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Valentine Collage Workshop with Denise Fiedler at WK

SO excited to announce once again we will be offering, Valentine Collage Workshops with acclaimed artist Denise Fiedler of paste from San Francisco {Saturday, the 9th of February} Two workshops this year, either 10 to 12:30 or 2 to 4:30. We added a second as we sold out so quickly last year.

Learn the basics of collage technique, where you will design and make valentines cards! Bring any photographs you may want to include. For those who joined us last year, lots of fun new stuff to learn too!

Space is limited to the first 40 folks who sign up and pay by contacting Ted directly at 206.617.9678. Spots are coveted so if this is of interest, call to reserve your spot. Price is $95 which includes all supplies for the workshop. You will also receive a 25% discount on your Watson Kennedy shopping that day.

It is also our Valentine Open House too, so come for a glass of bubbly after the workshop. Hope you can join us for the creativity & fun!



 

 

An Anniversary and A Painting

The portraits by our friend, photographer Richard Beaven for a show in honor of the bicentennial of Ghent, New York. 275 residents were chosen to be part of the exhibit called All of Us, shot in their home environs. Thought it fitting to post these as Tuesday was our 31st anniversary. Just typing that makes me think, “Who are those people?!” Time really does whiz by. All kidding aside, we feel incredibly fortunate and always celebrate the day looking back on the years. As well as give each other a piece of art. I have written much about this over the years but for those new readers, this has been our tradition since anniversary number one. It is a collection among our many collections that brings us the most happiness. The art surrounds our lives each day and we are able to enjoy the works at random moments. To me, that is the thing about collected treasured objects, they tell your story. They are a reminder of your past. The below my gift to TPS, a painting by Connecticut artist Karen Kellogg. We sell her work at Watson Kennedy. Last year I was able to go to her studio and spotted this piece the moment I walked in. It had Hawthorne written all over it!



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 183

Massing one ‘like’ object with others instantly creates a stylish collection. Grouped together they can also create a piece/work of art.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 182

Add a platter to your front entry hall table or living room side table. Then mix in things from the season. It will be a visual delight for guests as well as for you.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 181

The zen of wrapping. During these days of gift giving, find calm and satisfaction while wrapping up the presents you are giving. Think of the work that went into finding the gift, think of the happiness the recipient will feel when opening it. Find joy out of the process of choosing the paper and ribbon.



 

 

In The Final Stretch

I want to thank all that came out shopping yesterday, as we had our best sales day ever! It was non-stop wrapping from start to finish, with happy customers filling the day. Merci, merci. I have always likened the retail Holiday season to a marathon, for which we are now in the final stretch. We have been receiving shipments daily, to keep our shelves nice and full for oodles of stylish options. Come on by this week-end if you still have folks you need to check off your gift list. We would love to see you!



 

 

The Holiday Gift Guides Continued

With a week left for guaranteed shipping by Christmas, I thought I would post another round of gift guides. Lots of Watson Kennedy goodies to give, or receive. All wrapped up in our signature paper. Many of these things will never make it onto our website as they are either one of a kind or in limited supply. Give us a call at 1.800.991.9361 to order if something catches your eye. Happy shopping! Shipping around the globe, daily.

Gift Guide No. 22

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Gift Guide No. 27

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Gift Guide No. 29



 

 

A Fresh Round of Hugo Guinness Works at WK

Just In, and back from our new framer in Seattle, over 40 new works by Brooklyn artist Hugo Guinness. We house his linoleum cut prints in vintage frames we find on our travels. Both shops have a lovely variety of them. Hugo’s work is collected around the world–his iconic singular image pieces spiff up any wall they grace.



 

 

Happy {Flower Friday}

‘Tis the season for all sorts of lovelies showing up at grocery store flower sections as well as nursery & garden centers–amaryllis, paperwhites, topiaries, tulips. This Flower Friday brings you an assortment of them on the dining table in town, along with a hydrangea bloom that has dried so beautifully it still looks like it was just plucked off of a bush. We have opted to not have a tree at the apartment as we will have one at Hawthorne when we arrive there Christmas Day. The potted plants and blooms will bring the festive-ness of the season, along with tons of candlelight. Have a grand week-end everyone!



 

 

Inspiration In Red and Green

This time of year I especially love red and green together. Or separately. Does not matter. But when combined they do have a jolly-ness to them. The hues in many forms are the inspiration for the post today.