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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 21 December 2014

Fortnum and Mason

 These are the windows of Fortnum and Mason's store in Piccadilly, London. This is the way to advertise your goods for Christmas. They sell handmade chocolates, biscuits, Christmas puddings and many other top of the range food stuffs. Their hampers must rate as one of the best on the market. The tiniest of them starts at £50 for just a couple of items and I don't think there is an upper limit.
 But whoever designed these windows certainly knows how to entice people into the shop. I love looking around this store but looking is all that I do as most things are out of my price range.



















 Inside, the store is equally festive.




















More from Christmas in London tomorrow.

15 comments:

  1. But just looking can be enough, I love to see all those inspiring and creative shopwindows. It is a bit fairytale for adults, isn't it?

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  2. Wow fantastic items and great displayed

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  3. Thank you for taking us along. Beautiful! Isn't it nice that looking is still free :)

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  4. It sure is beautifully decorated.

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  5. I love those pretty red decorations in the next to last picture. Oh heck, I love ALL of them, but those especially. :-)

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  6. What a great way to display things! Makes me want to buy something. The store's interior is also very lovely.

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  7. It looks out of my price range too but the inspiration is free and I like that!

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  8. Gorgeous! Wouldn't it be fun to create displays like that? I think so!

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  9. Do I see your refection in the last photo. Your right about being too expencive, I would be doing the same and just looking

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  10. Remarkable! But rather out of my price range!

    Hope you have a good Christmas.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. such opulence seems almost obscene

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  12. I wouldn't need the windows to entice me into a shop with THAT much food! But they're certainly spectacular! NOW - where can I find a spare 50 pounds?!?!?!

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  13. Oh so beautiful. ... The joys of a big city! Merry Christmas to you!

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  14. oh thank you I had to find out more and Paul Symes designed it all and it took a year "the last day, is spent getting ready for the big reveal. By 5pm, performers are mingling with shoppers in the store. Mince pies and hot chocolate are given out. .An expectant audience gathers in the street. This year, even ten minutes before the blinds came up we were still adding the last touches to the snow on the displays ..."

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