Saturday, August 11, 2012

Octopus Finds at the Fremont Market!


We had a whirlwind trip last week to the Pacific Northwest. First on the Oregon Coast, and then in the Seattle area catching up with our families and our close friends.  We spent lots of time eating fresh crabs, oysters and steamed clams, beach walking and roasting marshmallows around the beachfire.  Have so many things to show you from our trip;  might be a week of blog posts before I am all caught up!  (might also be a week of sleep!)

Last Sunday morning,  we woke up to one of those rare, stunningly clear days in Seattle.  Exactly the right kind of day to explore the Fremont Market.

So excited to jump on the ferry and head to Seattle to meet my daughter for coffee, girl talk and shopping.  I was the first car on the boat - just take a look at the view!   Kitsap Peninsula and the Olympic Mountains in the background, surrounded by clear (cold!) blue water.

After grabbing our coffee cups, Allison and I made our way over to Fremont. So excited to see what we might find!

Brightly painted cottage furniture (LOVE)


Beach signs. The blue "Boat Rental" sign came home with me...


Vintage nautical finds


..... love the treasure hunt!




Just take a look at these cool Octopus T's that we found!  Soft, and all hand screen printed by Black Bird Tees.

From their website:
 We have a passion for handmade, and strive to make every aspect of our business look and feel like it comes from a real human being. All of our raw goods are sourced from American-based, sweatshop-free companies, we use environmentally friendly inks, and we recycle all of our screens. 

Their t-shirts were absolutely adorable!  Bought the black and gray octopus design for Allison, just could not resist how cute it looked on her, paired with her tangerine orange skirt.  It even has a name - "Sucker for Ink"!

Here's a few more of their designs that we loved too!



Am seriously bummed though, we met one of the artists and he told us that this would be their last Sunday in Seattle; but you can still find them online at http://www.blackbirdtees.com.  Trying to decide which t-shirt to buy for me....


Have a great Saturday!






3 comments:

Tricia Rose said...

What lovely fun you do have with your lovely daughter!

Barb said...

I have never been to that market. Thanks to your post, it is going on my must dos!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I liked everything in this post!!

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