In July of last year I wrote about a fascinating home store called “Rustic Stuff”. At that time it was located on Northsight Boulevard, just off of North Hayden Road. Paul, the owner, has been in this business for about 15 years and his store is full of unique and charming items for the home.
Recently I was driving into one of my favorite shopping areas on the Southeast corner of Frank Lloyd Wright and Scottsdale Road. (Note: You will know you have arrived when you see the towering Frank Lloyd Wright spire on the corner.
I was surprised to see a familiar sign “Rustic Stuff” emblazoned on the store front that was formerly a restaurant. This is great as this location is far more convenient to pop in for a hostess gift or an item to freshen up the home than the previous location.
Even more exciting was the fact that it was November – and that meant that Paul had transformed his beautiful home interior store into a Christmas tree fantasyland. In order to create these masterpieces, he attends private buying shows and also imports a number of his items from Europe. Every year, as a kickoff to the holiday season, Rustic Stuff holds an Open House in early November and the newest versions of the trees are unveiled.
To give you a sense of what you can expect, I’ve put in some photos of the unique trees and decorations you will see when you enter through the beautiful wooden door, (which is also decked out for the holidays).
Each tree has a theme, and all carry a personalized note that says “Feel free to shop from the trees” and this is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. The trees are works of art that provide an opportunity to purchase unique pieces that will become family heirlooms.
After entering the store, you are immediately confronted with an astounding all white presentation. It is a white flocked tree with all white ornaments, surrounded by stuffed white tigers of all shapes and sizes. It is absolutely visually stunning.
My second favorite is the tree covered with wine and cheeses — actual bottles of wine, although the cheeses are not real. There was a Winter Garden Tree that was absolutely elegant with large glass ornaments and fruits and berries conjuring images of a wonderful Christmas garden.
For the kids, I loved the table bedecked with gingerbread houses and treats for the little ones. Another wonderful tree for children was the one I call the “Whimsy” – topped by Santa in a very, very tall hat.
Hanging over the office counter was a beautiful iron chandelier that Paul had decorated with Santas and Elves and made it appear that everyone was having a wonderful time!
The holiday displays and trees at Rustic Stuff are not to be missed and children are very welcome.
16495 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 106
Scottsdale AZ 85254
480 596 0345