Shops spring up all the time in York – they come and they go. It’s amazing what sort of shops make a go of it and others who you would think would be popular just go out of business. One of the most famous streets in York is Stonegate. I love this street, not only has it got a great pub (Ye Olde Starre Inne), it also home to the haunted house (very strange place which I wrote about last year).
One of the shops which caught my eye is White Stuff. This is a clothes shop. The most interesting thing about this shop is that it has its own cinema! plus its own little bar. Unfortunately I only found this out after looking for information. I was very much taken with the window display.
Budgies as a theme are I suppose unusual, but I just loved the way this display was done. Large printed cardboard budgies with mirrors and millet and feathers all over the floor!
They could have used sandpaper for the bottom of the ‘cage’ (window) but they had a much cleverer idea. They put newspaper down. It’s not any old newspaper though. Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to invent news stories and headlines featuring………. budgies!
Here’s another shop that’s either sprung up lately – or we hadn’t noticed it. This bottle shop is a veritable wonderland of beer. I have never seen so many different beers under one roof before. Not only is the window packed with them but there are two whole rooms of different bottles!
Not a very good picture but, Little Betty’s window display on the same street also stood out. Among the chocolate rabbits and easter eggs is a chocolate badger in milk and dark chocolate. Makes a change from the usual bunnies.
Seeing that I have already featured March hares, white rabbits and Alice in Wonderland, I just had to get a picture of these prancing acrobatic ceramic hares frolicking in a shop window – delightful!