Once upon a time there were those who shopped small. And they were very, very happy. The end.🥰

Open Saturday
November 26
EXTENDED HOURS TODAY
10am - 6pm 🌲🌲🌲 

First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
206.728.6564
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#shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday #supportindependentartists #seattleshopping #pikeplacemarket #ihavethebestclients
SHOP OPEN TODAY.  Shopping small looks good on you.😉

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#shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #seattleshopping #pikeplacemarket
My little bisque china doll has been sitting in a cracked ostrich egg for many years now and is quite at home with all the other “more important” busts on the table.

Have a fabulous day, everyone. And remember—there is absolutely no one in the whole world quite like you.❤️

Shop opens at 11am.

First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
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#youareamazing #bloomwhereyouareplanted #youareenough
OPEN Wed, 11/23
CLOSED Thanksgiving
OPEN Fri, 11/25
OPEN Sat, 11/26

First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
206.728.6564

Shopping SMALL makes a BIG difference. Your business is so very much appreciated! Thank you.❤️ 

Plenty of time left if you need something shipped. 

Adorable portrait by @babybuddhastudio.
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#shopsmall #seattleshopping #smallbusinesssaturday #blackfriday #appreciation #supportindependentartists
This mixed media sculpture by Heather Saddler has stolen my heart. It is titled “Head over Heels” and I am certainly head over heels crazy about her work. I just put this one in the window, so it won’t last long methinks. 

About 12 inches tall, including base. $295. 
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@heather.saddler #seattleartist #supportindependentartists #buyoriginalart #mixedmediasculpture #acrobat #tinydancer #shopsmall
Monday of Thanksgiving week. I feel like it’s the official beginning of the holiday season. I’m up early to write my “to do” list. Not everything on the list always get done, but enough does. Have a glorious week, everyone.😘
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#thanksgiving #todolist #monday #grateful #enough
Thanksgiving mood.

Painting by Italian artist, Arcimboldo, in the 1500s!  I went to an exhibition of his work at the National Gallery and have never forgotten it.

Have a beautiful, bountiful Sunday, everyone.
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#fruitsandveggies #dontplaywithyourfood #playwithyourfood #arcimboldo #bountiful
Go big or go home they say. This is a domed paperweight from the gift collection now in the shop. 4 inches in diameter. Under $40.

First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
Wed-Sat, 11-5
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#biglove #paperweight #deskdecor #giftideas #shopsmall #seattleshopping
So grateful for this gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest. I hope the sunshine brings you downtown for a little shopping.😉

This peaceful photo of the kitchen nook at the new house belies the fact that there are 4 people here knocking about giving us a new heating system, 2 guys on the roof doing loud repairs, and 1 lonely window repairman.😳 

HOWEVER, shop opens at 11. See you there!

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#newoldhouse #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #grateful
Our wonderful in-city condo is for sale. The downtown market has been quiet, so it’s actually THE perfect time to invest.

OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, 11/19, if you’d like to have a look. 

It’s roomy at 1500+ square feet and a perfect location next to the Pike Place Market. 

2000 1st Ave, #604
Seattle, WA 98121
See all the details in the MLS.

We bought a little house, so the condo has to go. I already miss it. (Don’t tell my husband.) This photo is from the living room, one level above the rarely used posh terrace. 

Thanks for following along, everyone. 
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#downtownliving #condoliving #urbanite #piedaterre #pikeplacemarket #posh #citylife #seattle @scott_perret
is shopping small today? There are so many gift-able treasures in the shop right now. Please drop in and let me help you find something wonderful.

First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
206.728.7564
Wed-Sat, 11-5
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#seattleshopping #giftideas #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #buylocal #localartists
My surveyor’s measuring rods always find a place, no matter where I live. It’s funny to me why I love them so much. Is it their graphic nature? Is it the numbers? Is it the red and white?  The obvious signs of use? Anyway, there they are in the dining room, behaving like sculpture.

Have a most fabulous day, everyone!
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#foundobjects #graphic #numbers #lowbrowart #eclecticdecor #accidentalart #itsthelittlethings
Bonjour, mon cher. Have an easy Sunday, everyone.❤️

Shop open Wed-Sat, 11-5.
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#sunday #moncher @johnderiancompany #paperweight #dayoff
No longer telling time, old pocket watches get new lives as pendants. Upcycled by local artist/gatherer, Harriet McNamara.

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#shopsmall #supportindependentartists #pocketwatch #upcycle #seattleshopping
Love this tree at my driveway. Asian Bittersweet? Anyway, have a great Saturday. 

Shop opens at 11am.

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#inthegarden #treelovers #shopsmall #seattleshopping #itsthelittlethings
There is nothing quite like being a shop owner. I have met people from all over the world. Most folks are kind, some need to share a story, others prefer a quiet perusal of the inventory, and, thankfully, some come with an intention to buy. The buyers naturally have my gratitude, as that is how I manage to pay the rent. 

However, I read recently that each human interaction we have is a gift, and that is how I’ve come to think about this job, and it has made it a bit more magical—especially on those inevitable “low revenue” days. 

Sometimes I get letters or notes, and I love that, but this one really made me chuckle.

So…to all my fellow shop/small business owners: Have a great season. We are the lucky ones.

…to all my clients: Thank you. Thank you for supporting a small business and for your generosity in all ways.

And to the author of the note: I will hold you to your offer.😉

Wed-Sat, 11-5
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#ihavethebestclients #supportsmallbusiness #gratitude #dreamjob
Happy Friday to all!  Looking out toward Bainbridge Island this November morning. Shop opens at 11.  See you there!🤗

Wed-Sat, 11-5
First & Virginia, dwntwn Seattle
206.728.6564
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#pugetsound #pacificnorthwest #shopsmall #seattleshopping #bainbridgeisland
You are loved. How very sweet this would be tucked into the garden of someone you know. Maybe, even as a surprise.❤️ Imagine their feeling when coming upon it…

Of concrete, about 7x7 inches.
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#love #gardenornament #lovewins #giftideas #secretsanta #shopsmall #seattleshopping #inthegarden
Who needs a cozy, beautiful, chocolate-y checkered scarf? Of fine, soft wool, newly in the shop from Paris. Great price. Give one, keep one.😉

Wed-Sat, 11-5
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#giftideas #woolscarf #shawl #buffalocheck #shopsmall #seattleshopping #affordablefashion