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Friday Inspiration: Seattle

Merriment :: Seattle from the Ferry by Kathy Beymer

Shane had a business trip in Seattle so I was excited to join him for the weekend. We had such a good time in the Pacific Northwest, red-eye flight aside, and I’ve been humming Would? to myself all week. Here are a few Seattle inspirations for you on this fine Friday:

Merriment :: Seattle Comet Tavern Neon Sign by Kathy Beymer

Neon. It’s no secret that I have a serious crush on neon. I like to think that Seattle is sprinkled with neon signs to help it cut through gray days.

Merriment :: Seattle Neon Signs by Kathy Beymer

Merriment :: Seattle Public Market Neon Sign by Kathy Beymer

Merriment :: Seattle Comet Tavern Neon Sign by Kathy Beymer

Someday when my childhood plan of hanging collected neon signs in the finished basement of my future home, a Comet Tavern replica is going to be high on the list. Dream big.

Merriment :: Seattle Neon Sign by Kathy Beymer

Merriment :: Seattle Neon Sign by Kathy Beymer

The Solstice. Yay! June 21st happened to be the Summer Solstice Parade in Fremont. After a stellar breakfast at Persimmon Shane and I staked out a spot on the crowded 36th Street.

Merriment :: Seattle Summer Solstice Parade by Kathy Beymer

Merriment :: Seattle Summer Solstice Parade by Kathy Beymer

I loved the energy and the creativity people put into their costumes. And check out how creatively the naked bikers painted their bits.

Merriment :: Seattle Summer Solstice Parade by Kathy Beymer

One cool idea I saw that would be great for Halloween was a group of people dressed as sandwich elements — bread, bologna, lettuce, tomato — who would walk around individually and then run together and “sandwich” each other. Video montage of sandwich hugs, bubbles, costumes and bits below …although please avoid playing if you’re easily offended.

Fresh seafood. Couldn’t get enough of it. Crab, clams, salmon, tuna, you name it. Walking through the Pike Place Market was a trip.

Merriment :: Seattle Seafood at Public Market by Kathy Beymer

Merriment :: Seattle Seafood at Public Market by Kathy Beymer

Warm Nuts. How best to gracefully put the solstice parade and warm nuts together in one blog post? Well regardless, under a neon glow Two Bells served throwback warm mixed nuts to bar patrons. Next time I have guests over I’m putting these guys in the microwave.

Seattle :: Warm Nuts at Two Bells by Kathy Beymer

Seattle :: Warm Nuts at Two Bells by Kathy Beymer

Best thing about traveling is my mind has a chance to think and wander. Thanks, Seattle, for an inspirational weekend!

Seattle :: Business District Map by Kathy Beymer

Ashley

Monday 3rd of September 2012

Seattle is my favorite. End of story. Great post!

Blueprints of a Southern Belle

Wednesday 24th of February 2010

cute blog!! i found it through designsponge.

we are going to seattle this summer & i want to research the heck out of it, so we can make the most of our 4 days. i'm a antique/design nut, but hubby is not...did you have a favorite couple of stores you found? or restaurants? we're staying near pike place market.

also, did y'all leave downtown at all for any day trips?

thanks for your help! :)

Ashley Jennings

Thursday 29th of October 2009

The elephant carwash...ahhhh. I miss seattle. Not the perpetual greyness, however. :(

Suzanne

Tuesday 1st of July 2008

Great photos! I love Seattle and can't wait to go very soon!

P.S. I am totally going to have "Would?" stuck in my head all day long now - thanks a lot!

:)

cassandra

Tuesday 1st of July 2008

you captured the city wonderfully! what a great weekend to get a taste of seattle culture ~ if you can handle the solstice parade, you can handle just about anything else seattle has to throw at you :)

love the neon signs!

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