Saturday, October 4, 2008
recycled window display for fall
I'm here to share my recent window display at Mama Goose...finally! It was a bit challenging to capture the end result in photos. I kept returning at different times on different days, just hoping that the reflections on the large planes of glass would have lessened. No such luck. I do enjoy that what happens to be reflected is the big, old tree in front of the store. I sure hope my local readers will go have a peek.
Here are some of the features:
It's a small and narrow space to convey all of this and highlight new products and gently used clothing...but I love a challenge.
Some of my favorite components are:
-The only props I purchased were pumpkins that I picked or were bought from a farm stand on the way into town.
-The burlap coffee bean sacks lining the "stage" were rescued from my favorite coffee shop (Gimme!).
I climbed into the window for the next two shots, so that you can see how I hot glued those lovely newspaper leaves to branches...
and created a stuffed paper bag squirrel to hide between the paper bag toadstools.
A local craftsman fashioned several tree stumps into perfect stools for children trying on shoes . I had to snag one for this display.
I also gathered chestnuts and pine cones from my yard to scatter on the "forest floor".
Let's not forget about the paper bag/newspaper owl. Since you last saw him, he's gained wings and wire (newspaper covered) talons...the better to perch with. He makes me smile. I especially loved watching young children's first reactions to him...they sure know their owls, don't they!?
I'll be posting two simple tutorials for the newspaper Autumn bunting I used in both front windows...
and paper bag toadstools the next time you drop in.