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That'swan fine swan: Anthropologie window finished

My husband and I started our Christmas shopping a couple days ago, and of course, our first stop was Anthropologie, at my request.  Greeting us was the beautiful holiday window display that was just in the beginning stages a few months ago.  I had a blog post in October about helping work on this display which included two of these photos.  At that stage it was a swan with no wings, and cardboard cut out leaf shapes that we painted in shades of green.

I thought everyone would enjoy seeing how it all came together!  I love all of the texture on the wreath that was created with the leaves and all the other additions.  The swan looks like he's about to take flight right out of the window!  This art installation creates a warm, yet wintery, vibe and gives the passersby a lot of details to soak in.  The simplicity of the white swan focal point balances out the variety of colors and textures going on in the wreath.  Also, take note of the styling of the mannequins... PERFECTION.  The shirt closest to the wreath tells the woman looking in the window, "you can BE this beautiful swan, just step inside these doors!"  And I did.  Well done Anthropologie.  

Anthropologie Holiday Window Display

Yesterday I spent the afternoon helping Anthropologie with their holiday window display that will be installed some time next month.  Right now the front window is looking very "fall", which will all change soon!  Due to the detail of the amazing window displays in Anthropologie, at times it takes a crew of people to come together to pull it off.

The display coordinator constructed this swan out of wood, cardboard, chicken wire, and crepe paper.  I think this guy is adorable and he will be featured in the holiday window with a wreath that will surround him.  One of the tasks at hand was cutting a TON of cardboard shapes that will come together to form the wreath.  

After that, we painted the cut out foliage with different shades of green paint.  This part was welcomed, because my fingers were really feeling it from using the scissors so long!

I can't wait to see all the pieces come together and to see the swan in his full glory in the window!!