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In The Light

November 7, 2019

We were finishing up the second of a two day re-display at the Market shop on Tuesday when the sun came shining through the big window behind the wrap stand. The light illuminating the front display. It was a stand back, take a deep breath, give thanks sort of moment. When you have worked like crazy and you just need a moment to take it all in. Being a shopkeeper, I get to wear lots of hats. This time of year those hats get changed multiple times a day. But like all of us when we get busy, we must take a second or many to stop and appreciate our work in that very moment and savor the light.

A New Scent As A Gift

November 6, 2019

The gift of a new scent can be such a treat as we head into this gift giving season. It can be an unexpected choice, which I quite like. As well as confident. You are strong in your gift giving instinct to know it is a scent the recipient will enjoy. Plus it is the gift that keeps on giving, with the giver being remembered with each spritz.

The Finish Line Is Near

November 5, 2019

The above a shot I snapped off the computer screen of a page off the new Watson Kennedy website. This has been a labor of love by the WK family as this has been months & months in the making. Sort of like opening up another shop! Actually, not sort of, it is. I am super happy with how it is turning out. Really large photos so you can get up close and personal with the goods. I wanted it to feel like you were perusing one of the vignettes. We are testing it this week. Fingers crossed up and running for all to enjoy by this week-end. I will keep you posted.

Ted’s Tip No. 225

November 4, 2019

Be on the lookout for vintage utensils with initials or names of your friends. It will bump up the specialness quality to your gift giving considerably to have a piece included as part of the wrap.

Holiday Windows

November 2, 2019

The first of November might feel early for Holiday windows but we have customers who are ready to shop, shop, shop. Plus for the last month or longer the big box stores have had their displays up, so we are often asked when we are putting our things out. So away we go! SPREAD LOVE is the theme for this first window. I found the coolest cards months ago with a bird flying with an olive branch in its beak. I was so moved by the meaning of the card. It became the focal point of this window. Our colors for this season are old school red and green in our packaging so I decided to run with it in our windows too. Below, the giraffe wanted in on the action, overseeing the vignette. PEACE being the theme of this window. A panettone ornament tree the focal point. And off we go, as the season begins!

Pots of Lavender

November 1, 2019

Flower Friday on this first day of November is about some lovely pots of lavender that graced the tables of the lunch I went to last week in the city for the launch of the Lisa Fine book I wrote about recently. As the months begin to turn chilly, look for potted plants to warm up your table considerably. These made me feel like were dining in Provence.