by Barb Stillman, Publisher
I recently headed to Scottsdale on a special mission to visit Royalty & Co. Olde World Marketplace. I was looking for some unique birthday gifts and knew that’s where I would find just what I wanted. Located in Paseo Village Center on McCormick Ranch, this wonderful store is filled with treasures from around the world.
I was greeted warmly by owner Jayne Royalty who opened this lovely neighborhood gift shop with her daughter Alexandria in July 2021. Their goal was to bring an Olde World Marketplace offering unique treasures to the Phoenix area. Jayne has a passion for all-things French and the beautiful music you hear playing makes you feel as though you were shopping along the streets of Paris.
Royalty & Co. carries antiques and vintage merchandise gathered from all parts of the globe. It is also enhanced by a large collection of new fine-gift items selected with their customers in mind. Jayne said, “We remain fresh by bring lovely, interesting offerings to the shop. Listening to our customers lets us continually offer new delightful merchandise.”
Are you looking for a special occasion or hostess gift or something for your home or yourself? Royalty & Co. will have just what you want. Each section of the shop has beautiful displays of one-of-a-kind décor, home accessories, European treasures, furniture, vintage pieces and collectibles. A personal-care section is filled with delightful items, including soaps, lotions, soy candles, dried lavender and more. Jayne likes to find unique artisans who create products friendly to the environment.
Jayne and Alexandria pride themselves in giving friendly personalized customer services, including gift wrap. They also provide an eBay services for customers who may want to sell treasured items but don’t know how or where. Jayne and Alexandria are able to guide and help them.
They were very helpful in assisting me choose my gifts—for which I was very grateful! I bought two “Happy Birthday” forks for my two adult “kids” along with special plates for each. It was Jayne’s suggestion that I place a birthday treat on each plate and add the fork with instructions to use it and not save it just for birthdays. It will be a reminder of how special my kids are to me. I also found a unique custom-made necklace for my daughter that I enjoyed giving her. Jayne creates several designs and then has a jewelry maker handcraft the necklaces.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and came home with some Olde World Marketplace treasures! Be sure to visit soon and tell them The Antique Register sent you!
Royalty & Co. is located at 7353 N. Via Paseo Del Sur, Suite 480, Scottsdale. Paseo Village Center just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The center has a charming clock tower and a celebrated neighborhood history all its own. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. (ish) to 5 p.m. (ish). For more information, call 480-550-7907, follow on Instagram @royaltyandcodecor or visit www.royaltyandcodecor.com.