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Snapshots: The First Holiday Open House

20121118-092513.jpg Twas such a fun, fun day yesterday! To those of you who were able to stop in, thank you. It was a fab kick-off to the Holiday season. A case of bubbly, 6 large bottles of tangerine juice, 200 Trophy mini cupcakes, and a case of sparking cider later–a festive day it certainly was. I snapped a few photos before we opened the shop at 10. I always love the calm & stillness of the space before a full day of activity begins.

20121118-093420.jpg A little reminder sign at the door.

20121118-093519.jpg Pots of paperwhite narcissus scattered about. These just speak to me of the Holidays.

20121118-093710.jpg As well as stems of white lilies in single stem vases around the shop.

20121118-093819.jpg These sweet white feather snowflakes were hung all around. The ceilings are 15 feet high, so hanging things can be a pretty visual, with the snowflakes dancing about. Of course, me up on a 12 foot ladder installing said snowflakes is not such a pretty sight. Ahhhh, what we do for beauty.

20121118-094403.jpg Scent plays such a big role in the Watson Kennedy experience. Candles ablaze just warms up the space, and notes an Open House is about to begin.

20121118-094603.jpg It was a cold, rainy day, so a hot cup of Mariage Freres tea was also a welcome treat. But the mini Trophy cupcakes of salted caramel or candied yam just put everyone in a jolly mood.