Boxes arrive each day from super friendly delivery folks by way of FedEx & UPS, Bailey barking like crazy the moment they scan the boxes and the little ‘beep’ sounds. Pavlovian response, to say the least. Then it is a bit like the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ as it all happens the next day. These shipments are filled with the glorious goods I have been ordering at the shows. New glassware, tasty nibbles, hot off the press books, an original piece of artwork to make your home sing–are just a few of the goods received. Here are a some things that caught my eye as I walked around the shop yesterday.
Let me count the ways at Watson Kennedy. Both shops brimming with sweet treats to give to your sweetie, your friends, your co-workers. Valentine Day’s is such a lovely day of to show LOVE. Be it a card, a gift, a kiss or a hug. We have you covered for a few of those! Plus we will be wrapping away from the start to the finish of the day.
The first day of the show was a visual feast. Choices, choices, choices. I am like a kid in a candy store. A very large candy store, The Javitz Center. I remembered to pull out the trusty camera phone a few times so here is a look, from candles to cutting boards, at some of what is coming our way.
Just In, a happy colorful grouping of aprons from Le Jaquard Francais. They came perfectly pressed & package in these nifty clear envelopes, but we just really wanted everyone to see all the glorious color and variation in these beauties, so we hung them all. LJF is known the world over for their beautiful patterns and use of vibrant color, and that is just what these aprons bring to the table. Spiffy for both men and women who want to up their culinary wardrobe.
Always an amazing sensory & culinary experience, the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco never fails to delight. From some of the largest food vendors in the world to the artisan maker, similar to when I walk a gift show, I am in search of the gems in a sea of much & many. Here is a bit of what caught my eye on Day 1 of my buying.
The new year brings new delights at the shops–to read, to taste, to hold, to give, to receive. Here are a few of My Favorite Things Today.
Ribbon, ribbon, ribbon, we heart our ribbon by the yard big time at Watson Kennedy. Whether it be a vintage spool I find on our travels or a new stripe or jaunty polka dot to liven up a package, both shops are decked out with options galore. Also fun to use in design projects around the house, like tying back curtains. Or the ever preppy option of using ribbon to hold your reading glasses around your neck or pull back your hair.
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.