Customer have been bringing their children and grandchildren to view our front window. Many of us who grew up in the Seattle area remember with fondness the wonderful holiday windows that the big downtown department stores used to do. Bundling up in coats, hats and gloves and venturing downtown on a chilly evening was a wonderful family tradition. My brothers and I would run from window to window. My favorites were at Frederick & Nelson’s. I miss those windows. :)
Our diminutive display reminds me and others of those displays of old. Below is Billie’s little cabin. You can just see the popcorn decorated tree in the window….and the firelight glowing. Do you see the elf perching in the branches at the upper right and the tiny wreath upon the door? I keep expecting that door to open…….
But this little sprite….she is my favorite. Sometimes she faces into the shop watching the goings on, and other times she gazes out. It’s the oddest thing, but when I leave in the evening, she almost always appears to watch me as I walk to my car. I wonder what the elves do after we leave? Perhaps they meet in the little cabin, sit on the settee at fireside, and discuss the day’s happenings or maybe they flit about the shop. I can’t help wondering….