Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Field Trip

After church today, we joined two good friends and went on a field trip.  Our first stop was the Northwest Wood Gallery.  The most gorgeous things all hand made of wood.  In fact, this month they are having a box and container competition.  Check it out online.  But here are a few of the amazing things we saw,
Approx. 7" x 12", with compartments inside

Small dining table

Inlay on the chair back, to go with the table above

Fishlips bowl

Lovely cabinet, approx. 4 1/2 ft. tall
It really was so impressive.  All this gorgeous work.  You could only just run your hands over the satin finish on each piece.
Table, approx. 4' in diameter

Inlay on a cabinet face


Quail family

I really know nothing about wood working, but gosh it was so lovely.  It was grand to be able to wander around all these beautiful wood products.

Our next stop on our journey was the crumpet shop, for a crumpet and a cup of tea.  Mine was ricotta and lemon curd.  In our group we also had one strawberry jam topping, one almond butter and honey and peanut butter and blackberry jam.  Do you remember this place Caro?
Then it was on to the Pike Place Market.

Fresh pasta for sale - even chocolate pasta

Pasta shop's partner, with amazing vinegars and oils

One of several fish stalls
We had a wonderful time wandering and looking.  In the end we chose our dinner of: fresh halibut, lemon basil pasta and steamed spinach with balsamic vinegar.  Oh so amazingly good.

And here are the intrepid shoppers,
We all decided that it was such fun, we will definitely do it again!


Caroline said...

Is this the one with the cat at the wall. Dieuwke and I are busy quilting and looking little house on the prairie. We just finished dinner. bye bye Caro

Caroline Dijkerman said...

Hi, I'm waiting for pictures of Ronda and you quilting ; ). It was so good to spoke to you both.
have a nice sunday. with lots of knuffles from a rainy and grey Netherlands, Caro