All Fired up

Fired Earth – the window to watch

Anyone who has followed my blog will know that I love unusual shop window displays and feature them from time to time.  This one really caught my eye, and I just had to get a few pictures of it.  The shop I refer to is Fired Earth which makes all kinds of wall and floor tiles and paint.  This shop is on John Dalton Street, Manchester.

This still life, shows off a range of paint colours by applying them to an actual painting.  I think it most charming!  Not realistically painted of course (this would defeat the object – it’s a real painting not a photograph) but the composition of easel paint and geraniums bring a breath of Summer to this window display right in the middle of the city centre.

shall I compare thee to a Summers day?

I especially like the way the paintbrush is still stained with paint.

Fired Earth make beautiful products which are both stylish and very Arts and Crafts which are timeless yet contemporary.  I think that the window display really shows this and would entice anyone to come inside and look around (which we did).

6 thoughts on “All Fired up

  1. That is a great looking display. The photos frame it nicely too.
    It’s great to learn more about Manchester through your recent posts 🙂

  2. I wonder if the painting was done by one of the tile artists? Like you, I enjoy seeing the creativity on display in storefront windows. Manchester seems like a nice place to live.

    1. Maybe it was, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols usually do very imaginative ones. Manchester is quite a cool city now (Liverpool is where I was born though) 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous! I’ll have to remember to snap some of the fabulous window dressings we have in Melbourne. i think you’d have a ball with your camera here. 🙂

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