Welcome to my new venture for 2021…having a booth at Merchant Square in Chandler, Arizona! I mentioned the possibility to my friends and cohorts and everyone responded with a resounding “Go for it!”
I should start moving in on February 1st!
At a time when I’m limited as to the amount of emails, appointments and obligations in my life and needing to stay available and flexible for my Realtor hubby and our three kids, I DO still need a hobby, a passion project and a creative outlet and I think this is perfect. I can shop and price on my own timeline and go to the space when it works for our family (weeknights and weekends I would guess).
In contemplating this idea, I’ve been reminiscing. I’ve always loved antiques and vintage and as a teenager, my brother even said my bedroom looked like an old lady’s I’ve always appreciated family heirlooms and anything with age, patina and a story. One of the reasons I knew Drew was The One was because his family went antiquing every Black Friday and I joyfully joined in and have kept the tradition going for the 19 years since, even taking my friends antiquing to my favorite places many times. Drew worked at an Asian antique store for a few years and those pieces are still my favorites in our home!
The first time I visited Merchant Square was on my way home from a women’s retreat and my hubby texted to say, “Take your time coming home, do something fun” and walking in…I felt like I had come home.
Here’s the blurb from their website:
Merchant Square Antique Marketplace is known for its captivating selection of Antiques, Furniture, and charming accessories; offering quality, selection, style, and great prices.
We’ve got a whole lot of everything and have been called many different things from Arizona antiques mall, to AZ Swap Meet, to an Arizona Flea Market, and the best AZ antiques.
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, with a friendly and efficient team of management personnel, floor staff, and cashiers. It is our goal to make sure everyone that shops at Merchant Square has a wonderful shopping experience.
58,000+ sq. ft. of Antiques, Collectibles and Home Decor. 200+ Merchants (that’s me!) in 130 Booths and 104 Glass Showcases. Furniture, lighting, jewelry, vintage & new boutique clothing, antique toys, glassware, and much more. Come check out our our new 18,000 sq. ft. outdoor Garden area too!
Merchant Square really is one of my favorite places to go and I’ve taken friends and family there and even celebrated my 42nd birthday there with lunch at American Way Market Cafe and shopping!
At a time in life when I need something that fits in with our family rhythm and my energy and time, and a way to be “out there” and helping people…it feels like an easy yes.
This is the booth as I saw it when I went to see the space this week before the current merchant moves out. I even bought the arbor from them so I don’t have to worry about much build out. How fun will it be to make this my own??
I’ll be using this page to post updates, inventory, event info and more so stay tuned! I’ll also let you know where to follow on social media. I hope to see you in my merchant square soon!
I’ll also be in my booth every Friday from 3:00-8:00pm to help you shop or to do a color analysis appointment. Contact me to book!
Directions: Merchant Square is located in Chandler, AZ on Arizona Ave. between Warner and Ray on the east side of the road. Visit the Google Maps location here. Address: 1509 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
My booth is 6A. You enter, go all the way to the right and go up a few booths and I’m on the left. Look for the white arbor! It’s near the door to Picker’s Alley.
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