We always have fun visiting Wally’s family in Phoenix, and this trip I got to spend the day antiquing with his cousin’s wife, Kristi. We hit the Merchant Square Antique Marketplace in Chandler first and they had a great mix of vendors. Their dealers were creative with nicely presented booths to entice you. They feature antiques, vintage, new home accessories and fashion, a beading booth and outside is more junky and outdoor stuff. merchantsquareantiques.com/
There are lots of vintage clothes and accessories at their mall and the others around Phoenix as well. Kristi was looking for a long string of costume pearls and found them for $3! Isn’t that a cool chair?
We had fun playing “dress-up” with the old hats too…
We next hit the Mesa, AZ Main Street District, where we had lunch at a great Thai restaurant Nunthaporn’s. www.thairestaurantmesa.com/ The Evil Jungle Princess and Massamon Curry were delicious and hit the spot. After lunch, we walked down the block to Antique Plaza Antique Mall for a quick run-through. They have lots of smalls and two floors to shop. antiqueplazamesa.com/
We were still in search of cowboy boots, so headed out towards Apache Junction to the Main Street Antique Mall and the Superstition Grand Antique Mall in Mesa. I snapped a few pictures at the Main Street Mall but was too pooped to drag my camera around at the Superstition Grand. These are from Main Street Mall. They had an all-white booth that was lovely and Christmassy.
The Superstition Grand Mall is loaded with a great variety of antiques, many booths devoted to Southwest antiques, western wear, Southwest jewelry and art and much more. Kristi found her cowboy boots and was tickled they were on sale and only $40!
We were shopped out and it was time to get home and get ready for our dinner outing to San Tan Flat in Queen Creek, AZ. www.santanflat.com/ It is a really cool restaurant with a Southwest theme where a big courtyard has picnic tables and fire pits where you build your own fire. You can also dine inside. They have singers on the outdoor stage for entertainment and for our evening entertainment the singer sounded much like Garth Brooks. There aren’t any waitresses in the courtyard – you have to go up to the bar to get your drinks and go to the kitchen window to place your food order. They give you a number and you watch for it to come up above the stage. We had flat iron steaks and a burger and they were all delicious. The margaritas were yummy too! Would definitely recommend this restaurant for any visitors! Sorry for the poor photo quality – was using our Iphone and it’s not a great night camera.
That’s all for now!