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Mother’s Day Open House at Watson Kennedy

If you are in the Seattle area this Saturday the 11th of May, please join us at both shops from 10 to 6 for our annual Mother’s Day Open House. Gruet sparkling wine & apple cider will be served. Festive music will fill the air. Our shelves and jewelry cases are brimming with gift after gift options for all on your list. And as always, we will be happily wrapping up all those lovely gifts for you too. Such a fun day. Hope you can join us!



 

 

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

I snapped this moments before hopping in the car to head home yesterday. We closed both shops around 1. Our goal today is to get both shops open by noon. But again, that is a goal. The week ahead of snow is pretty unprecedented. We have lived here 30+ years and have never seen anything quite like this forecast. With all of our divine hills and lack of a large fleet of snow trucks to salt, our fine city becomes a bit, ok make that quite a bit of a challenge getting around. We will certainly try and get the shops open each day, but our awesome WK staff lives in all parts of the city and beyond, so them making it in and their safety is my number one concern at this time. We thank you all for your understanding. Best option this week is to call each store directly before you think of heading our way to do some shopping. Our Market shop is 206.443.6281 and our First & Spring location is 206.652.8350. Upside, it is really, really pretty. Be safe everyone!



 

 

Valentine’s Day Open House

Well, this is a funny situation. I just finished reading an article TPS sent me about a big snow storm headed our way late Friday. This Saturday we are planning our Valentine’s Day Open House at the shops. SO, I will say this. We are ‘hoping’ to have our Valentine’s Day Open House this Saturday. If we do have a big snow storm, give us a call to confirm that we are open or check our social media channels before braving the elements and making your way down. Arghhhhhh, sorry to be on the fence about this one. The fabulous Seattle hills and snow sadly do not mix well. Growing up in the Midwest where snow can be several feet and folks barely blink, here, we are just not set up for it as other parts of the country are, as it is rare. Oh my gosh, how boring, I am talking about the weather! Anywho, the shops are brimming with all sorts of treats to give those you love/like. We will do our darndest to be there if it snows, but if not, know we will be there just as soon as we can. Happy Thursday!



 

 

Mother’s Day Open House at WK

Please join us this Saturday, the 12th of May, for our annual Mother’s Day Open House. From 10 to 6 both shops will be serving mimosas & sparkling cider and we will be wrapping up gifts for mom. This is always such a fun, festive event. I so hope you can join us if you are in the downtown Seattle area that day.



 

 

This Saturday, Valentine Open House, Both Shops

Please join us this Saturday, from 10 to 6, for our annual Valentine Open House, at both shops. Bubbles and sparkling cider will be served. Pink & red tissue and ribbon will be in action to wrap up all sorts of sweets for your sweets. Our card baskets of LOVE are overflowing with Valentine’s Day cards to give. One of my favorite days of the year–it is a time share your heart with all you hold near and dear. If you find yourself in downtown Seattle this Saturday, please do stop by.



 

 

Saturday at The Market

I write often of my ritual Saturday morning stroll through the Pike Place Market perusing all the flowers deciding which get to travel home with me for us to enjoy for the week. Thursday marked the 19th anniversary of our Market shop, and I still to this day get a rush of excitement when I put the key into the shop door, knowing a fun day awaits. It truly is an honor to be a small part of the history of the Market. As we head into our 20th Holiday season, I am filled with amazing memories from over the years of conversations, interactions, experiences. For any of you who have been to my 86 Pine shop, you know of the specialness of the courtyard. If you are in Seattle today, please stop in for a glass of bubbly or sparkling cider for our annual Anniversary Holiday Open House. I would love to see you. If you are a reader of the blog, please make mention of it to me–that always makes my day… For those of you who have never been to Seattle, put it on your list. It really is such a cool place on many levels, and a visit to the historic Public Market is a must. 



 

 

Watson Kennedy Fine Living Anniversary Holiday Open House

Please join us this Saturday, the 25th of November, for our Holiday Open House. It also just happens to be the 19th anniversary of our Pike Place Market shop too, so lots to celebrate on that day. Oh, and it is also ‘Small Business Saturday’ which kind of works perfectly for the day! I do hope you can join us for a glass of Gruet bubbly or sparkling cider. Artist Loretta Trevino will be painting from 1 to 3. Stay tuned for details of a raffle for one of her beautiful works. Music will fill the air and we will be wrapping the day away. I so hope you can join us!

If you are not in the Seattle area, we have over 1000 goods on our Watson Kennedy website, so head on over and check it out for your gift giving needs. –TKW



 

 

Mother’s Day Open House at Watson Kennedy

Please join us this Saturday at both shops from 10 to 6 for our annual Mother’s Day Open House. Our shelves are brimming with treats for all the women you want to honor on the day. We will be wrap, wrap, wrapping away, offering our always complimentary signature WK gift wrap. This year in pink & green! Tickled Pinks (sparking rosé with blood orange ginger beer) will be served, along with sparkling apple cider. It will be such a fun, festive day. If you are in the Seattle area on Saturday, I do hope you will join us. Kelly & Olivia snapped away some sweet images of shop jewels for me yesterday for a little gift giving enticement. Happy Thursday all!










 

 

My Favorite Things Today

Today is a big day for small retailers as Shop Small takes center stage in our communities.  I do hope you can get out and about in your town or city to shop & eat small today.  Of course you know I feel this way and I have said it often before, but small businesses add so much variety/creativity/love to the community in which they grace–they are fueled by the passions of individuals and families.  So if shopping is on your agenda today, shop small.  I promise you, it will be greatly appreciated and make you happy, happy, happy.  

Just a reminder, we have our Holiday Open House today at our shop in the courtyard of the Inn at the Market, in the Pike Place Market.  Would love to see you there!  As a little blog reader bonus, if you see me and tell me you follow along on the daily posts, I will have a ‘merci’ treat for you.  Now on to my latest favorite things…



 

 

WK Fine Living Holiday Open House

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, at our Watson Kennedy Fine Living shop in the Pike Place Market, for our Holiday Open House.  From 10 to 6.  Gruet & grapefruit mimosas and sparkling cider along with Louis Sherry truffles will be served.  We will be busy wrapping up gifts galore.  To give, or receive.  It is always such a fun, festive day. I so hope you can join us if you are in the area.  For those of you readers from afar, feel free to click away 24/7 at www.WatsonKennedy.com for close to a thousand of the goods we offer.