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The Question Almost four years ago I met a girl who little did I know would change my life forever. At the time I was living without hope, without confidence, and without a purpose. There is an old quote that “Love isn’t something you find, but Love is something that finds you.” I had almost… Continue reading BLOG

Zinnias TV Debut on Thrift Hunters

Did you see Zinnias at Melrose and Antique Sugar’s TV debut on Thrift Hunters? What a great episode! Thrift Hunters follows thrifting gurus Jason T. Smith and Bryan Goodman on a fast paced, modern day treasure hunt. With a sixth-sense for bargain hunting and the world of online auctions, Jason and Bryan try to turn… Continue reading Zinnias TV Debut on Thrift Hunters

Your Vintage Holiday Shopping Experience

Are you doing some last minute Holiday shopping this weekend?  Ditch the crowds and join us at Zinnias at Melrose Mall for some hassle free vintage shopping fun! There are so many choices during the Holidays when shopping for your family and friends. Buying unique, vintage, and original gifts for the Holidays means you don’t… Continue reading Your Vintage Holiday Shopping Experience

Summer Hours at Zinnias

Summer has officially hit Phoenix and with change in the weather we are getting ready to implement our Summer Hours.  Don’t worry we aren’t cutting back too much, just trying to save the coolers by running them a  little less during the weekdays. Starting on June 15th through August 31st we will be open the… Continue reading Summer Hours at Zinnias

20% OFF Storewide at Zinnias- Horray!

The Holiday decorations have been taken down, I am not stuffing my face full of cookies everyday, and 99.9 KEZ has stopped playing Christmas music around the clock.  Yes it’s official the Holidays are over here in Phoenix.  No need to hang your head low and pout though because this Thursday, January 16th, Zinnias at… Continue reading 20% OFF Storewide at Zinnias- Horray!

Vintage Suitcases!

Hello everyone! My name is Sharon and I am one of the new vendors here at Zinnias. I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of a simple style outdoor wedding, party, baby shower, etc. with pretty scenery and vintage decor. That is the big trend right now. It’s much more affordable also!… Continue reading Vintage Suitcases!

Antique vs. Vintage vs. Retro – Do You Know the Difference?

The next time you are trolling Craigslist, searching Ebay, or following your favorite Facebook page you will probably notice the words vintage, antique and retro. Although these labels are applied quite liberally by sellers, just what makes something vintage or antique or retro? VINTAGE Vintage, it’s a word that has exploded in recent times. Originally,… Continue reading Antique vs. Vintage vs. Retro – Do You Know the Difference?

New Dealers at Zinnias!!

Zinnias at Melrose has recently added two new vendors to it’s already amazing team. Cole Reed from GreenHaus, an eclectic boutique right here in Phoenix, and Remo Paul, a mid-century dealer with an amazing eye and prices that won’t break the bank. Both of these wonderful dealers are all set up in their new spaces… Continue reading New Dealers at Zinnias!!

Third Thursday, March 20th at Zinnias = 20% OFF Entire Store

Come visit us at Zinnias at Melrose for Third Thursday 20% OFF the entire store for the MARCH sale! So many great treasures! I just love walking through the store and scoping out the finds. I also have many of my favorites that I eyeball and fantasize about owning and transforming. So these are some… Continue reading Third Thursday, March 20th at Zinnias = 20% OFF Entire Store

Vintage Office Inspirations

Maybe it started with the movie Office Space? I fell in love with Milton Waddams’ red Swingline stapler, and went out and bought one for my office. Early on in my selling days, one of my favorite finds was a vintage turn of the century NCR stapler with a curly tail. Such a fantastic design!… Continue reading Vintage Office Inspirations