Hometown Holidays 2010 Raffle

In the spirit of the holidays, and as a thank you to our community, The Junction will give away OVER $4600 to our valued customers.* Three lucky shoppers will win grand prizes of $500 in Junction gift certificates – almost 50 winners in all. No purchase necessary. Live Local, shop The Junction, and you could win a holiday shopping spree!

AAA West Seattle Travel Store
Bakery Nouveau
Click! Design that Fits
Coffee to a Tea with Sugar
Curious Kidstuff
Donna Ryan Photography
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dream Dinners
Elliott Bay Brewery
Fresh Bistro
Funky Jane’s
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Hotwire Online Coffee House
Pegasus Book Exchange
Snap Fitness
Sound Advice
Spring Hill Restaurant and Bar
Twilight Artist Collective
Wallflower Custom Framing
Wild Rose Antiques

*Must be 18 years old to enter. Need not be present to win.

Hometown Holidays 2010


West Seattle Junction will be full of the holiday spirit with three weeks of jubilant festivities for West Seattle residents and visitors a like.  Please join us!

Hometown Holidays Headquarters: 11-4PM – Shop The Junction on Sundays and enjoy what your neighborhood has to offer.  Meet us in front of Key Bank for festivities and information on shopping, the Holiday Raffle, and in-store events.  Pathfinder PTA will offer holiday facepainting and wreath sales.

Santa Photos: 11AM-3PM Santa Photos – Santa will be here to listen to your children’s Christmas requests. Professional Santa Photos by Donna Ryan Photography and a suggested donation of $15 or more will be donated to West Seattle Food Bank.

Mule Carriage Rides: 11AM-3PM – Take a traditional carriage ride down California pulled by beautiful Belgium Draft Mules.  This is a treat to enjoy with the whole family and friends.  Carriages depart on California in front of Key Bank.

Tax Free Day 2011


Enjoy our annual tax-free day of shopping, eating and drinking in The Junction. *Paid by Junction merchants.

37 merchants in the West Seattle Junction neighborhood will be sporting a red balloon outside their business alerting customers that they’re offering all-day tax-free shopping, as well as deep discounts on a wide range of goods and services.

Participating Junction Merchants:

Participant: Additional Special Offers:
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Bakery Nouveau
Brunette Mix
Capers Last chance SALE on blockprinted linens.  Quilts were $225 now $49.99 | Placemats were $8.99 each, now 4/$9.99  Show this ad and save 20% off non-sale item of your choice.
City Mouse Studio and Store Take an additional 25% off all SkipHop products.
Clementine All Melissa brand shoes will be $20 at Clementine.
Click! Design That Fits
Coffee to a Tea with Sugar
Curious Kidstuff 25% off any purchases over $100. No gift wrap.
Dream Dinners Here is the coupon code for 10% off for any guest. DDANY201110
Not valid with any other promotion or offer.
Fresh Bistro
Funky Janes
Garlic Jim’s Pizza ANY Large Pizza & Pitcher of Beer or Soda for $20.
Great Harvest Bread Company
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Jan’s Beauty Supply Take an additional 15% off all liter bottles of salon brand shampoo and conditioner.
JF Henry 20-40% off ceramic bake ware – including Le Creuset
Knows Perfume 50 to 70% off select items.
Leisure Books
Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy
Red Cup Espresso
Seattle Logo Pro
Shoofly Pie Company
Sound Advice 25% off all cell accessories in stock.
Stop ‘N Shop
Taqueria Guaymas
Terjung’s Studio of Gifts
The Beer Junction Free Pint glass with any $30 Purchase!
Twilight Artist Collective
Wallflower Custom Framing
Western Jewelry & Coin Exchange
Wild Rose’s 20% Off all Jewelry

Leslie Thomson, Owner of Dream Dinners

What do you like about doing business in the Junction?

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

I love the community feel of The Junction. Everyone here is like my neighbor; my buddy.

How many years have you been in business?

We’ve been here for 6 ½ years now.

Who are your customers?

Our customers are primarily moms. We also have lots of single folks, new nesters, seniors, and empty nesters as our customer base.

Tell me something about your business that I might not have known?

We help people save money. On average, people can save about $200/month signing up with Dream Dinners 2-4 times per week. This eliminates eating out, wasting food and impulse buying. Our meals are easy, convenient and nutritional. I have a Masters in Nutrition, am a dietician and have been a certified diabetes educator for 20 years.

What are the challenges of owning an independent business?

The challenges I face are balancing family, business and taking time for myself.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy the outdoors, kayaking, skiing and hiking with my family.

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

What other Junction shops do you like to patron?

I like Bakery Nouveau, Coffee to a Tea, Fresh Bistro, Capers, Funky Janes, Menashe’s and Hotwire.

Anything to add about your family?

All three of my children have worked at the store at one time or another. They are now ages 19, 21 and 23 so we are officially empty nesters now!

What is West Seattle’s best kept secret?

Our sense of community is the best kept secret.  Everything here is accessible – restaurants, shopping and the ability to get around here. Oh, and Husky Deli, their ice cream is amazing!

April and May are online on the West Seattle Dream Dinners website!

Doug Baldwin of Windermere

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Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

What do you like about doing business in The Junction?

I like the convenience of having many other businesses around.  I also really like our clientele; they are nice, down to earth people.

How many years have you been in business?

I’ve been in real estate for 10 years and at this Windermere office for 2 years.

Who are you customers?

My customers are about 95% West Seattle locals.

Who is your role model?

My Dad, I admire his work and personal ethics.  He is an all-around good guy.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I like to read and travel.

What other Junction shops do you like to patron?

My favorites include: West 5, Coffee to a Tea, Capers and Talarico’s.

What do you love about West Seattle?

I love the small town feel and the convenience of being so close to Seattle.

If you live in West Seattle, how long?  What neighborhood?

I have lived in the Delridge area for 4 years now.

What sort of music do you listen to?

I like all kinds of music, mainly, country, hip-hop, old rock n’ roll and pop.

Courtney Sievertson

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

Meet Courtney Sievertson, owner of Wallflower Custom Framing

What do you like about doing business in The Junction? 
I love the community spirit! I really appreciate the “shop local” mentality, getting to know other merchants, and loyal customers who don’t like to leave West Seattle. It reminds me of growing up on Bainbridge Island with that same small town feel.

How long have you been in business?
I’ve been at this location for 1-1/2 years. I have been in the framing business for about 10 years now.

Who are you customers?
 My customers are neighborhood people, art collectors, people with kids, and people with art that they want to last (i.e. nicer than Ikea frames).

What do you like about owning your own business?
I am more accountable and have a huge responsibility to my customers to do what I say I’m going to do. My reputation is at stake. I have to have good follow through. My favorite part of what I do is helping customers design something that they love.

What is something about your business that I might not have known?
I can frame anything! I challenge people to come up with ideas for framing – from heirlooms to antiques to 3D – there are no limits! I can also customize mirrors, corkboards, etc. 

Photo: Donna Ryan Photography

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy antique shopping, hanging out with my family and my dogs and reading.

What other Junction shops do you like to patron?
I like Capers, Village Woodworks and Knows Perfume.

What do you love about West Seattle? 
It feels like a small town. I really get to know my customers and develop relationships with them.

What sort of music do you listen to?
I mostly listen to whatever comes up on Pandora or classic rock!