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Fall Fun Finds from Local Vintage Markets

September is almost here! Once the weather starts cooling off, we get the urge to do a little seasonal home decorating to get in the fall mood. It always helps to visit the Valley’s great vintage markets bursting with one-of-a-kind treasures. Here are a few of our favorite local markets taking place this September!

Sweet Salvage Wicked Faire – September 21-24

Address: 4648 N 7th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

Website: http://junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com/markets/scottsdale-market/

Sweet Salvage is a 4-day shopping event featuring a huge selection of unique vintage and collectible items. Open on the 3rd Thursday through Sunday each month, this popular market has something for everyone.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market – September 15-17, 2017

Address: WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Website: http://junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com/

Billed as a “shopping experience,” Junk in the Trunk market is a much anticipated event that started in Phoenix and has since expanded to San Diego and Los Angeles. With dozens of talented vendors selling their wares, shoppers will have no trouble finding all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade.

Old Brick House Vintage Market

Address: 202 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Website: https://www.facebook.com/oldbrickhouse

Open the second weekend of the month in downtown Mesa, the Old Brick House Vintage Market features one of a kind antique finds. Neon lighted cacti and shabby chic dressers are just a few things you’ll find at this local favorite.

And if you’re shopping for a new home to fill with all your treasures, find a Shea Homes community near you and we will help you find your dream home.

Sales by Shea Homes Marketing Company (AZ DRE #CO550381000), Construction by Shea Homes Limited Partnership (ROC 195895). Trademarks are the property of their respective owner.

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5 Ways to Turn Memories into Home Décor

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 21, 2017

Turn Memories into Home DecorSummer is all about escaping the heat, getting away for some much needed rest and relaxation and soaking up time with family and friends before the kids head back to school. It is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. You can share these memories with friends and have daily reminders of your fun adventures by incorporating them into your home décor. Here are our 5 DIY home décor ideas:

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4 Fun, Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by Shea Homes Arizona on May 12, 2017

 

The key to Mom’s heart isn’t always a pricey gift. More often than not, there are other, thoughtful ways we can honor our Moms that they will cherish forever. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.

Before you start, figure out what makes your mom feel special and loved. A good place to start, is to think about how she likes to celebrate, encourage and show you love.
Mother's Day Brunch1.) Create a homemade brunch for her to wake up to complete with some of her favorite things – including a personalize color scheme and her absolute favorite breakfast treats! Make it fancy with a tablecloth, flowers, plates, napkins and glasses full of her favorite beverage. Voila! Simple, cheap, beautiful and thoughtful!

Family Outing2.) Take the whole family on an outing whether it’s a hike, a day at the pool, a picnic at the park or a day trip to the her favorite nearby destination, these activities bring the family together and result in wonderful, lasting memories. Again, think about your mom’s favorite things to do & what makes her feel loved.

Stay Home3.) Stay at home for the day and create fun Mother’s Day traditions. Find some quick and easy baking recipes that you can do with your mom or wife and enjoy later! You can even make the day competitive by playing outdoor sports and indoor games! Pick up a cheap badminton or croquet set to set up in your backyard and get the energy and competition flowing outside. Or dig up those old board games, build a fort and create a new Mother’s Day tradition.

Homemade Gifts4.) Make homemade gifts for mom with the little ones. These are the gifts that mean the most to her. Get some finger-paint at your local craft store with a pack of cardstock and make a collage of handprints from everyone in the family. Another idea is to grab ingredients from her favorite dessert (i.e. cookies or scones) and layer each ingredient, one on top of the other, in a mason jar. Decorate the jar with a piece of patterned cloth over the lid and tie it with ribbon. Bake the dessert on Mother’s Day for fun bonding time and a delicious treat. Better yet, send mom out on a fun trip by herself or with a close friend – could be to the movies, for a manicure/pedicure or another one of her favorite activities – and surprise her with a clean home & a freshly made meal when she returns. Add in homemade cards from everyone in the family for an extra special touch.

Say thanks to mom this weekend and tune in to our Shea Homes blogFacebook, and Twitter for Father’s Day ideas. It’s just around the corner!

Sales by Shea Homes Marketing Company (AZ DRE #CO550381000), Construction by Shea Homes Limited Partnership (ROC 195895).

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3 New Bathroom Trends for 2017

by Shea Homes Arizona on April 7, 2017

 

Wanting to spruce up your home and make it as welcoming as possible? Your bathroom, while often underappreciated, receives a lot of traffic and can make or break the overall feel of your home. Check out these 2017 bathroom trends.

Neutral Bath Colors

Neutral coloring
White, off-white, and grey walls are the most popular bathroom colors for 2017. The Shea model home pictured above fits right in, with dark grey cabinets and light grey walls that nicely complement the white countertop and linens.

Distinguised Vanity

Distinguished Vanity Space
Create a sleek, individualized look in your bathroom by dividing your wide vanity into two distinct spaces. You can do this by placing individual mirrors and light fixtures above each sink. Add an accessory between the two and you’ll give your bathroom a more distinguished look.

Tile Accents

Ceramic tile accents
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect balance between getting every room to work together and not being able to tell when one room ends and other begins. There are very few features that say “bathroom” like ceramic tiles on the walls! As in the Shea model home pictured above, the tiled backsplash and shower accent matches the color scheme of the house while keeping a bathroom feel.

 

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Can’t Miss Design & Décor Trends for 2017

January 20, 2017




It’s a new year which means it is time for new design trends that can be used to refresh your home and make it your own. Without further ado, we give you the top design and décor trends for 2017: 1) Neutral Palate with a Splash of Color In addition to using neutral colors such […]

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Celebrate Halloween with these Fun Family Events

October 14, 2016




Here there be monsters! Halloween is nearly upon us, and with it comes candy, costumes, and fun for the whole family. Here are a few of the top Halloween events taking place around the Valley this month! Chandler Halloween Spooktacular: Friday, October 28th, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park 5:30pm-8:30pm This first event promises to be a […]

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Bringing Fall to Colorado: Changing Colors, Fall Decor

October 4, 2016




  How to bring autumn indoors. It’s gorgeous out there, isn’t it? Autumn’s shorter, cooler days are working their magic, turning ash trees scarlet, maples orange, and aspens a shimmering gold. At our Shea Homes® communities, walks on the trails and playdates in the park are truly a feast for the senses these days. So maybe […]

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Party

July 8, 2016




July is National Ice Cream month! What better reason to grab a cup or cone, invite the neighbors over and celebrate! Here are five fun ways to enjoy this cool sweet treat with family and friends.

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Trendy Designs to Create the Home of Your Dreams!

April 6, 2016




  When you move into a new home, trying to make it look fabulous can be pretty overwhelming. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I even start? How can I bring this room together?” It seems like a challenging task, but we’ve got good news! The simplest touches will go a long way when […]

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10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

March 11, 2016




  The shift from winter to spring is an opportunity to shake off the old and welcome the new. And when it comes to our homes, the change in seasons is the perfect time to freshen things up. From cleaning to décor, here are ten easy ways to get your home ready for spring. Swap […]

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