, Carol Dratch Kovler, One of a Kind Art, and The FamiLee Jewels are still here, as well as Silver Fox Architectural Salvage.
Plan to relax and to have lunch while you look around. The Artifacts Cafe has a great selection of fresh breads, soups, sandwiches, pizza and quiche, while our outdoor snack shack has snow cones, ice cream, cotton candy and funnel cake for desert.
Wireless Internet and ATM on site.

Albany Flea - Sundays 10-4
At The Warehouse - Saturdays 10 - 6, Sundays 10 -4.
Silver Fox Architectural Salvage open every day
all at:
20 Learned St
Albany NY 12207

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Silver Fox Salvage back on PAGE 1 of Google

If you search ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE on Google, you will find Silver Fox Salvage on page 1 once again. We are getting more hits from stores, restaurants and night clubs looking for unique architectural salvage.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flea Market this SUNDAY June 7th

THIS Sunday starts Albany Flea, Destined to be THE Sunday destination. Great vendors, food and more. We are located just around the corner from Miss Albany Diner and Woff's Biergarten (on Broadway). From 10:00am till 4:00pm. We are pet friendly, plenty of parking. We are dedicated to used and locally made items as the majority of our vendors. Great concrete garden statuary, plants and trees, used furniture, books and household items, pottery, paintings and photography, and much more. You have to see it to understand this is an oasis in Albany. Quality Vendors always wanted. Visit our website at http://www.albanyflea.com or call 431-0606

Monday, March 30, 2009

Outdoor Albany Flea Market Every Sunday

Starting Sunday June 7th, the parking lot facing N. Ferry Street with have an outdoor flea market from 10am till 4pm. Featured will be reuse items: used and vintage clothing, CD's & DVD's, books, furniture, electronics and of course handmade items from the local area. Outside will be flanked by our great garden statuary, plants and garden products, architectural salvage and more.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Gardening in February

Gardening in February ! Okay, it's small scale but you'll go home with a lovely terrarium to hold you till May.
Silver Fox Salvage came across a number of glass domes at auction recently, similar to the classic "English Cloches" used for terrariums. Mix it up with some miniature plants, vintage dishware, salvaged finds and you have a unique garden scape to get you through the cold winter months.
The class will be taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension's master gardener, Audrey Hawkins. Saturday Feburary 21, 2009 from 1:30 - 3:00. Reservations are required. Please call Lynn or Camille, 518-431-0606
Workshop instruction is free. Basic materials: $20.00 (includes glass dome, plants and potting material, base is subject to choice). Any additional items you wish to bring or buy is up to you.
Come early and poke around for small salvage items to incorporate into your garden
Visit with our talented vendors.
Have lunch at the Artifacts Cafe.

Located: 20 Learned Street (behind the Miss Albany Diner). Albany NY, 12207

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine's Day At The Warehouse

Valentines Day is just 2 weeks away.
Vendors At The Warehouse have plenty of ways for you to surprise the love of your life.

A loaf of bread a jug of wine and thou beside me......just don't forget the corkscrew! Let The FamiLee Jewels help you celebrate your love.
Valentine's Day is very special to Fred and I. It is our wedding anniversary and this year we will have been married 33 years.
The FamiLee Jewels is offering a special package in honor of Valentine's day.
We have paired one of Fred's hand crafted combination wine stop corkscrew tools, a pair of wine charms and a gift bag for your wine.
All you have to add is the wine and the Valentine.
$29 gift boxed.
We have corkscrews available in ebony, deer antler, tulip wood, zebra wood, and cocobolo.
The wine stopper portion of the tool screws onto the handle covering the corkscrew.
The wine stopper piece is made of chrome covered brass. It is durable, tarnish free and will not impart any taste to your wine. Available February 1st-14th.
Alyson of Dreaming Lion Tarot will do a couples reading for 20 dollars during the month of February. The regular price is 35 dollars.Let Alyson use her gift of divination to help you gain insight to your lives and your relationship.
Perhaps your Valentine would appreciate Home Decor items created by in house artists from salvage, unique crocheted items by Andrea, pottery by Lars Turin, or a Narcissus garden to remind them of Spring.

The Effects Of The Economy On Home Decor

A recent article in the NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/garden/29industry.html?_r=1
illustrates how the housing crisis has effected the home decor business. With a fall in retail sales and a significant decrease in advertising revenue, businesses and magazines are closing at accelerated rates.

Merchants AT THE WAREHOUSE have to inform the customers that buying local, buying quality reuse items is a better way to preserve value and bolster the local economy. When you buy local, more money stays in the community. Buy a dresser made in China and where does your money go? Some goes back to China, some to local employees and some to the business (which may be owned by a corporation outside this area). Buy one AT THE WAREHOUSE and where does your money go. Well, it was purchased from someone locally who sold it to us outright or at auction. We get the money and after business expenses, spend it at local restaurants and other businesses.

In these times, BUY LOCAL is more important than ever. Though in some areas you may spend a little more, but more comes back to the community.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

At The Warehouse, a place of surprises

You just never know what you will see At The Warehouse.

It is a place full of wonderful objects and interesting people.

A walk around the building will show you a life sized soft sculpture of Albert Einstein (that often has our cat Salvage sleeping in his lap), verdigrised pieces of the old Carnegie Mansion, and boxes of old clock parts.

Stop and chat with Carol Dratch-Kovler. She offers seeds and plants for sale as well as cards and decorative papers made with and decorated with flowers and seeds. She is happy to share her gardening expertise with you.

Bonnie and Ella of The FamiLee Jewels will tell you the story of any of their hand crafted jewelry pieces.

Allyson of Dreaming Lion Tarot is blessed with the gift of divination. Let her read your cards and help you with guidance for 2009.

Last Sunday At The Warehouse local Juggling performers Jeff Taveggia and his son Nick were practicing their craft. We totally enjoyed watching them toss the batons and Nick is quite accomplished on the unicycle! You can read more about Jeff and Nick, their Juggling and other bad habits at http://www.jeffthejuggler.com/ .

So stop down, peruse the treasures, have lunch in the Artifacts Cafe, you never know what you will find.