As I write this from my comfy chair on the island with Bailey snuggled up right next to me on my left side, my body still a bit stiff from moving displays around for four days–but my soul is energized having spent those hours doing one of my all-time favorite activities, display. Armed with Amy, Heather & Olivia by my side (over a combined 40 years of WK creativity by these 3), we tackled almost every vignette in the 3000 foot space. We laughed, we chatted, we laughed some more, all the while creating as we went. Oh, I should not forget coffee. Lots of coffee was consumed.
Picture the three of them standing with their arms stretched high holding the above heavy birdcage while I am on a ladder between them bolting it into the wall. I initially had the drill set on ‘reverse’ and could not for the life of me figure out why the first screw would not go into the wall. We laughed until we cried with laughter.
Fun to get a big grouping of John Derian up on the wall.
The London and Paris displays had been combined and are now each their own areas so they can spread out as they are ever growing.
The nautical area moving to where the bird section had been, getting a major refresh as some stellar artwork got added to the section.
Paper napkins & guest towels now get their own display unit along with a few other lovelies.
Even the big green window display looking out on to Spring Street got a little love with the addition of some new product that recently arrived. New goods always add a freshness to a vignette.
Reds, creams and earthy colors stepping up to the plate and getting their own area, living across from the lavender & blue wall.
We like to group most ‘like’ goods together, creating a visual story. Sometimes the color of an item warrants being included. Sometimes something is added for pure whimsy, other times because it is truly the only spot we have left in the shop. It is all very scientific. Insert very large smile. End result, hopefully a visual feast.
All the above from the front part of the space. Tomorrow gets the back of the shop vignettes.
Happy Sunday everyone! Sending love from WestWard, T