Recently a few friends and I had the chance to check out a cute and creative new shop in Prescott Valley, Arizona. It’s called “The Queen Bee” and we were there on their opening weekend! They didn’t even have a chance to get their sign up yet, so it will probably look a bit different when you go by.
You’ll find it right on the main highway at 7273 E 1st St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
The owner, Kristina Lies happens to be my good friend Debbie’s daughter. Otherwise we wouldn’t even know about this sweet little gem in PV.
When we were there we discovered just how creative Kristina really is. Many of the items in the shop are her creations or items that she has beautifully repurposed. We found out that she recently flagged down a truck full of old windows from a local high school renovation on their way to the dump. She has big plans to make some gorgeous architectural decorative pieces from those windows. Can’t wait to see what she does with them.
As you can see from the photos, even though the shop is on the smallish side she has a nice variety of items. Home decor, vintage postcards, clothes, even some wood furniture, and so much more. Be sure to click on the pics to see the detail. Since we were there before Halloween Kristina had a wonderful selection of pieces for the holiday as well.
And here’s the kicker. Her prices are ALL very reasonable! Her philosophy is that she wants to have a constant turnover of fresh merchandise so she plans to have items priced to sell. That way she’ll have room to infuse her creations into the shop in addition to other treasures that she’ll discover and offer for sale.
My only disappointment was the size of the shop. I’m afraid she’ll run out of room for all the great items she has. Good news is that they have more space in the back or they could convert the current office for more display space, so hopefully if the shop does well they can expand without having to move.
Can you tell from Kristina’s face below how excited she is about her new endeavor as she stands under the crown on the doorway? She’ll be just as excited when you walk through the door for a visit. The store is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for now. Call for hours.
Tell her that Nancy sent you!
If you have questions feel free to contact Kristina at:
7273 E 1st St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.