Quite often I find myself envious of all the wonderful shops you all have in your areas. I drool over the photos wishing that we here in the Phoenix area had some too. Well, I am a doof because we DO have some yummy shops. The problem is, they are outside my 10 mile radius that I seem to keep myself in, and that's just silly!!! One of my goals for 2011 is to stop complaining about how there aren't any good shops, and get out there and visit them!!!
I am going to try to visit one or two new shops every couple of weeks and share them with you all. I wanted to shoot for once a week... but lets be realistic okay??? LOL!
The first shop on our tour is a wonderful Paper and Mixed Media art supply store called Mystic Paper.
From the moment you walk in the door you are filled with that excited little rush, that there will be treasures to find here. This is so ordinary paper crafting store. No generic, plastic store fixtures here....The surfaces that Jennifer and her team use to display all the wonderful supplies she has for sale are all gorgeous vintage and antique pieces.
Doesn't make your heart pound a little faster???
There are papers (yumm), and trinkets, found objects of all kinds for your altered art projects and all, as I said surrounded by visually stunning display pieces.
MMMM.... bottles. (This one's for you Lisa)
I really could have hung out there much longer, but the longer I stayed, the heavier my shopping basket became!!! Sometimes you just have to know when to quit!!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I will be visiting another local shop soon. Please, please, please if you can, remember to shop all those wonderful little shops in your town. If you don't, one day, they may not be there anymore!
Update... Unfortunately, Mystic Paper has closed it's doors. :(
We are all hoping it will find a new home and open up again soon!!