Art Walk and Shop Late, Buy Local By Locals!

It’s Art Walk and Shop Late night, so we decided to help you double up on your local buying, too. Stop by these Junction businesses to buy goods made by more local businesses. Buy local by locals – that’s a win-win!

Stylish shoppers will want to check out Seattle-made Chemical Wedding handbags at Clementine – they’re riveted androbot riveting. While you’re there, shop the recycled-tin art of local Jenny Fillius. (Now you’re shopping locally and sustainably – good for you!)

Speaking of local art, you’ll find nothing but at Twilight Artist Collective, home exclusively to locally made art, jewelry, clothing, and more. (And yes, the clothing and jewelry at Twilight are works of art in their own right.

More ultra-stylish local designs can be found at Carmilias, featuring the jewelry of Jules from Ballard and Theresa Gionet of West Seattle.

Haute Goat CashmereAt Capers, there are jewelry designs by West Seattleite Susan Goodwin; Sandra June handbags – that’s another West Seattle maker; and bath and body care by Sweet Petula, the business of former Capers employee Cory Smith. If you’ve always wanted a little cashmere luxury, how about a Haute Goat scarf made from recycled cashmere – more points for being both local and sustainable! You can also pick up a copy of the 2010 Mixed Greens calendar to support eating local in the Northwest.

Bye, locals!


The Holiday Spirit – Get it on!

Get in the Spirit with Hometown Holidays – Tree Lighting on Saturday

Tree lighting, Santa photos, carriage rides, gift shopping—if you’re not in the holiday spirit, The Junction’s Hometown Holidays events are sure to fix that. Here’s just a sampling of how we’ll help get your ho-ho-ho on:

 

Saturday, December 5, 5 p.m.: Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting

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Photo: Creighton via West Seattle Blog

It’s the main event: the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Event featuring music, entertainment, and a chance to win $6500 or tickets to Stevens Pass Ski Resort. Farmers Market Parking Lot, 44th and Alaska Ave SW.

Sunday, December 6, Noon-4 p.m.: Santa Photos, Gift Wrap, and Carriage Rides

Now we’re really getting in the spirit with professional Santa photos by Donna Ryan Photography (a suggested $10 donation will go to West Seattle charities) and gift-wrapping by Swee Swee Paperie. At the Hometown Holidays Headquarters, 4218 SW Alaska (around the corner from Cupcake Royale).

Also from noon-4, enjoy a traditional carriage ride down California pulled by beautiful Belgium Draft Mules. Depart on California in front of KeyBank.

And don’t forget, Thursday December 10, 6-9 p.m. is our annual Art Walk & Shop Late. Fantastic art, drinks and snacks, and lots of places to buy local for the holidays. We’ll be there with jingle bells on!


Parties and Deals in The Junction

It’s the Holiday Season: Parties and Deals All Over the Junction

Lots of holiday parties, lots of holiday savings in the Junction this week and all month long:

Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m.: Holiday Gala at Sweetie. 20% off all purchases, free hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne—and sweets, of course—plus a raffle of many prizes. The Sweetie crew promises “more affordable collections and styles than ever before.”

folding clothes at capersSaturday, December 5, 1-5 p.m.: SC Collection Jewelry Trunk Sale at Clementine. Shirley Chiu calls her SC Collection “jewelry as inspiring as the woman who wears it.” See for yourself at a trunk show at Clementine, with 25% off the SC Collection and free holiday bubbly. The show continues through Sunday.

Saturday, December 5, 1-6 p.m.: Pet Portraits and “The Beautiful” Jewelry Show at Wild Rose’s. Stop by Wild Rose’s Antiques & Gifts to take advantage of $40 8”x10” colored drawing pet portraits by artist Cody Blomberg—great gift for animal lovers—in store from 1-4 p.m. From 2-6 p.m., you can also shop “The Beautiful” Jewelry Show.

Throughout December: Daily Deals from Clementine. Clementine just announced its second annual December Daily Sale. Check the Clementine blog each day for a new sale item—recent entries include Vivienne Westwood rain boots. Sale prices last just 48 hours, while supplies last.

While in The Junction, enter to win in our $6500 Holiday Giveaway!


Hometown Holidays kicks off with our annual Tree Lighting Event on December 5

Make your way to the parking lot at the southeast corner of 44th Ave. SW and SW Alaska Street in The Junction at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 for the 6th Annual Tree Lighting Event.

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Enjoy music, entertainment, holiday revelry, prizes and more with well-known emcee, West Seattle’s own, Marty Riemer. The first three drawing for our huge $6500 Holiday Giveaway will be taking place and everyone can enter to win tickets to Stevens Pass Ski Resort.

The Endolyn Children’s Choir will be signing at 5:10 p.m. followed by an inspiration talk from West Seattle Christian Church Pastor Dan Jacobs at 5:20 p.m.

We’ll be giving out our West Seattle Volunteer Awards and drawing for those ski tickets between 5:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., with the grand finale tree lighting and carol singing happening at 5:50 p.m.

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This is always such a fun and festive event, we can’t wait to see you there!


The Junction’s $6500 Holiday Giveaway!

In the spirit of the holidays, and as a thank you to our community, The Junction will give away OVER $6500 to our valued customers.* Three lucky shoppers will win grand prizes of $500 in Junction gift certificates – over 50 winners in all. No purchase necessary.

Live Local, shop The Junction, and you could win a holiday shopping spree!

Enter to win at the following locations:

8 Limbs Yoga
ArtsWest
Bakery Nouveau
Brunette Mix
Capers
Carmilias
Clementine
Coffee to a Tea
Cupcake Royale
Curious Kidstuff
Dream Dinners
Easy Street
Elliott Bay Brewery
Fitness Together
Fresh Bistro
Friends and Company
Funky Janes
Great Harvest
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Husky Deli
JF Henry
Junction True Value
Liberty Bell Printing
Menashe & Sons
NW Art and Frame
Pegasus Books
Shadowland
Snap Fitness
Sound Advice
Spring Hill
Square One Books
Stop n Shop
The Forsythe Studio
Wallflower Custom Framing
West 5
West Seattle Farmers Market
Zamboanga

Drawing Dates:
December 5th (Tree Lighting Event)
December 13th and 20th

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


Open House this Weekend

Northwest Art & Frame is hosting its annual open house this Friday and Saturday.

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Curious Kidstuff’s one day sale is Sunday, November 15th

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Don’t miss their biggest sale of the year on Sunday, November 15th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. where all in-stock products are 25% off. Just in time for holiday shopping!

Small print:
Sorry, no giftwrap during sale. No pre-sales or pre-holds. No coupons or scrip used during sale.

Tell your friends and check out their fabulous new website at www.curiouskidstuff.com!


Hometown Holidays December 5 through 20

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Hometown Holidays are almost upon us. Plan on taking a break from your hectic holiday schedule to enjoy some fun, festive events at The Junction.

Don’t forget to enter the raffle, which is already over $6500 in prizes from Junction merchants! There are no Scrooges in our neighborhood this year. More details to follow.

Saturday December 5
Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting: 5PM – The WSJA presents the Hometown Holidays Junction Christmas Tree Lighting, complete with entertainment, revelry and more! Parking lot at southeast corner of 44th/Alaska (Farmers Market Lot)

Sunday December 6
Hometown Holidays Headquarters: 12-4PM – Get information on all of the Junction festivities, shopping and more. Located in front of the Key Bank on California.

Santa Photos: 12-4PM – Santa Photos – Santa will be around to listen to your children’s Christmas requests. Professional photos by Donna Ryan Photography and suggested donations of $10 or more will be donated to West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Helpline and West Side Baby.

Mule Carriage Rides: 12-4PM – Take a traditional carriage ride to celebrate the holidays with your family. Carriages will depart in from the Key Bank on California.

Thursday December 10 – Art Walk, Shop Late
West Seattle Art Walk: 6-9PM, Alaska Junction – See some great art and spend some time checking those holiday shopping items off your list! westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com/

Sunday December 13
Hometown Holidays Headquarters: 12-4PM – Get information on all of the Junction festivities, shopping and more. Located in front of the Key Bank on California.

Santa Photos: 12-4PM Santa Photos – Santa will be around to listen to your children’s Christmas requests. Professional photos by Donna Ryan Photography and suggested donations of $10 or more will be donated to West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Helpline and West Side Baby.

Sunday December 20
Hometown Holidays Headquarters: 12-4PM – Get information on all of the Junction festivities, shopping and more. Located in front of the Key Bank on California.

Santa Photos: 12-4PM Santa Photos – Santa will be around to listen to your children’s Christmas requests. Professional photos by Donna Ryan Photography and suggested donations of $10 or more will be donated to West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Helpline and West Side Baby.

Mule Carriage Rides 12-4PM – Take a traditional carriage ride to celebrate the holidays with your family. Carriages will depart in from the Key Bank on California.

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