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This and That

My photo stream has a bunch of little odds & ends I want to share. One, the Pike Place Market is absolutely bursting with divine tulips at the moment. I love this time of year when you walk the flower stalls and the buckets are spilling over. Your head is dizzy with options. If you get a chance, go. It is an instant hit of happy!

Our Spring order of handmade John Derian decoupaged plates has arrived at both shops. Whether hung on a wall, propped up in a bookcase or laying flat on a coffee table, they are a stylish addition to any room they grace.

All sorts of blue has been capturing my eye over the last months. So much so that our shop packaging for Spring and Summer will include a bit of it. Our next round of windows after Mother’s Day too. All sorts of shades in the hue–tried and true blue.

Our latest collegiate pillow arrived to add to our growing collection at the Home store, Norte Dame. My grandfather Watson’s alma mater, the detail on this pillow is exquisite. These fluffy creations can take up to 10 hours of embroidery time.

We are often asked, do you carry any envelopes? I can now say, we do! Made in England from obsolete British Admiralty charts, each one cooler than the next. Sold in packages of 16, they are just cool to have around when you want to jot off a note.

We had an ailing tree that was becoming a safety hazard on the property at Hawthorne taken down last week. Caretaker Bill sent us this photo. While we were incredibly sad to lose a tree, we will have something created out of a piece of it in remembrance, as well as pay homage to it when we enjoy many fires on the back porch. I just loved how cool it looks stacked as it is. A natural art installation.

The jasmine growing up from a small opening of the window we left open now more than 5 years ago has once again started to flower. The scent when we open the front door of the apartment is intoxicating. Truly a gift.

And lastly, as it is Wine & Dine Wednesday. I have written about the above bottle in the past. But today the admiration is about the dandy calligraphed label and the waxed top. Our friend Heather has given us bottles of this beyond yummy wine over the years. We had a pair in the wine fridge that were part of Easter supper on Sunday. Sometimes the outside of the bottle can be as fabulous as the inside.

To me life is all about the glorious details that swirl around us constantly, we just have to see them. And when you do, revel in them.



 

 

A Painterly Flower Friday

This Flower Friday is a tad different as the blooms are painted. Many, many different ways to enjoy flowers, with artwork being one of my personal favorites. Picked up new original pieces by Hugo Guinness from the framer yesterday. Was so excited to share as I am so smitten, always, with his work. Color plays such a glorious part of each of these divine pieces.



 

 

Bartlett House Jams at Watson Kennedy

Super excited to have these awesome jams from our beloved Bartlett House in Ghent on the way, arriving next week. The flavor combinations out of this world. The packaging making it an amazing host/hostess gift or a lovely treat for Mother’s Day.



 

 

Pink & Green Plaid Window Refresh

Well, we wanted to make absolute sure we got the most out of our pink & green plaid windows. I think we did! A final refresh for upcoming Mother’s Day in May the inspiration. For Summer, we move into beach-y blues. But for now, enjoying these preppy versions every moment we can. My test, when the Lyft driver pulls up to drop me off in the morning and I get out of the car, Bailey in tow, and my eyes go right to the windows. These still make me smile. Happy Wednesday everyone!



 

 

Wanted: Website Developer Extraordinaire

The thing I love most about social media is how it can connect creative minds/souls in a positive way—I have met so many amazing people over the years because of it. So this is a shout-out to any of you who know or are a website developer extraordinaire. Watson Kennedy has had a website for 20 years, with the current site being the 4th edition. SO much has changed since the current site was created. While I have adored it, it is time for a major site re-do, as our web business grows & grows. Time is of the essence on this, as the new site needs to be complete by October. We really want to work with an individual or company that gets who we are. If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please e-mail me directly at tedkennedywatson@watsonkennedy.com {Please don’t call or contact the shops, or leave messages on social media channels} We look so forward to this next chapter, working together to create something that captures the essence of Watson Kennedy.



 

 

A Favorite Six

With Spring here, a favorite grouping of six vignettes or items that caught my eye on some of these beautiful days. Brighter, vibrant tones are heading to the top of the list. Happy Wednesday!



 

 

The Coolest Pitcher

Just In, the coolest frog pitcher. Whimsical in every way. We carried these years ago but then the supplier stopped importing them. Fast forward to now and they are once again gracing our shelves. So fun I can hardly stand it!



 

 

New Works by John Derian at Watson Kennedy

Just In, a fresh batch of stunningly beautiful John Derian decoupaged plates & paperweights arrived the other day. We have carried his work almost since the day we opened and it still brings a thrill to see new designs every time an order arrives. They blur the line between vintage and modern, working in just about every environment. The images John finds transports you to a happy place. Also in this order which excites me to no end, a set of playing cards. Oh my, the possibilities are endless with these. For sure as a deck of cards, but the options for creative projects makes me dizzy with happiness.



 

 

Seattle in Spring, Ahhhhhh

The above I snapped of our fine city from the deck of the Inn at the Market minutes before opening up the shop on Saturday morning. It was a tough Winter, so reveling in the Spring gloriousness. The below from the big window behind the wrap stand later that day in between helping customers. Come visit us! Seattle is such a fun place to explore with tons to see & do. XO, T



 

 

Maison Louis Marie Perfume Oil at WK

Just In, perfume oil by Maison Louis Marie is the last addition to our scent family at Watson Kennedy. The rollerball bottle fit neatly in your purse or valise for a little mid-day refresh. Make the sweetest little thoughtful, stylish, yummy smelling gifts.