Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Fabulous Shopping-Furniture Overload

To continue on with the shopping trip, my next stop was at my favorite Fabric Store.  I've shown you this place several times, it is Home Fabrics at 32nd St. and Cactus in Phoenix.

I got a chuckle, as people would peak out from one of the aisles and see me taking pics, they would real fast duck back in.  I didn't want to take their pic without their permission, so I only snapped when they weren't in the aisle.  It was early and they had just opened, but there were about a dozen customers already.  The store loves for people to take pics and publicize their place, it really is amazing.

I was looking for a red and cream windowpane check or a black and cream ticking.  I didn't find either one.  However these are all gorgeous designer fabrics and around $5.95 a yd.

I love fabric, so I could spend hours in there just drooling.  

 My next stop was at Hotel Liquidators at Greenway Pkwy between 32nd St. and Cave Creek in Phoenix.  Now this is a place that takes some time.  You can't even imagine how much is in this place.  A huge warehouse and totally stuffed to the brim as you will see.  The prices are totally pennies on the dollar. Very affordable.

They have one of each style chair sitting in front of the stacks so you can see and sit.  They will re-upholster these pieces for you too.  I don't know the price of that,  Usually the fabrics on the chairs are in fabulous condition if you can use that color and style.  That solid green in the top left of the pic is really a lovely turquoise and such a beautiful style chair.  It was $59 .

 Bedspreads and Drapes.

 This was my purchase.  This is what it looked like when I bought it.

Here it is all painted black and distressed a little.   I think it turned out pretty good and the price is fantastic. $79

They have a free bin, so while I was waiting to be loaded, I was going through the picture section.  I love this print, so it had to come home too.

It is a copy of a painting done by Harry Booker in 1892.  I have always loved his work.  Such simple paintings that tell such a complete story of a much different lifetime.  Reframed, this will be fabulous.

Most of the chairs are around $39 to $79 and most of the tables you saw were around $25 to $40.  Lamps average about $19 and paintings are around $20 or so.  I always have so much fun browsing this place.  You just never know what treasure you will find.  Now I just need to go back and see if I can find a dresser or night stands.

So, did you see anything interesting?

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I am linking to the following parties:
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday


  1. I'd spend the day and lots of dollars in the liquidation store. gosh I sure need 2 of those blue chairs I saw in your photo:)

    glad you had a good time and found new treasures for yourself.

  2. I loved all the fabric and the picture is so cute.

  3. This is close to where I live & I've seen it but never been there. It is on my to do list. I'm in need of a comfortable, the operative word, chair. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. It's cooling off for a day or two.

  4. It looks much more like you painted. I am always apprehensive trying to take pictures when I go some where, in a store I always ask the owner for permission...always afraid I will get in trouble.

  5. Hi Marty, fabric heaven I guess, I would have a "ball" in there, could browse all day. You talk about furniture overload, what a treasure trove of goodies. Good luck in your quest.. hugs ~lynne~

  6. Hi Marty,

    Hotel Liquidators looks like a dream come true. I would go there weekly.
    Your headboard is beautiful. It looks fantastic painted.


  7. Oh my! This is my kind of shopping! It would be dangerous for me to go into the liquidators place. Looks addictive. I love what you did with your headboard. I have a similar headboard and have debated painting it. But the wood on mine is a little darker so I'm thinking I'll leave it.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my party!

  8. Oh what a shop and all that fabrics. Have a nice time.


  9. Marty:

    Love the Hotel Outlet. I've never been to such a place. It looks like you were an expert shopper!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. I saw a ton of stuff that was interesting! Darn that we don't have one of those in Bakersfield!

  11. I would love to go there , all looks awesome ! Have a good day !

  12. I like the wall of headboards. Yours is awesome.

  13. Marty, The hotel liquidators looks like such fun and I love fabric shops! I could spend hours here too.

  14. Marty,
    Did I see anything interesting???
    Two chairs I could NOT have left without!
    One desperately needed coffee table!
    An adorable rattan footstool!
    Artwork...oh, my...I do think I could have done some REAL damage to the checkbook! Thanks for taking us along!

  15. My Gosh, Marty! I would be afraid to walk into the place for fear my credit card would burn up! What a LOT of wonderful STUFF and the prices are unbelievable. We don't have anything like that around here anywhere- xo Diana

  16. Wow, those are great stores. I pinned them both for next time we visit our daughter in Phoenix!

  17. I saw so many things I googles Hotel Liquidators in our area.....nothing;(:( Have a great weeklend, marty! XO, Pinky

  18. Oh, fun stuff, Marty!! Your headboard is so pretty and I really love that sweet print! Great bargains for sure.

  19. There is nothing I like better than a bargain ...especially on fabric!

  20. What a great store! Your headboard turned out fantastic. When I get in stores like that..I think I overdose. I usually have to go home and calm down. Wonderful prices.
    :) Mona

  21. I was actually lounging in a hotel the other night and thought that a hotel furniture warehouse would be a great way to find inexpensive furnishings. I didn't know such a place existed. I'm going to google to see if they have anything even remotely close to this near me or near where the daughter lives. WONDERFUL!

  22. I love hotel furniture stores. I don't live by one anymore and I really miss it. The project ideas are endless when you walk through a place like that. :-)

  23. Oh. I wish I were close by to go shopping at Hotel furniture place.(sigh~~)
    I love fabric too. Maybe its better I am not close to those shop (smile)

    Thank you for sharing.


  24. HI Marty! Oh, I would go crazy in the hotel liquidation place! There is one in Houston but I don't go very often. I don't think the prices are as good as yours. Now the fabric store - amazing! And those prices are amazing too. I've said - no fair, no fair - before, so I'll say it again! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Isn't it funny? I have lived right by these two places all my life and I have never been in either one of them! They look FUN! I love your new headboard. It came out great! :)


  26. Marty- Your post made me wish I was over your way again to visit that great fabric store with you!!! It really is an amazing store and the prices are so reasonable too!! Trying to catch up, which is useless trying, on my blogging as I have been away from it for too long!

    Love the headboard you chose!!

    bee blessed

  27. Boy, I wish there was a Hotel furniture place around here! Great stuff AND great prices. I did some decorating with black & cream ticking a few years back and had a hard time finding anything other than black & white. When I did find it the price was too high. Finally, I just bought the black and white and tea dyed it. It turned out perfect and was laundered many times with no fading. Suzi

  28. An excellent read, thoroughly enjoyed it....... hotel furniture