by, Barb Stillman, Publisher
Historic Globe-Miami is a unique and fascinating area centrally located in the heart of Arizona. I recently spent a day of exploration there enjoying one of my favorite activities—visiting shops! I had the perfect guide—Nora Green from Inspired by Time in Miami. Nora has lived in the area for most of her life and not only knows it well but seemed to be friends with everyone we met. And everyone was very friendly!
We visited five shops in Miami—Miami Rose Trading Company, Lemonade’s Antiques, Gramma’s House of Treasures, Stewart’s Antique Nook and The Studio Café and Gallery. Nora’s shop, Inspired by Time, is also in Miami but is under construction due to the severe flooding that happened last summer. She did take me there to show me the progress that has been made. She hopes to reopen soon.
Miami Rose Trading Company is one of the oldest antique shops in Miami and you will find an eclectic mix of treasures, both big and small – antiques, vintage religious items, primitives, estate furniture and more. Owner David Huber has been in business for more than twenty years.
Lemonade’s Antiques is owned by Gary and Dawn Liston. They have been collectors for many years and decided to open Lemonade’s thirteen years ago. They carry a fun variety of what Dawn calls ‘collectic.’ The yard area has rustic and metal pieces that caught our attention. Inside the shop are more collectibles, antiques and vintage treasures.
At Gramma’s House of Antiques and Treasures, I explored its many treasures. Owner Linda Heathman opened this store twenty years ago. We saw a beautiful gas lamp that made us wonder what tales it could tell. I am always fascinated by the histories of these pieces and curious about the “lives” they have lived. Linda has a variety of antiques, furniture, glass and Gramma’s vintage jewelry.
Stewart’s Antique Nook is the newest shop in Miami having just opened in September 2021. The shop specializes in renovated radios from the 1920s to the 1960s. Owners Phil and Kate Stewart bring antique and vintage radios, record players and stereos to life again. We were impressed by the beautifully restored pieces and an additional room full of antiques and vintage items.
Jim Coates Studio Café and Gallery is a delightful mix of coffee shop and art gallery. Currently on display in the gallery is some wonderful artwork by Nja One. Visitors can enjoy coffees, espresso, lattes, teas, smoothies, baked goodies plus use the Internet and leisurely view the art.
After visiting the shops, it was time for a food-break and we headed to Guayos El Rey, which has the most delicious home cooked Mexican food! Always ask the local shops where to find a good restaurant because they know where to go. Globe-Miami has several excellent restaurants and Nora promised we would check some others out on my next visit!
After lunch we headed to Globe to visit two more shops, Pickle Barrel Trading Post and Simply Sarah.
Pickle Barrel Trading Post offers many southwest gifts, home décor, jewelry and novelty items. Manager Jimmy Lindstrom was on hand to greet us and show us around. Housed in a warehouse for the Old Dominion Copper Company, this 8,000 square foot building was opened in 2003 and is your modern-day trading post and a great place to pick up a souvenir to take home.
Simply Sarah is a premier shop where it’s about the finer things. Offerings include signature style clothing and accessories, beauty and personal care items, gourmet and chocolate goodies and so much more. This year, owner Sarah Anna Bernstein Day is celebrating twenty-five years in business in Globe. This is the perfect shop to find gifts for those special people in your life or a treat for yourself.
There is so much history in this area and many more shops to visit that I plan to make another trip to explore more. Plan your own visit to Historic Globe-Miami but allow plenty of time to shop, eat and learn about the history. It might take you more than a day so you can spend the night at Chrysocolla Inn, which is a six-room Bed and Breakfast! When you visit the shops, please tell them you read about them in The Antique Register.
Historically known for its mining, Globe-Miami has four working copper mines, several concentrators, a smelter and a rod mill. You can learn more about its culture and history at Gila County Historic Museum, Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center & Museum.
There is so much to see and explore in Arizona and I will share more trips in future issues. Because we enjoy sharing our adventures, we will continue telling you about the great destination shops we visit—so be sure to watch for the next article and discover interesting destinations in and around Arizona.