Monday, January 18, 2010

Arizona Shoppin’

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

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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…

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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 . IMG00810IMG00806

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.

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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

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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!

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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…….

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8 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Gale. Your daughter and grands are just beautiful, so much fun shopping with our girls! The stores look wonderful, but oooohhhhh, a swap meet or an outside sale just makes me go nuts! I would have loved that! Ha ha, had to rent a trailer? Well, you have to have the goods! Sounds like it was a great trip!
hugs,
Debra

sissie said...

Hello Gale,
So you had to rent a trailer to bring back home all your booty! My darlin would kill me or he would have the big one seeing me pull in the driveway. He'd be yelling, "where are we going to put all that stuff!" And, I'd be saying, "Don't worry darlin, I'm taking it to my booth, I promise to have it out of the garage fast!" LOL
Your daughters and granddaughters are just beautiful. I'm glad you had a great time.

愛的理由 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

You had to RENT A TRAILER!?!
Oh my, that absolutely makes me smile, you outdid even me. That sounds like something I would do. :-)

Pretty girls!

Anne

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We always knew that deep down you were a "trailer chick' LOL!!!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

How fun! I *want* to go on a buying trip:)...can't wait to see the goods...loved your gm Miss Persnality cup, too! How cute! See ya tomorrow for WW...
rene'

Miss Gracie's House said...

forgot to say...Good for you for staying faithful to that machine! LOL
rene'

June said...

Hi Gale,
Sounds just like shopping with my daughters. Your daughter and g-daughters are beautiful!!! But I'm sure I don't need to tell you that. But I'm going to say it again...Beautiful!
I'm so glad you had such a great time on your trip.
hugs