Now accepting jewelry and sterling silver!

As you may know, Community Forklift focuses on building materials and architectural salvage.  So while we accept things like stoves and antique bathtubs, we are not set up to take small housewares like blenders or dishes.

Well, we’ve decided to experiment a little!  A lot of the folks who come to our warehouse and our online stores looking for architectural salvage also happen to be interested in antiques, and in creative projects.  There seems to be a lot of demand for sterling silver flatware and hollow ware, as well as jewelry – both for reuse, and for upcycling projects!


Therefore, during our This Old Warehouse fall festival, we will begin accepting items from the following list. You can drop off donations at the appraisal booth during the event, or anytime at our donations door.  You’ll receive a tax deduction, and proceeds from your donations will make a big difference in helping us lift up local communities, create green jobs, and make repairs more affordable for neighbors in need!

1.  Antique/Vintage Jewelry:
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Design Periods: Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century
  • Native American
  • Mexican
  • Studio Art Jewelry
  • Ethnic and Tribal Jewelry tangle-of-jewelry
2.  Sterling Silver Table Settings (Silverware):
  • Forks
  • Spoons
  • Knives
  • Serving utensils

Artists (including the ones at Tanglewood Works) love to turn flatware into jewelry and windchimes

3.  Sterling Silver Hollowware:
  • Serving trays
  • Serving dishes
  • Coffee & Tea serving pieces
  • Other silver objects

Silver trays have a lot of potential for wall decor, like this example from our friends at the Stone Gable blog