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Time for a hair cut

Look Good Feel Better?  I think I should hang this by my bathroom mirror.

The post about those old window weights?  Well those old weights came attached to a whole building.
I purchased an old building to renovate a couple years ago (yup this is my baby, but Brawn does all the work).  In it's past life it was a barber shop and we inherited all the paraphernalia with the purchase. 

Lots and lots and lots of "stuff" which also included furnishings from the apartment above where the barber and his family lived.
So we got the vintage porcelain barber sign above....

 This awesome Red Wing clock that is currently in our house

 This dirty hairy old sink, not like the movie

 An unfortunately empty cash register

 And two of these bad boys  

One of which I had the misfortune of being dropped on my big toe.

We even got the scissors, shavers, empty bottles of smelly stuff, 
cabinets, racks, and lots of old hair.

The ceramic tool sterilizer is now in my bathroom

Old cabinets, so yucky, but I like the glass knobs

A couple years ago when the reno started I barked out the order to Brawn and the boys.....  
"don't get rid of anything just in case".  

Now with blogging, I'm barking louder....


Fall of 2011 everyone rolled out of bed, hammers in hand, and off to replace the building front.  

We got rid of a whole dumpster load of whatWhat good stuff did I toss not knowing any better? 

I will never know.

I'm linking this up to the FOLK Magazine thing with Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors
because how many people have a 1916 building that came with 1916 crap?


  1. That is just too cool!! Seriously. No one has 2 barber chairs. And the sign. And the cash register. Sigh...can we be friends?

  2. Love the building and all the stuff! Can't wait to see the before and afters!


  3. I would say nobody! How freakin' awesome.

  4. Wow ! What a great haul - apart from the hair !!!

  5. OMG!!! I'd be in hog heaven with all that great old stuff "mine all mine"! I can hardly wait to see what you do with all of it.

    What a wonderful old building with the original tile floors! I wouldn't be able to sleep at night thinking about all the possibilities that building has.

  6. Wow, what a treasure...complete with all the old stuff...yeah! Are you turning it into retail space? A true gold mine!

  7. I love all the treasures, especially the sink. My mom has one in her half bath! So what's up your sleeve lady?

  8. Can't wait to see the befores and afters.

  9. What an awesome building! And you inherited some cool stuff that was inside too (ok...maybe not the hair). I enjoyed reading about your project, I look forward to seeing before and after photos!

  10. how very exciting!! fun too! good luck on your new adventure!

  11. Anonymous2/26/2012

    Now this is very exciting! I would have bought the building just because of the old stuff! I do have to say that I have an old building myself - a theater that was built in 1915 but alas it came with nothing but some stale old popcorn, worn out seats and a mortgage. LOL. We have not done anything with it yet so I will live vicariously through you and your reno and look forward to seeing the after!

  12. Bliss...This is really neat. All that great loot because you bought the store. Can hardly wait to see the after pictures.


  13. Wow...just wow! The building and everything in it is amazing! That cash register is gorgeous! What are your plans for this building? Can't wait to see the progress made on it.

    Be sure to link this up tonight at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Party!

  14. I love old advertising stuff. Looks like you hit the motherload with this building. Can't wait to see the before and after pics.

  15. Oh my, who cool. That cash register is awesome...and the chairs and fun!!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  16. What up, Bliss? I see you are a part of the TRIBE of power bloggers! Are we the tribal elders??

  17. How fun does this look?? A dream come true! Can't wait to see more.

  18. This entire building is a gem. A snapshot of a bygone era.

    (Love your term "Dirty Hairy". I have 5 pets, they love to contribute their locks they no longer need to the floor. I should make a little sign that says "Dirty Hairy" for my front door on the days my house qualifies.)

  19. How neat that you got all that stuff with the building. Awesome antiques!


  20. all sooooo great! will be fun to see it as it goes.

    barbara jean

  21. What an awesome project and building!!!! Can't wait for the "afters"!

  22. Your fabulous building and everything that came with it are being featured tonight at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  23. AWESOME!!! I love it!! In fact I'm a "lil bit jealous" ;)
    So fun to finally meet you in person "Miss Bliss"...hope you and your girls had big fun at the show :) Chat soon, Laurel

  24. Wow, I am seriously jealous. All of that stuff is just too awesome...let alone the building! What are you going to do with the building?

  25. You have a barber shop?!?!! My parents are barbers, and my dad has collected that stuff forever. He has a couple cool old chairs, and tons of the other barberish paraphernalia. If he ever decides to get rid of it, I'll see if we can send it north. :) So cool!

  26. I did not start reading blogs or doing a blog until March or so of this year,,,so I never saw this one...and with todays blog...and now WOW...would love to know your dreams and all this great stuff....we have a shoe shine chair in our antique mall location....Elvis got his shoes shine their and many other notables...and a few we rather forget....


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