Please join us, this Saturday the 19th, at our Fine Home shop at First & Spring, for our Holiday Open House. Music will fill the air, sparkling cider and mimosas will be served, along with our yummy coffee made for us by Pollard Coffee on Vashon Island. Robin, the owner and roaster extraordinaire will be joining us from 10 to noon. Louis Sherry truffles from New York will also be enjoyed. Then at 1 o’clock artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann will once again join us for an afternoon of painting. She has created another special piece (above image) that she will personalize on the spot to make a truly special gift. For those of you who bought one last year, you can start a collection. The shop shelves are brimming with oodles of gift options. We will be wrapping away. I so hope you can join us. The following Saturday, the 26th, we will be celebrating the Market shop 18th anniversary & Holiday Open House, so if you can’t make this week-end, maybe we will see you then. Or come to both! I love that idea. If you can’t make either, please know we are adding more and more to www.WatsonKennedy.com each week so there are tons of new options for all of your gift giving needs. Hope to see you there!
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
Mark your calendar for Thursday evening the 18th of August at our Fine Home shop at First & Spring in downtown Seattle from 5 to 7:30, for a trunk show by artist extraordinaire Jeanne McKay Hartmann. She will be live painting original summer-themed watercolors that eve. We will also be having a rosé tasting so you can enjoy a glass while you shop. It will be such a fun evening, I so hope you can join us.
The wall we have at the Home store of works by Seattle artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann is in itself a rotating work of art. Jeanne continues to add more dreamy pieces and more are on the way. Propped up in a stylish bookcase or hanging in a place of honor on a wall, they are always a welcome addition to any home. It is tempting to bring them all home myself… These new lovelies are up on our website too. If one speaks to you, give the shop a ring or shoot me an e-mail.
Incredibly excited to report that we are now showing the sublime works of Seattle artist, Jeanne McKay Hartmann. Funny how life works. Jeanne has been a customer of Watson Kennedy almost since day one. I remember seeing her smiling face pop in and do a little shopping when she worked at Nordstrom and the Market shop first opened. Fast forward to now. She is also a dear friend with my lovely friend Elizabeth who was just visiting us from Rye, New York. Elizabeth is who writes the uber stylish blog Pretty Pink Tulips. I have long admired Jeanne’s work and asked her if she would consider doing pieces for the shop. She has put together pieces that have a very WK feel–with Veuve, scented geranium, Mariage Freres tea, tulips, tomatoes, sea shells and hotel silver a prevailing theme. A few of the vignettes are from things I posted on the blog or my Instagram feed, which tickles me to no end. Oh my, I was a tad light headed when she brought them all in the other day. Truly, just incredibly special works.
OK, here is the skinny. These are one of a kind works, but Jeanne can paint another/more if we sell out of one, that will look very similar. I did a quick IG post yesterday and we have already sold 2 of the Veuve bottles. She is making another 6 for me. The frames are a little over 8 inches by 10 inches. Each piece sells for $295. If one interests you, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com or give us a ring during shop hours at 800.991.9361. We are thrilled & honored to have her work grace our walls, as a temporary home until they find their permanent one.