Today I am joining The Tablescaper for Summer Sundays. I'll be taking you on the first part of a tour of my neighborhood. Bentley and I live in the North End Historic District, and specifically the Hyde Park Historic District. My neighborhood was one of the earliest developments in Boise, Idaho. Several years ago it was given the Historic District status to preserve our heritage. A few years ago Cottage Living Magazine (while it was still in print) named The North End one of the ten best cottage communities in the US. Here is our little shopping district.
We have cute little antique shops like this one. Dee Dee has owned Forget-Me-Knot Antiques for many years now and she has a great sense of style.
This shop belongs to my friend Janice. Blue Moon Antiques has beautiful vintage linens, trims and sewing notions along with other cottage essentials.
Goody's Ice Cream and Candies is a favorite. It's quiet right now on a Sunday morning, but in a few hours the patio will be overflowing!
Their handmade candies are yummy and the interior is just as you would imagine a vintage ice cream parlor should be.
Here is our used book shop and it is also our local little post office. At one point the US Postal Service wanted to eliminate this postal sub station, but we all protested and thankfully here it remains.
This barber shop has been in continual service since the 1950's and has not changed a bit!! I could just imagine Sheriff Taylor and Barney getting their hair cut here!
Urban Revival is a spot for picking up gently used clothing and accessories. Finally we have the Sun Ray Cafe. This place gets packed in the afternoons and weekends and is a favorite with cyclists stopping back for some refreshment after a ride in the foothills.
Thanks for taking this first part of out tour. On Part Two I will show you the cottage where Bentley was born, Amy's Garden and lots of the charming cottages and porches of the North End.
Yes Bentley, we are going to show everyone the adorable little Cape Cod Cottage where you were born!!
Susan and Bentley