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Quail Eggs & Dancing Tulips

Easter Sunday was a gloriously sunny day in Seattle. Lucky us! It was a 4 o’clock start time for guests to arrive for Champagne and then supper at 5. Mister Sive loves cooking lamb, so a leg of lamb was on the menu along with scalloped potatoes and his famous beet purée. I got us started with a Bibb lettuce salad with a citrus hazelnut vinaigrette alongside roasted asparagus.

With the sun shining through creating all sorts of cool patterns on the floor I set about setting the table. But not before TPS took an iron to the wrinkly Le Jacquard Francais tablecloth. We rarely use a tablecloth as we both quite like the exposed wood of the old French table, but every once in awhile we like mixing it up a bit and we both love the subtle overall pattern on this beauty.

Then it was a simple smattering of tulips from the Market in vintage single stem bottles that you know I love to do. It allows the flowers to take center stage. These pink and green variety just spoke to me of Easter. Then quail eggs set about the long table. Each one little works of art. An old silver rimmed china set we found when we first met was pulled out as it works nicely with the tablecloth. Our friend Kate made the most divine flower laden coconut cream cake. It tasted as fab as it looked. As daylight drifted away the votive candles created a warm flicker. Laughter and stories and love and friendship filled the air. Nothing better really.



 

 

A Painterly Flower Friday

This Flower Friday is a tad different as the blooms are painted. Many, many different ways to enjoy flowers, with artwork being one of my personal favorites. Picked up new original pieces by Hugo Guinness from the framer yesterday. Was so excited to share as I am so smitten, always, with his work. Color plays such a glorious part of each of these divine pieces.



 

 

Pink & Green Plaid Window Refresh

Well, we wanted to make absolute sure we got the most out of our pink & green plaid windows. I think we did! A final refresh for upcoming Mother’s Day in May the inspiration. For Summer, we move into beach-y blues. But for now, enjoying these preppy versions every moment we can. My test, when the Lyft driver pulls up to drop me off in the morning and I get out of the car, Bailey in tow, and my eyes go right to the windows. These still make me smile. Happy Wednesday everyone!



 

 

Wanted: Website Developer Extraordinaire

The thing I love most about social media is how it can connect creative minds/souls in a positive way—I have met so many amazing people over the years because of it. So this is a shout-out to any of you who know or are a website developer extraordinaire. Watson Kennedy has had a website for 20 years, with the current site being the 4th edition. SO much has changed since the current site was created. While I have adored it, it is time for a major site re-do, as our web business grows & grows. Time is of the essence on this, as the new site needs to be complete by October. We really want to work with an individual or company that gets who we are. If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please e-mail me directly at tedkennedywatson@watsonkennedy.com {Please don’t call or contact the shops, or leave messages on social media channels} We look so forward to this next chapter, working together to create something that captures the essence of Watson Kennedy.



 

 

Dancing Tulips & Geraniums

Flower Friday is a combination of tulips from Alm Hill Gardens on the dining table and paper geraniums from Livia Cetti that we sell at WK seeming to grow out of the shutters at The Gainsborough. The combo making for a happy situation happening at the apartment. While rain has been on the menu in Seattle and oh my gosh, snow in other parts of the country, I am determined to make it feel like Spring inside. Flowers can do just that! A lovely, lovely week-end ahead for all of you in your corner of the world. X, T



 

 

A Favorite Six

With Spring here, a favorite grouping of six vignettes or items that caught my eye on some of these beautiful days. Brighter, vibrant tones are heading to the top of the list. Happy Wednesday!



 

 

The Coolest Pitcher

Just In, the coolest frog pitcher. Whimsical in every way. We carried these years ago but then the supplier stopped importing them. Fast forward to now and they are once again gracing our shelves. So fun I can hardly stand it!



 

 

Simple Grocery Store Orchids For The Win

Flower Friday are a pair of white orchid plants snapped up at our neighborhood grocery story for 9 bucks a pop. Proving beauty not need break the back. The top image from the bathroom. I always like having a bloom, or blooms in this case, in the room as it is nice to have them catch your eye as we are getting ready in the morning. The below in the living room for all to enjoy. This round of orchids had a crazy number of buds on them. Both slipped into vintage containers to house the plastic pot they come in. These orchids can last for months, so the dollar to enjoyment ratio is incredibly high. Happy Friday all! X, T



 

 

New Works by John Derian at Watson Kennedy

Just In, a fresh batch of stunningly beautiful John Derian decoupaged plates & paperweights arrived the other day. We have carried his work almost since the day we opened and it still brings a thrill to see new designs every time an order arrives. They blur the line between vintage and modern, working in just about every environment. The images John finds transports you to a happy place. Also in this order which excites me to no end, a set of playing cards. Oh my, the possibilities are endless with these. For sure as a deck of cards, but the options for creative projects makes me dizzy with happiness.



 

 

Singular Beauty

This lone stem grabs the top spot this Flower Friday and here is why. I am always looking for tulips that have something unique going on. This flower has part of the stem growing right up into the petal. Extraordinarily beautiful. I love celebrating the differences–in life, in people, in rooms, in things. This is also where single stem containers shine. They allow brilliance to take center stage. This bloom could have been in with a big bunch of other tulips and part of the magic would have been lost. But today it is able to beam ever so brightly.