Paula has been in town this week. We have been working on a project that we will fill you in on sometime soon. We have stayed on task all week, working hard so that we could carve out one day we could actually leave the house and have a little fun. We had a long list of places to go, some old favorites and a few new places to check out. I had planned a route that started in Mesa then onto central Phoenix, and if we moved quickly, a possibility of ending in Scottsdale.....ambitious yes, but we were up for the task.
One of our first stops was Scrapbooks Etc. Not only a great scrapbooking store, but they have the best fabric selection of the trendy modern prints of anyone we have seen. We ALWAYS find fun stuff here!
Found was closed, but Paula got these beauties at Domestic Bliss.
We stopped for our usual lunch at Sweet Cakes....
Their 5 layer brownies and cookies are divine!
Now we head toward some shops in Phoenix. All was going well up to this point...we were having such a good time. That is, until the air conditioning in my car decided to quit. I remind you that we are in Arizona and it's August. So, you would think that probably the smart thing to do would be to quickly head back home and call it a day. After all the temperature is hovering around 112 degrees, but no, we decided in all our wisdom that "we will be fine", "just keep the windows open", "yeah, we can do it". So on we go.....after awhile on the road....first stop off the freeway - SONIC
PROOF: Paula took this picture....but we still go on....
We wanted to check out Frances Vintage, we hadn't been there in awhile.
They have added a shoe and handback section to their store. Entering the store, I'm sure we were quite the sight....wind blown hair, sweaty, disheveled and red in the face....but we carried on.
I had seen this picture online and wanted to see the artwork on the wall. We were disappointed that it was replaced with something else....maybe it will go back up sometime so we can see it in person.
Love the clocks
Lots of fun jewelry....
Cute water bottles....we would have taken hose water at any point during the day, we were so hot!
Hanging vases with fresh flowers around the check out counter.
Interesting wire tote
Lots of Orla Keily....
Always a fun place to stop...
By this time we start skipping some of the places that we usually hit in the Melrose area,
but we stop at Rust and Roses.
Fabulous metal letters....someone needs to buy these!
We weren't sure what the lines are showing on this globe, but very cool.
Great display with the map in the background.
More fun metal letters.
Just around the corner from Rust and Roses is Zinnia Antiques.
We had never been there before and wanted to check it out. Just a word of warning, this store has one "swamp" cooler that is suppose to cool a very large area....this maybe a better place to visit in the cooler months.
Motto for the day:
What a day, we did finally make it home. Paula kept saying, "it's an adventure!".....that's no kidding....BTW, we didn't make it to Scottsdale...another time.
Have a great weekend!