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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.



 

 

When The Rental Bikes Match The Windows

I got out of the Lyft that was delivering me to the First & Spring shop Sunday morning to this sweet bicycle vignette. The rental bikes that inhabit the streets of our fine city perfectly matching the colors in our plaid window displays. They so often are haphazardly strewn about the streets but this little finely parked duo was just too good, I had to snap and share.

Happy Wednesday all!



 

 

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.



 

 

Market Shop Displays

Spent the last few days at the Market shop getting it ‘Holiday’ ready. That also means redisplaying things to make room for all the new. These are majorly happy days for me. I think of display as a bit like working on a puzzle. A very layered puzzle with a ton of pieces. You try something, it does not fit, you try something else. We work often by color or subject. The above we refer to as bird-land. The below our ornament area as well as some of the Holiday cards, with a bit of red-land in the shot too. By the end of each display day, I sleep verrrrry well.



 

 

Plaid Walls

Plaid was the name of the game these last few days as we swapped out the windows to get them ‘Holiday’ ready. Heather painstakingly taped off the walls creating a grid to paint them a plaid, becoming a fun, jaunty visual. Then it was all about filling one window with all things green and the other red. We are off and running! Happy Sunday all.



 

 

Shop Vignettes

With November 1st turning up on the calendar, as a shopkeeper, my to-do list is long but the tasks are quite fun while being plentiful. Arriving back to the shops yesterday it was fab to see some super full vignettes filled with all sorts of goodies as the gift giving season kicks off.



 

 

Season Ending Dahlia Love

Flower Friday is a look back on some of the spectacular dahlias from this last few months. The season starts quite early in Seattle and seems to go and go. The buckets on my Saturday morning Market stroll becoming less and less. Such happy blooms they are, frilly and full of life. They might be the ultimate single stem vase flower, as most times a single bloom is all you need to knock your socks off. A big container of them all massed together, heaven.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 170

Before frost sets in, clip back some of your favorite stems. They will be a fresh hit of green on the upcoming chilly days.



 

 

I’ll Take, Lamps, For the Win

The lamps I found at the show in New York in August were the winning element that started this window yesterday. I am so taken with their textural simplicity. They flank a new Hugo Guinness piece we just got back from the framer. From there the layering begins. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. I walk around the shop pulling goods, place them, and then do it all over again until the window is complete. Sort of like a puzzle. You try a piece, it does not fit, so you try another. Window design is part fantasy as well as highlighting items that tell the visual story you have in mind. The many folks who will walk by it each day and maybe one thing with catch their eye. I inhabit a bit of each window. A little piece of my personality or style comes through to tell a story. It is then up to each person who views it to find a piece of it that resonates with them.