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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Morning in Seattle Part two; Bedrock Industries in their New Digs.


If you're a long-time reader of this blog, you know that Bedrock Industries is one of my favorite places and I seldom go to Seattle without trying to squeeze in a visit.  My garden and house are full of treasures from this magical place.  See previous posts here.  During my last visit, Bedrock's building had been sold and they had to be out by January of this year.  Fortunately, they found a location just across the street but it is a smaller space so their production area is now in a separate location.  It seems that the entire block might be sold to a developer who plans to build a mini storage facility so there may be another move in the cards.

One of the really groovy things about Bedrock is that all of their materials are recycled.  They've saved literally tons of materials from landfills.

These cool Italian light fixtures come in three sizes.  I fell in love with them a year or so ago and bought one of each intending to put them on the ground but they look just fine hanging in the greenhouse instead.


If you're one of those people who seems to come home from a walk with a pocket full of rocks, shells, cones or whatever happens to strike your fancy as being interesting, you'll love Bedrock!

 Buddhas lost their heads but they can be easily glued back together.  However, I like the head in hands look even better.

If you like to create things with interesting materials or buy fab stuff that's already been created, you'll find something to tickle your fancy here.


The Seattle Seahawks, a football team, are very popular right now. 

Halloween coasters.

Dia de los muertos coasters.

In the spirit of the season.

Hmm, what could we do with these?  They'd be cool on the chest of a mosaic mannequin.


The owner, a fabulous mosaic artist, is working on this glass on glass piece. It'll look beautiful hanging on the wall, in a window or used as a table top.

Cupcake anyone?

Love this idea!  Wouldn't it be a great back splash, bathroom wall or counter top?

Here's what it would look like grouted.  


So many possibilities. 


 This would make a great outdoor shower or indoors too for that matter. 

There's always new stuff coming in and you never know what you'll find. 


Looks like Glass eye recycles their failures here. 

Great cloches formerly light fixtures. 


A creative paradise!


This also makes lovely and unusual mulch for potted plants. 



Big crush on these!




Speaking of the glass eye.  There must be a story but I always forget to ask. 



Glass doesn't always have to be shiny and bright.


Quite a fun visit even though the rain continued pouring on and off.   A stop at Bedrock always gets my creative juices flowing.

For more about Bedrock, check out their website.

22 comments:

  1. Wow! You are officially my source for cool in Washington. I had no idea, thanks for the post! Oh, the possibilities. Plus those Buddhas - what the corn happened to them?

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  2. Such a great place! It's been quite a while since I last visited too. I need to check them out some time soon.

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    1. Looking forward to going back in November when they start putting out holiday stuff!

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  3. My kind of place, but you ruined the post by mentioning crushed glass as mulch. Okay, not ruined but I hate the stuff! To end on a positive note though, the two images after you said "Big crush on these!" -- I would walk barefoot over crushed glass mulch to get to those. LOVE them!

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    1. Aren't those cool pieces. I like crushed glass paths and love a chunk or three of glass as accents on top of pebble or other mulches.

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  4. Time for another trip to Seattle! Seriously, I could spend a day at Bedrock.

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    1. Bedrock is an amazing place. Maybe you could plan your trip in April and hit the Glass Eye sale, Bedrock, and some nurseries.

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  5. Oh those cloches/formerly light fixtures are fab! How big were they?

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    1. About 6 inches by maybe 10 or 12 inches.

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  6. Consider my mind properly boggled. On most walks, my pockets fill with rocks, etc.

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    1. You'd love Bedrock. Unlike Ma Nature, they usually prefer that you pay before filling your pockets.

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  7. That's a place designed to bring out magpie tendencies on all of us. I did find it sad to hear that a developer was looking to convert a whole block into a mega storage facility, though - I like the idea of a recycling business better.

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    1. It's a great business with a cool philosophy and even cooler stuff. My glass studio, house and garden are full of magpie gleanings from Bedrock.

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  8. I was just sitting here scrolling up and down, reveling in unreachable glass 3000 miles away when it occurred to me that I have Italian blown glass fruit from the 1960s that once belonged to a friend in muted, lovely colors AND I have a whole box of those gaudy blown glass fruits that the dollar store sold around 2000. Our refrigerator just quit and I had to throw out some things. I saved all the pickle jars. What wealth!

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    1. Impressive! Can't wait to see what you do with all of those pickle jars!

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  9. There are some fabulous mosaics there! Very nice!

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  10. OH my, good thing we don't live near this glassy paradise and all things cool! We'd be inundated with more stuff to do. I am going to go back and drool more over all the bounty of glass objects here that we could use in stained glass-making. I also loved your post on the Glass Eye, too. I know I don't 'need' any more glass, but that doesn't stop me from acquiring it. Wonderful posts, as always!

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    1. Everyone needs more glass, especially people as creative and talented as you! So many possible applications for stained glass making at bedrock!

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