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My Favorite Things Today

Today is a big day for small retailers as Shop Small takes center stage in our communities.  I do hope you can get out and about in your town or city to shop & eat small today.  Of course you know I feel this way and I have said it often before, but small businesses add so much variety/creativity/love to the community in which they grace–they are fueled by the passions of individuals and families.  So if shopping is on your agenda today, shop small.  I promise you, it will be greatly appreciated and make you happy, happy, happy.  

Just a reminder, we have our Holiday Open House today at our shop in the courtyard of the Inn at the Market, in the Pike Place Market.  Would love to see you there!  As a little blog reader bonus, if you see me and tell me you follow along on the daily posts, I will have a ‘merci’ treat for you.  Now on to my latest favorite things…



WK Fine Living Holiday Open House

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, at our Watson Kennedy Fine Living shop in the Pike Place Market, for our Holiday Open House.  From 10 to 6.  Gruet & grapefruit mimosas and sparkling cider along with Louis Sherry truffles will be served.  We will be busy wrapping up gifts galore.  To give, or receive.  It is always such a fun, festive day. I so hope you can join us if you are in the area.  For those of you readers from afar, feel free to click away 24/7 at for close to a thousand of the goods we offer.  



Kick-off to Holiday Open House, This Saturday

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 each week so there are tons of new options for all of your gift giving needs. Hope to see you there!



Valentine Open House This Saturday

20160211-080611.jpg If you are in Seattle this Saturday, please join us for our Valentine Open House. Pink sparkling rosé mimosas will be served along with sparkling apple cider. We will be wrapping gifts for you to give to the loved ones on your list. It is always a fun, festive Cupid inspired day! Cards, chocolates, jewelry and gifts galore to make your Valentine smile. From 10 to 6 at both shops.



WK Fine Living Holiday Open House, Tomorrow

20151120-085138.jpg Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, at our Market shop, from 10 to 6 for our Holiday Open House. Lots of things to celebrate–the shops 17th anniversary, Bailey’s 10th birthday, and kicking off the Holiday season of thanks & giving. Bubbly, sparkling cider, as well as Louis Sherry truffles will be served. We will be wrap, wrap, wrapping away! Gifts to give, gifts to keep. We are more than happy to ship your gifts for you too. A raffle for our Watson Kennedy 2016 Le Jacquard Francais calendar towels will be held. Music will be swirling about, as well as good cheers. Hope to see you there!



WK Fine Home Holiday Open House, Tomorrow

20151113-045238.jpg Please join us tomorrow, Saturday the 14th of November, as we kick-off the Holidays with our first Open House of the season, at the First & Spring shop. Music will fill the air, candles will be aglow, bubbly & sparkling cider will served, along with Louis Sherry truffles.

Our raffle this year will be for a 2016 Watson Kennedy calendar towel by Le Jacquard Francais. Ten winners in total. I always feel badly that you readers from afar can’t be part of the festivities, so this year, you can take part in the raffle if you would like. Simply leave a comment on this post with a quick answer to what you are most thankful for in this season of thanks & giving, along with your first name, and where you live. I love knowing where you all live! That way you get to feel part of the party.

Seattle artist Jeanne McKay Hartmann will be painting live in store from noon to 4 PM, creating original 4×6 watercolors of Veuve Clicquot bottles just in time for the sparkling season. Each work of art is one of a kind and would be a perfectly festive gift to give this year. If you want one of these lovely creations and can’t make the Open House, give us a ring at the shop at 206.652.8350 either today or tomorrow before 4, and we will have Jeanne paint one for you and we can ship it out.

It will be such a fun day. Hope you can join in the fun! Next Saturday, the 21st, we will be celebrating at the Market shop, so put that on your calendar too.




Mother’s Day Open House at Watson Kennedy

20150508-034929.jpg Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, at both shops for our annual Mother’s Day Open House. Doors open at 10. Mimosas and sparkling cider will be served and we will be wrap, wrap, wrapping. Oodles of goodies to peruse & choose for our loved ladies on Sunday. Hope you can join us!




Holiday Open House & WK 16th Anniversary Weekend

20141121-032758.jpg Big weekend ahead. Our second Holiday Open House will be tomorrow, Saturday from 10 to 6, at the Pike Place Market shop. Mimosas & sparkling apple cider will be served. The space is bursting at the seams with gifts galore. I have found so many fun new things these past few months. It is also the 16th anniversary of the Fine Living shop at 86 Pine Street. The first 16 people to mention to me personally on Saturday that they saw this post or reference to it on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter feeds gets a special WK gift… It will be a festive, jolly good time–I so hope you can join us! XX, Ted




Holiday Open House at Watson Kennedy

20141113-044346.jpg Please join us this Saturday from 10 to 6 for our Fine Home shop Holiday Open House. Bubbly, sparkling cider and Mariage Frères tea will be served. Along with assorted nibbles of our gourmet food offerings. We are bursting at the seams with oodles of gifts to give or receive. We have been unpacking new things each and every day for the last two months so there are lots of fine goodies for the folks on your list.

20141113-044858.jpg From 10 until 2 we will be having a Trunk Show of baubles by Kim Caron Designs. I am over the moon to be offering Kim’s incredibly beautiful works at Watson Kennedy. I mean seriously, these rings are out of this world. A statement ring that makes a big statement. So, so pretty.

20141113-045332.jpg We will be wrapping gifts throughout the day in our signature WK wrap. Complimentary, of course. If you are in the hood, please stop in to the First & Spring shop. It is always such a fun, festive day. A lively kick-off to the Holiday season!