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.
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).
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That is a great looking display. The photos frame it nicely too.
It’s great to learn more about Manchester through your recent posts 🙂
I love these window displays – its what I always wanted to do…..
Thanks for reading about Manchester, it’s a great city Adam:)
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.
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) 🙂
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. 🙂
You will have to snap a few Kimberley1 I love looking at tham:)