When shopping at a the Blue & Orange store a friend of mine wanted to get something to add to her parents tailgate. She was looking at buying a pennant flag garland so they could be strung on the pop up canopy. The flags were pretty cool, but I had seen in many other types of blog of DIY projects and they had made many types of these garlands. So I mentioned we could make them and they would be even better!
Today started off with getting my hair did, just brighten it up a bit (Picture to follow soon), and then I made my way to an antique store that I had been meaning to hit for awhile now. Their hours are not friendly to my schedule. But I made it finally, I have to go back. This place had amazing vintage furniture and other lovely treasures that I need to take a look at a little better.
I came across this projector, I do know an avid collector of old vintage projectors. Christmas present perhaps! I gotta get back there asap!
After a day of shopping and then getting back to the house who's lawn was ridiculously long. I did some chores around the house. Working up an appetite I made it to Mongo BBQ to meet a friend in town, good catch up sesh for sure! But I'm still unsure of the fortune I received in my cookie. Explanations fully wanted!
I’m playing catch up with posts, been super busy and I want to try and routinely post. Its harder than I thought it would be.
I have really been wanting to try projects at home, DIY type of things. My first project was this chandelier modification. Take a look, I have seen a lot of other bloggers try this project and it updated an old brassy chandelier to something more my style.
When saying we took trip to Nampa in all actuality we only drove 16 miles to the next town but we wanted to check out a boutique that is there in the heart of the town. Brass Razoo is a store that I have been reading about and has had a lot of recognition within other blogs sites and even in different fashion mags and such. It was so close we couldn't resist checking it out. I didn't think to check to see when it opened. And we got there two and half hours early. But this turned out ton be a good thing.
We strolled down the streets of Nampa, surprisingly it was fun and safe.
This half square mile of old brick buildings and little shops was a nice surprise to see because there are a wide range of opinions about the town of Nampa. The antique mall/cafe shop was where most of the treasures were found.
Just a Barber Shop.
I can't say I have ever been in a real bookstore that smelt like leather bound books.
The hunt for authentic jazz roots in the zig zag sneaks.
All in all it turned out to be a good trip, there were more antique shops in this small vicinity than I think there is in Boise, well that may be an exaggeration, but very convenient there were enough for us to walk around and look at before Brass Razoo opened. Some good finds were found.
I have been throwing around the idea of becoming a blogger, I read different blogs everyday and love the honest and ideas that are presented through the sites. My favorites: Cupcakesandcashmere, srslyliz.com, punkystyle.com, abeautifulmess, delightfully-tacky, plus many many more. Their postings are fantastic and new, yet all are individuals and are amazingly creative. I have finally decided -with help from my creative and beautiful friend morgan radcliffe - to man (woman) up and get this one going. Wish me luck!