Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Parlor....Wallace Idaho

Eclectic Mix of Gently Used Clothing, Antiques etc.......

On our way home from Glacier National Park we stopped for a couple of nights in one of my favorite towns; Wallace Idaho. It is a small silver mining town with almost every building downtown on the Historic Registry. I like it because it is charming with an edge of funk and eccentricity, not slick or overly boutique y. There are several antique and vintage shops and I was in luck to catch The Parlor open this time. last time she was closed getting ready for the upcoming Blues Festival.

The owner Jackie Hayes showing off her vintage jewels.

As usual, we're goofing around with the merchandise and there is no shortage of vintage Western gear in these wild west towns.
Prom time was a long time ago, but it is still fun to play dress up and fantasize about wearing glorious vintage cupcake gowns.

A fun assortment of vintage treasures and antiques, plus a whole room full of vintage jeans!

A smashing 50's scarf that would look great with my outfit!

Jackie Hayes . 619 Bank Street . Wallace ID. 83873 . 208-512-1260

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ENDS WELL Antiques

Just outside the west gate to Many Glacier Lodge is the teensy seasonal town of Babb Montana. On an afternoon outing up to Logan Pass to meditate overlooking St. Mary's waterfall-graced emerald valley, we stopped to get gas. I finally was able to run across the street to the Ends Well antique store and was pleased to see a richly stocked store full of treasures.

All's well that ends well.

Doreen Snyder told me she and a dog were the last ones to leave town as winter approached, definitively a seasonal store, snow up to the roof most years!

Vintage treasures galore, so interesting to see what might be available here on the Blackfeet Reservation.

 I found a great 40's black coat, a 30's navy "blue eagle National Recovery Act label" Clutch and a 40's Corde Clutch in the few minutes I was 'allowed' by my ever patient husband. Actually now that he's the photographer for my stores, we both have a good time as he loves chattin up the locals.

 So if you are in the very isolated east side of Glacier National Park and start gettin' the shakes from going cold turkey for the want of an vintage fix, come on down to Ends Well and imbibe that historical aroma!
ENDS WELL . Mo Tauer Hartjes & Doreen Snyder . Box 42 .  Hwy 89 . Babb, Mt. 59411
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Kalispell Antiques Market

On the road to Glacier National Park Summer 2015, we pull into the 'old town' area of Kalispell Montana, just outside the west entrance to the park. It's time to take a break and we spot the KALISPELL ANTIQUES MARKET, so we pull up on the reins of Night Rider, our blue Flex and take a load off our saddles and saunter into the shop....YIPEE YI-O YI-A!
My blood starts boiling....heart fluttering...I'm primed for the treasure hunt!

OK.... all the tourists do this!

Valarie helping me get acquainted with cowboy Woody!

OOPS I'm not sure what I  am doing here?

Valarie, holding her tin can shield ;-) She is one of the venders who has a booth in this mall and sells vintage / antique Native American and Wild West cowboy treasures.

Three huge rooms of goodies!

Lots of western themed vintage treasures.

This treasure seeker about to run to the big 'X' on our vintage map!

Double trouble!

I found a fabulous 1940's vintage nylon 3/4 sleeve blouse here for $8.00.

48 Main Street
Kalispell, Montana