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Watson Kennedy Holiday 50% Off SALE

Truly off my game a bit. Apologies on this post being tardy. I thought to myself the other day, “Certainly I wrote about our sale?” but then looked through the feed and saw I had not. No worries, still tons of goodies left, all at 50% off! The above sign gives you all the specifics of what is in the sale, with not all of it being ‘holiday’ centric. I like to spice up our Holiday SALE by adding a few categories to keep it interesting. ALL lamps, design & cookery books, Caldrea and Santa Maria Novella goods, along with our extraordinary assortment of year round wrapping paper and ribbons by the yard. A fun way to stock up for the gift giving year ahead. The sale runs through this coming weekend, ending on the 15th.



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 181

The zen of wrapping. During these days of gift giving, find calm and satisfaction while wrapping up the presents you are giving. Think of the work that went into finding the gift, think of the happiness the recipient will feel when opening it. Find joy out of the process of choosing the paper and ribbon.



 

 

In The Final Stretch

I want to thank all that came out shopping yesterday, as we had our best sales day ever! It was non-stop wrapping from start to finish, with happy customers filling the day. Merci, merci. I have always likened the retail Holiday season to a marathon, for which we are now in the final stretch. We have been receiving shipments daily, to keep our shelves nice and full for oodles of stylish options. Come on by this week-end if you still have folks you need to check off your gift list. We would love to see you!



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 180

This busy, gift giving time of year, bake two of something and give one away. If the recipient is a neighbor or someone you hardly know, even better. ‘Just Because’ gifts this time of year given out of the blue can hold extra special meaning for both the giver and receiver.



 

 

The Holiday Gift Guides Continued

With a week left for guaranteed shipping by Christmas, I thought I would post another round of gift guides. Lots of Watson Kennedy goodies to give, or receive. All wrapped up in our signature paper. 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. Happy shopping! Shipping around the globe, daily.

Gift Guide No. 22

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Gift Guide No. 29



 

 

Ted’s Tip No. 179

While searching for gifts this season, keep antique malls and thrift stores in mind. Quite often you can find the perfect vintage item that will finish off a gift or gifts just perfectly.



 

 

A Fresh Round of Hugo Guinness Works at WK

Just In, and back from our new framer in Seattle, over 40 new works by Brooklyn artist Hugo Guinness. We house his linoleum cut prints in vintage frames we find on our travels. Both shops have a lovely variety of them. Hugo’s work is collected around the world–his iconic singular image pieces spiff up any wall they grace.



 

 

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

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Gift Guide No. 21



 

 

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.