Monday, February 25, 2013

The Arabian Horse Show


The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
As you know, I am in Arizona right now and was able to get over
to the Arabian Horse Show this past weekend. 
It was really something to see!
My sisters friend, Noelle, was with us and she is quite knowledgeable, having ridden and competed in horse shows in the past.  It was like having our own personal tour guide.
The arena was being set up for the
horse jumping competition
 There were many different competitions throughout the week
But you could watch them practicing outside

The horses and their owners had their own stable spaces and they decked out the front with flowers,furniture,
TV's and bars to make their private guests comfortable. 
Some were quite elaborate. 
All their previous winning ribbons were on display


Behind these elaborate tents would be the private stables.  Some were open
and you could go inside and visit the horses
They were friendly and absolutely beautiful
Then of course, before you leave...the gift show....enormous buildings where you could buy anything horse related
and much, much, more...
Horse Related Artwork
Beautiful Western Lamps
My personal favorite booth...Barbed Wire Art
Saddles - blinged out or regular

And a wonderful assortment of jewelry
It would have taken a whole day just to see all the booths
The Show runs for two weeks and it is relatively inexpensive to get in...just $10.00 for a regular adult all day ticket. 
We were only able to spend a few hours there. 
 I wished I had more time

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Wizard of Odz - A Lamp and Lighting Hospital

I visited an unbelievable lamp and lighting repair
store here in Arizona called Wizard of Odz
Row after row of

They had both new and old globes and parts...
I was in Heaven!

It just went on and on....
Their motto is they
 They are located at 1643 E. Bell Rd
Phoenix, Az 85022