If an item you find in Savvy Salvage was not passionately salvaged from a market, auction, thrift store or online, or a product used to keep the creatives creating, it was made in the hands of a local artisan or artist!
Heidi established Savvy Salvage in 2010.
"I never had a new bike as a kid. Some people would think that is just awful. It wasn't. It was thrifty and free, and who cares! I grew out of it and got a "new" one... curbside.
I was born into the salvaging world. Most of the men in my immediate family worked in the garbage business. Most of my friends' families were in the garbage business. It was in my blood and upbringing.
I remember collecting newspapers from paper campaigns and even taking drives after work to pick up curbside finds when I was little. Recycling and refurbishing was the thing we just did. It saved a lot of things from going into the landfill, even before it was "cool."
Savvy Salvage was a dream in my head for over a decade. The name came from a pair of barn gable vents in the shape of the letter "S" my father stored for me for years. I knew it had to be my logo. The pair of wood letters hangs in the Savvy window and may very well be the only thing in my store that is not for sale.
Before Savvy, I loved hosting garage sales but this wasn't enough and led me to renting booths at the antique mall in town. Eventally, the opportunity came to rent a building during one of Dyersville's Annual Toy Shows for a weekend. It escalated and was a dream come true!"
Savvy Salvage carries a variety of garments, all hand-picked by us. These special pieces are specially picked out of thousands because of their excellent condition and unique style. We even have a vintage dressing room!
With many different art, craft, and hobby materials-- you can find just about any handy art supply you need at Savvy Salvage.
We also carry extra special products from Earth Safe Finishes. This is an entire line of paint products that are the safest on the planet! You can paint, varnish, stain, texturize, sculpt, etc, any object or surface without coming in touch with toxins.
...and we carry Historic 20 merch!
Our downtown is working on beautifying its historic charm and offers a variety of small businesses to explore and support!
History, antiques, shopping, dining & drinks, recreation +
240 1st Ave E, Dyersville, IA 52040
Tues & Thurs | 10 am - 6 pm
Wed & Sat | 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Extra Hours: Sun 11-3 & Mon 10-4 (call or message ahead to be sure)
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