Sunday is going to be beautiful!  A perfect day to enjoy a day out on Capitol Hill.  From the MadArt in Cal Anderson to the 12th Ave Festival there will be lots to do and see!

Whimsy is very excited to have a booth at 12th Avenue Festival on Sunday.  Come see us at booth 20, next to … The Massage Guy (I wonder what he does?)  We’ll have lots of fun summer accessories, some prizes and other goodies.

There will be delicious foods to enjoy too!  For $5 you can get small plates from Lark, Quinn’s Pub, Cupcake Royal, Boom Noodle, Molly Moon and More.

Plus you can shop at RedDrawers, Bootyland, Velo Bike Shop, and more.

12th Avenue Festival

12th Avenue Festival

So come on out on Sunday and celebrate your neighborhood!  See you there.

Some of our hottest glasses are back in stock: the handpainted Momo Panache Jazzi martini, Jazzi Stemless wine glass, Cheers double old fashioned glass as well as Celebrate Wine Glass and Delight Wine Glass (part of the My Favorite Wine Glass series).  We also have a few new glasses … which will be posted soon!

Handpainted Double Old Fashioned

Cheers Double Old Fashioned

Handpainted Favorite Wine Glass

Delight Wine Glass - My Favorite Wine Glass

Summer is great time to entertain.  The sun is out late, the weather is perfect for lounging outside and catching up with friends after work.  While beer is a staple, sometimes you want to spice things up with a great summer cocktail.  Here a few simple recipes that are sure to be a big hit!

Watermelon Slush

Watermelon Vodka Slush

Watermelon Vodka Slush

This one does take prep time the day before, but it’s not too intense.  The drink will be worth it, trust me!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon flesh, seeds removed
  • 2 fluid ounces simple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 fluid ounces melon liqueur
  • 4 twists lemon zest, garnish
Day before: Puree the watermelon and pour into ice trays.
Day of: Blend the watermelon ice cubes, sugar, lemon juice, vodka and melon liqueur.
Serve in Martini glasses.  I think the pink of this cocktail would look so awesome in the turquoise base martini glasses!

Ginger Shandies

ginger shandie cocktail

Ginger Shandie

Ingredients

  • 3 bottle(s) (11.2-ounce) chilled Hoegaarden beer
  • 1 bottle(s) (12-ounce) chilled ginger beer
  • 1  thinly sliced lemon
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish

Prep: Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.  Serve in Double Old Fashioned glass with ice and mint sprigs.

Sour Cherry Gin Muddler

sour cherry gin muddle

Sour Cherry Gin Muddle

Ingredients

  • Three sour cherries per glass
  • Lemon (1 slice per glass)
  • Gin
  • Sugar

Put three sour cherries, one thin slice of lemon and a spoonful of sugar in the bottom of a glass.  Pound with muddler, or end of wooden spoon.  Add gin, enjoy.   Add more gin for a second round, the cherries will still flavor it very well.

Serve in a Double Old Fashioned glass or Hiball glass.

Hope you enjoy these delicious summer cocktails. Cheers!

This summer has been a summer of weddings and bridal showers.  I would venture to guess I’m not alone in this ‘wedding boat’.  So I give you another go-to awesome wedding gift that will stand out from the rest, but not in the homemade ceramic mug way.

Dove Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dove Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dove Salt and Pepper Shakers

Sleek, modern, and adorable in their own way.

Summer is in it’s prime! I try to savor summer days, and remember all the dark winter days I spent dreaming of the time when the sun would stay out late and the air would smell like BBQ.

So instead of dwelling on the “it’s almost over” that I already hear people saying, enjoy summer to it’s fullest.

Having fresh flowers in your home is a great way to bring the beauty and bounty of summer inside.  We just got adorable boat vases in that also double as serving bowls! Perfect for serving up guacamole when guests are over, then fresh cut stems later.

Blue Boat Vase

Blue Boat Vase

Green Boat Vase

Green Boat Vase

Also come as Yellow Boat Vase and Red Boat Vase.

We always the most adorable customers.

We just got these funky new flower lamps in.  The metal ‘stems’ are completely bendable, so you can made it sit upright on a table.  Or if you lack side table space, you could coil the stem around a post or curtain rod.  Voila!  Instant pop of design and color in your home.

Bendable Flower Lamp

Bendable Flower Lamp

White Flower Lamp

White Flower Lamp

Red Lotus Flower Lamp

Red Lotus Flower Lamp

I love a statement piece that is easy, and functional.

Thank you to Kathy Schultz who just wrote a great article covering “10 Cheap Thrills Under $20“.  She listed Whimsy’s great bamboo serveware dipping & snack bowls.  I see she also gave one of my favorite clothing stores, Carmilia’s, a shout out.  Love!

Bamboo Snack and Dipping Bowls

Bamboo Snack and Dipping Bowls

One of my favorite things about summer in Seattle is  ZooTunes.  With its mellow lawn concert atmosphere it’s perfect for a dinner picnic. Grab a blanket, some bread, cheese and meats, a bottle of white wine and relax while listening to live music.

This year I plan to make it to one or two of the shows.  And I know what I am packing to picnic in style.

1. Wine Cooler Tote

No need to drag a cooler in, OR drink warm Chardonnay. Simply freeze a wine cooler tote over night, then pop your bottle in.  Stays chilled! Plus you get to pick your color (green, blue, pink, purple or yellow).

Wine Cooler Tote

Wine Cooler Tote

2. Picnic Wine Stakes

No more party cups, no more spilled wine. Just push the stakes into the grass and slip your stemware into the holder. Very picnic-chic.  Comes as a pair.

Lawn Wine Stakes

Lawn Wine Stakes

Who are you excited to see this year at ZooTunes?

Whimsy Birthday Invitation!

We are turning three years old and to celebrate we are having a birthday party this Saturday May 12th. To play into the theme of three’s here are three fabulous reasons to party with us!

1. We’ll give you a gift. Yes, it’s a backwards-birthday.  You’ll get a fun gift just for stopping in to party!

2. You’ll enjoy wine and birthday treats.

3. You can enjoy a FREE 10 minute chair massage by a massage therapist from SalonDEWI.  Between the hours of 1pm and 3pm. Sign up ahead of time if you’d like! (206.324.4679)

See you on Saturday!

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