A whiff of fresh pine is probably my favorite scent during the holidays, but a kitchen fragrant with the busy bubbling preparation of delicious food is right up there too. I think most people consider good food to be an important part of the holidays.
|photo from CBS New York
The corner window at Barney’s was a spectacular creation made from illycaffè products. I love using common items to make a beautiful display. In front of a wall of Illy tins, this caffeine princess, decorating a tree made of coffee bags, was a beauty to behold. Her billowing skirt was draped with garlands of paper espresso cups and accented with silvery coffee filters, flattened and floral-like.
The skirt reminds me of my favorite image in my childhood Cinderella book, of the little blue birds embellishing her simple skirt with garlands and flowers. This window was witty, creative and had the fantasy glamour I love to see in a holiday window.
The window was framed in more paper cup garlands.
I am still trying to decide on my holiday decoration “theme” for the market this season — how are your decorations coming along??