Our festive fairy gals can’t wait to see their tiny fluttering friends come out to play in our new fairy scape in our Berkley store. Take a peek at how this spring scene came to life… Most of our display windows are first dreamed up in our imagination but then we put them to paper to help us visualize the layout. We decided to create our giant flowers from plastic tablecloths for .
Since cool nights and colorful days are upon us we brought the spirit of this sweet season to our shop window at our Berkley location. This year I decided on creating a whimsical tree filled with pretty patterned leaves… not the most original idea, but still a fun spin on a classic look. I’ve always invite our exchange students to help me with dressing up the windows if they are interested and Filippa was game. .
I have a love hate relationship with doing our Berkley store windows. After doing them for over 12 years, I’m often challenged with coming up with fresh themes that are eye catching, yet easy to implement. Once I settle on an idea, I do love the creative part of bringing everything together and the satisfaction of seeing the finished scene. I feel that we’ve done all the typical spring themes of flowers, showers, butterflies, bikes and kites .
Inspired by our little trip to see tropical butterflies this spring, we decided to plan a summer window around these pretties. After some google image searches and a few cartridges of color ink… we created our own colorful flock. Our Finnish daughter, Iitu is returning home soon, so I couldn’t pass up utilizing her mad skills for creating clever dresses out of plastic table cloths. We added these great play wings available at our .
We are honored to have been voted Best Gift Shop for 8 years in a row by the hip & happening HOUR Detroit Magazine. A BIG THANK YOU to our firefly fans for supporting our shops over the years and allowing us to make your days brighter. Without faithful fans like you, we wouldn’t exist so the real award really goes to you! One tradition we’ve started to celebrate our win is creating a dress .
Sadly our green grass is still sitting under a couple feet of snow here in Michigan, however that is not going to stop us from ushering in the sweet sights of spring in our store windows. We dolled our glamorous gals up with a quick trip to Dollar Tree. Twenty-eight dollars worth of pinwheels, posies and plastic tablecloths later… Just add a classic bike and small fan and we’ve got a breezy spring day .
The cupid calls have been rolling in so we had to get our window gals ready to do some serious deliveries next month! Luckily our Finnish daughter, Iitu can transform plastic tablecloths, tissue and tulle into fanciful frocks that are cupid approved. Add some flying love letters… some pretty priority mail boxes… and voila ~ window number one is done! Now for a quick break to pet Piper, our super soft unamused shop cat .
I recruited our Finnish daughter, Iitu to help me with the Berkley windows this holiday season and I found out she is quite the talented dressmaker! With just a couple plastic tablecloths, a string of beaded garland and some tinsel… she transformed it into a festive frock! I wrapped of the lady on the right with some snowflake paper and added a box exploding with festivity for the main window. Iitu is all about .
School is officially out so let the summer adventures begin! We dressed up our ladies in maps, printed a few photos from our instagram feed and threw in some suitcases for our Berkley location summer vacation window. Some of my favorite places I’ve visited in the last year included a number of festive New Jersey beach towns, the always lovely Northern Michigan, sunny South Haven and sweet summer evening concerts. Where is this .
Memorial Day is behind us and June is right around the corner which means summer vacation will be here before we know it! This means it’s time to change up our display windows at our Berkley shop. So after perusing pinterest for some inspiration I have decided to go with a travel theme and would love to feature our firefly fan’s favorite summer vacation spots. Want your family photo to be in our display? .