Just in, original works by artist Jackie Clark Mancuso which are headed to the framer and will be up on the walls and offered soon. Author of Paris-Chien and Hudson in Provence, two books we adore at Watson Kennedy. I have long been a fan of her work, and was tickled awhile back when I saw she posted a fab drawing of Bailey on Instagram. I contacted her in thanks, the conversation continued and I asked her if we could show some of her work. So along with the above pieces, we will also be offering original pet portraits from Jackie, as well. More on that later. Look for another post soon. Over the moon to add her artwork to our walls, if only temporarily, until they find permanent homes.
We flew back from Milwaukee last eve. The time in the air is when I often edit photos I have shot for the shops and the blog. This round was collecting images that are true Watson Kennedy ‘classics’ which was fun to pick & chose from over the last few years. Goods that have stood the test of time. Something we try to never be without, but that sometimes happens as the item is so popular. From a simple clear glass to an oversized tealight to French wooden spoons to an every day salt–WK Classics.
So many things caught my eye at both shops, it was hard to chose. But try I must–insert large smile. Some old, some new, some tried, some true. All soon to be up on our website, or give us a ring if you have any questions or just prefer to hear a friendly voice.
There is just something about the light this time of year that creates an ethereal quality to things. The sun shining through the shutters the other morning creating shadows across the dining table illuminating the dahlias has me loving yellow this week in many forms.
This is magic in a jar. I stumbled upon this Green Tomato Jam in the booth of one of our vendors awhile back who imports French goods to the States. Boy am I lucky I did. We have had a jar of this going for several months now and I can’t get enough of it, it is so good. A dollop of this with a piece of cheese on a cracker or baguette is heaven. The slightly sweet and yet tart of the tomato jam melding with the cheese is really quite something. We have served this combo to guests over the last few months to much delight. Plus I love the look of the bottle, so I put it right on the cheese board. It is not yet on our website, but if it tickles your fancy always feel free to give us a ring at the shop at 800.991.9361.
A lovely, lovely Thursday to you…
Flower Friday is not about a live bloom but rather the equisite paper flowers by artist Livia Cetti. Another round of artfully packed stems arrived the other day at the Home store, with the geraniums making my heart sing when all placed together in a duo of glass vessels. After these shots set amongst all the vintage hotel silver, they were placed around the shop as single stems to be enjoyed by all at every little turn.
At the shops as well as when things are purchased from our website, we are always more than happy to wrap things up for you. We have quite a large selection of ribbons & wrapping papers for purchase or we can create a little magic with our complimentary WK signature wrap. Keep in mind there are many stylish options, just ask. We love creating a dreamy finished product that the receipient will long remember.
I am back at it again buying at the show in New York City. Such a visual feast. I have used the ‘needle in a haystack’ analogy many times before, as it is so true. It is the search of looking high and low, in every nook & cranny, leafing through pages and piles–to find the gems. Very excited to have remembered to click away some images. Here is a bit of what is on the way…
For all of you who were able to make the Jeanne McKay Hartmann Trunk Show & Rosé Tasting, huge thanks for being part of such a fun eve. Watching an artist create in your presence is such a special thing. She also brought new works which are available to be shipped around the globe for all you readers not in the area. I don’t want anyone feeling left out of the party. Insert large smile. These are 8 new images. They are all original pieces, but if a work sells, Jeanne is able to paint another similar piece. Her work just makes me happy, and brightens up any space it graces. These are all a similar size and sell for $295 each. If one catches your eye, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The wedding season is in full-swing, and our Mr. & Mrs. coasters are once again a top stylish choice. Made of Italian marble, they are perfect stacked and at the ready for holding all sorts of libations.