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Beyond Fluttery Daffodils

Flower Friday brings these amazing fluttery daffodils from the Pike Place Market. I must admit, I am not the biggest fan when it comes to cut yellow daffodils. I love seeing them in the ground, but when cut, I have never found a way to make them last or cluster them where they don’t look smooshed together. Until I found this variety. Changed my mind completely. These almost have a peony vibe going on, and that is never a bad thing. Add the variation of colors in a single bloom, well, I am now a daffodil convert. So good!

A lovely Mother’s Day week-end to you all. X, T



 

 

Denise Fiedler Collage Workshops May 11th

Excited to have my friend, the incredibly talented artist, Denise Fiedler, back up from San Francisco for another round of fab collage workshops. You might remember she was scheduled to come to Seattle over Valentine’s Day week-end, but our big snowstorm thwarted that trip. We filled up an afternoon collage session then, which will happen this trip. We are hoping to fill up the 10 to noon workshop this go round. Flowers, among other things, will be the emphasis. Denise has such a wonderful way of connecting with and teaching folks her sublime method of collage. Layer after layer of beauty to create a one of a kind work of art. That you created! Last year was a huge hit and all the participants had a grand time. The cost for the workshop is $95. You also get a 25% discount that day while shopping at Watson Kennedy. It also happens to be the Mother’s Day Open House–lots of activity and fun stuff planned. So grab a friend or come solo for a lovely morning in the Market. Your spot must be reserved and paid for by calling me directly at 206.617.9678. Quite possibly the perfect Mother’s Day gift! I so hope you can join us.



 

 

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.



 

 

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



 

 

WK Annual Winter SALE

Our Annual Winter SALE is currently underway at our First & Spring shop. 50% to 90% off all sorts of treasures. Making room for all the new goodies arriving in the coming months. Decorative objects, lamps, linens, books & magazines, lotions, potions and candles, stationery, plus oodles of gourmet food items + much, much more. The sale runs through the end of the month. Give us a ring at 206.652.8350 if you live out of the area as we are happy to ship!



 

 

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 Collage Workshop with Denise Fiedler at WK

SO excited to announce once again we will be offering, Valentine Collage Workshops with acclaimed artist Denise Fiedler of paste from San Francisco {Saturday, the 9th of February} Two workshops this year, either 10 to 12:30 or 2 to 4:30. We added a second as we sold out so quickly last year.

Learn the basics of collage technique, where you will design and make valentines cards! Bring any photographs you may want to include. For those who joined us last year, lots of fun new stuff to learn too!

Space is limited to the first 40 folks who sign up and pay by contacting Ted directly at 206.617.9678. Spots are coveted so if this is of interest, call to reserve your spot. Price is $95 which includes all supplies for the workshop. You will also receive a 25% discount on your Watson Kennedy shopping that day.

It is also our Valentine Open House too, so come for a glass of bubbly after the workshop. Hope you can join us for the creativity & fun!



 

 

Watson Kennedy Holiday 50% Off SALE

Truly off my game a bit. Apologies on this post being tardy. I thought to myself the other day, “Certainly I wrote about our sale?” but then looked through the feed and saw I had not. No worries, still tons of goodies left, all at 50% off! The above sign gives you all the specifics of what is in the sale, with not all of it being ‘holiday’ centric. I like to spice up our Holiday SALE by adding a few categories to keep it interesting. ALL lamps, design & cookery books, Caldrea and Santa Maria Novella goods, along with our extraordinary assortment of year round wrapping paper and ribbons by the yard. A fun way to stock up for the gift giving year ahead. The sale runs through this coming weekend, ending on the 15th.



 

 

In The Final Stretch

I want to thank all that came out shopping yesterday, as we had our best sales day ever! It was non-stop wrapping from start to finish, with happy customers filling the day. Merci, merci. I have always likened the retail Holiday season to a marathon, for which we are now in the final stretch. We have been receiving shipments daily, to keep our shelves nice and full for oodles of stylish options. Come on by this week-end if you still have folks you need to check off your gift list. We would love to see you!



 

 

Random Thoughts

We head to Hawthorne early tomorrow morning. The day before we leave my mind is always a jumble of thoughts and task lists. Much like the post today! For those of you new to following along on daily blog, you can watch a fun video interview I did awhile back with Susanna Salk on Stacey Bewkes’ beyond lovely blog, Quintessence. Their At Home with series is not to be missed, as they are a creative feast for the eyes with lots of inspiration & design tips along the way. Click here to watch.

The above a bit of the view from my shop in the Market. Autumn has started out with a glorious bang here in Seattle. The crisp days and cool skies something else. The below a cherished piece by Denise Fiedler for our upcoming 20th anniversary of Watson Kennedy on November 23rd. Lots of fun stuff planned. Details to follow. So this Hawthorne stay will be a major rest up for a super busy few months the moment we arrive back in Seattle. I am incredibly excited for both!