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Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Day 4

Once and awhile one needs to escape the inn and take in a new view.


Yeah, like that.


We love to go to Pike Place Market.


We take pictures for no reason at all.


And I always try to find a place I haven’t ever been to yet.


We happened upon The Pink Door out of luck. It was not in our plans to try it this time but it is my understanding that this is what one can find behind the pink door. I must go.


I did, however, pose in front of the pink door. Jealous? I thought so. I look suspicious but really I am excited.


And because I do love all things mini, I took a picture of their adorable mini pink door for you. Isn’t it sweet? I can’t wait to go here next time!


Pause. more fun with pictures.


Dotter who works at Starbucks posed at the very first Starbucks.


The boys who are extremely mature for their ages, posed in front of the first Starbucks’ logo which was quite inappropriate.


Goodness all in a row.


Last year at Christmas time, this sweet man in the window asked me to watch his water for him. I did. I’m thinking this Starbucks is where he hangs out every day.


While my family headed to Pike Place Chowder for lunch, I opted for a piroshky at Piroshky Piroshky.


They have a lovely variety.


My choice of beef & cheese was just as heavenly as I remember it to be.


Using my super sleuth skills, I found Stewart Street which when heading into the market leads you onto this bridge which has more lovely venders. My goal? To meet my friends from Twitter. I do love Twitter.


First, Becky aka @RainwaterSoap, from Seattle Rainwater Soap Company. She is even sweeter than I imagined. I bought this ginger zest skin smoothie. Amazing stuff!


Right across the way was my new friend, Kat aka @SymbolsInArt. She sells beautiful handmade tiles from Suman Studios. Aren’t they stunning? She too is such a loving soul.

If you are not on Twitter, I do recommend hopping on and connecting with others. There are plenty of spammers to watch out for and surely an overwhelming amount of sales focused people but in the midst of it all, you will find gems like these ladies.


Dotter and I may have won for goofiest picture idea for the day. It is becoming a tradition to take pictures in this restroom.


The ceiling is under the world famous fish guys. It didn’t make me feel secure.


And this one gets my vote for coolest picture of the day.


It rained from beginning to end but to me this is the traditional Pike Place trip plus Christmas decorations. Another trip worth remembering. Another coat to set out to dry.

To celebrate, I purchased you a little give away. Just comment below mentioning your favorite Taste Hope recipe so far and I will use random.org to give away one Starbucks $15 card only available from the original Starbucks store at Pike Place Market. Hand purchased by me. Redeemable at any Starbucks store. Comment deadline is midnight on 12.15.10. Winner will be announced on our 7th day of Christmas post.

Tomorrow we shall have another helpful video on the topic of family gatherings because the fun never stops.

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8 Responses

  1. Roberta

    OH MY Gosh – I want to try those Peppermint Patties!!! They look so simple and NY Peppermint Patties top my fave list…so this recipe might just soon replace it on the list. Thanks soooo much for sharing your Pike Place adventure, your recipes and light-humored take on life. Love it!!!

  2. Vanessa

    Oh what a fun day!!! I just told Husband the other day that I want to go to the Pink Door for my birthday (in March), must I really wait that long???
    OK, Favorite recipe, although I am confident they are all delish, I have not tried all of them, but thus far my favorite and the favorite of my children is the sugared pumpkin seeds. Makes me want to buy pumpkins just so we can make the seeds, I even used seeds from danish squash and they were amazing too. Please tell me all squash seeds are edible cause we are planning on eating them all sugared up. 🙂

  3. laurielufkin

    You guys are hysterical! Have never been to Pike Place but if I go, I want you to be my tour guide! I would have to say I would like to try the pecan pie the most!

  4. MOM


  5. Nice pics!!! I’ll try to make it for the next photo session.

  6. Wonderful pics! This is a great blog post.

    If you are at Piroshky Piroshky my fave thing there is the cinnamon cardamon braid. Yummy.

    The brown Starbucks logo at 1912 Pike Place IS unique. There was a 2008 version of the brown logo which IS found at many Starbucks stores all over the place, but the 2008 version of the logo has the Siren with more hair so that her titties get covered up! She’s more conservative! LOL

    So many great pics! I love the market. I’m not trying to win in the contest because it almost doesn’t seem fair. I live close enough to walk to the market anytime. 🙂

    As to your recipes, well I can’t cook but the breakfast sub with tomato and egg and cheese and sprouts made me quite hungry looking at the photos.

    Thanks again for the blog post!

  7. Hi Deanna,

    I’m not entering the giveaway… I just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed your fun pix from Pikes Place Market. I only live 45 minutes from Pikes Place, but rarely visit there! You reminded me how cool it is… I think I’ll take my family soon. 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

  8. Sean

    I keep thinking about those Chocolate Crinkles and the drool keeps flowing… MUST BAKE SOON.

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