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Katie Leamon Marbleized Journals

Stunningly beautiful marbleized blank journals from Katie Leamon in England just arrived at the shops. We sell a crazy number of journals, and are always on the hunt for more. The patterns on these stopped me in my tracks they were so eye-catching. The paper super thick, perfect for a thought or creation. A welcome addition to a valise, desk or stylish coffee table for when you want to jot a note.



 

 

One New Thing 

Often one new thing added to your table can refresh it and bring new life to the setting. In this case, it was the hand painted owl vase from England that arrived at the shops last week. The minute I saw this one, I knew he was coming home with me and right where he would live, watching over the dining table. The piece instantly freshening up the whole setting. 



 

 

Cartwright & Butler Exquisite Biscuits 

You know I love good packaging, and these biscuit tins by Cartwright & Butler from Yorkshire, England score an A+ in my book. But equally impressive are the cookies, or being properly British, biscuits, which are pretty out of this world. We opened a tin the moment we unpacked them at the shop and it was hard not to finish the package. Served with tea or coffee, as dessert, or just when you need a treat, they are pretty scrumptious, or better yet, exquisite. AND, kind of the best part, when all is said & done, you are left with this delightful tin to use to hold whatever you desire. I think it would look pretty swell as a vase holding tulips. 



 

 

A Classic: Kenneth Turner Original Signature

Excited to report we once again have Kenneth Turner original signature scented candles to offer. We had been without them for awhile, as I was waiting for the simple glass container to come back into stock. No such luck, as they have stopped pouring into those, but they are now offering this iconic scented candle in a quite lovely clear glass chalice. So when all is said and done burning the candle entirely, you are left with a pretty swell vase. Mister Turner and I go way back, as I represented his company when he was first starting exporting his goods into the States, when I had my wholesale showroom. Our shop shelves have had a variety of his wares on them since we first opened our doors close to 19 years ago. This is why it has gained ‘Classic’ status in the Watson Kennedy world. The scent, ummistably Kenneth Turner.



 

 

Molton Brown Eau De Toilette at WK

Just In, to both shops and soon our website, four unisex eau de toilettes from Molton Brown of England. Well-known for their sophisticated blending of scents, each of these four are sure to please, whether for a gift or for yourself. 



 

 

A Flock of Goats

Hands down one of our best-sellers this past season were our hand painted goat pitchers from England. Perfect for serving milk, holding pencils on a desk or filled with blooms. Such a whimsical, while also being quite utilitarian, object/gift.  



 

 

Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Molton Brown at WK

20160416-080213.jpg Just In Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise bath and shower gel from Molton Brown of England arrived yesterday. Perfect timing for Spring gift giving, like Mother’s Day or just a yummy gift to give yourself. Either in a bath or on a washcloth in the shower, Molton Brown gels are regarded as some of the very best. A perfect refreshing start to your day.

Happy Saturday all!
From sunny (which is making me quite happy) Seattle,
Ted



 

 

Kenneth Turner Signature Room Spray

20150901-073900.jpg This room spray is a WK classic. More so, Kenneth Turner is WK classic. I represented Mister Turner’s line of scented goods when I had The Watson Kennedy Collection. We go way back. Now called signature, then called original, this spray & matching candle have been on the shop shelves since we first opened our doors. The scent unmistakable. A mix of a variety of things, it is warm and floral and inviting all at the same time. We received a new shipment the other day and the packaging has been updated but the original scent has not been touched or altered. Hopefully it never will, as that is what makes it a classic.

Happy first day of September to you all! 22 days of Summmaaa remaining here in Seattle and we fully intend to squeeze out the very most of them. For those of you in parts of the world where Winter is coming to a close, we can all look forward to a new season upon us.
Always,
Ted



 

 

The Goats Have Arrived!

20150730-035756.jpg Excited to report that the fabulous ceramic goat pitchers from England made the voyage to Seattle and are now enjoying a life on the shelves at Watson Kennedy until they find their permanent homes. We bought one of these when I did a book signing last October at Paper Trail in Rhinebeck, New York. The owners were so gracious and shared with me the artisans in England who make these. I have posted images of the goat pitcher on our kitchen counter at Hawthorne on Instagram and have received oodles of inquires. Happy to now have them as part of our offerings at WK. Two sizes, $30 for the small and $36 for the big. Such a whimsical pitcher to have out to serve milk with coffee or to pour syrup from. Give us a call at 800.991.9361 if one speaks to you. A bit of the English countryside awaits. Fun to have them set about the First Avenue shop. Kind of like the little ones are watching after things.

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Bit by Bit, Piece by Piece

20141213-051747.jpg Bit by bit, and piece by piece, we add things to our home that makes them unique, personal. Our own. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a collector, we all really are. For our home is one big collection of things that tell our story. Being in the biz of “things” I am constantly/daily seeing, looking, buying goods for the shops and website. My motto for buying has always been that I have to love something so much that I would be happy to have it in our own home. So at times, it can be quite tough not taking everything home. But every once in awhile something just speaks to me even louder than usual. I came across these napkin rings a few weeks ago and just knew they were ours. Wood banded with sterling silver and tiny little crests with the numbers 1 thru 6 on them. I think we are really just custodians of things for the time we have them. I could just tell these had lived a good life–and we will do our best to make sure they continue to do just that.

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