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!