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.



 

 

The Holiday Gift Guides Continued

As promised from last week, an update of the gift guides I have posted in the last 7 days. Many of these things are not on the Watson Kennedy website so if something catches your eye, give us a ring at the shop at 800.991.9361 or shoot us an email at purveyor@watsonkennedy.com and refer to the guide number and we can assist you. Happy shopping!

Gift Guide No. 15

Gift Guide No. 16

Gift Guide No. 17

Gift Guide No. 18

Gift Guide No. 19

Gift Guide No. 20

Gift Guide No. 21



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 178

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders. An old piece of furniture can come back to life with a new coat.



 

 

A Sunday Thought



 

 

A Wreath, Two Ways

Wreaths can come in many forms and sizes. This festive time of year it is fun to see so many options available when out & about. We were given a stunningly beautiful oversized leaf wreath made by and given to us by our friend Catherine. It greets us in town when we first get home. In our back hallway a driftwood wreath becomes an impromptu frame for a painting, enjoyed throughout the year, usually on the front door.



 

 

A Beautiful BIRTHday Bundle

Happy Flower Friday all. This bountiful bundle of blooms presented to me the other night at a joint birthday dinner along with my friend Jackie. We have now celebrated several years together at Spinasse. Dear old friends with the best Italian food, a majorly winning combination in my book. The flowers from London Plane, a sublime mix of hearty and delicate. Earthy elegance.



 

 

Livia Cetti Paper Geraniums

Bundles of single stems and potted paper geraniums by Livia Cetti from New York arrived at the shops recently. Her work is exquisite, the detail work of the painting of the leaves quite something. The petal of the blooms hard to tell they are not real. I knew some would have to come home with me. We have been so smitten with the jasmine that has been growing through a small crack in our living room window I wanted to recreate it in a few other windows in the apartment. The geranium stems would be just the ticket. The potted plant on the bar in the kitchen finding a happy home as a real one would not get enough sun. No watering required! Livia’s work makes me supremely happy. Whether a single stem or many, they can’t help but make you smile. Both shops have a lovely variety.



 

 

More Holiday Gift Guides

Lots more lovelies to give or receive. All wrapped up in our signature Watson Kennedy tissue. As promised, the next seven guides. More next week…

Gift Guide No. 8

Gift Guide No. 9

Gift Guide No. 10

Gift Guide No. 11

Gift Guide No. 12

Gift Guide No. 13

Gift Guide No. 14



 

 

Holiday Gift Guides

A few weeks ago I started posting a daily ‘Gift Guide’ on Instagram which then gets picked up our FB and Twitter feeds. I woke up the other day thinking, why am I not sharing these on the daily blog? So here you have it! 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. Or shoot us an e-mail at purveyor@watsonkennedy.com Refer to the guide number if questions arise. Happy shopping! More tomorrow…

Gift Guide No. 1

Gift Guide No. 2

Gift Guide No. 3

Gift Guide No. 4

Gift Guide No. 5

Gift Guide No. 6

Gift Guide No. 7



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 177

A place card at a table setting is a lovely way to greet your guests as they first arrive at the table. Think out of the box for clever ways to make a place card. Old game pieces with letters are swell as well as hydrangea leaves with the names written right on them.