Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Morning Fun: glassybaby and Volunteer Park Cafe

Photobucket Pictures, Images and PhotosPhotobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Twice a year in Seattle hundreds of people get in line in the early morning freezing cold to find their spot in line for the glassybaby "seconds" sale. I have a few glassy baby's that I have received as gifts and have given a few to friends. I was a little suspicious of "seconds". Why wouldn't I just get the real glassybaby. Well, at 5 am this morning, I had 3 hours in the freezing cold to think, "Is this worth it?" I don't want to give an enthusiastic, "Yes", because I don't want to give away the big secret, but, "Yes!". Unlike the seasoned glassybaby "seconds" veterans who brought their chairs, blankets and hot coffee, my friend and I came dressed warmly, but empty handed. Oh well, live and learn. I wish I was able to take a picture of the mob scene that we walked into when we got inside the glassybaby store. EEK! it was a crazy grab-fest and we were packed in like sardines. Keep in mind, all this craziness was for a small glass votive. Well, I have to say! I was not planning on buying a "second", but I had already invested 3 hours in the freezing cold, so I may as well get something for my efforts. I bought 6 glassybabys and I love them!!! As I mentioned before! I already had a few at home, so I tried my best to pick colors that would match the ones I already had. So, 3 hours and 20 minutes later, my friend and I had completed our purchases and loved, loved, loved our new glassybabys. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Next stop, breakfast, but where? So we had been up and in line for hours, but it was only 8:30 am on a Saturday and a bakery or coffee shop, was not an option. Thanks to Urbanspoon, we were able to find a cute cafe that was open and serving breakfast. Just a few blocks away from glassybaby we found our way to Volunteer Park Cafe. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos I forgot how cute this place was and how good the food was there. I had the meat strata, which was more like a big strata muffin and my friend had the meat quiche, both came with a little mixed green salad. We also couldn't resist the pastries, so we split an almond croissant. Very casual self seating, cozy and bright. Perfect place to grab a bite and relax.


  1. Lol - loved it. I have been working on a work project (boo me) all weekend but following along this glassbaby adventure has definitely made it fun anyway. Esp since I didn't have to stand in the cold and long line. But I would have :) Great snag on your loot and well played with the yummy more than deserved it all for that effort. Plus a nice long nap~



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