Monday, August 9, 2010

Enjoying old architecture and vintage finds in Nampa, Idaho . . .

The view from the plane as we were arriving in Boise, Idaho. I thought the round fields looked interesting. Isn't it amazing how organized things look from above? [Thanks for the reminder, God, that you are in control.]

There were some beautiful homes in Boise, which I wanted to capture on film but couldn't get a clear view from the street. Here is a glimpse of one.

Nampa has some old buildings still in use. Beautiful architecture and love all the details.

 Public Library

Post Office

The old Train Depot built in 1902 is now a museum

A Firestone Tire Store turned coffee house, called the Flying M. Our daughters introduced us to this place when they were attending Northwest Nazarene University. We have to have their black currant iced tea or a coffee whenever we're in town.
Here's the original sign they changed from 'Firestone' to 'Finestore'

We had a chance to hit some sales and found a few great items.

Vintage rooster creamer

Antique milk bottle holder & milk bottles found at different sales
(so pretty with roses shown in other posts)

Went to a supposed 'antique flea market' which ended up being one antique store ~ found this great vintage 3 piece tin canister set and a set of metal TV trays, in almost like new condition (no picture, because they're still in Nampa; couldn't fit them on the plane :) 


We found the following items at one estate sale, and everything was very cheap.

2 Bauer bowls

Thanks for stopping by.  Love your comments and visiting your blogs.


  1. Great shots! I love what you have here, thus, your newest follower!

  2. you are making me miss Nampa so much!!!
    ugh. can't wait to be back there : )
    excited for you guys to come tomorrow!
    wooohoo. how bout BOB's for dinner?!

  3. Looks like a very fun place to visit. I was in Sandpoint, ID, earlier this summer.

  4. Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you are having a good time! Love those Bauer bowls and the milk bottles are soooo CUTE!


  5. Great vintage finds! Love your blog name. We also live in a saltbox :)

    Mary Ellen

  6. Wow, you scored at the estate sale. That photo of the green bowl with potholders in adorable!

  7. Great finds! Don't cha just love cheap estate sales!

  8. You really got some great deals. Love the bowls.

  9. Love the coffee house and your chicken and bottles!

    Stop by....

  10. Great vintage finds. I love the cannisters. ~~Sherry~~

  11. Wow, that aerial view is incredible!
    Love the old depot building.

    You certainly found some great items. I love the rooster creamer!


  12. I love Boise. Thoses are some great treasures! Visiting from Coastal Charm.

  13. Dear Julie, What splendid architecture and what interesting 'finds' from the antique market. I should love to have been with you, taking in the sights and rummaging for bargains - if there are any to be had these days.

    Incidentally, the round fields seen from the aeroplane are indeed amazing.

  14. Great 'finds' - LOVE the mirror!

    Lisa@Suburban Retreat

  15. Love all your great finds, but I'm intrigued with the Coffee Garage! What a fun way to use an existing building.

  16. Visiting from Southern Treasures. LOVE that antique milk bottle holder--and your verse from Titus!


  17. I lived in Meridian for a couple of years but never ventured into Nampa that often. Who know such wonderful things were waiting there. I love the salt and pepper shakers. They'd match my collection quite nicely. ;^)

  18. Hi,

    I'm visitng from Coastal Charm. Nice finds you have here. Love the pot holders, and vintage milk
    bottles and holder.


  19. visiting from Coastal Charm. The mirror is my favorite thing that you scored! I have been through that area many, many times. I grew up in S.E. Idaho. Loved the photos you posted of the Nampa area.


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