Sophie Blackall Illustration

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

McNally Jackson Holiday Window






I really like glitter. It's not even a guilty pleasure, I have no guilt where glitter is concerned. I also love a Northern Hemisphere glittery, snowy Christmas, (much as I miss the beach and bush and frangipani and mangoes of an Australian Christmas). Doing a store window display was a childhood fantasy come true and I thank McNally Jackson for letting me loose behind their glass. It's a celebration of the most recent Ivy and Bean book, of books in general, of the holiday season in New York and of glitter. I even snuck Ahab in there.



6 comments:

Jayme McGowan said...

I love this. Especially that sneaky little snowman. The buttons as falling snow are clever. And an excellent use of glitter!

Sara O'Leary said...

It made me oddly happy to see Ahab included in the tableau! Looks perfectly lovely - wish I could pop by to see it!

Emily Blackapple said...

You really cannot fail when there's a snowman in grandpa pants in the mix.

alison morris said...

Sophie, I've been walking by this window almost daily this week, and EACH TIME I've had to stop and grin at it, because it's SO WONDERFUL!! Thanks to adding so much whimsy and beauty to the neighborhood around my office!

Sarah Melling said...

I'm a little late to the party here, but this post and that display are simply fabulous. I'm of an age where visiting the animated department store displays downtown was a highlight of my childhood holiday season; I'm so glad that this "art form" is alive a well!

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I love this. Especially that sneaky little snowman. The buttons as falling snow are clever. And an excellent use of glitter!