The 30th Day of Silver Linings, 3 Days Late

*** If you would like to know why this post is 3 days late click —>HERE<— ***

On June 30th, 2015 my husband and I were still visiting Des Moines, Iowa.  You would be amazed how much there is to do and see!  It has changed a lot since I grew up there, that’s for sure.  In fact, if you want to “Do the Most Hipster Thing Possible – Move to Des Moines.”  I wouldn’t have believed it either, but I was kind of impressed.

Anyway, on the 30th we went to this place called West End Architectural Salvage, which has it’s very own television show on the DIY network (season 2 aired January 7th, 2015).  Here is a little info which can also be found on their website…

Our goal at West End is to insure that Des Moines residents have a successful search of “salvaged” items from larger cities and foreign countries.

Our inventory comes from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, England, the Middle East, and various other places-making us anything but boring! The unique, classically appealing items available at West End are found just about everywhere, but we offer a central location for them to be seen.

No matter how far you travel you’ll never forget the experience our store has to offer! Our passion is rescuing craftsmanship from the past and offering it to you for renovations or creative re-purposing. Someone’s trash is always someone else’s treasure!

West End has everything from furniture to stained glass to doors to tin panels. These one-of-a-kind items are organized by category throughout the four floors of the West End building. This makes it possible for you to find what you want in a minimal amount of time.

We had a lot of fun going from floor to floor and seeing all of the amazing things they have to offer!

Just a few snapshots of the awesomeness within West End Architectural Salvage!  If you ever find yourself in Des Moines, make sure you check out the treasures here!!!

On this thirtieth day of Silver Linings we explored a fabulous place we had never been before, and truly had a magnificent time doing so 🙂 It was a perfect ending to a project based on seeking positivity!

Thank you all for following along on this journey of mine, I will write a reflective post on the overall experience soon, so stay tuned!



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