12.09.2010

Small is Beautiful

Back in late October, I posted about being on the hunt for display pieces for shop owner Ted Watson.  Found pieces were delivered downtown Seattle in early November and his display windows at Watson Kennedy Fine Home were completed in plenty of time for holiday shopping...the end results....



































Though I work at one of the big box stores (and they certainly get a fair share of my business), I always try to patronize local small businesses, especially for gifts.  It is such small businesses that form the heart of a community and will have a wealth of gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Since I tend to look for quirky, vintage, one-of-a-kind type gifts, here are other retail stores to shop for the holidays in addition to Watson Kennedy Fine Home and Watson Kennedy Fine Living.  (FYI - you can order on-line from a great selection of unique and/or goods at the Watson Kennedy website)

Faded Elegance in Snohomish...and I'm not just recommending it because I have a space there!  The owner, Kimberly McIlrath really has exquisite taste and always finds the greatest treasures - whether they are antique or new, you won't be disappointed.

Bountiful Home in Edmonds is housed in the cutest cottage in downtown Edmonds.  The owner, Todd Waddell, has just the right touch in home and garden decor.  Though its not prime gardening season (and so his backyard garden oasis will not be open), there will be many nature and garden inspired ideas to ensure that you will have a difficult time deciding on just one item...so don't - choose many!

J Matheson in Everett is a fantastic cook & kitchen cornucopia.  All the classics plus those great kitchen gadgets that you never knew could make your cooking so much easier.

Supporting local small business +
finding the perfect gift =
Happy Holidays!

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