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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Garden Party; Flower Jewelry and Fashion

Garden Party

Garden Party by BluKatDesign featuring flower jewelry

Yellow flower necklace, Upcycled Jewelry by BluKatDesign on Etsy.  Floral fashion, flower jewelry, home decor and colorful garden idea.

Rainbow Jewelry and Fashion


Rainbow jewelry and fashion by BluKatDesign featuring upcycled bobby pin rainbow necklace.

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