Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grief Therapy... First Stop Rust & Roses... Hurry On Over...

After the sorrow of losing my Beloved Rat Boy I needed to get out of the House and do some "Grief Therapy"... walking... quietly meditating as I drove to other destinations... and visiting fav Haunts where I knew I'd run into good Friends and lose myself in the Art of Photography of Beautiful things and lovely vignettes for Blog Fodder and to promote local businesses I enjoy.  Being around things I Love and people I care about make me feel good... and Lord I needed to feel good after a sorrowful Morning full of tears and digging a Grave in the baked Desert Earth as the Morning heat was nearing roasting temperatures to bury my Beloved Fur Baby.   So the next few days of Posts will take you on my Journey of Grief Therapy... to fav Shops and even a delightful new one to introduce you to.  My Friends that own and work at the Shops made a difficult day brighter and I thank them all for it and for making it a day where I could feel good again...

Okay first on the itinerary... for those peeps that are in the Metro Phoenix area or expect to be... hurry on over to one of my fav Shops RUST & ROSES before the heat of the Summer sets in because Head Junkster Shelly will be closing the Shop for the hottest part of the scorching Arizona Summer and reopening when it begins to cool down again! 

So I scurried on down to ensure one last 'fix' to behold the delightful Treasures there before Summer and capture some of the images to share here in the Land Of Blog... to whet your appetite for one last Spring Fling to feather your nests... but you must hurry... time is running out... tick-tock... tick-tock...

Check out the new RUST & ROSES Vintage Fridge, the beautiful graphics were hand painted by Shelly's talented DH... isn't it Southwest Vintage Flair Fabulous?!?!?!?!  LOVE IT!!!  And my Friend Pauline posed in front of her Booth there, which she was busy phoofing and packing to the rafters with newly scored gorgeous Treasures.  She told me about a delightful new Shop that just opened and is owned by her Friends Roman & Giselle Moreno called FOR THE LOVE OF OLD ... and tomorrow's Post will take you there, Roman and Giselle are a lovely young couple, and they were gracious enough to allow me to profile their new Shop in the Land Of Blog... you're gonna LOVE IT...

So see ya down the road my Friends...

Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. Hi Dawn, love all the gorgeous eye candy... thanks so much for sharing it, I think my favorite was that beautiful French mirror! I was so sorry to hear of you sweet beloved rat boy... I did leave a comment on your previous post, sorry it was so late. I have finally been able to add you and others to my blog roll, I haven't been able to do that for about a year, so glad to have it fixed... now I can keep up better with the blogs that I love.
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  2. I came back by to tell you thanks for letting me know what I called marshmallows (on your Pink Sat post several post-back) are pastas! I've used usual pasta -like shell mac - but now I will have to go get me some of those!
    Great rusty post - aren't the hanging books something else? And screen doors, doors. And, rusty tile tins and and and
    and dropped down to see your furry friend. I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost our golden to cancer several years ago - and oh it hurt so much I can't begin to tell you - It's easier now - but the gap she left was huge. Our crazy runaway showed up shortly after losing her. One day I knew, I love him equally. They just do that, don't they?
    Take care - thank goodness for friends, huh?
    And, thanks for your reply on the pasta-mallows. Jenn

  3. Hello my friend, I have been working hard the last couple of days and so not able to be cruising in the land of blog so I just read of your loss. I think you know by now my devotion to my furry family... I get it, and I am sending you lots of furry love, there really are no words...Even retail therapy only goes so far. They are so precious! So hang in there, time helps a bit. Sending you my love,

  4. Lots of wonderful eye candy for sure...but I know no amount of retail therapy can make up for the loss of a loved one....Did it at least help tho Dawn? Vanna

  5. Looks like you got some great 'resale therapy' at Rust and Roses! I saw a couple of things I wouldn't have been able to leave behind if I'd been able to make it to their shop! Hang in there!


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