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College Window–Touchdown or Game, Set, Match

With the change of season upon us, this is the week to get the windows swapped out, refreshed and ready for Autumn. The college pillows the driving force in this window, with a bit of preppy, old-fashioned game day inspiration thrown in. I know not an absolute thing about football but I did know there was a 10 involved. Barb coaching me a bit while searching for another number to go with that, I had chosen a number 8 and she said 7 was more appropriate. Insert very large smile. I truly have very little idea what that sentence even means… The old tennis rackets & white balls has me back in my arena. The plaid throws/blankets/scarves fun to mix in here and there. Bags of peanuts strewn about. I usually like to add at least one thing that you would not expect. Name the English movie where one of the main characters brings his Teddy bear to college with him? Next up, Thursday the other windows gets a re-do. Hope your week is starting off grand.



 

 

New Finds Arriving Daily at WK

Smitten with the array of new goods from an old vendor that arrived the other day. I just had to play with things the moment I set eyes on them. A little tableau in reds to work nicely with our red tissue. September and October are particularly heavy months for brand new treats to arrive at a dizzying pace, our receiving room full from FedEx and UPS daily. Look for more of more at both of the shops and the website in the coming months. A happiest of the last full Summer week-end to you all! XX, from Seattle, Ted



 

 

Blue Love

Blue is a hue I find myself reaching for time and again. It was not really a color we used lots of at home or in the shops much in the past, but that has changed quite a bit. We now have lots of goods set about in vignettes at the stores and we use it more and more out on the island. Below are some images with blue taking top billing.



 

 

Denise Fiedler Ships

Just In, a fresh round of Denise Fiedler ships have sailed into the shops. They found their way up on the wall almost instantly as these gems have been the runaway hit this Summer. They combine vintage papers that she cuts out and then draws on to create truly special one of a kind works of art. The simple thin black frames allows you to prop them up in a bookcase, hang them on the wall or lay it flat on a coffee table as a conversation piece in place of an art book. Stylish and versatile.



 

 

My Favorite Things Today

On this first day of September, Saturday, all sorts of goodies have been coming in that caught my eye as My Favorite Things Today.



 

 

A Wine & Dine Beach-y Summer Vignette

As we head into Labor Day week-end a little Wine & Dine Wednesday vignette of some new goods that have arrived recently. Just in time for the holiday. I picked up the last 3 jumbo vintage hotel silver bowls from my English picker while in New York. This bowl would be awesome holding ice for bubbles or fill it with water and float flowers. Anything in this vessel will look amazing. The whale serving board whimsical and beach-y. Oyster plates are always a hit for us. The shell-encrusted candlestick a beauty. Our assortment of vintage French Baccarat coupes continues to grow. These pictured have an optic strip throughout. And lastly but certainly not least, the Palm Beach wicker tote. Use it like a purse or have it be a small picnic basket. As chic as all get out. The seasonal purist in me holds my ground in the belief that Summer ends the 22nd of September. I so often see reference to people saying it ends the day after Labor Day. Don’t believe them. Insert big smile. We are going to hold on to this glorious season for dear life and enjoy every last moment of it…



 

 

Blankets & Throws & Throws & Blankets at WK

With a slight chill in the air in the eve, the arrival of swell blankets & throws are quite well timed. I love a good throw. For a host of reasons really. At Hawthorne and at WestWard every sofa arm or back has a throw on it. We just like the coziness of it, that at any moment you might want to curl up with a book or take a quick nap. A blanket is just a reach away. I also like them for over your lap in the car or at a stadium watching a game. They even work in a pinch for an impromptu picnic blanket. The below could also be a quite jaunty bulky scarf at a moments notice. Our blanket and throw shelf at the First & Spring shop growing each day. Look for a new section of them coming to the Market location too in the coming weeks.



 

 

Mr. Boddington’s Etiquette

Just landed at both shops, Mr. Boddington’s Etiquette: Charm And Civility For Every Occasion. Manners are always important and that importance grows each day as civility is put into question. The witty and eloquent Mr. Boddington offers ideas/suggestions for polite society in this comprehensive and thoroughly amusing guide that provides modern advice with a traditional perspective. From weddings to gift giving, social events, hosting guests, to name a few–Mr. Boddington shares the basic etiquette one needs to know and presents it all in his signature jaunty style.



 

 

Finding Treasures at the Show

Wow, just wow. Have found soooooo much good stuff and I have another whole day to go. Look for all sorts of treasures coming our way to Watson Kennedy in the coming months. From new handsome lamps, to English candles, to French bath products, to plaid oversized scarves that double as a throw, to tins of toffee, to cutting boards shaped like footballs–to name just a few. It is all in the mix!



 

 

My Favorite Things Today

Lots of goodies arriving daily. The Summer months are such a busy time at the shops. Fun to meet folks from all over the world who are coming to Seattle for a visit. Above and below some new favorites.