Tuesday, November 11, 2014

46/52: Molbaks

Around this time every year, Brian and I head over to Woodinville, WA to visit Molbak's.

Last year, there was a big rain and windstorm, which knocked out power to the entire Woodinville area, so we ended up cutting our visit short and didn't get the chance to have lunch in Woodinville.  

This past Saturday, our weather was perfect.

Molbak's started back in 1956 by Egon and Laina Molbak who arrived in the U.S. from Denmark.  They brought over with them a passion for gardening, and a dream to create their own business that would take root and grow in the small suburb of Seattle.

 Gingerbread House Competition

For over 5 decades, Molbak's has grown into one of the Northwest's premier garden and home stores.There is everything from gardening gear and plants to one-of-a-kind gifts and furnishings.

But this time of year, the entire place is magical! Their Christmas treasures are truly spectacular!

After we shopped (and bought a few treasures of our own), we had lunch at The Station Pizzeria and a wine tasting at Patterson Cellars.

A rare treat in November, Brian and I actually sat outside for lunch!  It was the calm before the next storm and probably our last opportunity before the rains arrive for good.