Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Day in Seattle - A Tourist in My Own City

For over 25 years I lived on Capital Hill in Seattle; about a 25 minute walk from downtown where I worked.  I would go to the Pike Place Market often after the tourists were gone but now I go maybe twice year. I really miss living on the hill; being able to walk to good restaurants, parks,  fun events and downtown. This is the first time I actually took photos of things other than mountains, art or jewelry! I felt like a real tourist in my own town!

As a "tourist" I really didn't mind the crowd; I was there just to visit and wasn't trying to get anywhere or buy anything!

farmers market



One of my favorite shops; Tenzing Momo with the thick smell of incense.

flowers at the market

Another colorful shop!

Then down to the Wheel we went and discovered it was $13 for a twelve minute ride!  Maybe we will try it when the tourists are gone! 

Seattle waterfront

Back up a bunch of stairs  for a slice of pizza at DeLaurenti and through Westlake where we saw some street art. I think most people like the art but some said it is boring or gross. I thought it really added more interest to Westlake plus I just love painted trees!

seattle street art

Seattle street art

Monday, August 6, 2012

Garden Ideas; Transform Your Garden With Spray Paint!

garden decor
Transform your garden with spray paint!

I found this gorgeous garden photo on Pinterest from A Room With a View's facebook page.  Since I recently added some blue glass & pottery accents to my tiny shade garden for color,  I thought this spray paint project would be perfect!   I dug out my old Moroccan lantern; cleaned it and added a coat of primer:

spray pain project

painted lantern
Then added a couple coats of blue spray paint. 

shade garden ideas, garden art
Add color to your shade garden!

                   I haven't found the perfect spot yet!  Now I just have to collect a few more items to paint!

shade garden color

garden color