Sometimes you just need to stop, really stop and just look around at everything that surrounds you, and maybe change your view. Well, this weekend I that. Went to a wayyyy cooler place and just did whatever I could cram into one weekend. There was a little bit of a schedule to follow but some great moments inbetween. I went up to Springerville, AZ about a 4 hour drive from Phoenix. Mountains & fresh air & good people.
The photos above are from my dream home..LOL In Springerville there is this absolutely gorgeous old home with this cutie patootie little vintage pink trailer in the front yard. My friend Michelle(who was getting married-1 of the reasons I was there) told me about this house that has an antique store inside. So I drive down there and my heart about jumped out of my chest! This is exactly what I would love to have, an old home, in a little town, and just live. It was my paradise.
The crazy part is, when I got there, it was CLOSED! NOOOOOO!!! Open, open, open! So I went back 4 times over 2 days, closed! My heart was broken, I just wanted to go inside she had so much beautiful junk outside, there had to be amazing stuff inside too!
Saturday was the day of the wedding, and of course as we drive by-OPEN!! But we were already late to the wedding so I had to pass and go to the wedding. Heart broken again. :( But after the vows were said, my friend Elly and I said we'll be right back! It was only 5 mins down the road and I had to go! We rush down there and as soon as we pull up, she's putting the CLOSED sign up! NOOOOOOO!!! Elly jumps out of the truck before I'm even in park, and says please please let us in! The owner was so gracious and let us in! Yippee!!! My heart was back at pitter-patter!
Here is Elly shopping like crazy! We were trying to see everything as quickly as possible so she could close up. It was the perfect little shop in an old home. It was a home that had soul and spirit. You felt cozy and comfy. I honestly fell in love with it. She is so lucky.
Talia is the owner of Bluebird Vintage, the name of the shop. She also has a booth at Merchant Square in Chandler, here in town. Small world, I was just in her booth a week ago! She comes down every couple of weeks. Talia also had a pair of these beautiful chandeliers in the shop. Love them!
This is Michelle and Justin, owners of the XA Saloon and Gypsy Boots Boutique in Springerville. Their wedding was Saturday and one of the reasons I went up there. Michelle is wearing the first necklace I made as a wedding piece. She asked me to make her a piece for their country cowboy style wedding. I was honored. She looked beautiful and Justin very handsome. It was a fun wedding, one of the funnest I've been to. Let's just say, this girl got her drink on and put her boots on and two stepped the night away! More soul therapy, except for the hangover the next day!
I had a blast and can't thank Michelle and Justin enough for inviting us to their wedding. Like I said in the beginning of this post, I crammed alot in for one weekend. This is only the beginning, there is more to come. Junking and some bull riding, yes-I said bull riding! You'll just have to stay tuned to see who's riding the bull!
Blissfully Yours, Tricia