Christmas in the Window…Part 4

Another look into the Christmas window displays of London’s stores…(Missed part 1, 2, or 3?)

First up today is the delightful little display from Pedlars. Cheerful, colourful and a bit quirky…lovin’ the little birdies sitting on the branch. It’s like a modern day version of all those stuffy cards that you still get from grandmas that have a snow covered branch with a red cardinal sitting on it…with some overdone script type.

Tip to take away: Use little woodland creatures to make a storybook christmas. Wouldn’t little foxes or rabbits peeking out of a tree, instead of ornaments, be adorable? I’m sure there has got to be a childrens book story out there about animals celebrating christmas in the woods. I bet it involves wood nymphs and birds making ‘snow angels’ and other ridiculous fantasies.

And last but not least, Anthropologie has embraced the woodlands creatures theme as well. (by the way, it was pouring, my camera was dead and it was dark by the time I reached middle of town, so take what you can from these shots!) This is screaming out paper mache in some extravagant way…but I’m not sure a non Anthro stylist could tackle that with any real merit…

But you can embrace the casual use of natural goodies, like cinnamon sticks, berries (possibly plucked off your bushes outside?) oranges, etc. for a non cookie cutter look.

Tip to take away: to expand on the last woodland creatures area…how about utilizing  little knitwear (like the knit hats from innocent smoothies ‘ the big knit’ campaign) and dress up the little birdies and foxes that by this point you have on a Christmas holiday. I mean if a rabbit is going to create a cake that looks that good from stuff he found on the forest floor the least you could do is keep his little head warm!

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  • Art Ideas said on December 16, 2009 7:17 pm

    I have really xmas mood looking these photos

  • kate said on December 17, 2009 9:14 am

    congratulations to you too! i’m so happy to be on the list and to get to check out all these other amazing blogs – i’m totally in awe of them all and have no idea how i got included alongside them!!
    p.s. pedlars is a fab store, i love your xmas windows series!

  • smudgetikka said on December 20, 2009 11:42 am

    A few Christmas windows extra for you!
    I always love the Xmas windows too, must be the consumer in me!

  • Pillar Box Post said on December 20, 2009 12:07 pm

    That giraffe in the red wig is brilliant, thank you for sharing!

  • kat said on April 6, 2014 6:17 pm

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks
    would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got
    your theme. With thanks

  • Brittany Hurdle said on April 30, 2014 12:13 pm

    Sorry for the late response, but I designed the theme myself a few years ago and a friend implemented it! Sorry to not be of more help!


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