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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Few Seattle Sights

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying a nice long weekend!
The other day was hubby's birthday, so to celebrate, we went to our favorite restaurant in downtown Seattle!
It was a beautiful night, perfect for walking along the waterfront.
The Seattle skyline is pretty amazing!  Notice the snow covered peak in the foreground?  That is Mt. Ranier, the tallest mountain in the state.  It looked just stunning at sunset!
photo courtesy of Seattle Pedicabs
We discovered Anthony's several years ago, when we stopped in Seattle enroute to Hawaii.  It is right on the water, and the food is amazing!
Like many downtown eateries, they also have a walk up fish bar.  We are real fish and seafood lovers, so we are lovin' it here!
If you are ever in Seattle, I would highly recommend a visit to Anthony's on the pier!
I had halibut cakes, with garlic mashed potatoes.  Delish!  Not to mention shrimp cocktail, the best clam chowder, wonderful sourdough bread (which is really popular here, love it!), and the most delicious Baily's Irish Cream chocolate mousse!  Did I mention that we both were totally stuffed?
We love walking along the waterfront enjoying all of the incredible boats and yachts.
Notice the name of the pretty boat below?  "Knot too shabby"!  Loved it!!  Chic, yes, shabby, no way!!
A gorgeous sun set over the distant islands.

photo courtesy of Seattle Pedicabs
 After dinner, we took a fun (and fast!) ride in a pedi cab!

Gorgeous flowers!

When I first saw this large metal sculpture from the front, I thought it must be some strange piece of modern art!  Then I walked around the side, and noticed that it was a very large "wind blown" umbrella!

Thanks for joining me on our little outing!  We are really having fun exploring our new home, can't wait to share more photos of beautiful Washington State with you!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Kim K. said...

Your pictures are just lovely. The sights and adventures that you and your husband enjoy are UNBELIEVABLE! I guess that relocation to the "other" side of the US definitely has some perks.

Kaybe said...

Looks like you are settling in quite nicely to your new home. Seattle is an amazing place for creative people like yourself. And btw - love love the gussied up picnic tablescape on your banner.

Take good care,


NanaDiana said...

Donna- I am so glad that you are getting to do some really fun things while you are on the West Coast. It makes me smile to know that you aren't home being lonesome! xo Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to John! It looks like you had a wonderful day!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I noticed that even the boat is shabby chic!!!!

Tete said...

Oh, girl, I blew up every single one of your photos and took it all in, and slowly watched the sun over the water and details in that huge hanging basket and laughed as I read the name of the boat. I could smell the garlic and the lemon on that dish. I am so glad that you had such a dreamy evening for your sweeties birthday. I have never seen such a beautiful place as this one. And I still laugh as you find so many fun things to do there. God has blessed you so much. Enjoy your time there, for it is fleeting...;).
Hugs- Tete

mizdarlin said...

When I first moved here from SoCal, my consolation for missing San Francisco was always Seattle..
They have many similarities, although I would say that Seattle is just a bit less laid back, still, love it..have you been to the 'underground' market yet? It's one of my guilty pleasures in Seattle...
Been too long since I visited the Emerald City..thanks for sharing your wonderful trip, and happy belated birthday to your hubs!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Mmmmm, that meal looks delicious. Thanks for the scenic tour. Great shots.

Debbie said...

Wow! what an amazing place! So happy you and John enjoyed your evening.
Great pics.
Your choice of food looks really yummy!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Yes, you made me hungry! I'd love to visit Seattle it looks like a beautiful city...the umbrella did make me giggle!
Glad your settling in and happy birthday to your husband!

Linda said...

Seattle is such a beautiful city, Donna! I really enjoy seeing Washington through your eyes...I hope to see it in person someday! Happy birthday to your hubby!

Ido said...

I enjoy your photos so much, Thank you!
Have a great week!