Love the sign fitted in an old wrought iron frame. Julio traded the artist a couple of vintage bicycles for custom sign painting.
I began recommending Feeding the Pig to my friends even before I had a chance to stop by and take these photos since I knew Julio would have plenty of cool stuff like these wonderful old iron pieces and window guards.
Lockers are always popular at vintage shops. I see a great galvanized tank in the background! How did I miss that?
These railings with the iron worked flat are different and would add a special touch to any garden.
A few of these bright green bamboo-shaped bottles went home with me
Letters are often in stock
Looking through these photos I see a number of things I should go back for. But he's always getting new things in so there's plenty for all of us to share and the pricing is quite reasonable. Yep, that's a boat in the background.
I'll let you browse for a while...note that the place is nicely organized with space to walk around, which was a goal for Julio.
Lots of good stuff inside where select pieces are displayed.
Julio and his wife Crystal spend their spare time hunting for cool stuff, antique, and vintage items like these old train locomotive lights.
These very old Mexican cannonballs are on display in the shop.
Back outside to browse a while longer.
Julio wrapping those pretty green bottles to go.
Feeding the Pig is located at 1722 E. Commerce St. just a few blocks east of Yeya's making it fun and convenient to hit both in the same afternoon.
Closed Mondays and open 11:00 am to 5:30 pm the rest of the week.
Email Julio at Feedthepig222@gmail.com or call 210-429-0923.
Like them on Facebook to keep up with all the new stuff arriving each week.
Zowie, what a great shop! I see lots of things that I'd love to bring home! Could be dangerous to the wallet to have this and Yeya's so close to each other. You're very lucky to have these cool shops in your area!ReplyDelete
It's amazing all the cool stuff they find for the shops here. One of my favorite things to do when I'm not plant shopping.Delete
What a cool place to shop! I would have liked s couple of those metal chairs and more than a few items that could be used as planting containers but San Antonio is a little far to drive in my case...ReplyDelete
There seems to be an endless supply of vintage motel chairs and gliders. Maybe you can visit someday and we'll show you around.Delete
That place would have made me crazy with delight if I had visited it as I was building my Big Momma's Garden when I lived in Connecticut: http://www.leemaysgardeninglife.com/2012/01/tribute-to-big-mommas-garden.htmlReplyDelete
I went back and read that post (again) Lee. It was so much fun to see and learn about all the things you put in there. Now that you are back in the south for real we'll look for a new version of BMG soon.Delete
So many treasures! I can imagine having lots of fun in such a place where ones creativity is the only limitation!ReplyDelete
Exactly, used a different way and all these things are fun and special.Delete
Thanks for posting about this new shop of treasures, Shirley!! I'll have to pay them a visit soon!!ReplyDelete
Please do, I know they will both enjoy seeing new visitors.Delete
What a great place to shop for repurposed junk. I love shops like Julio's.ReplyDelete
He is so knowledgeable and good to deal with.Delete
I go kind of catatonic in a place like this, and only later think of ways I could have used some of the stuff.ReplyDelete
I had to force myself to quit stopping by my favorite Goodwill. The bargains are great and at some point every single thing in the store "would make a great planter!". This place looks a lot more dangerous and I am relieved to have it 90 minutes away though now I've seen it am guessing it will only be a matter of time before the "road trip!" bug meets the "salvage" bug and off we'll go. Thanks for shining a light here!ReplyDelete
Wow! It's almost too much to take in, but I'll bet there are some treasures there!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of repurposing old stuff and making it new again. Sometimes I need a little help with the design part of it, but I'd rather re-use than always buy new things. This shop looks like a great place for inspiration!ReplyDelete
Looks like he has all kinds of cool stuff. I was just visiting Rancho Reubidoux, and what he could create out of all that junk! http://ranchoreubidoux.com/2014/04/15/under-deadline-finale-lights-out/ReplyDelete