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A Season Ending Sunday Supper

It was a fiery red season ending supper table on Sunday eve. You know we love tradition. I get the same crazy beautiful dahlias at the Market each year for this meal. They strike a cord of both Summer and soon to be Autumn, dancing down the middle of the table for all of us to enjoy. Now you too! With a slight chill in the air as I write this, we welcome in the new season and relish the sunny memories of the last few months.



 

 

A Wall of Glorious Reds

It was a bunch of display days in a row. I was in heaven. Tightening up some vignettes and moving some completely to another area. The below red wall of goods I snapped yesterday at our Market shop. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. The fun to me is in the middle mix. This also shows the power of color. Glorious reds take center stage.



 

 

A Summery Table in Red

The color red became the overall theme in this summery shop table. Cozying up to lots of product with white in it, as well as wicker & seagrass. The watermelon plates a particular favorite, as they are a yummy symbol of the season. The black dotted wrapping paper, another absolute favorite, became a runner in a pinch. The dots reminding me of watermelon seeds. Then it was all sorts of fun stuff in those color stories that got added to the mix.



 

 

Valentine Treats and Sweets

On this holiday of LOVE, we have you covered. Be it a treat or a sweet, we will spiffily wrap it up for you, and as the saying goes, make you come out smelling like a rose in the gift giving department. Just a reminder, our Valentine Open House is today at both shops, from 10 to 6. It will be a flurry of pink & red tissue as we wrap the day away. Bubbly and sparkling cider will be served. We are also ship, ship, shipping away so check out the Watson Kennedy website for any last minute Valentine’s Day treats and we will happily ship them out for you.



 

 

Inspiration in Red 

Whether it be a flower, goods from the shops, a table setting, you name it–my eye has been drawn to red this past week. I find it energizing as well as comforting, the warmth of the hue goes right to my heart.










 

 

A Table In Red

Under the watchful eye of Bailey, I set our final WestWard Sunday supper table of August, as we soon head to Hawthorne for the remainder of the season. We have enjoyed so many meals & memorable times with friends this Summer. I wanted to go out with a bang of red for the finale, with a mixture of encrusted shells and rocks we have found on beach walks. The white dahlias from the Market caught my eye, as they almost always do. Rarely do I ever take photos once guests arrive, but never say never, and I nabbed a few this time right before we sat down. 



 

 

The Geranium Bowl In Action

I could not wait to get out to the island and get our new geranium bowl on the table. Sunday supper would be surrounded by all sorts of red to pull out the color from the flowers painted on the bowl, as well as the overall base color. Pots of geranium would flank it to tie the whole thing together. 



 

 

Thinking of Late August in Late February 

As the chilly breeze blows about through the window and rain taps gently on the sill, my mind wanders to late Summer at the end of August. The tomatoes overflowing at the farm stands and the buckets of dahlias at the Market a riot of intense color. For many of you reading, your hot season is at this very moment. For others, your cold season is winding down. On this chilly early Sunday morning, I am dreaming of being on the deck at WestWard in full sun thinking of what to make with all the tomatoes. Wherever you are, I wish you just the very best day. Oh, and happy Oscar night too, if that is your thing!



 

 

Inspiration in Red

This week is all about getting the shops ‘Holiday’ ready, so I have been drawing much inspiration in all shades of red.  The above display at the Home store was what started it off.  A look over my photo feed over the last few months has lots of red inspiration injected into it, with an appearance of my beloved dahlias, here and there.  And of course tomatoes & apples in tons of variations on the hue.



 

 

A Season Ending Supper Table

This is a story of tradition, a table setting and saying farewell to our lovely, lovely Summer.

The dahlias just so perfect from the Market on Saturday I about shed a tear as they were being wrapped up.  They would be just the right colors as we say good-bye to Summmaaa and welcome in Autumn.  The red bowls a Christmas gift from last year that we have used time and again and adore.


Then the red Laguoile silverware, napkins in a vintage Lucite ring, a heavy French wine glass had the table set and ready for the fun stuff.


Part of my collection of number 11 pool balls would be called into action as well as dominos and a matchstriker plus 11 plates from the shops from ages ago along with a few other random red things.  All stuff that makes us happy plus it pulls from the colors of the dahlias so it brings it all together.  We were set to have our season ending meal with dearest of friends who we have a 10+ year tradition of sharing an alfresco supper with at WestWard during the sunny season.