I had way too much fun shopping on my visit to AZ. There are some haunts I desperately miss. We started the shopping frenzy my very first day. Evie was there with her family and part of Moe's for a quick visit on their way home from Mexico. (They spent a week working at an orphanage. Cool, eh) So we headed over to Last Chance. If you can sew on a button this beyond-an-outlet store is a must visit. If you can't sew on a button this will give you a reason to learn. In fact, I think it was the catalyst for my niece, Maggie, learning how.(HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE) Among other splurges, I found these green flats embroidered with silk ribbon and couldn’t resist.
Speaking of Ribbon, next stop SAS, the craziest, cheapest, maybe dustiest trim store ever. On my last day in AZ I still hadn't gone to SAS. I was determined to fit it in. Isaac and I hadn't had much time together so he decided to come along just so we could chat in the car (not because he secretly loves ribbon shopping.) We packed up the kids, drove all the way across town and while I took my sweet time stocking up on trims Isaac purchased some plastic beads and wire and sat by the door for an hour helping the kids make bead necklaces. Wasn't that the sweetest thing ever? I hesitated to share it after everyone went bananas when he fixed the hem on a brides dress. I guess having a doll-maker-mother has paid off.
Of course, I couldn't leave without doing some antique shopping with Heather. She's got a built in radar for beautiful things, so I'm not sure if that antique mall in Mesa really is the best one I've ever been too, or if the fact that I've always gone there with Heather makes it seem like the best one I've eve been to. Either way, I got some scrumptious stuff: A few trinkets in that pale greenish yellow I'm obsessed with right now, some salt and pepper shakers to add to my little collection (my new favorite), and an orange Avon powder box. (why, oh why, can't I buy my makeup packaged like that?????)