Because the best part of my job is visiting and talking with the great shop owners who advertise in The Antique Register, I was looking forward to heading to Prescott and Prescott Valley. It is an easy and scenic drive from my north Phoenix location. There were a lot of shops I wanted to visit but time passed too quickly so I only made it to half of them and will visit again for an article in the next issue.
So Forth and What Not by Tatianna
My first stop in Prescott Valley was at So Forth and What Not by Tatianna. Owner Tonya Howard first opened her shop six years ago on Cortez Street in Prescott but, after that building was sold recently, she moved to Prescott Valley. Tonya found a great location off Navajo, right on the frontage road off Highway 69. I was excited to see her new shop! She told me that the neighboring shops have been there for many years and have been very supportive.
Tonya loves sparkle and bling so she and her husband, a painting contractor, painted the ceilings and walls and she added glitter before the paint could dry. A gorgeous chandelier hangs in the center of the room and the combination of it and the sparkle gives the shop a magical feel. Tonya said, “We want our customers to feel a touch of Antique Elegance when they walk in the door.”
The shop has a great mix of antiques, vintage and more with its collections of furniture, jewelry, boutique items, knives, pocket watches, books and so much more. I found an old Victrola record player that was in excellent condition and included a collection of 78 records. There is a collection of vintage typewriters that caught my eye.
Tonya was raised in the Midwest and started going to sales and auctions at a very young age so it has always been a part of her life and her passion. She said, “I think that I have an old soul.” She is at the store each day but attributes her success to her super supportive husband and parents.
So Forth and What Not had a soft opening on May 13 and is planning a Grand Re-Opening for July or August. She will post details on her website so be sure to check for all the news from this shop.
So Forth and What Not by Tatianna is located at 8490 E State Route 69, Suite #B, Prescott Valley. It is easy to find right behind the Texaco station on Navajo. Look for the bright orange sign on the building. It is open Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. For more information, visit www.soforthandwhatnot.com or call 928-771-1711 for a special Saturday Showing!
Creative Chaos Unique Consignment
Tonya had referred a newer shop to us so I headed over to check it out and meet the owner. Just a down the street is Creative Chaos Unique Consignment which has a mix of old and new, vintage and antique and lots of unique items. Walking in, I immediately noticed their lovely and inviting displays. There are several artisan vendors who have consigned beautiful artwork and handcrafted items. Owner Kristine Stepp greeted me warmly, as she does with all her customers, and we browsed through the shop.
Creative Chaos, which opened in March 2018, had always been Kristine’s dream so she jumped at the opportunity when the building became vacant. Kristine’s vision is to not only help herself financially but to be able to help others as well. She told us, “I like to keep it local and work with our talented local artisans so we can all benefit and our community can enjoy the unique offerings.” Consignment is mainly what the shop business is with some resale. There are several options for vendors, depending on needs and the merchandise. She consigns a wide variety of items as long as they are cohesive to the shop.
Vendors from all walks of life contribute to the shop’s eclectic mix with items from recycled materials, wood, metal, glass, etc. Talented artists make jewelry, home décor, up cycled furniture, clay bells, bird houses, horse shoe art and more. Items change daily so Kristine says, “So, come in often! There is Western, modern, shabby, chic, rusty, dusty, classy, shiny—you name it and we just might have it.” Kristine added, “We really do consign everything including the kitchen sink. Come shop and consign with us.”
Watch for the 2nd Annual Pop Up Parking Lot Sale on July 19th and 20th with many unique vendors, big bargains and tamales! Vendor space is available so call Kristine for information.
Located at 8708 E. Highway 69, Suite A, in Prescott Valley, Creative Chaos is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, Follow them on Facebook or call 928-632-5519.
Blue Goose Resale
My next stop was at Blue Goose Resale. This family operated business is owned by Mavis Martin with her sister Diane Werth on staff in the store. Diane was there to welcome and show me around. The women’s mother, Darlene Kelley who lives in Colorado, is also part of their journey. She makes crocheted doilies and cross bookmarkers that Mavis says are a big part of their business.
The shop has expanded since my last visit and there are now even more dealers. The displays are creative and inviting and the rooms flow well making it fun to shop. They offer a wide variety of items including: furniture, home décor, artwork, collectibles, locally made items, one of a kind items, Victorian, rustic, antiques, primitives, vintage Southwest, jewelry and more!
A Seasonal Room is very appealing with vendors contributing items according to themes that change throughout the year. Starting as a hugely successful Christmas Store, it was a successful Furniture Room next and is now a Garden/Spring Room. Soon it will be a fall theme and then Christmas again.
Mavis is planning a birthday party to celebrate six years in business with cake and other refreshments along with a parking lot sale and sales galore! Be sure to watch their Facebook page for details.
Blue Goose Resale is located at 8200 E. Valley Road in Prescott Valley. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday thru Friday. To learn more, follow the store on Facebook or call 928-277-6570.
It was getting late and I had to head to Prescott to make a few stops before closing time. I enjoyed my time in Prescott Valley and am already thinking about my next visit. I encourage you to visit and spend some time exploring. The shop owners and staffs are always happy to recommend a local restaurant or attractions, so please ask! Be sure to tell them The Antique Register sent you!