Summertime Finds (Cocktail Gear!) & Fun (Chicken Coop Tour!)

By: Shannon O'Leary | Posted July 11, 2014

As the temperature climbs, Seattleites embrace the summertime lifestyle with an exceptional zeal. Unlike, say citizens in sustained hot-weather climes, we try to make the most out of every one of our sun-drenched days. And that includes giving our shopping lists a decidedly sunny twist with some hot goods like:


Outdoor Fatboy chairs ($329) and Shatterproof Govino Flutes ($15 for set of four) at Click! Design that Fits (West Seattle; 4540 California Ave. SW; 206.328.9252) 

Fatboy chairGovino glasses


Mason Jar Shaker ($36) and Little Shirley Pod Vases ($26) at Ravenna Gardens (University Village, 2600 NE University Village; 206.729.7388)


mason jar shaker little shirley pods



Disposable Palm Leaf Plates ($6.95 and up for a set of 8) and Lemon Melamine Serving Collection ($3.99-$14.99, sale pricing) at Sur la Table (Pike Place Market; 84 Pine St.; 206.448.2244; and locations in Kirkland and  Bellevue)


palm leaf platesmelamine lemon collection



Fruitsuper DesignsBrass Lift Coasters ($68 for set of four) and Headdemock Hammocks ($499; pictured above) at Digs (Ballard, 2002 NW Market St.; 206.457.5709). FYI: this Saturday (7/12), 6-9 p.m. during the Ballard Art Walk, Digs will be showcasing new works from local furniture maker Urbancase 


fruit super's lift coasters


And aisle cruising aside, what better way to enjoy Seattle’s summertime than spending a day on the farm, or at 25 farms? Seattle Tilth’s annual Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour is this Saturday (7/12), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. As well as the chance to talk to the animals, you can check out the latest in animal architecture (whether housing for chickens, mini goats or bees) during this self-guided tour of our neighboring farms. Tickets are available at select area businesses (Seattle Tilth Main Office; Walt's Organic Fertilizer; Portage Bay Grange; and Seattle Farm Co-op), or to order online, and see tour maps, visit:


seattle tilth's chicken coop tour



Photo credits for images above: Click! Design that Fits, Ravenna Gardens, Sur la Table, Seattle Tilth