Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Absolute BEST shop for Christmas!

 I know it feels early... after all, we just finished with Halloween! But as we all know, in retail Christmas really starts in November. Today I would like to share with you the most wonderful, magical store for Christmas that you will find here in Phoenix.
The shop is called Rustic Stuff. For most of the year Rustic Stuff houses beautiful furniture and accessories, with design services to boot.  Sometime around October 1st Paul and his elves transform the shop into an absolute feast of eye candy for Christmas.

 I had the pleasure of working for Paul for almost 6 years. Everything I learned about decorating a tree I learned from him.

 I've never had more fun working so hard in my life!

 Paul divides the rooms into themes, so there is something for everyone. (This one is Chocolate Mint... or is it Mint Chocolate???)


Treats and goodies without all those pesky calories!!!

 This one reminds me of Babes in Toyland...

 There are the sweetest bears that look like they are very old indeed, but without that authentic antique price tag!

 Doesn't it make you wish Christmas was all year???

I love this tree!!! The ornaments are made with doll heads and all kinds of kitchen utensils!

 There are of course lovely angels...

delightful cherubs...

 And some awesome artisan angels by Nicole Sayer. (They are REALLY reasonably priced too! )

 I really want to go back and bring her home with me.

I wish the photos could show you just how spectacular it truly is. If you feel like getting a little inspiration for Christmas, a drive to see Paul at Rustic Stuff is well worth it. The ornaments and fully decorated trees start selling from the time the decorations hit the floor. Don't wait for December... it will all be gone!!!


34 comments:

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Karen. I think the drive to Arizona would be worth it!! I could lose myself in that shop for hours!!! Thanks for all the eye candy.
xo
lynn

Gloria said...

Hi Karen. Beautiful. We have a store similar to that here in Modesto. It's called Beverly's and displays the most beautiful trees/ornaments and lots more. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

artistamyjo said...

Sure wish the drive from Michigan wasn't so far. Me thinks I would spend a fortune!

iSavortheWeekend said...

We're ready for Christmas at our house since we didn't celebrate it the normal way at all last year. I wish I lived closer to Phoenix but I'm way out here in VA. Is this store online? I love Christmas moose, do you know if this store has any? Thx! -Bev

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh Karen, you were in the perfect place. Wow...beautiful pics. I am in the Christmas mood for sure now. What an awesome Christmas place.

Paula

oldgreymare said...

Another thing we have in common. I worked at a nursery that every year transformed itself into the largest Christmas display on the east coast. We decorated 75 themed trees each year including one that soared through two stories of a barn. I decorated the top by someone holding my ankles while I hung upside down through the hole in the floor.
Where was OSHA then?

This shop looks divine.
xx
z

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

Wow Karen thanks for sharing a such wonderful eye candy! I love all of it and you should go back and pick up the one that you have you eye on! Better yet, ask Santa for an early gift to jump start the holidays! Hugs Marilou

Anne said...

So beautiful - I love this kind of Christmas decor. So rich and full of history and memories.

xox

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Thanks for the tip Karen! I didn't know about this gem of a place.

Lavender Cottage said...

This shop is awesome, one could pick up not only decorations for Christmas, but good ideas on how to use them. Paul obviously has a natural talent.
Judith

Cindy Craine said...

What a great shop! I need to start making a list of all these shops, we have a lot of shops to hit when I get there. I love your shop adventures and I'm glad you're home!!xoxox-cindy

Lisa said...

Karen,
Hey girl! It's your old friend from Texas. I love Paul's store, wish I could go spend some dollars there. I like the doll head tree the best but they are all awesome. Love the Nicole Sayer too. Lisa

Rebecca said...

Hi Karen...
Yes, I am still alive, how are you?
THis shop looks wonderful!
Wishing you a fabulous evening
Blessings
RE

sweet violets said...

Wow....what a feast for the eyes!!1 Wish I could see it in person....hugs...cleo

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hello there! This makes me want to get out my Christmas boxes. So pretty!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!!

Absolutely stunning and what a treat it would be to visit the shop in person!!
Thanks so much for sharing.
I will be adding a link to this post on my next post on my Christmas Blog if you do not mind?

Hugs,
Debbie

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Ive died and gone to heaven! Pity im in the UK :)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

SCRUMPTIOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Ann said...

Wow! Wish that shop was here, but glad it isn't as I'd be completely broke! :)

Judy said...

OMG!!! YES!! YES!! YES!!! This shop is fabulous! Full of wonderful things to behold and buy for your home. It is a destination!! Not just a shop!!

Angela Bell said...

Lovely shop! makes me want to start Christmas shoppin in earnest! lol Angela

Deborah Lemmer said...

Karen,
What did Paul teach you about how to decorate a Christmas tree? What are the tricks?
Gorgeous photos! Like magic.

Shell said...

Gorgeous Karen!

I'm a busy Bee making things for Markets and Joyworks for Christmas!

We do some awesome "themed" trees at Joyworks too! You'll have to check them out in a couple of weeks!

Hope all is well with you....I've been SO busy with shows and orders, I feel VERY out of touch in "Blogland!"

I'm thinkin' a Giveaway soon though....so stay tuned! And right now I have a fantastic Veggie/Peanut Soup posted,,,,TO DIE FOR good,,,,but then again, it's getting chilly here,,,,not so much THERE!

Stop by and say Hi!
Hugs and Love you to Pieces!
Shell

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

What a lovely store. I am so ready for the holidays!

Gustaviana said...

I love the foto's that you make.. it's really beautifull and it looks very cosy.... What I also like is de frame around the foto's very lovley.... it looks like magic... greetz viana

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing this link....I didn't know that store existed. I'm still trying to find new and exciting places to go in the valley--That's why I read your blog!

Stampin D Amour said...

WOW!!! These displays are beautiful! I am going to check this place out for sure here in the Valley! I can only imagine that it's even more lovely in person. :)

-pamela
PHOENIX SCRAPBOOK STORE


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Bohemian said...

Karen thank you for telling us about this great Shop... now it's on my List of must-sees for the Holidays!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Talk about eye candy - thanks for sharing Karen!

vicki said...

Oh my oh my oh my-- these photos are so beautiful! This surely must be THE best Chtistmas shop ever! Every photo is just filled with treasures- it would be so fun to walk around in this shop! Great photos Karen-- I love them all!
Vicki

Creative Grammie said...

OMG! What a magnificient shop! I wouldn't be able to spend hours there, I'd have to spend days to really "see" everything.
I'll have to plan a visit to Arizona next year around this time so that I can visit Rustic Stuff. I'm already saving for my visit to Dallas to visit my BFF.
Thank you so much for sharing the photos of this amazingly gorgeous place.
Warm hugs of Aloha to you Karen.

Charlene said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for sharing all those great shots of such pure beauty! But, it makes me tired just thinking of the work it takes to decorate like that. I worked ONE year for a decorator & your'e right HARD WORK!!!! Thanksgiving at our house this year so I have Christmas OFF! Yippeeeeeee saved for another year. Hee Hee. HUGS!
Charlene

Lisa said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for letting us know about the shop. I happened to be in town this weekend and was able to stop by. What a fantastic place!

Monica said...

I really can't help ooooohing and aaaaahing! My, what a fantastic place you shared with us! Thank youuuu!!
Big hugs,
Monica xo
P.S What a treat to hear from you!:)

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