One of the Twin Cities best salvage stores, Architectural Antiques in Minneapolis, is discounting everything 50 percent from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Dec. 19). AA, which is considered pricey compared to other other highly regarded salvage shops, Bauer Brothers and Guilded Salvage, also in Minneapolis, contains a treasure trove of antique and vintage lighting, leaded and prairie glass windows, wood mantles, doors, entryways, original hardware, iron work, vintage plumbing, and religious artifacts. Normally, the owners offer 40 percent off during these storewide sales so this is an extra savings.


While I tend to believe that AA's selection and quality are best, if you think the price is too high even at a 50 percent savings, try Bauer Brothers or Guilded Salvage. Note: Guilded Salvage is closed Mondays.


For a map of all three shops, click here.