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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Window Wonderland Reducks (+Swans+Geese)

I recently enjoyed a bit of window shopping at Holt Renfrew in downtown Vancouver--it's pretty much the only way I can afford to shop there.  The very clever window-dressers had chosen to illustrate the lyrics from The Twelve Days of Christmas. Here's a sampling of images that I couldn't resist "toying" with.

Electric Lady Land Partridge in a Pear Tree!

I bet you didn't know that it was a Canada Goose that laid the golden egg.

5 gold rings...jewellery is always a popular gift, or how about a solid gold hoola-hoop.

Golden rings and golden eggs with a little Christmas bling (thanks to Pixlr effects)

 8 maids-a-milking with 6 swans-a-swimming while the 7th one swans in for a solo

9 ladies dancing conjure up visions of sugar plum fairies

11 pipers blowing as hard as a winter wind, even though they haven't got a leg to stand on

(image treated with a dousing of magic pixlr dust)
 and 2 turtle doves (or as my grandmother used to say, "Lovey Dovies")

wishing you love, warmth, and merriment
in this festive season


*To see more images from the Twelve Days of Christmas window, take a peek at my Décolleté blog*


  1. With window shopping like that, a person could save a lot of bills coming in after Christmas... could even be good for walking off all those yummy little extras we all like to celebrate the season with.

  2. Gwen,
    Oh those yummy "extras." Maybe I should engage in window jogging rather than window shopping. If one holds a rum with eggnog in each hand and lifts them alternately to the lips, does that count as weight lifting?

  3. So where's the mistletoe ?

  4. Owen,
    You're standing under it.

  5. Delicious pictures, I like how you captured these beautiful storefronts, with a beautiful light and reflexes that bring about fantasy. Thank you very much poer the song "The Road to Shamballa", I liked it, did not know. Greetings and Merry Christmas.

  6. i came over from your décolleté blog and must say i really enjoyed this window shopping without the crowds of people around me and all other things that would stress me. so beautiful pictures, and even more after your processing... hard to choose a favorite...

  7. Looks like you are in the Christmas spirit. Good for you! The store windows are a lot of fun, so much to look at. But the last of the doves is lovely and would make an excellent Christmas card. I'll just take this time to say that it's been fantastic tagging along, sharing thoughts, and being exposed to your artistic processes over this last year. You are such a talented, energetic, bright and shining presence! Thank you. Best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Muito lindo!!!

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    °º♫✿ ♪FELIZ
    °º✿ NATAL!!!
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  9. I like these too - clever you!

  10. Wonderful! Happy Holidays to you. :)

  11. This is all wonderfully creative!
    Thanks for noticing I'm still in the old year,must remember to stay grounded,I'm expecting great things in 2012.......for everyone!
    May the angels be with you and your loved ones this Christmas.

  12. Lovely pictures! I wish you a happy and creative (no doubt) new year!!

  13. What lovely photos, Lynne; I love the creative things you've done with them. wishing you and yours a new year equally as creative and filled with beauty. xo

  14. Hi, and Happy New Year!

    I'm sorry that I didn't reply individually to your thoughtful and delightful comments on this post but rest assured, I read them all with gratefulness and smiles. I got caught up in Christmas preparations, family and old friends arriving from far and near, and general merriment. Now I need to take the time to recover a bit.

    Love and hugs,
    Lynne (louciao)