Last week we had our windows replaced and luckily the weather wasn’t too cold or wet, otherwise the dog and I would have been quite miserable, huddled in the one useable room. To prepare for the job, it took me a lot longer than I thought it would clear the windowsills of stuff and plants.
It turns out that I have far more house plants than I would have guessed, for instance I counted seven orchids in there, three Jade plants, eight aeonium zwartkop, various succulents and cacti etc. Suffice it to say that I like my windows dressed, preferably with green vegetation.
That put me in mind of a series of photographs that I took on a short break to Honfleur in Normandy at the end of August. Honfleur is stuffed to the teeth with charm, picturesque views, harbours, churchs, tourists and fish restaurants. Plus hundreds of small boutique shops. It was the window displays in these shops that caught my eye. They were, by turns, quirky, compulsive, collective, eye-catching and interesting. In fact I’d consider stealing some of their ideas now that the new windows are in. (There might be alternative views to take into account I suppose). Anyhow, for fun, I present to you a selection of these delightful french displays:
Mostly food admittedly, but that seems to naturally lead to fanciful groupings. I only went inside one of these shops to buy something. Any guesses?