Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Sunday Stroll


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!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo



14 comments:

  1. What a charming area! Love all of the little shops! Thanks for the tour!...Debbie

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  2. I love places like this. Where old houses are stores and life seems simpler. What a beautiful place you reside in. Someday I'm going to live in a place like that.
    Brenda

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  3. I feel like I just had a wonderful old-fashioned walk about town on a lovely Sunday afternoon, thanks Susan and Bentley!
    Tina xo

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  4. Oh Susan, What a quaint little town. I would give anything for our town to be like yours. I can't wait to see your birth place Bentley.

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  5. Susan, this looks like such a fun place to live and shop. Thank you for such a lovely tour. laurie

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  6. What a delightful tour on a beautiful day!
    Thanks, Susan and Bentley!

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  7. Susan,
    I love your little neighborhood. How charming and sweet. Bentley has been holding out on me. I am only learning that my dear sweet Bentley was born in a Cape Cod house??? Bentley, you know how I feel about Cape Cod houses :) They touch my heart, for sure!
    You and Momma have a good evening.
    Love,
    Robin

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  8. oh what a wonderful tour! a lovely special area you live in! love to be near such places to visit-
    enjoy!

    Karen

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing, such a lovely place where you live!!!

    Rondell

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  10. What a charming place to live and visit. One day soon I hope to make it to Idaho!

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  11. What a lovely town! I want to see the inside of the ice cream store. Thanks for the tour.
    Brenda

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  12. So charming, Susan! I can see why it was named 10 best. I'm ready to start packing now!

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  13. You are so lucky to live in such a wonderful neighborhood. Boise is one of my favorite big cities. Mimi

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  14. I would love to have a cottage to live in. Unfortunately, the hubby likes new, modern, and "up-scale". Why do we never learn these things before we marry them?? :)

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