Thursday, November 18, 2010

~ Early Mark & Christmas Window ~




Here is our Christmas window all finished. It is so colourful and happy. I love it. I wanted a simple yet striking display. And of course one of my favourite Christmas quotes is written on a blackboard: " I wish we could put Christmas Spirit in jars and open one every month" [Harlan Millar].
The beach is calling my friends. My girlfriend Jody has called me up and told me to pack my bags for a girls weekend at Stradbroke Island. However can I say no? So I am off on an early mark. Have a great weekend and I will be back early next week. I have some extremely exciting news to share!

74 comments:

  1. OMG
    I LOVE IT!
    And what a fantastic saying!
    Did you make it up?

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  2. the window looks lovely!! :) have a great time at the beach

    p.s. that's also one of my favorite quotes for christmas

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  3. This is adorable honey! I love, love, love your blog! Check out my Christmas giveaway if you haven't already!

    www.blondeepisodes.com

    http://www.blondeepisodes.com/2010/11/my-first-real-holiday-giveaway.html#links

    Kori xoxo

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  4. LOVE IT!
    It's fresh, it's festive, it's so you!

    Felicity x

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  5. It's so bright and cheery! Hope your first holiday season in your new shop is a smashing success.

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  6. its stunning! :) and love the quote!

    the feature on your gorgeous pin cushion is ready! it will be up at 12 am my time! hope you like it :)
    xoxo
    Keren

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  7. looks beautiful, have a fun time!

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  8. Love that Christmas saying and the blue and green in the window are just gorgeous. Have a happy time Simone!

    Pam x

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  9. Simone-
    I work in display - this is beautiful - the colors, the composition. I wish I could come and shop there.

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  10. Love the window display Simone. Looks like a few of Sandys treasures mixed in there to make is all look 'just gorgeous'! Enjoy your weekend over at Stradbroke island. ;-)

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  11. Just back from the beach myself. Had a coffee and stroll at Shelley Beach with Pru (Flotsam Friends) - feel all aaaahhhy now. Love, love, love your Christmas display! A very sophisticaed beach vintage look. Enjoy your weekend (as if 'not' was an option).
    Carmel
    x

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  12. That wreath is amazing, i love it!! Gorgeous window, super pretty & inviting. Love Posie

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  13. I agree....your window is striking in everyway! Love the colour combo.

    Have a fun time away. xoxoxo

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  14. The colors and fabrics are lovely and your window is very inviting. I checked out your Stradbroke Island post and lucky you to be heading over there with your friend Jody. Have a great time!

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  15. Great window! So cheery.

    Have fun!

    Melinda

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  16. Simone you have worded the description of your Christmas window perfectly.
    Colourful and Happy - love it
    Have a fun weekend you lucky girl
    Alison

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  17. Love your display and have a wonderful little getaway with the girls!

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  18. That window display is so great, I love it and the quote.

    Have a fab time :)
    xxxx

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  19. That window display is so perfect Simone.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend girls getaway.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  20. Simply gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!

    Ingrid x

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  21. That looks so good! I love your cushions. Megan xx

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  22. Oh. my. goodness! LOVE the lamps:-)

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  23. I think that will be one of my favourite Christmas windows this year, so fresh and delightfully sparkling with colour. Enjoy your weekend, hope the weather is fine and sunny for you!

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  24. your window is simply beautiful i love the lime green and lampshades look smashing. Its so light and fresh looking. Have a lovely time away. Dee x

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  25. Such a beautiful window display and oh my you’re friend’s house on Straddie looks like amazing therapy!! Have a great time xx

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  26. It's beautiful!! I love the colors and that is the sweetest wreath :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  27. I love the 'Christmas Spirit in Jars' quote... FABULOUS!! I love the colour choices, very downunder Christmas! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

    :) Hazel

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  28. What a beautiful window, exactly the type of display that would draw me in to have a browse :) I love those pale green chairs and that middle cushion is stunning - love the fabric!!

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  29. The window looks absolutely gorgeous! Those lampshades and cushions are so fresh and summery!

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  30. Your window looks beautiful, enjoy your weekend x

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  31. I lake it, beautiful and elegant!

    Kisses and big regards.

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  32. simone- that window is sensationally gorgeous!!!

    thanks for the photos for us a-far!!

    love your quote!

    love the little chairs on either side in the window...& the cushions....tee hee...& the lamps....& the blackboard....shame i'm not christmas shopping in your neck of the world!

    melissa x

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  33. Your window looks fabulous! Have a great time on Stradbroke :)

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  34. I like the window display! And how neat that you matched the lamp material with the cushions.

    sounds like a fun weekend. enjoy!
    news??..

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  35. Simone, your Christmas window is wonderful, so cute and lovely. Kisses, Ana

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  36. Hi Simone
    I wish that those colours would work for Christmas in our light in dreary very wet England. The window is simple & beautiful.
    Post pics of your weekend, we need to see them!
    Tracey X

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  37. It's so beautiful! It reminds me the super talented Anna Spiro and the Black and Spiro's amazings windows displays.

    Have a great weekeend

    Tina

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  38. I wondered how you were going to pull it off with your color scheme. But of course absolutely gorgeous and fun!

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  39. The window looks great! So summery and festive without be obviously chirstmas'y. I love it.

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  40. NICE NICE NICE.... how i wish i am there

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  41. This is really "oh so chic", and the whole blog just glued me down for more than 2 hours :)))) Thank you for sharing all those wonderfull things! Tea from Hobbychic :)

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  42. What a beautiful window! Have a great time at the beach! Jennifer:)

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  43. That is the BEST window display I have ever seen!!! WOW I love it!!!!! Thanks.. have a great girls weekend!!
    Mechelle

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  44. Nice colors here! Enjoy your weekend.

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  45. What a lovely window decoration! I absolutely love this quote! :)

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  46. I definitely think you ought to put some thought into offer up to us... "Cheer in Jar" month club.

    ...I mean, really..what a tease.

    Cheers!

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  47. Hi-I am enjoying your blog. I wrote about it in one of my three blogs, too. Here is the link: http://vintagevisionsbynancy.blogspot.com. Have fun at the beach!

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  48. Love the window. Makes me want to come in and look around. Enjoy your vacation.

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  49. brilliant window, simone!

    have fun in the sun ~

    xo
    elyse

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  50. You certainly accomplished simple & striking... I love it too :-)

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  51. I absolutely LOVE your window display, you did a wonderful job! ~ So wierd that you are off to the beach, while we are expecting snow this week...how I wish I could trade shoes with you for the day!

    ~ Have a wonderful weekend friend! Soak up some sun for me :)

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  52. I really will have to come over and see your beautiful shop Simone! The window disply looks lovely xx

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  53. Your Christmas display is so colourful and bright! I love it too.

    Hope your Straddie weekend was fun an dthat the rain stays away.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  54. This is sooooooo nice! I love the colour mix;great job :)

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  55. Your Christmas window looks divine!

    And you've used my favourite Christmas colours too...anything but red & green.

    I hope that your first Christmas in the shop goes well.

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  56. This is exactly the color palette I had been trying to achieve for my bedroom, failing miserably... until now. You have saved me!
    Now if you will pardon me, I need to buy fabric... :}

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  57. Gorgeous display! I love the cheerful colors and patterns! I just wanted to say hi and that you have a lovely blog :)

    - the runaway

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  58. So gorgeous! Love the colour combinations.

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  59. Simone, Sorry I missed you on my visit to your pretty shop during my recent holiay with our daughter in Brisbane. Love your scented candles for my burners, especially Angel.Had a wonderful holiday, stocking up on Craft Bits and Bobs at The Craft Exhibition, visiting markets, the antique centres and not enough garage sales! Loved the Valentino Exhibition and Lovely trips to Melbourne, Mount Tambourine, and Broadbeach.Will be blogging about it all shortly. Have a lovely weekend on Straddie. My daughter's mother in law lives there. Must catch up with you on my next visit. You now have a customer who lives 12,000 miles away.Will let you know when I blog about Bulimba.

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  60. PERFECTION! Just looking at it makes me smile...if I was there I would be completely giddy!! Lovely job Sweet Friend!

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  61. Hi Simone. Lovely quote... and oh so true! Look forward to popping down to your store next week. Let me know when your new clothing range comes in :) Have fun, Lisa

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  62. absolutely gorgeous Simone, the lamps are beautiful! Love the blue fabric so fresh and summery!

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  63. Your blog is so inspiring...thanks for sharing!

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  64. stunning windows darling! - congrats on your store's first christmas windows! No doubt you had a ball over at Stradbroke Island - I have frequented (is that a word?!) it often with QLD family xx

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  65. Stunning, Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Taylor
    www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

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  66. What a stunning window display!! I absolutely love the blackboard with the xmas saying - so lovely!!!!

    Anna
    x

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  67. Such a fresh window. Thank God! You're a breath of fresh air. Can't wait to hear how your weekend went. How could you have not had the best time ever... Pruxxx

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  68. What a pretty window display and the quote is perfect! Hope you have the best time ever on your getaway.
    Thanks for your lovely best wishes - it really helped to keep my spirits up. xo

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  69. woohoow holiday season is upon us!!!! Looks great!

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  70. Absolutely gorgeous Simone! LOVE the colours and the fabrics!!! Well done you, just wish I could visit in person:) ~ Txx

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