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An Ice Bucket of Cabbage Roses

November 20, 2020

Flower Friday a November tradition of ornamental kale or cabbage roses. The Market stalls filled with fewer and fewer flowers as the cold sets in, while buckets and buckets of these beauties are still going strong. A hearty lot indeed. A big bundle came home with me making their way into a super thick, quite heavy Tiffany ice bucket living on the ottoman in the living room for us to enjoy throughout the week.

Have a lovely week-end everyone. Be well. Stay safe. X, T

Stainless Steel Counters and Open Shelving

November 19, 2020

Stainless steel countertops and open shelving above them is a design idea we implemented both at our home in town as well as out on the island. Both incredibly practical and stylish, two things we love combining. The counters become work horses for rolling out dough or the working on the culinary task at hand. They are super easy to wipe down and clean. Over time, they take on a lovely worn patina that speaks of being well loved. It is funny, because we have guests that say there is no way they could have open shelving. I get it. They are not for everyone. We are pretty organized. We are also ruthless when it comes to editing. If something doesn’t work or we tire of it, we donate it. Having things at the ready and accessible to both the hands and the eyes while mid task makes cooking and setting the table so much easier. Plus we really like the way they look.

Holiday Shop Hours & Open House at Market Shop

November 18, 2020

If you are in the Seattle area this Saturday, please join us at our Pike Place Market shop from 11 to 5 for our Holiday Open House. Our shelves are overflowing with just the right gifts to give this season. It is always a fun day!

Our Holiday shop hours have begun. Both locations are now open from 11 to 5 every day up until Christmas.

Safety is paramount, with masks required and hand sanitizing as you enter, along with social distancing while you meander. We are limited to the number of folks in the space at a time, so our snazzy buzzer at the door will be used to let you in.

Be well all. Happy Wednesday!

Win-Win Care Packages at WK

November 17, 2020

My husband & I are big believers in the ‘Win-Win’ theory–that the best scenarios in life are when both people/groups win. It is a concept that brings us great joy each day. Given all that is going on in the world, I thought these gift parcels would fit this theory we live by quite nicely. Being a shopkeeper, I am constantly looking to carry new goods, so that means other things don’t get re-ordered. So we end up with one or two of things left of a particular item. That does not mean I don’t love the product, it just means we are making space for something else. Or a manufacturer of ours changes the look of the packaging or something becomes discontinued. These care packages are made up of goods from said situations. The initial retail value is $200, but we are selling them for $100. Win-Win!

These three pictured are examples. Each ‘Win-Win Care Package’ is created by me. No two are alike. These are considered ‘Final Sale’ packages that can not be returned nor can individual items be returned. They will be made up of Watson Kennedy goods that will be loved and shipping is complimentary too.

Ted’s Tip No. 278

November 16, 2020

Simple white Kraft paper can make an easy and quite stylish gift wrap. Add rubber stamp initials along with an equally simple ribbon for one seriously chic wrap.