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Early this month I got an email from a reporter asking to do a story on me. What?! Okay! Marcus was given my name from Joya over at the Tin Umbrella where I was getting ready to take down a very successful art show held there over the holidays. Marcus Green writes for the South Seattle Emerald, an online publication that features people, events, and stories from one of the most eclectic zip codes in Seattle (or in the nation for that matter). We met in the coffee shop as I was just finished taking down the art for delivery. I had an hour, and wished I had more. Marcus was the easiest reporter I’d ever chatted with. Open, warm, friendly, I basically felt like I was having coffee with an old friend. And two weeks later, here’s the story.

Artisan Matchmaker Seeks to Spark South End Inspired Resurgence in Handcrafted Goods


I believe in art. I believe in artists. I believe there is enough for all to go around. Theatre, music, craft, art, etc. Go out into this world and make something with it.


11 Get a start on all your holiday handmade gifts at this affordable Holiday Craft Bazaar. We’ve got it all wrapped in handmade love. 12 makers are coming together at the Tin Umbrella Coffee House, 5600 Rainier Ave S, in Hillman City (Just South of Columbia City) to help keep you shopping local, and get you out of the malls. Buy a gift direct from the artists. Spend $50 or more on one purchase or between your purchases and get entered to win one of 3 raffles we’ll be having, featuring an assortment of gifts from this amazing group of people.tinumbrella
Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. Get your coffee, support local business and artisans.


12 local artists have come together to bring you a collective show in the theme of the holiday classic, The 12 Days of Christmas. 12 artists, 12 days. Come see the different interpretations and meet the artist during this night of art and espresso. This is happening at the Tin Umbrella Coffee house in Hillman City. Just South of Columbia City on Rainier Ave. 5600 Rainier Ave S. Wonderful people, wonderful art. Come get into the spirit with us this Thursday night for 6-8.

Tomorrow is happy delusions Celebration of 5 amazing years of business. We would like to take the opportunity to let the community, our friends, and customers know how important they’ve all been to the success of the shop. We will be closing are doors for good at the end of September, so this is your last opportunity to come meet the artists and support them. Thank you all for taking time out of your life and sharing time with us here at happy delusions. This has been a life changing experience that I will forever be grateful for. Thank you.

This coming Saturday, December 4th from 3-5 along the streets of Downtown Renton come enjoy the Dickens Carolers! They will be in full Victorian attire, and singing all your Christmas favorites. While listening to their lovely sound, you can warm up with some hot cider and roasted chestnuts. All for free thanks to the hard work of the downtown events committee.

And be sure to stop into happy delusions during the festivities for our holiday party! We will be serving cookies, and wine for your enjoyment as you shop for presents for everyone on your Christmas list.

Then at 5 be sure to head up to the Piazza for the arrival of Santa Claus, and the lighting of the tree. So much fun for the whole family! Can’t wait to see you Friday!

It goes down tomorrow people! FREE games, prizes, popcorn, and trick or treating along the streets of Downtown Renton. Party goes from 1-4 in Main Street Square. Enter on Main between South 2nd and South 3rd streets. Basically just across the street from Uptown Glassworks and Venus Moon.

Come one come all. this will be our 5th year putting on this fabulous event for all in the community to come enjoy. Be sure to stop in happy delusions for some candy and to see my super sweet garden gnome get up.

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The new I heart Renton tee’s are here! The new I heart Renton tee’s are here!

That’s right y’all the new I heart Renton tee’s are here. Hot off the press, I literally just opened the box and boom! They have started to sell.

After 3 years of I heart Renton Success, and many request for multiple designs, it was decided it was time to retire the classic white ringer tee for a classic black tee. If you haven’t gotten the classic ringer tee yet, don’t worry there are still a couple left. But hurry because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

DTR’s own Black Anchor Clothing is awesome and got these tee’s here within a week of the order. So come by and show your love for Renton. Oh, and a special shout out to Jess for being the first to sport the new tee!

Make new tee's, but keep the old. One is Black and the other is White!