We, like you, hate when the red, green, and sparkly things start to blanket shelves before the jack-o-lanterns have even had a proper showing. If we have to hear "I Wanna Wish You a Merry Christmas" one more time, we might break something (Erin! not the new ceramics!!). Don't even talk to us about trips to the mall on Black Friday.
However, on this day, November 29th, 2017, we updated our Christmas playlist with funk, soul, jazz, and a little Johnny Cash, and you know what? We felt the festive spirit. Like, really. We're ready to deck some serious halls.
Which is good, because we have lot of awesome stuff planned over here.
This Thursday night is a tea party to remember with vintage collector Sarah Peers of Travelling Teacups. I can't promise there will still be tickets by the time you read this, but if there are, snag 'em and come make a totally customized dessert or jewelry stand from Sarah's massive selection of beautiful vintage china at our Tier-It-Yourself Workshop.
The First Friday of the month is upon us and you know what that means.... #FirstFridayArtCrawl. What's that you ask? Oh, just the coolest, most dynamic, exciting, and kick-ass recurring celebration of the arts in Downtown Peterborough. Here's the line up:
SHOW AND TELLPOETRY SERIES, & BIRD BURIED PRESS OPENS @ EVANS CONTEMPORARY 6-11PM
REBECCA PADGETT OPENING @ STAR X 6-11PM
MEMBERS GROUP EXHIBITION OPENS @ COEUR NOUVEAU 6-11PM
CHRISTMAS GROUP EXHIBITION & SALE @ ACME 6-11PM
HOLIDAY GROUP EXHIBITION OPENING @ CHRISTENSEN FINE ART 6-9PM
VINTAGE + CANADIAN CLOTHING POP-UP @ WATSON & LOU 6-10PM
LATE NIGHT CRAFT GALLERY OPEN LATE @ META4 CONTEMPORARY CRAFT GALLERY 6-9PM
MARK CRAIGHEAD OPENS @ BLACK HONEY 6-10PM
MENS LEAGUE QUEER SOCIAL @ CATALINA’S 7 PM -12AM
DJ WILLY J @ BANKERS COMMON 6-11PM
Our big 'ol Vintage + Canadian Clothing Pop Up from 6-10pm will feature five local vendors. You'll find classic and whacky outfits for the dance floor, office, and bedroom(!).
So yah. Book the sitter right freaking now.
Also coming up: more macramé! We can't count how many people look at our workshop schedule and laugh that macramé is back in. But yunno, if it ain't broke... then rock that boho chic look all day long. We LOVE Angie's new hanging planters, and are excited to have her back on Monday December 4th for a Plant Hanger Workshop to help you get more greenery inside for the winter. Get your tickets here.
And -- this is kind of a big deal -- the oh-so-popular (18k followers!?) Janet Hinkle of Hinkleville in town for a pop up from 12-4pm on Saturday December 9th. She'll be bringing a full spread of her adorable planters, mugs, ring dishes, bowls, ceramic jewelry, and holiday ornaments. CA-UTE!
In other exciting news, thanks to Nish Tees, Jason Wilkins, and Deanna Henry, our first round of alternative #ptboslogan t-shirts ready for you! Oatmeal Capitol of the World is available in the unisex style, and Come Canoodle with Us comes in Unisex and the smaller scoop neck style. Sizes small - extra large while supplies last. Most are available online too!
Just in case these things aren't enough to fill your Watson&Lou boots, drop by any time to check out all the wonderful new goodies in store. From Lou Brown Vintage plates with royal fart jokes to moustache wax, we really believe there is a special something for everyone in our beloved little shop.
A always, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, and if you are looking to rent our studio space or book a private holiday event for your crew (gingerbread decorating anyone?) please get in touch!
Sending wishes for love, good food, with warm fingers and toes to you and yours.
Happy Freaking Holidays,
Anna & Erin