December Newsletter – 2017

December 6, 2017
Calling all ladies with size 5-6.5 feet, it’s your favorite time of year at HalfPint! Don’t miss out on your annual week long opportunity to shop a wide selection of sized 5-6.5 boots and shoes and get your second pair for half off at our
Petite Feet Sale! 

HOW IT WORKS

  • shop at participating businesses between Nov. 25th and January 8th.
  • make a purchase, get a stamp (no minimum!).
  • 10 stamps gets you a Mississippi Ave mug plus entry into the prize giveaway: 5 huge Miss Ave gift certificate packages are up for grabs! Each additional 10 stamps scores you another prize entry.
  •  10% of proceeds from participating Mississippi Ave shops will go to our neighbors at the Boise-Eliot Humboldt school.
  • turn in your postcard by January 8th at the Rebuilding Center, Flutter or Trailhead Credit Union on Mississippi Ave to enter the drawing. Winners announced January 10th, 2018.
Treat Your Feet Sale!!!!
 
For the 1st time HalfPint will be having an exclusive Birkenstock Sale Dec. 15th-Jan 15th: Buy one pair get the second pair (of equal or lesser value) half off! For one month only come see our early selection of curated Birkenstocks and beat the Summer rush for your perfect pair (or two) of Birkenstocks! 
The art of leather carving or ‘Tooled leather’ goes back far in its roots. Perfectly preserved leather items have been unearthed from 3,000-year-old Egyptian tombs, are mentioned in the Bible and ancient literature, and are highly valued in most civilizations, though its origins have been lost in history. The first recorded use of tooled leather, as legend maintains, is from the Spanish Moors, who used it to decorate their homes as early wallpaper!

In the 1800s to early 1900s, leather tooling became popular among cowboys and ranchers of the “Wild West” for its ornamentation and expression of personal style. Elaborately tooled saddles helped express pride in their owners’ horsemanship and identified individual possessions among cowboys with no horses of their own.

 Leather tooling crafters use only full-grain leather, which has had the hair removed but retains its grain. Leather is then ‘cased’ or wet before the pattern is transferred or drawn on. Then a variety of carving tools are used to create the desired pattern before the item is assembled into belts, purse, wallets, and even shoes!

Visit us at the shop to get suited up for Winter! We have warm winter socks just in, as well as a great selection of kid’s non-Western boots and shoes! We also have a wonderful holiday selection of vintage leather jackets, leather gloves, plus vintage Pendleton wool shirts and jackets!

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