The shop window




At long last I have managed to get my little window display into the shop. Just in time for Easter . I put my little dolls and puppets in a festive grouping with fake flowers and bunting , a childs tea set and crows on ladders.

It was a strange experience, perhaps a little like giving a puppet show. I was invisible it seemed, people would stop and look at the arrangement as I was doing it but not look at me. I felt a little god-like 🙂 or just the invisible old woman that I am ….

I was expecting indifference to the display, it’s not very large or demanding, but I was surprised to get comments like awful, and, disgusting. Disgusting!?! Well there are many things I would call disgusting, but my poor little dolls are surely not that.

Hidden by my general invisibility and a small screen I watched as women were angry at how ugly the dolls were, saying its a shame to upset children, the false teeth rabbits and the deformed crow were disgusting and what on earth was the point of such an ugly display!

I was so surprised at the reaction I apologised to the shop owner , who hadn’t vetted the content beforehand , and said I was worried there would be complaints. She said she hoped there would be, and even a brick through the window would be interesting…. Good publicity for the shop 🙂

i have since lurked on the corner to watch the reaction, men with small children laugh out loud, some solitary women take their time looking, and old couples glance and humph as they rush past …. It has been fun , I would love to do it again.

the photos are bad, I forgot about the glass and reflections, but I will take better shots before I take it down.