Thursday, June 30, 2011

Little Getaway and some treasures along the way

Hello friends!!  Hope your day has been a wonderful one so far...  I thought it was time I posted some photos of a little getaway that me and the Mr. took a couple weeks ago.. I know, I know.. I am slacking.. forgive me?  We decided we wanted to just take a quick short trip somewhere anywhere and I hadn't been to Sandpoint, Idaho before so that is where we decided to go.  On our way there we found a couple thrift stores to stop at.  These are the treasures I found at these shops.
Wooden Tray, oh just thinking of all of the possibilities of this tickles me.

Wood cutting board

Burgundy Pip Berry Garland, string of pearl beads, vintage lace

So I think my day started out pretty good finding these goodies.

On to Sandpoint we go.  Sandpoint is a small town.  The main downtown strip is only a few blocks long but there is so much shopping, eating and some breweries that there is still enough to keep you busy.

Here is a photo of where we stayed.  The Inn at Sand Creek.  It is right on the main drag as you are coming into Sandpoint so if you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you.  We did put the bolsters they provide in the windows and that helped tremendously.

It is really a nice place.  The bottom is a Bistro and the top are the guest rooms.  The rooms are really a nice size with a seperate bedroom from the sitting room.


We decided we wanted to be close to the strip in downtown since parking is not great and that way we could just walk to everything and boy did we do alot of walking.  Friday was such a sunny beautiful day so glad we got to enjoy the sun cuz it rained off and on and was really windy the rest of the weekend but that didn't stop us from venturing out.

We did find a couple great antique vintage shops here.  We purchased a yellow floral metal canister set and a flower shaped ceramic plate for our daughter to go in her new kitchen but those were swiped up before I could take a photo of them.. teehee...

Here is what I got:
I have been wanting a hanging basket for my peg board.  So many ideas but haven't decided what I will put in it yet so it sits all empty...  Any ideas??

And this:
It is a little raggedy and only has one tie but I so love it.

Some photos of Sandpoint:

Here is an old theater that has little shops in it now.

This place is a restaurant bar type place that has a riding bull in it and boy does it come alive at night and the whole outside is lit up.. I took a photo at night but it didn't turn out.. bummer.

We went to the City Beach on Saturday and it was pretty cold and windy so we just walked along the beach and that was it... a little too chilly to get into the water, even with my tosies..


Here is a photo of me and the Mr. at the city beach.

Thanks for coming along on our visit to Sandpoint.  Hope you have a blessed day my friends and a Happy 4th of July!  Hugs, Tina

8 comments:

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

looks like a great weekend!!

Patti said...

Looks like you two had a great time and love your findings.

Prim Blessings,
Patti

tamera-country at heart said...

Tina,
Looks like you and the Mr. had a good time. My kind of adventure.
Glad you got some shopping in also.
Thanks for the ocean photos. I have never seen or been to a beach or ocean. Probably never will.
My hubs is ill and cannot travel.
I will enjoy looking at your photos.
Thanks for sharing
Tamera
Country at heart

dee begg said...

My Mr. and I need to get away...will have to do some talking to him...looks like it was a lovely weekend.

D

Beckyjean said...

Hi Tina~

Looks like a wonderful trip. Love the basket you got. Have a terrific 4th.

Blessings~Becky

Angela said...

Does a couple good to steal a few days now and then, and to find some treasures just makes me better. Looks like a neat town you visited. Hoping Mr. P and I will have a few days later this month. Thanks for sharing pictures. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

It's always good to find things on a trip. Looks like a very refreshing vacation.
you are a very nice looking couple.
★Linda★

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!
I love to go to small town/out of the way places.
Wish I could get my Mr. to stop at little shops along the way. Wonderful finds by the way!
You have a great weekend too!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin