Blue Moon has always believed in being green — even before green was hip! Salvaging items, turning trash into treasures: it’s what we’re all about. A great example just rolled into the shop.
This antique industrial cart on wheels makes a fantastic coffee table with character. But wait! There’s more. Blue Moon plans to repurpose the cart into a kitchen island by adding a top of reclaimed wood . Recycled and upgraded — we call that upcycling! Oh, and that colorful framed print? That’s a vintage poster from Paris, dated 1954. Tres chic!
The table’s on sturdy wheels and is affixed with four rare hickory sticks that were once used to guide the cart around some old factory. Just picture it!
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Don’t know about you, but we’ve been reveling in this beach weather – opening up the windows and soaking up the sunshine. It puts us in the mood to celebrate the shore.
This cabinet is made of wood from industrial workshop carts. The chippy, driftwood-esque paint job is custom craftsmanship from a good friend of Blue Moon (thanks, Amy!)
And speaking of driftwood, check out our lovely little display of all kinds of seaside treasures!
These sailor beer bottles are authentic — and date back to the 1800′s! We’re not kidding!
Wouldn’t this helmet shell look fabulous ANYWHERE? What about as a unique bookend? Or perhaps as part of a centerpiece for a summer beachside barbecue? Are we invited?
Our next fabulous find may look familiar. Perhaps you’ve seen something like this in the retail furniture world. Perhaps you thought “Wow, doesn’t that look authentic?” Perhaps it was overpriced. Well feast your eyes on this wooden treasure — an original industrial rolling cart full of years and character.
Check out the cool detail work.
Picture it as an accent piece or as a coffee table. Beautiful and functional!
There’s nothing like one-of-a-kind!
Maybe this new year you’ve made a list of pesky flaws to work on. Maybe you’ve vowed to make THIS the year for reinvention. Maybe you’ll be a new YOU come 2011. Here at Blue Moon, we already think you’re perfect. But when it comes to furniture, there’s always room for improvement.
Take this fabulous chippy kitchen island. Sturdy, colorful and full of character. What could be better than that?
How about the fact that this island was recreated from a big old door? Check out the front detail with the old metal hardware.
It’s all thanks to a Blue Moon friend who builds furniture out of architectural salvage, including custom work. Call Blue Moon to work it out.
Maybe this is the year you reinvent yourself AND your favorite furniture. Hmm?
The proposition of eating at your desk may conjure thoughts of scarfed PB&J’s or vending machine raids, but not so fast.
We bet you wouldn’t forgo a feast at this set-up.
This retro office-ware came from New York City — refurbished and resold to a stylish couple at a flea market who eventually passed it on to Blue Moon as a dining set. Sleek, modern and one-of-a-kind. It politely makes a statement without overpowering the room.
Oh, and did we mention the six adorable chairs? The slipcovers bring a certain formality to the industrial flavor. Still, chairs sans-slips look pretty cool, too.
Stop by to have a look for yourself. But hurry — this treasure is sure to be scooped up in no time!
Hi there. Welcome to the first blog post of the Blue Moon Trading Co. Here we hope to give ideas, inspiration, store news and sale alerts with a couple new posts each week. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or questions. We want to hear from you!
Blue Moon blogger Kim has our first post, with the best first subject we could think of — CHRISTMAS!
If you’re anything like some of us, you still have last-minute shopping to do. And the real feat in shopping last minute is making it LOOK like you didn’t. We have some ideas.
Vintage Christmas ornaments are great for anybody. They each already have lots of years of love in them, plus, you can hang them right on the tree after unwrapping!
Can’t go wrong with adorable figurines. As a kid, I treasured the little ceramic mermaids and princesses that graced my tiny shelves. Years later, they still stir up great memories.
I love the idea of giving someone a few cool pieces of glassware with a vintage decanter. It just begs for a celebration. Who’s got the champagne? Spiked cider, anyone?
Know anyone who collects all kinds of manger sets? I do. Shhh. Don’t tell her she’s getting one of these fantastic original gems…
We sure hope you enjoyed our first post. Please let us know what you’d like to see more of. And stop in the store to experience our offerings in real life!