I’ve mentioned before that Seattle is pretty great. One of those reasons: Viking festivals!
The Viking Days festival is in Ballard, which is full of adorable houses like these:
And so was this gorgeous tree laden with ripe apples. They were all blighted, which made me feel better about the blighted apple trees at Alcove House. (They were like that when we moved in and I haven’t had a chance to research it.)
The house with the apples also had these pretty succulents filling the gaps in a rock wall:
I was feeling a bit socially anxious that day, so I didn’t take any photos of the crafters who were demonstrating woodworking or weaving, but I took a few of their work.
After checking out the festival, we ducked into the Nordic Heritage Museum itself, which was free to visitors for the day. It was dim and cool after the bright heat outside.
Detail of the wooden boards on a hand-built house
The steamer trunk of an early-20th-century immigrant
Details of hundred-year-old steamer trunks
An intricately carved modern wooden jewelry box
An antique lacemaking pillow