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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Timely Window Display

January was my turn to decorate the large window at Winnie & Tulula's. I've learned that merchandising is not my gift, and I tend to dread this whenever it comes around to my turn.

Since the New Year is all based on time and 12:00 etc,
I requested January because of my love of clocks. Then I began to gather and gather and gather clocks. Since August I've been buying any and all, reasonably priced clocks I could get my hands on. And numbers and anything clock related.


It's hard to photograph through a window but I'll try to explain what you are looking at. First I attached lots of numbers and a few clock faces to about 5 or 6 lengths of ribbon and hung them from the ceiling of the space. It kinda looks like a clock number party is going on. Then I brought in every clock I could find and I displayed them on this metal ladder and one of those circular garden pot holders (see the left side). I had Gloria leave up the silver streamers from the prior months display as well as the "snow and glitter". To the right of the ladder I had a wall space so I hung vintage clock faces from ribbon at different heights.


It's a black and Silver Clock Explosion



I added a few pieces of clock jewelry and some letter balls with letters X I and V
for the roman numerals you see on clocks. More metal numbers litter the floor, like confetti. The letterpress letters spell TICK TOCK.
It looks lots better in person and I hope that it brings folks in.

Happy New Year Everyone
Just a Note, Winnie & Tulula's will be open New Years Eve if you are looking for somewhere to go.


20 comments:

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Margo ~
It looks awesome girl!!!
I adore all of the clocks!

xoxo
Lori

Prior said...

Looks great! Hope to be by soon! Son's girlfriend loved the necklace!
Lezlee

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Love all the clocks, Margo. Looks great and I just read in House Beautiful that Typography is a top new trend in 2011. I think this would fall into that catagory with all the numbers. I also think it's a great display to start out with in the new year. Way to go! And wishing you a happy new year!

Jane said...

Hi Margo,
I think you have a future in window merchandising! I love, love, love old clocks so I absolutely adore your display.
Jane

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

I absolutely love it! I just love the look of the clocks!

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

It looks fabulous! I love me some clocks!

Vickie said...

I thought you said merchandising was not your forte`!!! You did good!

April Mechelle said...

I think it looks great !!

Stephanie said...

Tick tock - you rock! The window display looks awesome Margo!

Gracie's Cottage said...

What a perfect idea for the New Year and it looks delicious...that would make me squeal my breaks and stop in!

Happy New Year!
Jan

TheEccentricLady said...

What a "Timley" theme! I LOVE clocks and this display is wonderful. Great job.

craftymarta said...

Margo, i respectfully disagree, you can decorate. It looks amazing. You did good girl. We have seen your house too so I think you are underestimating yourself. It is all good. Have a happy and blessed New Year, Marta.

Anonymous said...

OMG I love it Margo so HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Gresham Barn Sale said...

It looks very timely and professional! Did you count how many clocks you used? Enjoy your new year!

ya~ya said...

u SO rocked the clocks!!! happy new year from your #1 fan Ya~Ya

Becky K. said...

That would definitely catch my eye!
Great job!

I popped over from Vee's Friends List.

Have a wonderful New Year's Day!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Wow, this is wonderful Margo! You did a great job~!!!! Wishing you a beautiful happy new year! God Bless, Ann

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

very nice display window and oh so timely. Happy New Year
Julie

Bonnie said...

Happy new Year Margo. I think that you have to let go of the claim that merchandising is not your gift. That window is fantastic. I wish that I lived close enough to see it in person.
Bonnie

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Margo, it looks wonderful! Perfect theme and well executed! Bravo!

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