Hubby and I recently took a trip to Arizona. Bob for work...me for shopping and to see our daughter, Heather, her husband Shawn and our two grand daughters, Savannah and Holly. I can always find some awesome things when Heather and I are out junkin’…that’s usually not the problem…It’s getting it home
This one of the first places we venture. Heather actually has a space in this wonderful store, Everything Goes . Mary and her husband, Pat, own the shop. I would say the bulk of my Arizona finds are found here…
This next shop , Finders Keepers is actually right next door. In fact in this strip center there are six…yes count them, six awesome stores. You can find, shabby, primitive, modern, rustic, well you name it and one of these stores will probably have it .
The last store I usually go into is this center, No Too Shabby unfortunately was closed that day, but Kim, the owner has some fabulous fabulous things. She had just gotten back from a buying trip in the North East and brought some of the most terrific things back.
I had to rent a trailer to get all my treasures home…but it was so worth it! Heather and I always have a blast together shopping. She has a great eye and sees many an item that I just pass right up. It usually goes like this…”Gale, (pause) Gale (she call me Gale as I am deaf in one ear and for whatever reason I don’t hear M for Mom very well…no kiddin!! I know my family laughs at this too…they say it is select hearing..oh well ,so I go with it…anyway back to Gale… Gale I can’t believe that you didn’t see this..you could do this and this with it…Oh! I say okay I’ll get..tough luck lady I buying it…Laugh…But then “most” of the time she gives it to me to buy…but not always!
This is Heather and Holly
This is Savannah and Heather …Oh my how they grow up, sigh
When we left Arizona for home there’s this little tiny nothing town that once a year turns OMG swap meet …hundreds and hundreds of acres old, new, a little of everything! I have a few vendors that I frequent, but quite honestly each year it gets bigger and bigger, that I could spend a full week there…NOW, it is a far cry from Round Top…but Quartsite does get it share of great junk..So Bob and I stopped for just a few hours as now we’re on a pretty close time schedule as I seem to have shopped to much and too long..yikes!
Well, that’s the Arizona trip! I know…I’ll be showing you some of the goodies soon. Most of them are at the barn getting staged for our next show. In the mean time I’ve been such a good girl on that “dreaded machine” That I’m treating myself…hmmmmm which one…….