Tuesday, December 3, 2013

~ The Empty Nest Winter Window Display ~

     Hello friends....I hope you all survived the Thanksgiving Day festivities and abundant turkey feasting. My holiday was really wonderful because I got to spend it with my family including the two lovely girlfriends of my sons, Billy and Sean. I must add that my turkey this year was probably the juiciest turkey ever!! 
      Now the turkey and leftovers are gone and it is time to start thinking about Christmas.
I have been working on my winter holiday window and finally finished it this past weekend.
      I hope you enjoy it....we think it is quite lovely......
I recently acquired a pair of beautiful old French beds. The beds and an old Victorian fireplace surround were the inspiration for my window design.
I wanted to capture the feel and coziness of a lovely turn of the century bedroom on a winters eve.
I got to use some wonderful elements in this setting.
A fabulous antique book of sheet music given to me by my dear friend
  KellyAnn, of KellyAnn's Quilting
Vintage crocheted evening gloves and a mink collar that once belonged to my Aunt Marie.
I wanted it to look as if the outside world was a winter wonderland, so I used Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan to create a snow scene. Complete with snowman and a sleepy moon.
This fabulous Victorian fireplace surround was just begging for a fire....again Annie Sloan came to my rescue. Some Graphite brickwork..Barcelona Orange and Arles flames and I can almost feel the warmth.
To add to the festive winter vibe, I used a favorite Royal Design Studio snowflake stencil and Chalk Paint® in Old White to decorate the window itself.
Want to create your own winter window magic...find your local Chalk Paint® Stockist here 
Now, I am having a bit of trouble with one element of my window.
You see the painted Olive green door on the right?
I want to write something on it to fit the season and I am having a hard time deciding what to write. Let's have a little fun...
You guys chime in and send me some ideas of a short saying or winter quote and if I choose one of yours, you will win a quart of Chalk Paint®.
There is one catch...you must be able to come to the shop to pick up your prize.
So if you are local...leave me a comment or go to my Facebook page and leave a suggestion there.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative!
Oops....I almost forgot!!!
You are all invited to the second annual 
The Empty Nest
Holiday Open House
Hope to see you at the shop!
                                             

17 comments:

Betty Stapleton said...

beautiful display, love the beds, fireplace surround, the settee, lace, love it all...

Lori Foster said...

Peace on earth!!

NanaDiana said...

Janet- Those beds are just beautiful...and the whole display looks lovely. It's gorgeous- xo Diana

MICHELLE BAKER said...

...and to all, a "Good Night!"

Love the display! As always, you are so creative!

Jennifer Fitzpatrick said...

"Heap on the wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We'll keep our Christmas merry still."
- Walter Scott Sr.

Hartwood Roses said...

Lovely, as always!!

Tote said...

It is just beautiful! I love your lettering, how do you do that?

Susan

susan.d.toto@gmail.com

Tote said...

It is beautiful! I love your lettering, how do you do that?

Susan

susan.d.toto@gmail.com

Debbie Carty said...

If it is not too long, how about this one:

"May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility"
- Mary Ann Radmacher

kay said...

LOVE it !!! Silent night...Holy night!

Hilary Tupper said...


"Wrapped was the world in slumber deep"

-LM Montgomery, from The Christmas Night

Anne said...

Just beautiful, gorgeous! Love the windows behind the bed. Someday Janet I`m making my way to your shop from MO. Merry Christmas my ASCP friend!
Anne Dees

Amy W. said...

Love your showcase window!! Looks so warm and comfy!!
You always have such a pristine touch to everything you create!
Just love viewing it all!
May all your Christmas days be Merry and Bright!!

Clotee said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Amy W. said...

A Beautiful Christmas Post you've shared with all of us!!
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!

Claire said...

Janet your window is spectacular with all the different elements giving it that lovely feel of stepping back in time.
It would be lovely to wander past it and admire it's beauty........

Claire x

Claire said...

Janet your window is spectacular with all the different elements giving it that lovely feel of stepping back in time.
It would be lovely to wander past it and admire it's beauty........

Claire x