November 27, 2015

Book Prices Lowered


All the books that Sharon Day and I have coauthored had their prices lowered.  We want you to be able to buy our books at a more affordable prices.   The prices have been lowered on all paperbacks, Kindle and Nook books.  Below are links to my blog pages that have all the links to each book for purchase.




November 25, 2015

The Gallery in Williams & Tom Williams


This place was definitely one of our favorites.  All the items for sale were made by local artists.  These one-of-a-kind finely created arts and crafts are a testament to the talented people of Williams, AZ.  (Website: http://www.thegalleryinwilliams.com/)

One of the artist's work that caught my attention was that of Tom Williams.  I loved everything he did that the store had on display.  I ended up buying a metal heart necklace hanging on a red suede string.  Tom has taken his love of hot fire melting metal to make creative art.  When he won the Elegance award in the Flagstaff Recycled Art Show, it got his creative juices flowing.  He decided to open a gallery in Williams in September of 2011.  A year later, he entered another piece he called "Shoeguaro" and won Best in Show.  He also, along with a couple of other men, created "The Mars Kaleidishpere" which can be seen at the Lowell Observatory.

Check out this amazing artist and his work:  http://www.twistedhornforge.com/


November 23, 2015

Quilts on Route 66


Quilts on Route 66 is located in Williams, AZ and is across from the town's visitor center.  The shop is a quilters dream place.  They offer over 450 bolts of fabric, embroider thread, quilt patterns, and a collection of organic wool.  For those who would like to start quilting or improve on your quilting skills, this place offers classes.  They will give you tips on how to put together a top and how to assemble your quilt.  If you are not near Williams and are in the Phoenix area, they now have a sister store in Scottsdale, Scottsdale Quilts. (www.scottsdalequilts.com)

Website:  https://www.quiltsonroute66.com/
The photos are from their Facebook page.


November 21, 2015

DeBerge Saddlery & Western Outfitters


DeBerge Saddlery & Western Wear, now known as Western Outfitters, is located along the main drag (316 W. Route 66) in Williams, AZ.  They offer a huge array of the best leather goods, western outfits, clothes, shoes, boots and hats.  Deb and I enjoyed browsing around the store.  They had lots of interesting items to check out.

(The photos are from their Facebook page.)


November 19, 2015

Copper Canyon Trading and Colors of the West


Colors of the West started in 1991 and is family owned and operated in Williams, AZ.  They have always offered the best and unique items all while giving you that personal touch.  After the success of this store, they opened two others in Williams as well.  Copper Canyon Trading opened its doors in 2007 and offer an array of western decorations and clothing.  They also have a specialty food room with several kinds of hot sauces and 40 flavors of salt water taffy.  Their Old Glory Gifts store opened in 2013 and have lots of merchandise all made in the U.S.A.

I shopped in two of the stores.  In Colors of the West, I found a couple of Route 66, Williams, AZ tees for me and my hubby.  In the Copper Canyon Trading, I bought an awesome metal barrel-shaped wine cork holder and an old west cowboy wine cork stopper named "Scruffy".  The stopper was carved in wood by Matt Hey (www.peterscreekstudios.com) who pays meticulous attention to detail to bring you an one-of-a-kind character and design.


November 17, 2015

Yuletide Treasures


In Williams, AZ on 2nd Street, sits a quaint little shop called Yuletide Treasures.  Deb saw the sign outside the door and we just had to check it out.  This wonderful little shop has a variety of unique Christmas and other holiday or everyday items.

I found a sweet birdhouse ornament for our tree and a tin coffee cup for decoration.  We must have wandered around the shop for a while before settling on the items we bought. If you are ever in Williams, be sure to check out Yuletide Treasures.



November 15, 2015

Drenoed Again

Dennis Reno did another fun and fantastic drawing of me.  Check out this talented artist's website for all his amazing drawings:  http://www.gravestonehotel.com/

He drew this one of me in 2013.

This is the latest drawing he just did last month.

November 12, 2015

Antique Decorating Ideas

I love going to the antique malls and shops to get old items for useful decorations.  My house has lots of these items throughout and in each room.  I just bought a wagon and metal bucket to eventually put in my yard with flowers inside.  I also picked up the top on an old metal rake to use for my future wine area in my kitchen.  I will use it to hold wine glasses.  As I collect more and finish these projects, I will share the photos.



Here are some of the decorating ideas from the antique mall that I liked: