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Our fabulous resident painter/designer Terri has created some repurposing magic over at the mall. All are for sale to have in your lovely home.

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 $125.00

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On sale for $50.00

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Art masterpiece $350.00 firm

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Different pieces start at $40

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 $45.00

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Cute! $45.00

And new vendor, Tumbleweed Junkies has brought in a few fabulous hand-painted pieces:

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$95.00 (booth#SB93)

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$95.00 (booth#SB93)

Stop in today to purchase. We are open 7 days a week starting at 10 a.m. 

Featured Booth: The Gift of Scent

The smell of baked bread, cookie dough or cinnamon adds that homey feeling to any abode, while mango and passion fruit add ambience.

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The delicious tangy smell of Papaya Crush.

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Red Velvet cake without the calories!

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Fresh baked bread to fill the house up with comfort and memories most the day.

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The candles also come in tea light size.

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Candles range for as little as 50 cents to ONLY $6.00

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All at booth#BP72 towards the front of the mall heading to the annex.

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To smell the candles in person head on over to RUBY ROAD RESALE MALL. We are open 7 days a week starting at 10 am.

Recycle Reuse Fun: Book Sculptures?

recycleresuseThe Ruby Road Detective went searching for the latest and the most fabulous in recycled art and happened upon a controversial but intriguing art medium…book sculpture!

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photo: copyright Wetcanvas on deviantART

Wetcanvas creates amazing works of art from old books. According to the website, the original creation was a 1941 book called the Story Teller. Website link

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photo: copyright Wetcanvas on deviantART

This sculpture, also from Wetcanvas, is gorgeously hand carved! A little digging revealed the name of the artist – Jodi Harvey-Brown. What was interesting was a casual remark by the artist in the comment section. Jodi said she received a great deal of hate mail. Do folks think she is destroying old books?

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photo: Luciana Frigerio found on Freshome.com

Folded word book sculptures? Amazing creativity and skill! Luciana Frigerio is a book artist based in Vermont.

And the last find is a dress comprised of books!

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photo: found on Hongkiat.com copyright Kelly Murray

So, what do you think? Are they ruining books or giving them new life? What can’t be denied is the craftsmanship and creativity being shown.

A Taste of Arizona

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Arizona is so rich in Native American culture and creativity. We have many pieces that have been inspired by or actually created by Native Americans that have made their way to their new home in the mall. All of these will add that rich flair to your living area, and at really affordable prices too (necklace $2.00, booth#JB19)

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Beautiful woven basket only $25.00 (booth#MX08 )

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Rawhide-wrapped Tarahumara Pot & Stand $9.50 (Booth#MX08)

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 Coyote-themed embroidered box $6.00 (booth#IW85 )

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Stunning dream catcher (booth#IW85 )

There are many more. Stop in today to the Mall to see!

Gifts for the Shopaholic

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That’s the truth! $2.00, booth#KR76

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A great tee to snuggle up in. $8.50, booth#DL22

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It’s a lamp! $ booth#BJ10

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It’s a giant bag to hold all the shopper goodies. $6.50, booth#SH21

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The perfect book series. $1.50-$2.00, booth#DL22

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A mug for an end of the day drink. $2.00, booth#TG25

Send your shopaholic over to RUBY ROAD RESALE MALL to play. 

What’s Cooking in the Vintage Kitchen

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Add a couple of signs to your kitchen wall.

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All the rage in vintage: fancy ceramic molds. Found in booth#KR76 (only $3.50).

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Dessert anyone? Booth#GG03 has some great finds.

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Don’t you just adore these cute salt/pepper shakers?

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And how about old containers for your kitchen shelf display? Booth#  BJ10 ($10) has this cute one.

Stop in today to start decorating. We are open 7 Days a Week.

5 Ways to Recycle a Suitcase

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vintage suitcase $20.00, booth#I-91 in ruby road resale mall

Have an old suitcase lying around? Don’t get rid of it! Recycle and reuse. There are lots of clever ideas on the internet regarding giving new life to old suitcases. Here’s our favorites:

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PHOTO: Making Art of Life LINK 

How about use the suitcase as a planter? Be sure to make some holes for drainage.

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Hey crafters! Don’t you just love this organization idea for your supplies? Amy of Inspire Co. leads you through how she made it. How cool is that? Check the link on Flickr here.

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Here’s a pet bed suitcase!

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We have two suitcases to get you started on this idea in the mall! (booth#X0-09) Just be sure to secure the top part of the suitcase so it doesn’t close on your pet!

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How about a medicine cabinet and jewelry holder?

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The cutest idea hands down — a gift suitcase! Wouldn’t you love to receive this? I am sure any child would.

Stop in and buy a suitcase and let your creativity flow with ideas!