Friday, July 31, 2009

~sandpoint antique and design market~

I am like a little kid on Christmas morning when I get to go to this flea market! Not only do I get to go, alone, I also designate this my "day off" from the family
(because we all know we need them, just admit it!)
and I get to sit at Starbucks, alone with my own thoughts,
and my own latte, and if I want a pumpkin scone,
I will get one without feeling guilty for eating the 500 calories.
Then I get to shop around University Village.
For those of you that are from this area, you know how special it is.
For those of you that don't, let me tell you.
They have an Anthropologie, a quaint little garden store, a
Red Mango (if you have never had their frozen yogurt you are seriously missing out!)
a H & M, a Juicy Couture, a Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn kids, Land of Nod, Miller and Pollard, and the list goes on and on.
When I am done there, I head over to City People's which is the cutest most eclectic mix of things. Home decor, clothing, and even a hardware store, all in one owned by the friendliest people!
On my way home I may just stop into a thrift store or two.
I know you all know those days and how few of them we get! (or maybe it's just me!)
I wouldn't miss this day for anything, my day, ALONE!
August 30th~you are on my calendar.....
xoxo

14 comments:

Room to Inspire said...

This sounds fabulous! I have never been, this just might be my first of many!

Chelsea

lara said...

Have a wonderful time! I might need to venture up north for this one from Portland. So great to have a day to yourself, isn't it?

Pat said...

Melaine,
Have a wonderful "me" day. You are rght we all need those kind of days once in awhile. Be sure to visit Pottery Barn, the early Fall Collection is to die for. Can't wait to hear about and see pictures of your day.
Pat

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Sounds like a perfect day off! Can't wait to see what you find.

NicNacManiac said...

Have the best time ever!! You deserve a little me time!!

Enjoy, xOxO, Nerina :)

Lylah Ledner said...

wow.....how wonderful.....i'm visiting in portland, or for the week and have hit a few vintage shops (blogged a bit too) and I think my little excursion's giving me the bug....

not sure what's in the phoenix valley however, but i will find out....

great blog spot here...love it!

Jeanneoli said...

Those days are so sweet and I always come back a better wife and mother. Have fun. I am heading to the Paris Street Market tomorrow morning with friends...I can't wait.

erin said...

Oh! All my favorite stores! Have a delightful day!

Angie said...

Ugggghhh- with the kids home for summer, my husband working from home and babysitting a friends 3 kids 3 days a week- I can really appreciate a day all to myself!!! ENJOY!!! Take A LOT of photo's please! :)

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Melaine, please stop at our Retreat booth at Sand Point and introduce yourself - I've been wanting to meet you for ages! Our mutual friend Kim (Mimi Charmante) says we need to meet! ;0)

http://retreatdesign.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Oh, I love days like you have described, heavenly! I love, love, love University Village - fun shopping. We especially need to treat ourselves to these days during the summer, recharges the battery that's for sure! Enjoy, Melaine!

Perch Home said...

I love those days...I'm glad I'm not the only loner out there! Me days are necessary!

Linda said...

Well I have never been and always wanted to, this might be my first year. As I want to get to one of them at least!
Linda Q

Katie said...

Enjoy your day! Me and the hubby just took a weekend get-away to Chicago and I visisted all these stores---ahhh...heaven!

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