5 This is the largest garage sale in the world I think. It is Quartzsite AZ. We are here to attend what is known as the PowWow. It is a rock and gem show held in January. This particular dealer offers dinosaur bone rocks. Glen bought some....and.....I got a red Bakelite bracelet from the same dealer.
The sign says Jurasic Agates.
6 Jim Rocks and Sue Wraps. The perfect couple I think.
7 The whole city is set up sort of like this. You can find everything here.
8 This particuar section is called Rice Ranch and this is where Loretta Rawlins and her daughter set up.
9 Here are the two ladies in their large tent. The walls are covered with wonderful metal Western Wall art. And those cases are full of costume jewelry.
10 Another look at the booth.
11 This is Loretta with her butterflies. The blue one on her shoulder is by Dominique and is a shoulder butterfly. Not many of these around.
12 Two ladies make pies all day in this set up. Apple pies only. Glen tried it...said it was good.
13 This is Quartzsite, and these are tiny peuter figures. The dealer set all these. Now I'm not really mean....but I did think it would be funny to see if they would collapse domino style. No, I didn't do it.
14 Need a wrench....or fifty wrenches?
15 This is our Bonanza Opal booth. The digging was sparse this year, so we didn't have much to sell. Glen and I didn't have to work it because there were lots of shareholders there to do that.
16 These bracelets are really nice Native American bracelets. About 400.00 per. Less, if they are more narrow.
17 Here you go, ladies.....lots of necklaces. TUBS of necklaces.
46 This is the back of the parking lot....it's desert.
47 More flea participants.
48 I found this set in a dealers booth at the Quartzsite Pow Wow. It is a pretty good replica of the Margot set. It is signed by the maker, but really hard to see. At least there is no attempt to pass it off as one of Margot's.
49 The set was inside the main building, so the lights were pretty yellow.
53 The seller had 399.00 on this set, but after I talked to her a while, she decided not to sell it. She thinks it may be worth more. I didn't attempt to buy it at all, and don't think it's worth more than 399.00.
55 Here we go driving to Tucson from Quartzsite. Love those mountains on the horizon.
81 He hollered at me to sit up and look. We found a few crystals, but they are really tiny. Pretty cute though.
82 I NEEDED a Nordstrom and there isn't one in Tucson. (One major drawback if you are considering moving here. :) ) Sooooo Glen took me to Phoenix. We went up the mountain there and looked at the city.
83 I have never seen a whole city all lit up like this. I couldn't get it all in my two photos. This is something you must do if you go to Phoenix. A wonderful experience. "Judy, did you say this was at the to..." View Comments...
84 We visited this restaurant. It's a cowboy place with good steaks. Only thing is....if you wear a tie, they will cut it off of you and hang it on the wall.
85 The interior of the restaurant. Covered with tie halves.
87 The restaurant is one building in this cowboy little town. Sort of a cowboy mini mall. This wagon is a USPS mail delivery truck. Of interest to me.
88 This is the band stand in the middle of the cowboy mall. They even have a bad guy fight going on periodically.
89 Bruce and Vickie Pantti in their booth at one of the bead and jewelry venues in Tucson. None of the bead or jewelry venues would allow cameras, but somehow I was able to get these photos.
These people are really nice folks, and we had a good visit.
90 If you are a Bakelite lover, or if you love the plastics like I do, you will enjoy this booth. There are some older pieces in the slant lid tops, and there are Pantti creations on the tables and on the racks.
91 These bracelets are wonderful swirls of color and what we are refering to when we mention the cast resin bracelets.
Bruce has mentioned that his new web site should be up and running in June. Below is the link to the web store. Right now, the link will take you to a confusing place because it is under construction.....save the link for June. VBG