Haul out the Holly!
More imitation, more flattery. Pictured above is the storefront of one of my favorite downtown shops. It's one part great design studio; one part eye-popping home accessories; and one part fun jewelry and bags. Everything is superbly merchandised; and the staff is friendly, as well. These windowboxes, along with a pink bicycle greet visitors. The windowboxes are always lush and green with ivy and boxwood. Somehow these formal plantings always seem just a tad over the top but classic at the same time. It's a balance found throughout the shop. At Christmastime, however, the addition of the shiny red, pink, and silver balls wired into the greenery just makes me smile!