Fresh Windows

October 11, 2012

20121011-050143.jpg It has been 2 solid days of non-stop display work, so by now you all know, I have been in complete heaven. While Nicole, Sarah & Mihae unpacked boxes and priced the copious amount of goods that arrived in the last few days, Heather and I took apart the old window displays and put a fresh spin on them.

20121011-050628.jpg I have been finding tons of old vintage photos on my buying adventures and really wanted to incorporate them into one of the windows. Now was the time. We used the black headed push pins that have numbers on them that we sell and I created a photo collage with the old photos. Kind of a photo wallpaper.

20121011-050921.jpg From there we start pulling things from the shop floor that has a similar vibe. The black and white photos of the horse show I found on our last trip to New York. They would be perfect in the ‘photo’ window, as well as old cameras and other vintage-y preppy stuff. The tiny white pumpkin an ode to the season.

20121011-051258.jpg Once done with the first window we worked our way over to the second. I am still crazy about the vintage maps we used in the previous window, so those stayed and became the wallpaper to this window setting. I really wanted this to be an earthy, natural window.

20121011-051527.jpg This set of vintage European amber apothecary bottles makes me weak in the knees. Seriously. They would be what I wanted the entire window based around. This collection becomes a piece of art when grouped together.

20121011-051800.jpg From there we just start pulling what we think works. It is a bit of a treasure hunt, but incredibly fun. I think windows should make you stop and think a bit. Be a tad clever, and make you look at each element, but have all the elements work together. A collective whole. Once done, it was then onto sprucing up the shop and weaving in all the new product that has arrived in the last few days. As I said above, pure heaven.