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In The Window

Normally for New Year we do a good party window, with lots of champagne glasses, fondue sets and that kind of thing. This year, no champagne glasses, ice buckets or any of the usual stuff, so I had to take it in a different direction, a smart house party! Plus, the Christmas window was so glittery I liked the idea of it being a little more pared back. There's no picture of the whole thing as we had amazing sunshine on Wednesday and the window was like a mirror, couldn't see a thing!

I went for dark reds and black, as a nice contrast to the white and silver of the week before. Derek, our male model, was also brought into action for the first time in a while. 



We are really low on bric a brac at the moment - we're relying a little bit on people having a pre-New Year sort out and donating lots of unwanted Christmas presents and other unused items to fill the shelves. So I only used one set of display cubes this time. 


The colour scheme came from the amount of red vases we had on the shelves, I assume someone must have had a change of colour scheme. 

The best thing about the window are some things that nearly went away the last time the manager had a sort out, so I was delighted they were still available when I came to do the window. 


Some glass balloons! I don't think the manager really liked them, but he admitted they added a nice bit of colour to the display. He's starting to have some strong views on the window so whether he's planning to change what happens there and move me on to something else I don't know. 


Aren't they cute! When the sun shone they cast a beautiful light into the main area of the shop too. It was a hard window to do as we're so low on stock, but I was quite pleased with the outcome. 

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  1. Impressive, I loved the glass balloons.

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  2. I have never seen any glass balloons before - were they donated? And are they heavy - I see you have them hung on what looks like fishing wire.
    I like the window colours makes a change from the Christmas colours.

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    1. I've never seen them before anywhere, they were still boxed so I assume they came via a local business, we very occasionally get something if a local business is having a clear out. They were certainly donated, we have no window dressing budget!

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    2. No, they're not heavy at all, they'd be ideal for a domestic setting as long as they were out of the line of fire!

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  3. Those glass balloons are beautiful. I love the way the sunlight streams through them.

    God bless.

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    1. They're so pretty, I hope someone buys them.

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  4. Brilliant as usual. I wish you'd come to our shop and do the windows.

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    1. Thank you so much. I don't think my manager is so keen he did say "well, you're not a professional window dresser" when he inspected this window!

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  5. It never ceases to amaze me what you see in charity shops like those balloons. In the right context with the light streaming through they'd be very pretty. Last year I saw a huge ceramic festive brussel sprout in the window of our hospice shop!
    Arilx

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    1. I know, we get some brilliant, weird and wonderful things. I would have loved to have done more with them but I couldn't hang anything else from the ceiling.

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  6. Those glass balloon are wonderful! Yet another triumphant window display. Your manager would be mad not to let you continue with the visual merchandising, you're so good at it.

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    1. Thanks so much Vix, your words are appreciated. I just get the feeling he has a grand plan to unleash, I just don't know what it is!

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