How can it be the end of the month...again?! I must agree with my mother that"time is accelerated..." as it seems next to impossible that it is only days before November 1st.
I've had a goal to document my window changes each month, and as of tomorrow evening, the "Ahhh! Fall" window will be changed (it is clearly a Halloween theme) and has been very well received be the fans.
So, take a look. I did quite like the presentation and will miss the simplicity with punch that it offered.
The right window was sponsored and paid for by Jim Thompson Fabrics, an exclusive high-end fabric line. They approached me to do a window using their fabrics exclusively,and provided the fabric for the backdrop and the chairs! The chairs are vintage. I painted a small french chest the exact color of the chair fabric and accented with the green apples, green and purple hydrangeas and darling small lamp purchased just for the cause.
While I am not a huge fan of this dark eggplant, it is trend for this fall. The look was great and read well from the street. The signage, also furnished by Jim Thompson, was a little small and only easily read by walkers-by. It reads, "Jim Thompson + Black-eyed Susan = Style.
The left side of the windows featured these "floating" witches hats, with a backdrop of a witch flying through a full moon. Of course, a large glitter crow guards the flock of hats. To marry the two windows, I painted real pumpkins in the paint color I purchased to paint the small french chest, stenciled the white letters and painted them with acrylic craft paint. I think it was pretty effective!
So, there you have it! I'll try to do better next month with a little quicker documentation.
As I have indicated in prior posts, changing the windows is a love/hate relationship! But, I'll give you a hint that I'm thinking of a very simple change for the Halloween theme only. Jim Thompson needs to stay a bit longer. Then...it's time for Christmas windows.
By the way, I'm up for suggestions!!