Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rust and Roses in the Melrose District

One of the best areas of Phoenix to find great shabby, vintage and retro decor is the Melrose district on 7th ave. It runs between Indian School and Camelback and had many wonderful shops.
One of my favorites is Rust and Roses. Shelly definitely has the eye to find fabulous things that I can't help but drool over.

Everything in there invites you in and makes you want to empty your wallet!!

Creamy and dreamy....



Architectural yummieness.... (okay I know that's not a word, but it describes it perfectly)

One of my favorite things!!! Who can resist tin ceiling tiles???


How fun are these?????


Shelly even has an outdoor garden area filled with tons of wrought iron goodies.

They say that one man's woman's junk is another's treasure...
Well I think Rust and Roses is definitely a Treasure Trove!!!!
I hope all you local girls will drive out there for a visit. The entire Melrose area is fabulous and definitely worth taking the day to go exploringRemember, these days we have to visit out local shops or they will be gone!!!

Next time I'll do a feature on Sirens and Saints, The sister store next door!!!
(If you are a fan of vintage inspired clothing you want to miss it!)

38 comments:

Char said...

Hi Karen, I have lived here for 8 years and have never been. Time to go!!! Thanks so much, Char

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks wonderful, Karen! This looks like a great store to spend some time in {and hopefully buy a few things!}. My grandparents didn't live far from those roads you mentioned. It's funny how after all these years they sounded so familiar!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

I totally love the ceiling tiles, too! Lots of beautiful things... can't wait to see the sister store. Have a wonderful and happy day today! xoxo Kim

Petite Michelle Louise said...

all so dreamy. wish i lived close by! sigh...

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow- what great items, what great photos you shot. can you see why you love it, I could live there-
happy ww to Kathleen and you.

Karen

chickie said...

I love going to it.There for awhile a friend and i would go almost once a week.Try out Zinnias .They have some fun finds there as well too.American taco is awesome to eat at. Have a sunny day...Chickie

Katherines Corner said...

What a wonderful shop Karen. Easy to see why you love it. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!
P.S. I added your button to my cottages page :-)

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
I would love to be there for such a wonderful sale, but I'm so far away. I'll just enjoy the pictures.

hugs
Sissie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow! Just look at all of those treasures that I need;) Great place! Can't wait to see the vintage clothes shop too.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Holly Loves Art said...

Such beautiful pictures... magazine worthy for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and allowing me to window shop.
Cheers,
Holly

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

OMG!*!*! BEST-EVER - White, Vintage, and SHaBBy!!! Yet another place to put on my "must visit list" - but this one will be moved to "2nd" from the top!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

oldgreymare said...

Let's see 6-7 hour drive depending on speed..hmm?
:D
xx
z

June said...

Karen I could see a ton of stuff in there that I would have opened my wallet for! What a great shop!
I hope you have been having the best Spring ever.
hugs from here...

Blue Bee said...

Hi Karen,
I live in Scotland, so unfortunately cannot visit this place, but what a feast for the eyes, thank you soooooo much for sharing, Theresa

Theresa said...

Oooooo...I'd be emptying my wallet on some of that yumminess too! I'm going to Phoenix for Art Unraveled in August and wonder if this is far from there...
Thanks for sharing Karen!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...absolutely inspiring and fabulous!

Pattie said...

Hello Karen, came over from Faded Charm, Love your blog I have been reading for the past hour and looking at all of your photos..I'm so happy I found you.. come visit if you have a min... Your newest follower..looking forward to getting to know you

Pattie
The Shabby Chick

Cindy Craine said...

I can't wait to come visit and go there! There is another shop next door, I can't remember the name but it looks really cute too! Have a great weekend!-c

Helena said...

Hi Karen, Delish! I wish I lived closer, but since I'm from Canada window shopping will have to suffice.

Charlene said...

I see an ROAD TRIP is indeed needed! In the new 5th wheel so there is room to bring home some of that chippy old arch pieces. Are they GOSH AWFUL expensive? And the ceiling tiles (white one you showed) how much??? I need about 4 for the headboard in the 5th wheel. Hope you;ll pop by & see Elle's newest outfit! HUGS!
Charlene

rena said...

Καλώς σε βρήκα,υπέροχο το blog σου!!!

Berta said...

I would love to visit the whole area. Lovely "junk"!

vignette design said...

What lovely treasures! Wish I could visit--I would do some serious damage!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Great treasures Karen, love all of it! Have a wonderful weekend Sweetie, Hugs Marilou

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Hi Karen,

So love this wonderful shop and how I wish I could fly out and shop till I drop then drive home. Ugh! But everything is so fabulous, love it all! Hugs, Cathy

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

I'll be back out to visit my "home" state in a few weeks.... I will definitely be stopping by this shop! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Hi
OK, put that on our list for next February! Love that gable...
Hope all is good in your world.
Blessings
R

Julie Harward said...

Hi there, thanks for your visit, Lots of lovely things here, I would love to go to this store. Your sweet Harley..so cute! :D

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh Karen,
I want to go! I see so many amazing things that I'd love. Now get that next post ready cuz I want to see the clothes! Lisa

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Karen,

I've seen a bunch of stuff I'd love to have...too bad it's so far away!

Pink Sparkles for your week,
Stephanie ♥

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Sweetie, How is my favorite gal the Fab blog designer? Miss you, I'll have to figure out an edit or something soon just so I can chat your ear off! lol, Hugs Marilou

Lois Arnold said...

Thank you for alerting me to this store. I will definitely be going there soon! Love all the architectural stuff!

MaryAnn said...

omg why can't neat places like this be near where I live~

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Lovin' that white chippy wrought iron - wouldn't that look would be great for a blog design?!!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Oh what a "dangerous" looking store!
I'd be in big trouble, but having a really great time for sure.

Chanel'ShabbyRose said...

HI I just love all the garden stuff how fun..have a wonderful day Mary

Queen of Tides said...

OMG! That is my kind of place, if only it were closer, love it. If I ever get to AZ again, I will be sure to make a stop there. Thanks for sharing all the inspiring photos!

Bohemian said...

Had to smile as I have most definitely emptied my wallet there on many an occassion! *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

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