Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Exploring Jacksonville Florida's Eco Relics: Curious Salvage and Vintage Objects


My art teacher friend Jill was recently on Spring Break, so we made sure to plan a "photo adventure day" last week. We stopped by some interesting recycling centers (no photos allowed) and then Eco Relics, a massive nearby local warehouse with a green theme. In their words:



"We are an eco-friendly business that is committed to reducing building and construction waste in landfills."

I don't know anyone more dedicated to conservation and recycling than Jill, we roamed the massive halls excited that everything within was being saved from polluting the planet. Time stood still we may have explored for an hour or two, lost in the labyrinthian halls.

Eco-relics is geared toward interior designers, collectors, builders, and creatives. Some of the retro items may seem pricey compared to, let's say, the Thrift Store or even antique malls where vendors frequently mark thing son sale. I'd say for the type of place it is the prices weren't bad at all, especially on large items. There were lots of things, like cute illustrated books (no. more. I have a bin full to "make art from" one day) and pretty jewelry (nope. will lose.) that I had to resist. It's the perfect place for a designer on a budget to find statement pieces with character for their client's home.


I was tempted by these lockers. Not vintage, more standard variety officey ones, but they were nice and light. I love light furniture I can easily carry upstairs by myself.


I resisted everything in the record wall. I have a stack right here next to my head as I type who's photos I haven't finished editing to list on Etsy yet! No more! That's the theme for this former reseller, no more stuff!


The assemblage piece above is exactly what I'm trying to get into making next. I have three bins of saved bits to play with when I make myself a work station.





Toward the back there were beautiful vintage appliances: sinks, stoves, refrigerators and more.



In addition to the theatrical items there were building applies aplenty for lower prices, like tools, lumber, and PVC pipes.



Had to throw in a photo of the creepy-ass doll, she startled us at first glance! Eco-Relics is a wonderful place to explore or even hunt for unique items, the deals are there. I left with a unique book and some pieces for an artsy gardening project I'm working on (will share both in future posts). I'll be re-visiting Eco Relics in a future post to share their gorgeous garden, next!

Objects from the fast will always fascinate and inspire, I'm glad there are businesses like eco-relics to preserve the past and protect the future.
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24 comments:

  1. wow you could spend hours exploring this place.

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    1. Indeed, this isn't even half of the photos captured.

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  2. Oh wow! I think I might go crazy if I visit this place. I'm drooling at all the vintage items in there!:D

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  3. There are so many interesting things that deserve is in our homes. Another one artist can give a second life, used in his works. Your journey is very exciting.

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    1. The history is the most interesting thing about vintage objects.

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    2. The history is the most interesting thing about vintage objects.

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  4. Never heard of this place. I'll have to check it out. Recently got into gardening and am looking for cool industrial items to add into the space...

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    1. I'd passed it a few times and finally had to check it out. I'm looking for neat artsy pieces for the garden too. Always fun!

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  5. Never heard of this place. I'll have to check it out. Recently got into gardening and am looking for cool industrial items to add into the space...

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  6. What a treasure trove! I wish we had shops like this in my area. We used to have a huge antique mall, but it closed up due to lack of customers. It was so sad. There is so much to discover from the past... right here in the present!

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    1. We have loads of them, the south is a very junk loving culture, haha.

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  7. Wow how cool, that mannequin in the boat creepy!

    retro rover

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  8. very cool. I love places like this where there's just so much cool stuff! I love the assemblage art idea that sounds really cool, can't wait to see what you put together!

    And holy hell that doll is creepy.

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    1. Thanks Zorah, I'm excited to work on them...one..day :D

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  9. Looks amazing, all sorts of weird and wonderful there! I want that stove!!!!!!

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  10. That stove is super cool, I wish we had a place like this nearby. And those lockers, you should go back and get them!

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    1. I bet they'll get more in stock :D I will enjoy them and if anything, they're prime for resell if I get tired of them.

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