Spring is coming! I know it may not feel like it yet, but we are so close. The days are getting a little longer and in the morning I can hear the birds. So hang in there friends, because it won't be long. In the meantime, come see us in our sunny little shop where spring has officially sprung!
As many of you know, every season we reset the shop and freshen things up with new displays. Many of you have also asked where we get our inspiration for our seasonal changes. Today we are sharing a few scenes and a couple behind the scenes moments from our spring reset.
Spring 2018 is inspired by the melodies of none other than The Beatles. One night I was soaking in the bath, listening to music, reading (as I often do), and Here Comes the Sun started playing. I was singing along and before I knew it I literally hopped out of the bath in a hurry to find a pencil and a notebook to start sketching the plans for the spring window displays. Our theme is a hybrid of the literary loveliness of Here Comes the Sun and the visual is inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever. Are you humming a Beatles tune yet?
The playfulness of this theme would not have been accomplished without the help of this gem of a paper strawberry tutorial on one of our favorite blogs, The House that Lars Built. We took a few short cuts, but still ended up with a beautiful product. Not going to lie, these strawberries were a team effort and labor of love! Erin traced and cut, Laura (my mama) cut and dotted, and I assembled and sewed lol. The result was totally worth it though!
Click here for Strawberry Tutorial
If greens, strawberries, bunnies riding along in radish cars, terracotta pots and floral don't give you the spring vibes, we don't know what will! Our gal Mere, from Tiny Bits of Happiness, also pitched in and handlettered the windows with lyrics from that famous song that inspired it all.
Our main table also got a makeover! Claire, our vintage buyer, found a collection of Blue Phoenix china that really pulled it all together. All the pieces are currently for sale in the shop. The perfect addition to any Easter table.
We are so happy with the result and can't wait for you to see it in person. A BIG thank you to our entire team for assisting in the creation of another beautiful and fun reset. These babes always do it right! We also have lots of new arrivals in the shop and more on the way, so pop by soon.
And don't forget....
"Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right"
Amber and the Bailey & James Team