Monday, November 2, 2009

~ Pure Enchantment ~

Window Shopping
Everyone loves to do it!


Whimsical Fun
Pure Make Believe
Enchanting
Magical
Best Place...any major city
Best Season... a week or two before Christmas
Best Time....Night

All of us girls
in our home love to make a trip into
Vancouver or Seattle
at Christmastime
we walk up and down the busy streets
{best if done at night and snow is falling}
peeking at the imaginary worlds
so cleverly displayed
in the shop windows

Just another reason to get excited for the Christmas Season
{as if we really needed another reason}


the above window display was
designed by Beluga-creative platform
located in Paris, France

40 comments:

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh yes I agree....we also love window-shopping...and christmas-time is the most magical of all

Beach Vintage said...

I love Christmas windows in shops. Some are so captivating.

Simply Mel said...

This is one of my ultimate favorite things to do during Christmas too! In fact, I can't wait to spend Christmas in Paris one year because I dream of their window 'stories'!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So fun Koralee! Thank you so much for my little Bluebird note I received today, and all the little treasures inside of it! I will do a thank you post to you on Wednesday when I announce my giveaway winner... you are so thoughtful! A little note from me to you coming in your mail soon as well! Bisous... Julie Marie

paperbird said...

I have only been to Vancouver once and it was in the summertime but Christmas is Seattle, oh how I miss it!

jqline said...

Dear koralee, oh yes how i adore window shopping! My favorite best time of the year would be christmas season! Love everything about this wonderful season! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Julie Harward said...

I remember walking down the streets of SLC...the snow falling and music in the air..."Silver Bells". I think thats why I love that song so much..it was one of my first memories about Christmas! See, now you've got me in the mood..can't wait! Love ya sweet friend..come say hi any time :D

Draffin Bears said...

You have me getting excited Koralee.
that sounds like my fun, sans snow - summertime at Christmas time here.
I love looking in the shop windows at the Christmas displays.

Hugs
Carolyn

trishiekoh said...

I love looking at shop windows, esp at xmas time!

Angel.Pearls said...

Great -I also love window-shopping!//Eva

Geisslein said...

such a beautiful shop-window-decoration! love it! hope you will have a beautiful day today !

mise said...

Yes, I love the idea of shopping as theatre, and, just like an evening of arts, you don't have to take your mistakes home.

Susan said...

Mmmm...Window shopping, lightly falling snow, looking for gifts for those we love, dreaming,
stopping for coffee or hot chocolate to check my list...wishing you PEACE in this ordinarily hustle, bustle time of year!
Blessings!

Tracey said...

We love to go downtown (Chicago) on Thanksgiving weekend and look at all of the fabulous window displays and feel the energy of the Christmas rush! Haven't made it there these last few years...3 little ones have temporarily put our plans on hold. Beautiful images as always Koralee!!

:) T

paperhill said...

just beautiful! thank you so much for your sweet note, it arrived this week. it's sitting right next to my computer and makes me smile every time i look at it!

Les Cotrions said...

hello Koralee! I adore shopping and those windows are simply faboulous!!!
A nice day to you!
Vale

Karen said...

Hello again! There is nothing like a pretty pic, with happy colors to start your morning with...thank you! I didn't realize where you are from, until now. Hubby and I honeymooned (a decade ago) in Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver and just loved it there. We can't wait to one day, go back! Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! :>

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, gosh this is so very beautiful choke splutter!I want to be there right now with you and and all the blogspot girls it would be wonderful to soak up all the colour, creativity and bright lights!!Magical moments are made of this!Sharon xoxo

The Style Sister said...

Your blog is pure eye candy!! OOOH I am loving it! Just gorgeous things to take in.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering in my giveaway. Hope you win!

Karin

becky said...

Thats so much more fun than going inside a mall.I always loved walking and browsing outside with carolers singing, snow flying,and people all bundled up for the season.Nice memories this morning,thanks for sharing!

June said...

I agree Koralee, definitely a favorite passtime of mine at Christmastime! Downtown Boise is the closest big city near me, but it is lovely.
Hugs,
June

Fifi Flowers said...

Love this window! Yes I do make postcards too! Any of my art work can be made into a postcard... also custom art work can be made it a postcard. Email me if you would like moi to make paostcards for YOU!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Jacqueline said...

I love looking at the Christmas window displays, Koralee and London has some spectacular ones. Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Libertys are wonderful and lots of others, of course.....although, it's a little bit early for me ! XXXX

Anne Marie said...

wow! there is no way! I would bring my daughters there........they would say: Mama! you can do that! (they have that same disease I do.....you know.....the "i can do that" syndrome).......

ha!

that's just awesome.......

and totally show us what you buy!
i would love to see what your shop would look like........

28795ourway said...

Love that window...so awesome!! Stop by and visit me soon....:)

A Sort Of Fairy Tale said...

i used to do window displays for Marshall Field's (now Macy's stores)!
it was so much fun. there is a show on HGTV each year about major department store holiday displays and the making of.

Fete et Fleur said...

What an amazing window display! I have always dreamed of visiting New York to see the Christmas windows. Maybe, someday . . .

Libbie said...

Magical! Makes me want to grab my little girl & run downtown to widow shop! & if I do you KNOW it'll make a great post :)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh Koralee, I love LOVE love LOVE it!

thanks for sharing, so cool, so pink!

Love Sarah x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Koralee,
What a lovely, wonderful blog you have! Thank you for your visit; I love meeting new people! I do hope you come again. You have a lot in common with me....I love all the things you describe as being important to you! I love creating as well and just about anything that I think is beautiful. I also love Robin's Egg Blue and vintage, glitter, antiques, good books, anything French. I am a French teacher and I am living my fairytale. Hope to see you again, Anita

Nezzy said...

It's a wonderful thing to window shop and dream. What a beautiful window to cast you dreams upon, amazing! Your blog is always so charming a welcoming. I always enjoy.

Ya'll have a wonderful day filled with dreams and blessings!!!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a magical window display! I had the treat of seeing some pretty incredible window displays when I lived in NY.

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Maria Confer said...

Last year I was lucky enough to see the NYC Christmas window displays. It was pure magic.

Such gorgeous photos.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Photos Not Forgotten said...

Window shopping...fun and free (if you don't give in to the temptation of going inside of course-ha!ha!)

Jenni

Kissed by an Angel said...

Christmastime is THE best time to window shop!! I love the lights, the sparkle, the excitement!! Thank you!!
xxxx

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love to window shop. If only I could just stop at the window:)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
This is such a magical window dressing!
If money were no object, it would be great to do something this elaborate in my classroom window! Can you just imagine the wide eyes!

My daughter, Rachael, was in Seattle twice this year for work. While there, she stopped in Vancouver to visit a cousin studying Graphic Media Art there.
Rachael just LOVED both cities!
We'll be in NYC early in December... Your photo makes me excited to go!
All the best to you, Koralee~ Hope you're having a great week~ Maria

Vicki said...

Hello, Koralee,
Isn't that a magical display! It looks like they are having a tea party! I love to look at window displays. I can still remember quite a few from my childhood at Christmas. Have a beautiful week! Vicki

katrina said...

what a magical window display!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

We always took the kids to Chicago to see the store windows, eat roasted chestnuts and shop. We would have lunch in Marshall Fields, load the car with shopping bags. We all loved it and it made great holiday memories.

Sue