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Yellow Fluttery Goodness

Flower Friday is all about a little fluttery yellow tulip goodness. Running down the middle of the dining table in little vintage bottles greeting guests all along the way. They bring lots of thoughts of Spring on these chilly days. Have a lovey week-end everyone!



 

 

Valentine Gifts Galore at WK

Yesterday was one of our first ‘real’ full days of the shops being open the whole day in more than a week. The snow did a number on retail for Valentine’s Day to be sure. That said, we are brimming with all sorts of sweet treats for everyone on your list. Our Open House was cancelled on Saturday so bubbly & cider will be poured tomorrow in honor of the day. Our card baskets are bursting with lovely heart filled options. We will be wrap, wrap, wrapping away as I like to say. Hope to see you in the next few days! X, T



 

 

Here’s Looking At You

Over the years we have been drawn to and collected many paintings of faces, grouping them all in our guest bedroom at The Gainsborough. Portraits have a ‘moment in time’ feel. Even though they are painted by a variety of artists, there is a similarity that makes them a collective whole. They are always on my wish list when out vintage shopping for the stores. You just never know when you might turn a corner and be looked upon by the newest member of the collection.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 188

Sometimes all you need is one magnificent bloom.



 

 

Entry Hall Hyacinth

There might be snow on the way but our entry hall in town is thinking about Spring. Hyacinth have a way of doing that. A new Whole Foods opened a few blocks away with a fun flower section. I snapped these right up as I knew their scent and the sight of them would makes us ever so happy on these chilly and soon to be snowy days. Happy Flower Friday all!



 

 

Valentine’s Day Open House

Well, this is a funny situation. I just finished reading an article TPS sent me about a big snow storm headed our way late Friday. This Saturday we are planning our Valentine’s Day Open House at the shops. SO, I will say this. We are ‘hoping’ to have our Valentine’s Day Open House this Saturday. If we do have a big snow storm, give us a call to confirm that we are open or check our social media channels before braving the elements and making your way down. Arghhhhhh, sorry to be on the fence about this one. The fabulous Seattle hills and snow sadly do not mix well. Growing up in the Midwest where snow can be several feet and folks barely blink, here, we are just not set up for it as other parts of the country are, as it is rare. Oh my gosh, how boring, I am talking about the weather! Anywho, the shops are brimming with all sorts of treats to give those you love/like. We will do our darndest to be there if it snows, but if not, know we will be there just as soon as we can. Happy Thursday!



 

 

A Snowy Sunday Supper

Sunday supper out on the island was extra cozy as the snow paid a visit. In the 20 years that we have had the house, only one other time we were there has it snowed. Seeing the snow fall upon our beloved Colvos Passage is quite something. After the meal we turned off all of the lights and just watched it do its magic. By morning, a good amount accumulated. See below. For the above table, a new vintage find of cobalt French working glasses were called into action to hold oversized tealights. Then it was all about layering layers of blue. The creamy tulips beginning to open ever so beautifully from all heat of the roaring fire, turning more yellow as they opened. TPS made stuffed shells, one of my all-time favorite comfort dishes he makes. Perfect for eve as the snow fell.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 187

A sweet treat at each setting is a surefire way to get the dinner party started on a festive note.



 

 

Three Bunches

Flower Friday brings 3 bunches, all at differing stages. I love the poetry of their dance all along the way. The dining table tulips just cut and starting the sway. The bunch in the hall as the elevator opens to greet us, all cozied up, ruffly. The third bunch in our entry hall, in full dance beginning to drop petals, which I always adore seeing. As if taking a bow…



 

 

Another Ten

We shot 10 more goods the other day for the website, so another quick My Favorite Things Today as we head into our Thursday. I always love seeing new things grace our shelves. Hope you do too!