We met up at Bedrock Industries, a recycled glass products retail store under the approach to the Magnolia Bridge in the Interlake area of Seattle.
We got a little introduction from the busy proprietor about what kinds of glass they use and how they make their products, and then we were free to explore and shop!
They make glass tiles in wonderful colors.
And they sell seconds and cast offs from other glass makers.
Their fused glass pieces are colorful and fun.
This bin of tumbled glass scrap below was like the best ever beach glass. Those pieces on the rim are what I picked out. I think I have a project in mind.
Our second stop was a revisit to ReStore in Ballard.
Tom and I didn't find any garden art or materials, but we did find this china hutch for $75.00! We sent a photo to Jill, she liked it, and we bought it. We'll go back tomorrow to haul it home in the van.
This might be a place where we can look for a piece of wrought iron railing for Jill's front steps.
The store cats loved the sunshine coming through the windows.
Some of us went to lunch together in Ballard before going our separate ways. Then we had to get across town to drop something off at Jake's place. The traffic was awful and it took an hour, so after we left Jake's we went to the shore of Lake Washington for a bit of a stroll to walk off the traffic frustration.
There was quite a raft of old coots on the lake.
The Mountain was out.
So were the lawn daisies!
Feeling refreshed we headed home to get ready for the evening birthday party for sister-in-law Jan's partner Ann. And good time was had by all.