Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mumster Special Orders and Field Trip to Melrose Vintage

Floral Box and Tag

The Mumster is keeping me busy commissioning gifts for friends and family. I think I’ve created a cigar box monster so here’s another one I did while visiting her. This one’s for my Auntie.

She also wanted some tags to match the boxes I made for her so darn, I had to make tags!

Altered Box Matching Tags
I don’t know about you but wherever I go I have to check out a local craft, scrapbook, or vintage store. I found all three in one in Melrose Vintage in Downtown Phoenix located at 4238 N 7th Ave.  It’s in an area appropriately called the Melrose District which is filled with vintage and antique stores. If you visit it’s 7th Avenue between Camelback and Indian School Roads.
Melrose Vintage Sign
It’s a great shop filled with vintage furniture and furnishings and then there’s the whole scrapbook store within a store!
Melrose Vintage Front

I was tempted by many things but limited myself to things that can fit in my suitcase!
Melrose Vintage Inks
The scrapbook store has everything. A wall o’inks.
Melrose Vintage Interior

Tons of mixed media including 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins to name just a few.

Melrose Vintage Paper

And my downfall: paper, paper, paper!

If you’re a local and you haven’t been here, what are you waiting for?


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Looks like a lot of fun, Carol!! Paper is my biggest downfall, too. ;)

srpprcrftr said...

Oh dear, all that luscious paper, how could you resist any of it? I think I'm a paper hoarder. I buy it but then don't want to use it, just like to look at it, silly huh?
Wish I lived in Tucson,(used to live in Tucson years ago, almost moved back last year). I'd be up there in a heart beat. But darn I live in western CO. Total bummer. Good thing I don't live close I'd be in bunches of trouble, be tempted not to pay my bills and buy goodies. Such will power huh? Happy Days

Unknown said...

What a great store! I love shops like that.