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I hope you all had a good Martin Luther King Day! We were a bit under the weather here, but did manage to make it out to one of our favorite building salvage places: Build It Green. We found this super-tall, 50 inch plant stand for $20. Build It Green is an amazing, dusty place full of architectural salvage from New York City buildings. Their mission is to keep building waste out of landfills, and promote recycling of salvaged materials. The BIG warehouses hold an amazing array of tile, sinks, mantels, shelving, bathtubs…and we found five matching (!) radiators for the house. The heavy cast iron radiators have been stacked in our downstairs room next to the clawfoot tub while they await their sandblasting and powder-coating. That room is starting to look like our own salvage shop, but some day the pieces we find will all be put in their proper spots. The plant stand is now holding up the geranium I took pity on and brought inside this frigid weekend. We have been wanting more plants around here and this tall stand is the first of more to come.