Jan 18, 2011

A rooten' tooten' Trip to Quartzsite Arizona...part 1

Howdy gals...I'm back from my trip on a whim...and it was great! Daddy-o & I hitched up our lil' 53 cupcake trailer and ooooh weeeeee had a blast...first stoppin' at the ol Dennys for a big ol breakfast to start off our day...are you ready for some drivin' ...ooooh ya-
The views were so beautiful...

the sun was out & the warm air felt so good after all the rain...hmmm this was the makings for a fab trip... to Quartzsite Arizona for their yearly longest flea market and quartz rock show...not to mention hangin out with all my sisters from my trailer group sisters on the fly...


You see every year all the California gals jaunt over to the Arizona gals side for some shoppin, campin' and oh honey some dutch oven cookin'( they host the best campout!!!)...we think this is the coolest thing...and this year Daddy-o was a judge for the competition...he said his best gig evah!!! Tastin' all that fab food...



I can't believe how these gals do it...one gal even made a cheesecake in her dutch oven!!!!!! wow who does that...amazing... you see you cook it underground with coals...you have to be exact and it takes so much time...amazing!!! So to say the least...there was a lot of food...& a lot of fun...& hmmmm shoppin!!!!!!!

oh gals the shoppin... it is about a month long a people travel hundreds of miles to sell their goods...they stay in trailers and hotels and stake their places to sell things from all over this great country...the shoppin' is endless...you can't possibly ever see it all...

I spent an entire day shoppin' ...and didn't even get out of the very first section...it is hundreds of miles long...hundreds...you'd have to stay all month to scratch the surface...it is fab...just fab!

oh my oh my...amazing treasures...these are some wonderful metal makeup cases and pill boxes

and one of a kinds everywhere...and gals the jewelry is amazing...vintage goodies of every era.



The sellers really try and stage well...i love sellers that take the time to put like things together...



their are booths and booths of vintage goods...it is so much fun to hunt out treasures..


many ol ' wire places and farm equipment...as well as linens & so much glass wear...you really can find everything at this market!


so yes it was a blast but boy oh boy i was tired!

So this set is one of my treasures...I've never seen anything like these...different canisters of thick leaded glass & old metal stands...they were so beautiful i had to have them! i thought to place them in my bathroom with cotton balls and q-tips in them...the two on the edge i will place candles in them...the large on in the back is my favorite...they are soooooooo heavy! i love them...usually i don't buy much for the home when i am vintage shoppin'...usually i buy clothes or things for my trailer...so this is a treat to find a goodie i can enjoy in my home...



so anywhoooo that is part 1 of my trip...next i will show some adorable trailers of some very fab gals...happy trails gals...swing by again real soon ya'hear! Cat

23 comments:

Mary R. said...

That looks amazing. So glad you had a good time. Love your little cupcake trailer.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Cat, next time can you tuck me in the cargo hold of that trailer and take me along?! Looks like so much FUN! You are one lucky gal, I tell ya! (Camping in January, my WORD!!)
XOXO
Joni

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

You Go Girl!!! Your Trip looks so Amazing...
I'm sitting at my computer looking out at a cold grey day and the high today will be a frigid 10!!
You southern trailer gals have all the fun!!

Happy Trailers,
Nancy of Nancy's Vintage Trailers

Lissa Lycan said...

Looks like you had a great time. I'm long overdue for a road trip!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Glad you had such a grand adventure. Can't wait to see those vintage campers! ox

you may want to check out my vintage camper blog...www.vintagecottagecamper.blogspot.com Now called 'NORA PEARL'...maybe I could feature your sweet cupcake?

glimpse of my world said...

hugs from sister #1446 Texas!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh how fun...!!! I love vintage stuff...and I would go crazy with all the cute vintage items here :) :) I don't know how you managed not to buy it all :) :) Thanks for posting these. i look forward to seeing some of those cute vintage trailers :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Cat, so thrilled you had fun with the sisters and did some shopping! Look at all those goodies! Yes, let's do lunch SOON!

Hugs,
Maryjane
xox

Stephanie said...

Very cool!!! Can;t wait to read and see more!

Mikey said...

I may faint. I've been trying the past 2 Sundays to get over there to no avail. Your pictures are KILLING ME. I might get in the car right now.
In all seriousness, I AM going this Sunday, and it looks like I should take more cash than I planned. I am totally drooling with anticipation!!

DearHelenHartman said...

The shoppin' looks rockin'! So jealous. Inspiring for this old time collector, new blogger - going to take my camera along shopping next time I roadtrip it.

american girl primitives said...

Thanks for cheerin' me up Cat, I'm sitting here with rain, snow in the forecast just plain ugh...
in my neck of the woods.
I felt like I was shopping with you.

Janelle aka AussieJ said...

Oh how I wish I could go there.I love your glass pieces they are lovely

Mrs Cleaver said...

Sounds & looks like it was absolutely fabulous!!
The glass pieces you bought are just beautiful!
Look forward to seeing the other gals trailers:)

Home and Heart said...

Looks WAY fun! !Shopping in a darling vintage trailer?? MY DREAM!! Glad one of gets to live it!! :-)

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

Oh my goodness....I wish I lived further down south. Up here in the rainy northwest, we rarely get to enjoy vintage shopping like that. I'm jealous :).

Christa

AshTreeCottage said...

What fun!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Barbara said...

Wow that looks like fun! Thanks for sharing your photos...

JennyMay said...

Hi Cat - what FUN! The shopping amazes me...I don't think we have things like this in the Midwest...especilly this time of year! I felt warm all over just looking at all that vintage shopping. Thanks for sharing!

Oliva said...

Wow! Can't wait for you next post! Can you believe I live in the Phoenix Valley, and I have never been to Quartzite to shop! I have to go on a trip there soon!

Linda V said...

I must tell you: I went to Quartzite during the early 70's with the El Monte Gem & Mineral Club and we went for 17 years!! It certainly has grown! I'm so happy to see the good things continue on . . .
lvitzthum@alaska.net

Laura said...

That looks like too much fun! Glad that you guys enjoyed yourselves so much!
Did you get to try the cheesecake? :P

((Hugs))
laura

LANA BROOKS said...

HAVE LOVED YOUR ROCKIN' BLOG FOREVER. JUST STARTED MY OWN http://wildberrycottage.blogspot.com and would love it if you would drop by. I put you on my blog list of favorites. How did you get your custom music playlist on your blog? p.s love the red dresses. My favorite one though is the striped one of you standing in front of the trailer. Love vintage housedresses myself and have a few. Lana Brooks

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