Monday went on record as the darkest December day in nine years here in Seattle. The rain was heavy and persistent. What better way to spend the day than in shops full of glitter and good cheer.
We changed up our destinations a bit this year, dropping Molbaks and adding Sky Nursery. We were happy with our choice.
Jan, Mavis, and Colleen, retired teachers with whom we have breakfast on Fridays, and always up for a fun field trip.
One section of this large garden center was turned into a Christmas wonderland of treasures.
I loved these fat felt Santas and long legged elves.
Jars of jelly, Kitchen Aid mixers and pieces of pie. Oh my!
And there were lovely plants too!
I don't know if this bench is comfy, but it sure is cool.
I would love to be a container designer in a nursery where you could pick from such a large selection of plants and not have to buy them!
From here we lingered over lunch at Panera before going to our second destination.