- Location: Seattle, WA
Maxine's is actually a pretty sizable gift shop, in addition to being a well-reputed florist. It would feel like your garden-variety, saccharine-sweet vacation-town mercantile if it didn't go over the top just a tad far. Take the live birds in vintage cages lining the walls; they let out a perfunctory squawk just as we decided they were fake.
Lamps, candles and books are displayed among other vintage and vintage-inspired pieces, like desks, embellished flip mirrors and wrought-iron bistro tables. We were particularly intrigued by this series of petal/flame table and floor lamps dotting the store.
In the end we couldn't commit to a floral arrangement, and stopped by Whole Foods on the way home instead. But we don't regret the detour: our Urbanweeds friend was right; it was quite the experience.