Like many of the other people mentioned in Zoe's journey, they know my philosophy for the store and my aesthetic likes and dislikes well. I knew that I would like whatever they came up with for the window decoration. My only really need - that it not be expensive!
Last week, Janice sent me a picture she had found showing their concept for the windows. I gave it a thumbs up and she and Karen came to the store to get a good look (and do some measurements) at the windows. We had agreed that we would get together on Monday to decorate the windows since the store is closed on Mondays and Janice would be going out of town for Thanksgiving later in the week.
Before I show you the final product, I'd like to take you on a journey of how they got there.
Start with The Washington Post
Roll newspaper into cones and spray with silver paint
Cut Garland Apart
Glue Garland Balls to Snowflakes
Hanging the snowflakes (with fishing line)
Add plum colored ornaments, snow, and wooden Christmas trees...
Plus gorgeously dressed mannequins...
And you have a "Window Wonderland"
I'll include nighttime pictures (plus how to vote for your favorite Old Town Alexandria window) later this week.
Next up: Visiting the Alive! Food Pantry