my new downtown.

August 19, 2009
on wednesdays i usually post photos from my downtown. only, as you know, there’s been a bit of a change. i have a new downtown. this week has been filled with nesting activities, most of which include very hot water and a rag, and so i haven’t had the chance to wander the streets with my camera. but i thought i would share with you one of my favorite features of my new downtown: adler’s hardware store. it’s only blocks from my house and chock full of everything my heart desires. i love the smell of hardware stores and shopping in them is so gratifying. where else can you find the perfect little something that costs less than a dollar?
anyway, thank you all for your patience during the move. i know i haven’t found the time to visit your spaces and see what you’ve been up to–soon enough. if the internet holds up, i’ll be back tomorrow with someone else’s downtown!
xo, erin

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  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong August 19, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Love the hardware store also. Much prefer it to the mega-monster places.

    Hope you're hangin' in.

  • Reply blue moss August 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i love hardware stores….can get lost in one….
    thanks for sharing the pic 🙂

  • Reply Julia (Color Me Green) August 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    so true, hardware stores can be one's best friend when you're settling in.

  • Reply Salut! chou chou August 19, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Good luck with the move!

  • Reply janis August 19, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Looking forward to more photos and adventures of your "new downtown" –
    in the meanwhile, have fun making the nest … little independent hardware stores are where it's at 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply My name is Erin. August 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I spend a lot of time in hardware stores these days myself. Congrats on your change of scenery. Very exciting.

    I was wondering… how do you choose your guests for someone else's downtown? I'd love to show you mine sometime if you're interested.

  • Reply Rachell Taylor August 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Hardware store is basically synonymous with treasure hunt.

  • Reply Christine Chitnis August 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Welcome to Providence…Adler's is the best, the owner Harry is the nicest guy around. Just wait until you start discovering all the treasures of this city! Two words- Seven Stars, look it up, trust me!

  • Reply The Lil Bee August 19, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Such a sweet photo:) A hardware store is a glimpse at things to come!

  • Reply Stacey August 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Looks like a shop I would love to frequent myself. It will be so fun to see more of your new downtown in the future!!

  • Reply our little love nest August 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I love old hardware stores too. In fact I took photos of ours this morning. So curious about your new space and wishing I could help out. I love painting and fixing stuff. xo

  • Reply Amanda Nicole August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    It looks adorable! I, too, love the smell of hardware stores. Mmmmm….

  • Reply iheartkiwi August 19, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    i love the mom and pop hardware stores… we have a little local one in queen creek where they actually know your name when you come in!

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea August 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hope you are settling in and it is starting to feel a little like home!

  • Reply knack August 20, 2009 at 5:32 am

    we have an awesome old hardware store here in Greenville called Duncan's….it is such a goodie!

    can't wait to see more of your new digs! xo

  • Reply Carissa August 20, 2009 at 7:32 am

    I don't usually visit hardware stores, but that photo is great and almost makes me want to go find one… though, in my town they don't look like that (think lowes and home depot! 🙂

  • Reply littlebyrd August 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I love hardware stores too! Good lukc with your nesting 🙂

  • Reply Emily Kate January 6, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Erin — I just stumbled onto your blog, and this picture totally made my day. I'll be headed back to Brown for my 5 year reunion in May, and this familiar image got me excited. I've enjoyed browsing around, and I'll definitely be checking back to see what's new in Providence. Good luck, and please keep a seat at Tealuxe warm for me for my upcoming trip! 🙂

    Emily @ thirtyeight20

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