Friday, November 21, 2008

Girls Day Out!

Yesterday my friend, Joy, and I took the day to do some exploring. We decided to visit Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, Melrose Vintage and Rust and Roses in Phoenix.

Our first stop was Frenzy Stamper. I have heard lots about it, but never made the trip to Scottsdale to check it out. Unfortunately, dumb me, I left my camera in the car and forgot to take a picture of the outside. But, Frenzy Stamper is in the Old Town area and there is a fantastic sculpture in the street in front of it. Bronze life size horses in the middle of a traffic circle (which are dangerous things, believe me!). Wish I had taken a picture for you. Anyhow, I found a few things in there and enjoyed talking with the salesperson.

Next we headed into Phoenix to visit Melrose Vintage.A great shabby chic shop with tons of stuff I would love to have in my home. They also have a nice area for scrappers. Beautiful papers and lots of samples. I actually purchased tinsel garland materials there.Next we went to Rust and Roses which is just a few doors away from Melrose Vintage. This place is full of wonderful finds! Made me think of my favorite place in Northern Virginia, Lucketts General Store.Joy and I discovered this darling bungalow behind Rust and Roses. It looks so southwestern and was just darling!

After our shopping trip we headed back to Chandler to have a late lunch at Olive Garden and to avoid the rush hour traffic. Great girls day out!! Thanks, Joy! It was super!!

2 comments:

Joy said...

It was SOOOO fun, Judy. I, like you, love to seek out new places. A great day with a good friend! Looking forward to our next 'girls' day out'.

M said...

After reading about your excursion, I found myself aimlessly wandering on Sat. afternoon. I decided to check out Melrose Vintage and French Envy, down the street. since i was already wandering I also made it to Frances and Practical Art. Thanks for the idea!
The finished albums look great. I'm especially drooling over the botanical book.
Marissa