Monday, 13 July 2015
Vintage Picnic Window Display
Today I pulled together yet another charity shop window display, for Humanity at Heart.
This is another one that has been planned for a while, which gave me time to make a few things to enhance the finished 'look'.
The theme this time was 'Vintage Summer Picnic'. The manager and I envisioned chintzy china, picnic baskets, pom poms and flowers a plenty!
Over the past months, the shop has collected donations specifically for the window, so there were plenty of items to put in the display. I particularly loved the big basket, and some adorable Minton cups and saucers (which sold before I had a chance to take photos!)
The yarn pom pom garland was put together a few weeks ago on a day that I found myself at a bit of a loose end. The pom poms were from a massive batch that Samantha (At home with Mrs H) sent me forever ago! (I finally used them!!!) I simply used a darning needle to thread them onto jute string.
I spent an evening last week making the tissue paper flowers/pom poms, which I hung from pink ribbon left over from another project. It was no good for sewing with, but perfect for this!
I hung another of the tissue paper flowers in the entrance of the teepee.
The teepee was constructed using bamboo sourced from the shop's garden and donated fabrics. I decorated it with some retro-styled felt flowers, which I made using donated and leftover felt.
I also made the self-standing retro flowers using the felt and some old wire coathangers.
This window turned out really nicely, and shows what a difference it makes to plan ahead.
Hopefully it will encourage more people into the shop, to look at all the lovely stock available!
To see some of my past window displays, check the window display tag.