I love these glasses made from recycled wine bottles.  I saw them on ETSY.COM (which is a very addicting place to check out artisans, vintage or salvaged goods.) How much fun it would be to have these beauties as your everyday glasses — and even more fun to drink the wine to get to the bottles! Cheers! Joanne 

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I have an IDEABOOK on the fabulous website HOUZZ. (You could miss meals and stare at this website forever!) My Salvage Secrets Ideabook has a bunch of really fun pictures of salvage interiors — go take a peek! It is so fun to check out all the very cool design ideas out there — there are some VERY talented people working with salvaged goods! Can’t wait to find more. My best, Joanne


My Front Porch and the Cool Grate We Had Cut Into the Wood!

As the temperature rises in Vermont, and the snow begins to melt, the dirt road I live on reminds me of why we call spring in Vermont, Mud Season. Thankfully, to keep the mud, snow, sand, or anything from the bottom of our feet, for that matter, out of our home, we inset a walk-off grate on the entryway porch! We love it! The grates in the picture I saw at Mason Brothers Architectural Salvage in Essex Junction Vermont. Joanne

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Here I am in Anegada checking out a cool sculpture made from SALVAGED finds!

I’m excited to share with you…PEOPLE I meet, PLACES I go (or hear about) and the THINGS I come across that are all related to the world of salvage. Come back every few days and visit me! My best, Joanne


My upcoming book! I’m so excited I could pinch myself!

Here is a small piece of the BLURB that W.W. Norton & Company (Andrea and Kevin, you rock!) put together to announce the book’s release. 

A BIG THANK YOU (I’m bowing down deeply now) to Susan Teare (my photographer and friend). I cannot thank her enough for all her hard work and amazing skill! You will love the pictures in the book. The pictures on the top of this blog are from the book that Susan took!   My best, Joanne

Here is a picture of Susan Teare, my photographer for the book,  and I taking a quick break from our photo shoots on the coast of Oregon! We are tired but very happy!

W.W. Norton & Company
New York * London
ISBN 978-0-393-73339-6

Salvage Secrets
Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts
by Joanne Palmisano
Photographs by Susan Teare

Today we all want to build and renovate our homes with sustainability in mind, so it’s no surprise that “salvage”—reusing old building materials and other recycled goods—is an increasingly popular technique, both for its environmentally friendly functionality and its unique design aesthetic…

Salvage Secrets is a resource you won’t want to be without on your search. Here, veteran salvager and designer Joanne Palmisano equips you with a practical guide and conducts you on a stunning visual tour of the interior design possibilities using a range of rescued materials…

With over 150 color photographs and sketches, as well as a comprehensive listing of architects, designers, and other specialty salvage resources for your hunt, you’ll be ready to visit warehouses, recycling centers, antique shops, and some unique locations in search of the perfect salvaged treasure for your home design.

Joanne Palmisano is an award-winning designer and marketing consultant for Peregrine Design/Build in Vermont…

Susan Teare is an architectural photographer and has contributed to many national publications…

My best, Joanne

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