Saturday, May 23, 2009

Let's Go Shopping

I had to run to the store for a few things today, and everytime I have company from out of town, they are always fascinated with this store. I had my camera, so I thought I would take a few pics.

I love these pretty yellow plates. I think I have to buy some of them. They have beautiful flowers embossed on them. (Remember to click and see larger detail.)

Here's another yellow choice. I can see a really fun tablescape with these.

Love the colors of these. Can't you just see a summer or garden tablescape.

Maybe these for an outdoor BBQ.

Have you guessed where we are yet? We're at my local grocery store. No wonder I have a hard time trying to remember to buy food. lol It's a store called Fry's Marketplace. They really do have food, but they have so many wonderful things that you can spend hours just browsing. Sort of like a Walmart, but nicer and more upscale. However the prices are just about the same, and the food is actually cheaper.

How about some basics.

More basics.

Love the yellow.

Beautiful seafoam green. Can you see the little chef plates. I had to buy the square salad plates.

Love the plates with the grapes, and the gorgeous raspberry dishes.

Gorgeous blue and white and look at the vibrant dark blue. Aren't they great.

How about Southwestern Design.

These plates could go with a lot of various styles.

Sorry this is so blurry, I just love the colorful little pig platter on the bottom shelf.



Do you need a new pan?

Clocks - Candles

How about some new linens?



More accessories.

Lamps or Picture Frames.

The pictures below show it really is a grocery store, but that's the normal dull part of it.

Hope you enjoyed shopping with me. It really is a fun store.


  1. So now just where is this wonderful store?

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. I am in LOVE with that store! And just look at those prices!!!!! WHY can't I have one near me???

    Thank you for sharing...and I am off to find the nearest store!!


    Robin :o)

  3. If that store was near me, I'd have to come home with a new set of dishes almost everytime I go in there. I love that store*!!! I'm going to try to look up and see if there is near me. Thanks for the tour*! _Ashley*

  4. o m g Marty,i love this store!it's awesome they sure have beautiful things i could spent hrs in there and the prices are as good...if i'm ever in Arizona now i know where to go .thank you for the great tour i just loved it...good weekend my friend...

  5. That is so cool! I'd love to have grocery story like that!

  6. That is some store!!! I would be broke if it was near us, it's bad enough my grocery store sells kids clothes, but that would be too much temptation.
    LOVED the blue and white dishes

  7. I can't even imagine having a grocery store like that. Once again you are one lucky lady!

  8. I would definitely enjoy grocery shopping if we had a store like this!!

  9. Man! We don't have those stores here. I would have to limit my grocery list to bologna and go crazy in the accessories isle.. and stock up on those embossed yellow plates. LOVE EM!
    Thanks for taking us along for the trip.

  10. Marty I would be headimg for the Hot dog section in this store...because all my food money would have been spend on dishes...WOW!! we have a Fry's here but nothing like this one...probably a good thing knowing me ha ha!!Thanks so much for the fun food shopping trip my friend...just great...hugs and smiles love ya sis...Gl♥ria

  11. W-O-W! That is just awesome!!! I'd get sidetracked in there right off the bat. LOL

  12. What a neat place...I about had a heart attack looking at allll those dishes. What is the name of this store, Marty? Good thing, I don't think we have one around here...tooooo tempting! :) Susan

  13. Marty, I wish we had a Fry's here in Albuquerque. Wow! Makes me want to visit Arizona just for those blue ones! Liz

  14. oh my gosh Marty, i would be in my glory if we had a store like this in Canada, its absolutely amazing! thanks for sharing

  15. It's got everything! What store is this? I didn't recognize that we have anything like it here in Memphis. God Bless! Lauralu :)

  16. Marty,

    This is awesome! I would forget what I came to the store for! The prices on some of the dinnerware look very good, 40% off on a lot of things.

    I am sooooo glad I live nowhere near you! ;-)


  17. Marty, Marty, Marty! I miss going to a Fry's Marketplace! Kroger is a chain of Fry's for Texas so I saw some of the same dishes, but man that was just endless! Wow, loving it!

    If we're ever in your area again, I'll be sure to let you know so we can hit the Marketplace, have lunch there and shop to our heart's and pockets' content! Great post! Like I said, lucky duck!

  18. Hi Marty! A grocery store? Man! This is fabulous! I know I would go crazy in there! Did you buy some of those wonderful looking dishes?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  19. How fun! I like shopping at Fry's as well, but I have never seen the blue and white plates or some of the others! The chef plates are so fun! I would love to have all of them!

  20. Oh Marty, this is such a wonderful store! It's funny, my maiden name was Fry! LOL! I don't remember any of my next of kin having a store like this! LOL! I don't think we have any of those but maybe in Indianapolis which is 2 hrs. from me. I have to ask my daughter who lives there if she's been in one. Thanks for sharing it and hope you're weekend is going well. Luanne

  21. Now that's what I call a grocery store! What beautiful dishes, and such a huge selection. I'm afraid I would forget what I went in for. Thanks for the shopping trip. Hugs, Kat

  22. That is a truly awesome store! On the one hand, I wish we had one where I live. On the other hand, it's probably good we don't because I'd probably be in there for TWO DAYS every time I had to do my grocery shopping!

  23. Well, Marty, I pride myself on have a tiny bit of restraint, but in a store like that..I am afraid it would all just go out the window!
    Wow...that is a great store. Sometimes I am glad these stores are FAR away from me. So far I haven't found a Home Goods store...and several of the others I see some of the bloggers frequent!
    Should I be grateful? OR should I be upset...I think the latter is probably what happens...UPSET! :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs and smiles~

  24. * Hi there, "NEIGHBOR"! I THOUGHT I recognized this place!!! We have a FRY'S here & like you, I love going there~ it's sooo much F*U*N!!! (And I'd rather SHOP than COOK, for sure!)~

    One of the LAST times I was there, I went for "a few steaks, prawns n' some veggies"~~~ came home w/ that ANNNND tons of dishes to boot (w/, of course, NOWHERE to PUT THEM...have run out of ROOM! We DISHAHOLICS dooo that, you know!)~

    I'm NOW "on restriction" from FRY's~~~~~~ AND ever since then, my HUSBAND does the grocery shopping (Cracks me up!!!)~

    Wishing you and your family a lovely Memorial Day Weekend

    Linda in AZ *

  25. Thanks for taking us shopping with you, Marty! I would be in SO much trouble at that store!

  26. Wow! I'm in love with dishes right now. Must be due to Tablescape Thursday. It has definitely got a good grip on me. I especially like the ones with red and then the blue.

  27. Marty, what a generous offer! I am looking and looking again at the pictures, so I'll definitely be emailing you. I think I'm falling in love with the first yellow set. I'm a sucker for embossed ones. Ok, I'm off to beg the dh! LOL

  28. Is this like grocery store heaven or what? How lucky you are to be able to shop in such a cool place!

  29. Marty I think my food budget would be compromised if I had a store like that. My hubby might have to chew on the dishes or maybe a new lamp or two,hehe. Hugs Kathysue

  30. Hello sweet friend...

    Ohhh myyy goodness!!! Girl, if I had a Fry's Marketplace anywhere near me...ohhh myyy!!! I would definitely have problems staying focused on grocery shopping!!! Hehe! Girl, wished you could have heard all of my Oooohs and Aaaahs...while going through all of those pretty dishes!!! So did you buy some of the yellow? They are my favorite by the soft buttery yellow and embossed flowers on them!

    So glad that you stopped by and took a peek at my Swiss Alp photos...thank you for the sweet note!!! Ohhh...and thank you for taking me with you to the grocery store...Ohhh myyy!!! You really have my ol' heart a thumpin', my friend! hehe!

    Love ya,

  31. Hi Marty and thanks for popping in to see me! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  32. I love that store! Probably just as well there isn't one near me, because I would stay broke!!! Thanks for sharing! :D Jewel

  33. Thanks for taking us shopping with you, Marty! I wish we have a Fry's Marketplace here. You know I'd go crazy, LOL! I hope you are having a fun Memorial Day weekend!...Christine

  34. WOW! It looks like my kind of store! I wish I was local! But, I guess it's better that I'm not. How do you control yourself?! haha

    Happy Memorial Day!

  35. THAT's a grocery store?????? omg = I'd never get any food in there I'm afraid - I'd spend it all on things for my house!!!!

  36. Hey Marty !
    Love the pics....We have a market that sells some of the same dishes...and groceries but, none
    of that other stuff :o(
    How fun to have a store like this... The store I have is fun cuz I try to buy food every week and get to see if they have anything on clearance, LOL !
    Hugs ~ Kammy
    p.s. I think you NEED to buy the yellow

  37. hope you r having a great memorial day Marty!!!...


  38. OK...that's it! I'm on the next plane! You definitely live in a dishaholic enabling neighborhood!!! The Kroger not too far away has dishes...but not like that!! I HEART that second set...the roosters! I'm afraid I wouldn't come home with any food!! Thanks for sharing, Marty. Now I'm off to google it and se if there are any within a reasonable driving distance! I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!!...hugs...Debbie

  39. Oh my goodness, I would definitely not be able to contain myself in that store!!! That is an awesome place to buy groceries!! I would love to have one near me!!
    Happy Memorial Day, Nicole

  40. That's amazing! I would definitely get lost in there. My husband would wonder why it takes me so long to get groceries!

  41. It's such a great idea to make a habit of taking your camera with you everywhere. These shots are beautiful Marty. The yellow plates.. ooh ooh. I also would like to wish you a wonderful Memorial Day!

  42. Hi Marty!

    I can't imagine how you could just zip in to buy milk or bread. This would get me into way too much trouble. How very lucky you are. I think this is a much more version of a store we have here....Fred Meyer....or, Freddies as it's known about town.

    I hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day....I just realized you aren't on my blogroll......boy, am I sorry. I'm fixing that ASAP!

    Big hugs,

  43. hi sweet lady.get ya shoes on,i want to go to your can sit in my lap and we can take my power chair .ok?we'll see if we can find some teenage boys to race us.ha
    no kidding.that store is awesome.i have NEVER seen anything like it.those dishes are awesome.SOMEONE is keeping up with the times,huh?
    great post...Ann

  44. I can't believe that is your grocery store! I don't think I'd ever want to come home. I could LIVE there! lol It sure has a lot of great stuff! Like some of the others said, I would probably forget about the food I came for and come home with something else!


  45. I would be in so much trouble if I had to do my grocery shopping there. I can see the Visa card flying out of my purse so fast. Not sure we would have any food for dinner but we would have a great tablescape:)

  46. My favorite is the contemporary amber glassware!

    at A Virtuous Woman
    & All Things Creative

  47. what a great grocery store...I would always be cutting down on my food list to free up some money for a treat in the 'fun' part of the store!

  48. I would never get my groceries bought with all of the pretty stuff to look at!!!!

  49. My stars! What an awesome place!!!

    m ^..^

  50. Marty, alas... DH didn't buy into the begging... ;-)

    He told me to wait until we find my fall ones in the storage (we started the cleaning out phase today) as those are embossed.

    I am on dish hunting freeze except for the patio dinnerware as he wants a tropical set for that. He wanted the one I showed him in Pier 1. Oh, well... ;-)

    Though, if those embossed yellow ones go on sale for 50% or more, I'm leaning towards the salad plates next to the mugs and soup bowls. I'd love to grab six of those! So keep an eye on those going on sale and remember, shhh... LOL

    Hugs, Chandy!

  51. Oh Boy!!!! That is one fantastic store Marty!
    I would truly enjoy myself shopping for hours on end in a place like that.
    The yellow dishes are superb. Please buy some so I can live vicariously through you. LOL!

    Have a wonderful week my friend.
    ~Melissa :)

  52. Living in Arizona for over 10 years, I DO...I DO! know about Frys. Whoa. And now that you mention Frys, I'm also remembering Basha's I loved that store too.

    What a joy you've shared. Love it.

    And, thanks for stopping by yesterday, I enjoyed your visit. Today is a follow up with the finished photos I share of the little yard project.

    Have a terrific Tuesday.

  53. As much as I love dishes, i could NEVER remember what groceries I needed. I almost started hyperventilating just looking at all the pretties...

  54. Dear Marty,
    This post made me cry with joy and sadness...every time I visit my sister Sherry in phoenix, I my FRYE'S. I ask them why they could not open one in oklahoma....that is my favorite place and they also have wonderful...wonderful sales when they are bringing in a new line of dishes....the majority of my chef plates and cupcake plates are from FRYES. DID I MENTION I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE that store.
    They also have some wonderful cards and scrapbooking last time to phoenix was june 1, 2007 and I stayed 2 1/2 months. I LOVE PHOENIX AND FRYES AND SAVORS....I hope I spelled that right...a thrift shop.
    what wonderful memories.
    Thank you for visiting my blog Marty...I love when you visit.....
    hugs and giggles

  55. Wow, that's a grocery store?! At first I thought it was Pier One, then I thought maybe Target... What terrific dishes! Thanks for taking us on a shopping trip!

  56. What a great spot to shop! I would get lost with all those choices of dishes and cookware. It looks like a dream of a store!

  57. oh STOP! i've got a weakness for both PLATES (all China) and SHOPPING.

    so did you get any of those Hexagon Feng Shui looking plates?


  58. Marty that store is amazing! I do love all the dishes! How to choose. I am with you on the yellow. And those blue/white. Choices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! I can see I have found a fellow dish nut. I am running out of places to store all of the ones I have been buying! I have not done a tablescape in a long time. We have been eating in front of the TV. Maybe you have provided a nudge in the right direction. Thanks for sharing that wonderful store with us.

  59. Oh my goodness..I love that store! It would be a very dangerous store for me because I would be spending much time there and probably would run out of grocery shopping time. Wow. Such a selection. Very dangerous for dishoholics. I've never heard of that store and it sounds like they don't have them in all the states.
    Now I wonder why now????
    Enjoy...I hope you got some grocery shopping have to have something to serve on those pretty dishes..
    thank you for sharing

  60. I just love plates of all sorts! I would have a room with cupboards for all different place settings if I could!

    The yellow embossed plates are my favoirte!

    Thanks for sharing your photos.

    Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  61. What a fun day of shopping! Love your blog!!

  62. Marty thanks so much for coming by and seeing my junk it hot there yet..May you have a great week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  63. Marty,
    How did I miss this? Fabulous pics, I could never leave without a new plate or two. I need to come visit! hugs, Cindy

  64. Oh my garsh, I would have gone CRAZY in that store with all of those beautiful dishes. I am glad the computer screen restrains me from picking up some of those lovely pieces !


  65. I can't believe that this is a grocery store. I would NEVER get out of there with just groceries.

  66. Just stopping by for the first time and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

    That store looks amazing! It's a really good thing that I don't live near it, my grocery shopping visits would be EXPENSIVE every time!

    I read that you're in AZ. My daughter attends ASU. I'll ask her about this store. Maybe I'll stop in the next time I'm in AZ.

    Take care and have a great weekend.

  67. Wow, I could do some real damage in there!! Just to let you know I got those candle sticks at Homesense you know like your Homegoods, $15 each, I just love them!! So glad you came by today!!Chrissy

  68. I'd never have money left for groceries if this is where I did my grocery shopping! What a wonderful china selection they have! Your photos of this store and the GW store where you shop, make me really want to come visit you! Thanks for the shopping trip. laurie

  69. That is really quite a store, love all those dishes! very fun post. :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

  70. I knew immediately where you were! I LOVE my Fry's marketplace! Always can find a goody there...have a great weekend!

  71. OMgoodness....I would so love to visit Fry's; I wish we had one here. Wowsers!

  72. Ok If I had to grocery shop in a store like this I would never come home with groceries. That is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing and thanks again for visiting.

  73. Wow! What a cool grocery store! I love that first set of yellow plates.

  74. Marty,
    Oh my goodness shopping for food would be a pleasure here. The only problem is my bags would not contain any food with all these lovely temptations around. What a neat store. ~Cathy~

  75. Howdy Sweet Lady

    Man oh man ! I would never be able to tear myself away from all the dinnerware sets.They are fabulous!
    I Love this place .
    I am so glad you shared.
    This was fantastic.
    Blessings to you .

  76. What a fun place, I would love going there! Many temptations there, we would have to go on a lettuce only diet and eat on fabulous dishes!!

    Thanks for a fun post! Love all the yellows especially!


  77. I would spend all my pennies on the dishes!!! Then have no money for food on those plates!!!
    Thx for the pics.
    All Things Heart and Home

  78. That was GREAT!!! I'd come home with no food, but lots of other things.
    What a great post..I love how we could see the prices!
    We have NOTHING like that here..that is amazing!
    Thank you, Marty!

  79. This is a VERY DANGEROUS STORE! It really seems similar to the Wegmans stores on the East coast.

    I would be in the dishes all the time! Furninture too? Amazing!

    The Cottage Girl

  80. yeah, Marty! What store is this?

  81. Oh my! This is an awesome store & nope - there's not one close to me. sniff, sniff...