Welcome Letter

Dee Coppola
Jeff and Dan’s Formal Dining Room
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)

Very Merry and Bright

It’s arrived! The most festive and celebrated time of the year. Families and friends gather at the table to enjoy the holiday season. Hosts and hostesses bring out their most enticing and traditional meals with thoughtful and creative tablescapes, hoping to delight guests. (Remember to take photos of your best table for our tablescape contest.)

This issue is chock-full of holiday and entertaining ideas. Gifts for the Discerning Gourmand, Elixir Fixer’s party in a bottle, and how to throw an Appetizer Soiree. The Sip shares a wine party. Check out Things to do Around the West Sound this Holiday Season and Bainbridge Island’s Winter Studio Tour. Magical Strings is celebrating 40 years of Yuletide. Wrap it up with Grace Notes and a cautionary tale about smart toys as gifts.

Unsung Heroes focuses on five community volunteers whose projects are making holidays better for many people.

Our feature home is a forever farmhouse with a breathtaking cottage garden. Also, read about the return of the enduring Arts-and-Crafts style bungalow. Tis the season to check your roof, too.

You’ll love a Globetrotter’s Garden with Dan Hinkley. Learn how to grow a bouquet from your garden all year long. Outdoor Cat Enclosures adds a new twist to cat-keeping. Brad Stave is an incredible woodworking artist; Amy Burnett hosts a Scrabble party. See how Lary fared in the 2019 Ford F-150 pickup in a crash in downtown Port Orchard.

From all of us at WestSound Home & Garden magazine, we wish you a very Merry and Bright Holiday Season.




Dee Coppola
DEE COPPOLA Founding Editorial Director
dee [at] wshg [dot] net
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