Monday, July 16, 2012

Rust and Roses..... in Phoenix (caution- lots of pics)

Every once in a while, you meet someone and you know they are destined for GREAT THINGS.
Years ago, I was transferred to Phoenix. I was with Clinique as a Regional Education Manager
and had been for many years. As a "trainer" I met many people and traveled like a Mad woman.
I know you are not supposed to have favorites, but one young lady stuck out. I always enjoyed spending time at her counter. She knew her stuff and I was pleased she was on the line. 
She WAS destined for great things!

When I left the company, I received letters, cards, and other keepsakes.
Well, you already know I hang onto things that are important to me.

A couple of years ago, I opened a box that I had not been in for ages.
On the top was a card from Shelly. I read it, got a little weepy and put
the box away. You know where I am going with this. A couple days later,
I happened to be in the Melrose area of Phoenix doing a little shopping. I went 
into a wonderful shop. There was a woman with her back to the front door. I walked in,
she turned around and it was SHELLY! I started screaming (and of course happy dancing
because that is what I do) and we started to catch up.

Shelly owns 2 incredible shops (it was 1 at that time). Rust and Roses, and
Sirens and Saints. Right now she is closed and on a whirlwind buying adventure.
The shop reopens August 17th. I took so many pics when I was there last. I thought I
would give you a glimpse into her magical world. She does have an outdoor area as well
but this post will only show her main shop. Sirens and Saints and her outdoor area
will be in another post. 
That way, I will have to post again soon-hehe.
Here goes.... lots of pics. ENJOY!

Are you still with me? THIS STORE IS DIVINE!
I can't wait to see what she brings back. 
She has a good eye and a good heart. That was obvious many years ago.

Stay tuned for Rust and Roses Part 2.

P.S. Thank you for your kind words about Army son. Things could be better but
they could be a whole lot worse. I'll be takin the better.


Sea Witch said...

A fantastic post. Don't you just love it when you reunite with an old spirit. Such lovely things and love the name..Rust and Roses.

Anonymous said...


I bet you were so excited to see your old friend again! Don't you just love that. Her shop looks amazing and she has a good eye by the looks of the things she's purchased for her shop. :)

I haven't been on FB for a while now and just read a comment in your post about your army son? I hope all is well with him? :)♥♥

Bonnie said...

Hi Barb, I did not realize that you were back blogging! I enjoyed this post so much and catching up with you. I haven't blogged in quite a while but plan to get back into it soon.

Take care!

Theresa said...

Girl, it is soooo good to see you here! I would love to shop in that sweet shop! Have a blessed day and don't stay gone SO long:) HUGS!

Elizabethd said...

Barb, how lovely to see one of your posts again!
I'd love to visit the shop many goodies!

Unknown said...

Hey! gorgeous looks for all stiges, i like it's awesome blog , there are many type of goodies. oops how lovely.
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Sea Witch said...

Love this post and what fun to meet up with old aquaintances. Sirens and saints is such a great name for a shop. Next time I'm in Phoenix I must stop in.

angelosam123 said...

Very creative post you share and lovely various types of goodies,Thanks for sharing.

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