Yes, I KNOW! Christmas is almost here! Less than two weeks and I am only half way through my Christmas shopping/card signing/gift wrapping/party planning and million other tings. One of my latest discoveries is the fact that window dressing (and not just for Christmas, but year round) is almost like a second job. It requires so much thought and planning - I now have a new found respect for those designers who do it for living. :-) Today, as promised, I am posting the pictures of my displays. :-)))
First window display has a vintage French carousel horse with the name, believe it or not, Matilda On The Run. The name is signed on her belly and did you notice? - she is wearing a fabulous hat! I have met Matilda in one of my favorite vintage shops here in new York. I went shopping for old perfume bottles and ended up falling in love with Matilda instead. :-)
I had to make beautiful pink velvet hatboxes to make display more fabulous. Gold tissue paper and beautiful silk bows , chic little hats and Voila!
My second window display is...yes! "Alice in Wonderland". I had so much fun creating it! :-))) This Cheshire Cat usually lives in Anastasia's room. :-)
I even made this charming little cup-hat just for this theme.:-) Got a little bit carried away with details, but I still do believe with all of my heart that there is nothing more important than attention to every single detail.
I hope you are all now in your pre-Christmas mood. :-) We had our first real snow today. I woke up to the white Winter outside of my windows. It made me feel so happy. I suppose you can take the girl out of Russia, but you can never take Russia out of the girl.:-)
With my new Christmas windows I had a lot of people visiting me, including my very first youngest customer ever - little girl names Molly. She is 4 and she wants a very special hat "with lots of pink bows, lady bugs and one daisy." :-) Oh, yes, and a pink veil, of course. :-) With more bows on it. And "possibly some sequins, just a touch." Molly promised me to call with her final decision.
I am wising you wonderful happy week!