Friday, February 5, 2016

Salvage Dawgs Season 4 Episodes 2 And 3

Grouping Two Episodes Together


Season 4- Episode 2 Branson, MO
Turned doors into a hostess bar
Not really my personal type of episode (no house history here), but you may enjoy it. I did absolutely adore this hostess bar that was made from old doors.



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Season 4- Episode 3 Jackson, TN
"Things deserve a second chance." ~Grayson
The craft project was turning a paneled door into tiered shelves.
Description of shelf they made...

Very, very, very cool completed shelf.
In this episode, there is an explanation of how fire doors work. 
AND, Examples of why you should wear safety gear and always have a first aid kit handy.
1.) Eyeglasses
2.) Gloves


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Salvage Dawgs Season 4 Episode 1

My Favorite Episode So Far!

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Difficult to see here, but it is the cast iron from the front of an old store in Vicksburg, MS.

First, let me apologize for the delay. I had three contracts come in at the same time, my daughter was sick, and I had two papers due. I actually have had seven of these (for Salvage Dawgs) written on my log book, but haven't had time to type them into the blog yet. 

See! Here are my notes!

 I come in today to add the rest of my notes in and I find a kind note from Black Dog Salvage on the first post. You can see it here. http://thesassycountess.blogspot.com/2016/01/salvage-dawgs-season-3-episode-11.html?showComment=1454604647327#c101271434929736070

 Why did I love this episode? I really learned a lot:

*Cast iron is brittle

*"It was put up in parts and it has to come down in parts." ~Mike

*Cyprus wood has resistance properties. The upper floor joists were out in the elements for 6 years(? I think this is what he said.) 

*Don't remove a bolt that's been there 160 years - You just don't." You'll need to watch the episode to find out how they removed the cast iron. 

Other items:

Fog horn off a life boat

Their craft project item was a table they made for the home of a country music duo, "Thompson Square." 

Again, another example of something that I was afraid of coming out gorgeous!

Detail of the table. To find out more, make sure you watch this episode.

 I would give this episode five and half tiaras if I had them. So, obviously, I think  you should really watch this episode.

 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Salvage Dawgs Season 3 Episode 13

Brief Review of 

St. Andrews Catholic Church

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Shelves From Doors

So, I only took one photograph from this episode, but I encourage you to watch it.

The above photo is the top portion of a shelving unit the daughter of one of the men made. I believe it is absolutely phenomenal. What a brilliant idea! She took two doors with insets and put in distressed metal, put on a top and had her brother make the metal scroll-work there.  This is just a side note to the show, but I think there should have been a show just on this. WOW.

The episode is about the St. Andrews Catholic Church spires. They assisted by removing the copper sheeting and crosses at the very top. 

I found this extremely interesting because I have never seen anything like it before. The sheeting was very thin and was placed over wooden frames. Very cool info.

I thought I was going to be upset when one said, "Clowns are bad."

However, within one second the other replied, "Don't take that personally, clowns."

If you don't know, I was a professional clown for over ten years doing parties, but mostly performing at large corporate events and carnivals. So, I get very upset when someone makes a blanket statement. But, I forgive them because of the almost-apology. ;)

I give this episode four tiaras.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Salvage Dawgs Season 3 Episode 12

Very, Very, Very Brief Review of 

Spec, Virginia

"Used to be called Spec Station
Where the train used to stop."
 
Cow Scale
 This episode the boys had very funny conversation at the beginning of the show. Not really a house history episode, but definitely interesting. 

The above picture was of a cow scale they brought in on consignment, but the main show had the crew cleaning out an old cannery. the cannery was the original train depot, I believe. Not my favorite episode, but the beginning was great.

Two are inside as two others return. One says of the returning, "Don't look like they worked very hard, they're awfully clean."
The reply was, "Just because I put on a clean shirt doesn't mean I wasn't working."

Carousel from the Cannery

Other items in the show include:
Steam Cleaner
Turn Stiles
Red Light
Metal Cooler

I give this episode three tiaras.







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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Salvage Dawgs Season 3 Episode 11

Restore

Repurpose

Resell

Salvage Dawgs Banner from FYI Network

"Everyday historic buildings across America are being torn down and what's inside can be lost or destroyed forever... But not if Mike and Robert get there first. From an old farmhouse to an abandoned mill, together they restore, repurpose, or resell whatever salvage they can find. They're saving pieces of history - and America - one salvage job at a time.
They Are...The Salvage Dawgs"

So, the wording is great, but the voice sounds like the guy that does all the voice-overs for the horror movies.  The company is Blackdog Salvage, the show is Salvage Dawgs.

I found this show at the tail-end of one of the episodes on the DIY network and so I decided to record any future episodes because it looked like something that I would enjoy. Well, I am still learning this new DVR and found out that I recorded 16 episodes because of a show marathon. 

I've done show and movie reviews in the past, so I thought I would do the same thing for the Salvage Dawgs. If you notice, the last word is spelled - and definitely pronounced in the show - like the old cartoon Deputy Dawg. (Do you remember that cartoon? I used to love it!)

The episodes are a half hour a piece and seem to feature one product that they create out of one or more old things. The two main guys are complete characters and found myself laughing throughout the show. I especially found Mike funny. However, the "side kicks" are just as fun to watch. They tear down places or just do junk-outs or "picking" (sort of like the picker guys on HGT).
  
What I'll be doing is just giving a brief synopsis of the episodes with a photo or two that I took from my TV. I honestly recommend this show. You can get some great ideas on repurposing things and even some history on the location (not much), and one or two episodes that give you background on some historic products, building and even more tear-down techniques. 
I am starting with Season 3 Episode 11 because this is the first episode on the DVR, but even more because it is the first episode that I saw!
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Season 3/Episode 11
Great quote from the personel
"Treat it with some respect."
The majority of my photos are the portico. While I absolutely enjoyed the clean-out portion. You should watch the episode to see it!
The episode was about a clean-out on an old farmhouse in South Boston, VA. The farmhouse had beautiful blue walls and was going to be torn down because the owner was paying taxes on the house and didn't want to.
The old farmhouse they did the clean-out on. Yes, that is my doggies' bed there.
The project was turning a Greek-Revival portico into an outside kitchen. When they said that they would turn this portico into an outside kitchen 1.) I didn't understand initially, yet I was still 2. Horrified!
Removing the portico


 Wow, was I wrong about a horrible decision. Just look at this! I would love to have it, wouldn't you?
Oh, and yes, you can see the ad for my favorite show, Rehab Addict on the bottom right of the screen.
Finished and fantastic!

I give it five tiaras.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Middle Tennessee January Snow 2016

January 20, 2016

I thought that I would share the snow scene from my backyard.

   
It is easier to see in the video... 
 

video

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas 2015

At Our New Home

Our dinner table, with only the spring glass dishes locatable so far.

We still have a lot of stuff to do

Including unpacking and putting stuff up,

but that did not stop us from our tradition.

Okay, maybe it did slow us down. 

(Plus, I had the flue, so I was short on courses.)

Salad plus strawberries with my special home-made dressing
 This year, the theme was strawberry and white wine.


Dean happy to get started. He was so hungry!

Tomato-Basil Soup with White Wine (Don't worry, the alcohol was cooked off)

Lobster Ravioli with Handmade Cream, Butter, and White Wine Sauce.

So you can see the inside. It really was delicious!

Red and White Pan Potato, Baked Sweet Potato, and Cornish Hen baked in butter, spices, strawberries, and white wine.
 Yes, the portions were small, smaller for me than the rest, too. However, with this many courses, I promise everyone was full by the end of the meal!
Sidney and My Brother enjoying the course. Honestly, it was my favorite!

Baked Green Beans and butter with Pan-cooked Beef Tips in Homemade Mushroom and White Wine Gravy

My Mom's and Dean's Favorite Course. (That's blueberry/grape sparkling juice, btw.)

My world-famous Chocolate Mousse. This year it is Chocolate-Strawberry with Handmade Strawberry Whipped Cream
View From Above

This year's fruit - Strawberries! With Handmade Strawberry Whipped Cream. Did I mention that Sidney mad the topping?
View from above!

Next to what us adults received as a pairing... Spumanti! (Yes, the wine glasses are somewhere besides available.)

Strawberry and Vanilla Swirl Ice Cream Ended the night.

Can you guess what Sidney's favorite course was?

A very full and satisfied Dean.

Gorgeous Sidney by the tree.

And, we thank you for your time! (and desert)
 Obviously, there was no pictures of me this year. Everyone ran and undressed this year as soon as they were finished eating. So, no pics of me. But, I assure you I was there. I did the cooking, too.

This was a sparsely attended year - Rob and his new wife are in Tacoma, Renee is in Chicago, and no visitors (except my brother, Dave). 

My mom was amenable to making it even smaller, but Dean and Sid would not allow it! Okay, I wouldn't either. We had a great time. I hope your Christmas was just as wonderful.

Merry Christmas to everyone! Oh, and a Happy New Year - 2016 as well!!!

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