So you were thinking this was going to be a post exclusively about all things garden show right? Well not quite. Let's start out with the Crepes! Yes I said Crepes! I was hungry when I arrived at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle and the smell of La Creperie Voila was wafting down the street.
Nothing could have stopped me from ordering one! There was quite the little line, so I had plenty of time to make my decision. I thought the smoked salmon one sounded good.
But ended up deciding on the swiss and cooked apples. MMMMMMMMMM. My little extrovert crepe master was quite willing to have her picture taken. She said she loves her job because it's like having her own stage.
Now with a little nourishment I was ready to head up to the show. What do you think greeted me in the first hall that I entered? Flowers you say? Try Quilts! And a few flowers too :-)
The detail on this one was amazing.
I really loved this grape one.
Hey someone didn't put a coaster under their drink!
I just love this little picket fence.
I had to get a closer look at the path. Neat huh?
On to the main hall. Although I don't think it was an official theme there was a lot of asian influence to be seen.
I really loved this round "window"
Can you believe this is inside?
The glass divider on the right was cool.
Orange seems to be in as well
How about one more theme for the day....MOSS! These walls were cool.
I have to show you just one more thing from the large garden displaysl. Did you ever see a forest growing in a convention hall? Watch this video on how the put one of the displays together.
On to the shopping! Window shopping that is.
There is never any shortage of glass around with Chihuly being from nearby Tacoma. There were at least 4 other booths with beautiful glass things. This "chandelier" really caught my eye.
I remembered these tiles from last year. I'd have liked the dragonfly.
Here's a cool use for those old glass platters collecting dust in your china cabinet.
I saw a few suns I would really have loved to add to my small collection
And I thought about a few of my cooking buddies.
Next I moved on across the sky bridge to the area where they sell plants. I love the view from this little bridge. If you squint real hard you can see Pikes Place Market.
There were more little garden vignettes on the bridge.
My favorites were these little miniature gardens. I MUST have one!
To give you some perspective here's another with Barbie's friend..or is it her little sister? Skipper?
The camera went in my bag soon after I entered this section of the show. Let's just say my hands were getting full!
Actually my haul was quite modest, but there were a few things I couldn't resist.
Here's a closer look at the pendant.
So I started the day with food..what better way to end it. I walked down a block or two to Pacific Place and up to the food court. I had an old fashioned burger at Johnny Rocket's.
Here are a few Links that you might enjoy:
Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center
More of my pictures from the show