You can't miss the sign from the freeway - "Consign Furniture." However, the business in the former home of Beaudry Motorsports in central Post Falls is a bit tricky to get to. The address is 1525 E. Edmonton Ave., the parallel street on the north side of Interstate 90. Take the Seltice exit and then a combination of Syringa and Polston streets and you'll get there.
When you do, this place is quite interesting. The inventory is higher-end new, antique and used furniture (indoor and outdoor) and artwork as well as appliances and outdoor equipment. The interior of the place is awesome with high ceilings in a 23,000-square-foot set of entry showrooms, complete with a rock fireplace. Then it has back area bays and a rear building for the storage of marine and RV rigs.
Here's how it works: You can bring your stuff in or Consign Furniture will pick it up free. With a six-week contract you set high and low prices for a 50-50 split with the business.
Owner Alan Rock has the original Consign Furniture in Reno and discovered this building last month. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Phone 457-1491. Check www.consignfurniturereno.net.
Rustic Romance on Fourth
The 100-year-old house at 901 N. Fourth St. is quaint with small rooms, but it's been attractively renovated and now hosts Rustic Romance. The charming place has an interesting variety of items and pleasant aromas.
Here's how owner Wendy Burgener Wallin lists the inventory: "Wildcrafted and handcrafted organic and botanical gifts for your heart, home and garden such as herbs, dried flowers, nut body butters, soaps, bath oils, lotions, floral bath teas, botanical-themed aprons, dish towels, herbed soy candles and votives, spices, artisan water fountains, metal flower stakes, solar windchimes and lanterns, bird feeders, candle holders, journals, organic laundry products, bagged Irish teas, rustic furniture, box troughs and tree cookie coasters."
Whew! You wouldn't think the place would hold that much.
Originally from Seal Beach, Calif., she graduated from Cal Poly Tech University and had 26 years' experience in public relations and marketing. She discovered North Idaho while vacationing and moved here in 2004.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone 930-4973. Check www.rusticromancecda.com.
Motion Auto Supply opens Monday
With 206 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, as the outlet, Motion Auto Supply will open its ninth store.
With retail and wholesale trade, Motion sells automotive and truck parts, accessories, tools and chemicals. Parent company Parts Wholesalers started in Spokane in 1994. The employee-owned company also has a store at 1225 E. Best Ave., Coeur d'Alene.
With six employees, Post Falls hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Phone 457-0340.
Paris Flea Marketdoubles
With the numbers of vendors continually growing, Paris Flea Market is now at 1815 N. Fourth St. and 823 N. Fourth. Hours in the Midtown outlet are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. It includes Alley Cat Coffee Co.
The Tidbits are here now!
*We have info on the new Wine Cellar restaurant, but we'll save it until just before it opens Aug. 1.
*A-1 Nails has moved to Salon 1034 at 1034 N. Third St. Phone 667-8778. Check www.a1nails.com.
*Knock knock. Who's there? To. To who. To whom! (from daughter Mariah).
*To reader Jacques: The Associated Press Stylebook says to use "pleaded," not "pled," and that "hung" is the past tense for non-human action such as "hung a picture" and "hanged" is for past human action such as "They hanged him."
*Contact Nils Rosdahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.