Arizona antique shopping…part two.

For Part One, please click here

Back to the shop. There were so many rooms to explore and stores to visit. Glad we got up early in the morning to drive up to the mountain areas for a fun day of shopping. We went on a weekday so in most of these shops we were the only ones in them besides the cashier at the front desk.

In one of the shops my husband came in a little after me and when the cashier asked him if he needed help he started being a goof ball and acted like he was stressed from driving all over town looking for one particular for item. Speaking as if he were out of breath he said…

“ I sure hope you can help me…I’ve been driving all up and down 260 looking for a gorilla in a wagon with a Rim country t’shirt on and wearing a Budweiser cowboy hat…just can’t seem to find one.”

The cashier answered back…

“ Well I believe I just may be able to help you there with that one.”

I heard my husbands voice from the back of the store and laughed. I remember the gorilla in the wagon when I first walked in and thought it was so funny. You can find the weirdest things in antique and junk shops.

So many shelves, drawers and rooms filled with all kinds of things.

If you ever need to kill some time, just stop off at an antique store.

I remember this photo down below. Used to be able to buy it on a postcard.

My husband loves these old ceramic jugs, the old and rustic kind that is.

I love the bowls filled with little baggies of items. I find my best items from mystery bowls like this.

I want a bird bath for the garden but this one was a little too beat up for the price they wanted. I don’t believe it is antique, just weather damaged.

I would have to redo the birdbath and for about $70 dollars for a modern and damaged piece that was way too much. Especially since we are going into a period where the economy is touchy. Best to invest in other things.

This mosaic birdhouse looks unfinished to me. I think I saw it once at Ross, or was it Hobby Lobby? Can’t remember now.

Loved this dustpan. It was only $5 and I regret not buying it. May still be up there the next time we head up. I think it would look nice up on the wall in the kitchen in Our Little Red House and it’s practical too since it can be used for cleaning. They only sell plastic ones now days and the handles usually break off after a year or two. The modern ones now days are so cheaply made that they don’t stay around for long.

This lamp is a great center piece to make a plain room pop with some color, very unique.

And this was another one of those fun little unusual items that I tend to be drawn to. A wooden advertising bear.

What I bought….

Bought these stamps for my daughter. She does a lot of journaling. I really like the newspaper stamp, that’s kind of cute. They were .25 cents each.
A turquoise colored pot for the garden was $2.
An old jump rope for .50 cents. One of the handles is broken. I will reuse the rope to weave some baskets with and the handles will be used in decor and for staged photos.
A whole bag of colored threads. I use threads for some of the baskets I make. The large white bowl was $3 as well as the bag of threads.
A tiny pot for .50 cents.
This little glass cork jar with flowers all around it. Perfect for a small amount of Jasmine oil. IT was .25 cents.
A giant spool of yarn .50 cents, also to be used for baskets.
Small crochet squares $1. Not sure what I am going to do with them yet. The bag these came in also came with two brand new rolls of extra yarn.
This was my favorite find, a giant bag of mismatched and assorted virgin wool from Belgium for $2. I am going to have so much fun making some pretty and unique baskets with these yarns.

I also bought a pretty tea towel and floral wooden box, you can check out those items in my July updates post.

Hope you all like this shopping adventure. Stay safe out there you guys and happy shopping adventures to you all.

I am offline and blogging for the month of August to concentrate on projects I need to finish. Thank you so much for your likes, follows, comments and visits. I will be back online to visit you all in September. Have a wonderful month filled with fun adventures.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty says:

    Love the red dustpan! Enjoy your month off!

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    1. Thank you. I hope it is there on our next trip.

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  2. Looks like you found some neat stuff! 😀 Do you have a post showing how you make your baskets? I am very intrigued by basket making and I’d love to try sometime. 🙂

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    1. I might have some basket instructions on my website, which I haven’t updated in months, maybe even years now. I really need to get better with this social media world and online stuff…so funny. Just checked, the only basket I have on the site is the pumpkin basket I have been behind on so much that I still haven’t done anything on YouTube site my husband is trying to start up for me. I have no idea how it all works but I would like to start shooting some little clips and DIY’s on YouTube but without having the family on for now. Trying to keep some things private when it comes to the social media world. I will figure it out, everything takes time. My camera isn’t the best either, poor thing is struggling, or maybe I am doing something wrong.

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      1. Thank you so much! Don’t worry; I’m sure you’ll get things straightened out with time–I personally think you’re doing great girl! 🙂

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      2. So sweet, thank you. My favorite thing is sharing with everyone and I love seeing what others create too.

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  3. Your husband cracks me up. Sounds like something my husband would do.

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    1. I always laugh at your family adventures, they remind me of my family and their craziness too. Never a dull day or moment.

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      1. Nope! That’s true!

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