Friday, March 11, 2011

The Town Dump

Yesterday my friend Sandie and I drove out to a quaint little town outside of Scottsdale called Cave Creek.  It is the ultimate western town and is about a half hour drive North for me.
Our destination was The Town Dump. (No, not that dump!) This dump!!!

It is full of the most wonderful wrought iron pieces for the garden or even inside.  Don't you love this arbor???

There are table bases and plant stands everywhere, already rusty and  aged.  Just the way we gals like them!!!  This small table base was only $40.00!!!

Chandelier anyone???
Some of my favorite things are all the rusty white fence panels they have.

The one in front of my fireplace came from here.

MMMMMMmmmmmmm. What to do, what to do.....


I thought this was a great piece.  Now you have to keep in mind, that is not the wonderful architectural salvage that you girls have in other parts of the country. This stuff is made in Mexico, but when it's hard to find the real thing, some of this stuff doesn't make a bad compromise.

Cute huh???

They really have a lot of other very funky things. Most of them VERY southwest, which I don't care for, but how about a suit of armor???

or a pet dinosaur????


Sandie and I had a great time, as we do every where we go. 
Sandie... don't kill me!!!
You are the most lovely flower I have ever seen on a cactus!!!!

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And speaking of of lovely things...I got the sweetest email from Sallianne, who said she featured me on her blog Single Successful You.   It's a blog about independent (singular!) ladies who are thinking about or who have started a business solo!
I think she was very nice to have featured me on her blog so maybe you all could go over and say hi!!

Have an awesome weekend my friends!

30 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the photo!

I will have to arrive at the Bloggers Tea early on the 26th to swing by this shop.

I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

Have a wonderful weekend.

chickie said...

I been by the place when we went up to Cave Creek.I have to agree there isnt alot cool junk shops here.Not that I have found so far.Living in the midwest Il for me was fun! I went to alot of junk places and packed up.I miss that not the weather so much.Have a bright and sunny day Karen....Chickie

kecia said...

what a fun field trip! it looked like a beautiful, sunny day- blue skies - i'm soaking it in vicariously! the town dump looks like a winner to me!

i have that same wrought iron piece in front of my fireplace in my studio. i've drapped white lights around it and hung a vintage dress over it. so cute!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

ok karen,
im on my way-i wish!
that looks fabulous!
hugs,
tabitha

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is another place I could spend at least half a day in, Karen! What great stuff!

AntiqueChase said...

Wow, what a fun day trip... great place!!

Amy said...

These places are great for finding that rusted patina.
I always stop in them when in El Paso.
you never know what you will stumble upon.
Kinda loving that dino, lol
Amy

Terri C. said...

I love the "Town Dump"! I discovered it when I was visting my sisters who live in the Phoenix area! So many cool finds! Thanks for sharing it with us! Wish I could get back there soon! Have a wonderful day!

Lucys Baby said...

Love your Town Dump. Makes me want to go out junkin today!

Connie said...

Ooooooh, Karen, all I can say is "WOW"!!! I'd love to drive over and visit when we're down So. Calif. this summer. My tongue is definitely hanging out, sugar!!!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Romeo said...

Hey! I think we got ripped off here in my city....our town dump looks NOTHING like yours ;)

Purrs to the cute cactus and the cute cowboy....

Romeo

Odile said...

J'adore les brocanteries, tes photos sont super! Good weekend et hello from spain.

Chasing Sunsets said...

Hi Karen, I love, love, love Cave Creek! Went there on a romantic weekend with hubby there a few years ago before moving to AZ. Thanks for posting this....I haven't been there for a while and I know I would absolutely love that place!!!! I'm into southwest decor about as much as you love the romantic cottage style. Glad that two different styles can be found at a place like this.

curlysusieQ said...

What a cute little dinosaur. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend. xxx susan

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What a fun adventure! Look like some great treasures to me. Have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I particularly love the fencing with the fleur-de-lis at the top.

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Karen,

I love this place! My husband and I sometimes just get in the car and drive all the way out there just to nose around (from Gilbert). We'll spend hours going through all the little rooms and then head out to one of the local restaurants for lunch. After lunch we'll usually head over to Kierland Commons for a few hours of perusing the stores. It's always a lovely day when we do that. Thanks for reminding me! See you in April.

Have a great weekend,
Meri

Charlene said...

Looks like you guys had fun at The Dump!!!! Love the metal man & dinasour! And the photo of you two HAMS! Are we there yet???? :)
Charlene

Sherry said...

What a fun place to spend some time browsing and shopping of course. I love the pieces of iron fence.

Deborah Jean said...

Hi Karen,
I love places like this! We have them here on the east coast and when they are original rusty pieces they can be so darned expensive... I say what ever works. Great you found this place and shared it with us!
Deb

Liz said...

I think that I have actually driven by... Looks like fun! :)

~Liz

jeangenie said...

hi wished i had this DUMP where i live i would be spending like mad lol thank you for sharing this place with us regards jeannette

Gail said...

I lived in New River, near Cave Creek many years ago. Shopping in Cave Creek was always fun. If I ever get back over that way, I will check out The Dump. I like what you found.

Mama B said...

Oh I just love it, here in france they call wrought iron 'fer forge' and is it so, so expensive. I wish I could pick a couple of those fabulous pieces up and magic them over here. I love your blog and love your style.

Natascha said...

oh I wish I had something similar close by...I need an arbor just like that!

Judy said...

This is a must visit place when you go to Cave Creek! I found a cow skull for my front porch there. Put a vintage dark pink corsage on it's forehead and tied some jute around it in a bow! Perfect! Glad you had a good time. I need to make another trip up there soon! Love all the worn fencing and other shabby iron work! Thanks for sharing! BTW, have a great time in Texas!!! Lucky you! I would need a semi truck and trailer in order to get back here with all the stuff I bought! And a BIG bank account to cover it all! LOL!!

vicki said...

Love these fabulous photos Karen - I would lose my mind in a wonderful place like that! Perfect treasures for our flower gardens - love all of the things you found!

Vicki

Rachel said...

Hi! I've lived in AZ for 2 years now, so I'm happy to meet you. I will def. have to check this place out...Cave Creek is always a fun town to visit...I feel like the cactus and mountains are larger and prettier there =)

Fifi Flowers said...

That's a NICE town dump!

Meghan said...

I love flea markets! Aren't they the best! I can not wait for the weather to start getting warm so I can go pickin'!

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