Re Store Springfield MA
After traveling from Louisville, KY my retro-wonder Aunt Pam picked me up from the airport with a mid-mod packed week planned for us. Less than an hour later we had stopped at a place we both know and love, the ReStore in Springfield, MA- and as always, they did not let us down. I guarantee if you dig in and get your hands a little dirty you will find some great treasures, although at first glance the ReStore seems a little intimidating with items everywhere. Before we even got to the entrance we checked out their wonderful collection of window shutters. Oh man, did they have all colors and sizes. We really like these little ones with the “pine tree” cut out. Wouldn’t they look great with a fresh coat of paint? Remember, when buying shutters make sure you measure your windows height and the width so they can close perfectly.
After spending a good ten minutes in the blistering heat digging through shutters we entered the main building and our eyes about popped out. Right there, like it was waiting just for us, was a full set of white Geneva cabinets- complete with two lazy susans (which are rare, Aunt Pam doesn’t even have them in her Geneva kitchen). Just look at those green countertops with the steel edging…alas, if I only had my own house. I counted seven 1 inch spacer pieces. Isn’t that a lot for a kitchen this size? For 0 these cabinets are deal. As with everything in ReStore, just a little TLC will go a long way.
Just a few feet away was this mid-century, baby blue cabinet base. It came with the kickboard and still had the original shipping label. Notice the large spacer piece. Many reader are looking for these (both large and small) so if you find some and can get them for a good price, we recommend hoarding them. Although harder to find, St. Charles cabinets are manufactured in heavier steel and overall better put together than many other steel cabinets of the time.
Check out this huge yellow oven hood. It was hard to get a good picture since it was high up and weighed a ton. I love the visible bolts and seam lines. This would look great if you had a stove, or kitchen, to match it.
Aunt Pam was ecstatic about this find: stove knobs made by the fabulous Robert Shaw. These are rare, and for only $5 there was no way we were leaving without them.
This wide pink American Standard Gracelyn sink was a beauty. Look at all that space on the sides and the original hardware. This was an almost buy for Aunt Pam, but after realizing she already has seven sinks in her attic and one in the garage (not to mention what DH would say when we brought this big thing home) we decided against it. Still, it was hard to resist.