Friday, September 3, 2010

Support Seattle Square Market!

But what is the Seattle Square, you may ask?

Well, this is what their website says:

From now until the end of September, Pioneer Square will be featuring a new outdoor market from 11am – 5pm every Saturday. The Seattle Square, located in Occidental Park, features a wide range of vintage and craft vendors; selling everything from locally designed clothing, to handmade housewares and accessories, to mid-century furniture. A rotating selection of Seattle’s mobile food vendors serve up a variety of fantastic eats set to a live soundtrack, hand crafted by a rotating cast of local DJ’s.

Every Saturday, a bunch of dedicated crafters and artisans are trying (sometimes without a profit) to help revitalize the Pioneer Square neighborhood and fill it up with delicious food, fun, music, and craftiness.

Yes please.

I was recently offered the opportunity to take a tour of the Square Market, and to do a little meet-and-greet with many of the vendors.

There were so many cool vendors there. Art, jewelry, vintage, kids' stuff, steampunk... all kinds of good things to see. I had such a great time. And since Occidental Park is near one of the very oldest parts of Seattle, there are just an amazing amount of opportunities for sweet photo ops including brick and art deco ironwork. (Also, don't forget to stop byWaterfall Park, it's awesome)

As for shopping, I ended up not being able to resist a sweet little screenprinted card from Orange Twist. Oh, yeah, and do you see that little screenprinted canvas pouch up there? Yup. That came home with me too. Slide Sideways is the little shop that that came from. I wanted to take basically all of their things home with me. Such fresh designs!

So this fantastic little market will be open every Saturday between now and the end of September. If you are in town and want to support a beautiful neighborhood (seriously go for the photo ops of all that brickwork) and you want to support some local artisans, you should stop by.

Hope your weekend is full of craftiness (in whatever form you like).


Erin said...

This looks like a blast. I just found your blog...not sure I am the queen of 50 open tabs while surfing! Anyway just wanted to say I LOVE your blog. I have just marked about ten posts (in about 5 minutes) for inspiration. THanks for taking the time to share all of your projects. I love your style!

Melissa Mann said...

Looks like fun!

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VPS Hosting said...

WOW! These photos are amazing and it must of been fun. What type of camera did you use?

Christina C. said...

I used a canon rebel XSI

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