Thursday, September 30, 2010

a glimpse...

much more to come.. happy friday everyone... 

photo red ticking

unwrapping gifts...

the shipment came early so we will be unwrapping the goodies and prepping them for viewing.
please give us a couple of days to get the floor ready..
we will also load and you can view next wednesday.
yes, we filled the truck... scary... 4 hours to unload it... whew....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

thank you coastal living!

coastal living has always been a favorite magazine of mine and they have been so good to me.. they are generous to name red ticking as one of their favorite coastal shops in the october 2010 issue...

thank you for your continued support... it truly means so much to me...

image coastal living

Monday, September 27, 2010


we made a special gift for a very special woman yesterday.
it was amazing... but of course, it was from jerry traunfeld's book...
"the herbal kitchen"
a pear rosemary upside down cake...
anytime we prepare one of his recipes is always pure heaven.
john granen photographed it... (so i like it even more...)

if you don't own this book, buy immediately.

if you are near seattle, try his restaurant... poppy. one of the best meals you will ever have.

thanks jerry... and steven... you are the best.

photo john granen

Sunday, September 26, 2010


one of my favorite things to do is hit the farmer's market saturday mornings. if i didn't own red ticking, i would be in the food business. sometimes i wish i could do both. the passion is very similar.
my love for these beauties...unreal.

my friend renee, owner of the wonderful boat street cafe in seattle, introduced me to "billy's tomatoes" and now, as most, i am hooked. the tomatoes are unlike any you will ever eat.
we also purchased flats of strawberries and made homemade jam.
fall rocks... and so does billy.

photos red ticking

Friday, September 24, 2010

fall is here

and the much anticipated fall shipment at red ticking will be here next weekend!!
i will be posting on 1stdibs and if you would like to view in person, please stop by the store...
i promise it will be worth the trip.

have a wonderful weekend everyone... xx

photo red ticking

Thursday, September 23, 2010

kid in a candy store..

i am such a kid when it comes to certain things.. i guess we all are..
i get butterflies in my stomach every time i approach this store..

i open the big door... and i sigh... i know i am ready for an amazing experience.
the treasure trove that awaits is beyond words. it is one of the most beautifully merchandised stores i have ever had the pleasure to see. and although a bit pricey, i treat myself to my favorite things... always a piece or two of the produce, a fresh treat from the bakery, various cheeses, and never depart without a couple bags of the best coffee... a handfull of jars that may contain mustard, jam or something i have not even heard of before...and even though i have so many, the little tins of herbs or spices... i always pick up another... so take a look and treat yourself... (maybe i should ask for a position in pr?)

photo courtesy of dean and deluca

Monday, September 20, 2010


i love my home and very grateful for it... but if i may admit, there is one room i would love to add on. 
this would be it... hope you all had a wonderful weekend... 

photo crisp architects

Saturday, September 18, 2010

day dreaming...

of being here...

enjoy your weekend everyone... xx

so sorry photo unknown

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


i have always loved flags. anything patriotic... even when i had a chance to move to europe years ago..
i thought about all of the things i would miss about america and knew i would yearn to be "home".
so whenever i see something this special, i truly love it. not only because it is charming... but the history behind it, that we are so fortunate to live where we do.

check out today for more

photo by john granen

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

hoping for an indian summer...

so i will lay back.. relax on this...(yeah right) and enjoy the sunshine! another great find to entice you...
(soft, squishy cushion in the making!)

photo red ticking

Monday, September 13, 2010

have a seat...

this was a running joke during my recent buying trip... chairs flooding in from all over the world...
here is a sneek peek of what is coming into red ticking/ very soon...
the hunt is superb... such a thrill to find such treasures.. but with this comes complete exhaustion...
it is so nice to be home again...
hope this finds you well... xx

photo red ticking

Saturday, September 4, 2010

off to the races...

i will be away for a week buying for fall... and from the look of things (shipment from france is here!) it's going to be a good one... check back soon for the treasure trove... until then, k ... this one's for you!

have a wonderful week everyone... 
some enjoy spring... 
others await fall... 
but isn't it great we can share it all with one another??? 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

magically delicious...

i have discovered one of the most wonderful blogs... slow like honey...
and this recipe will be at the top of my to do list saturday morning... i think it may be on all of yours after you read it...

photos courtesy of slow like honey

too cool

abc kitchen has to be one of the coolest restaurants i have ever had to pleasure to dine in... the wait is 2 months but we had a great gal slide us in... fabulous atmosphere and food was incredible... check it out ..
after a day shopping till you drop at abc upstairs...