Monday, December 06, 2010

The White Swan

Bendels choose not to go with The Black Swan for their Xmas window theme...hmmm

Sugar plums and
  The dear old Nutcracker Suite to the rescue

Very old fashioned and delightful it is too


ide white swan-like ballerinas ride ostriches
Wearing woolen leggings (they were formerly ballerinas of course...)


A ballerina climbs a ladder to turn on the lights

Multi-ballerinas twirl from the ceiling.
What more could you ask for?
 
Whoops!  One naughty ballerina takes off her red shoes and goes to bed with the nutcracker...doodly...doodly..do
 
Macaron Ribbons, watercolor, 9" x 11"

The ribbons were used to tie up this macaron box...
A New York Bendels girl is just in time


To break the piggie bank. And buy her pooch a doggie snow globe
BONJOUR BALLERINAS!


28 comments:

Bronwyn said...

Oooh, I love the ballerinas on the ostriches! Especially the wooly leggings - thanks for posting!

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M. in Paris said...

I never took ballet lecons..i'm sesitive for playing music but I'm an elephant with dancing !

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

I love the LEG on the Bendel's girl- getting out of the taxi....and imagine my surprise to see the very inspiration for that leg in your last photo...of the girl walking home because she has no money left for a taxi. Imagine my DOUBLE surprise to find that photo doesn't show up in your blog...only in my emailed version. I'm putting Detecive Oswald on the case immediatement!!! Toute a suite!

Maia said...

Love the ostrich legwarmers - that's rather inspired.

Amy said...

Now I want one of those long, white, feathery skirts to wear when I play the harp! I wonder how it would hold up with three cats helping me get dressed???

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Great shots Carol. I love the first one but the girl in pink is my favorite!! Yes my email post is different too.

Nicole Jeannette said...

HOW beautiful is this!

Simony said...

After this post on White Swans... Are you going to do one post on The Black Swan Movie?
How's the weather in NY? I am freezing here in OH!!! No good snow though, just flurries!
Stay warm Carol!

Anonymous said...

Not crazy about the dangling ballerinas. It looks like a macabre gallows.

Pauline

manon 21 said...

Ah Bendels et ses décors de rêves!

bonne soirée

Manon

Notes From ABroad said...

Oh how I miss Bendels. Home of all my Christmas party dresses since the early 1970's .. and a present or two throughout the years ..

Parisbreakfasts said...

ah the OLD Bendels was a dream!
They had the BEST clothes in New York Broad...
ah yes the good ole days..

Merisi said...

Swooning over Bendel's and your painting!

Dianne said...

ooh!! the pink ballerina is just gorgeous sitting on her prettily dressed bed.
xx
Dianne

Nikon said...

The second shot must have more sugar in it than anything I've seen lately!
We don't have store windows decorated like NYC here in Podunk, so it's really great to see your shots.

Wendy said...

Simply lovely! I want an outfit like those ballerinas!

Anonymous said...

I love the macaron ribbon watercolor is it for sale? It is just precious...

A Brush with Color said...

I do love the store windows at Christmas time. Reminds me of when I was small and I'd be so enamoured of all that magic. Thanks for taking me back, Carol! Love the piggy bank, too. xo

Bill said...

I've always looked better in black!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Simony: More dancers coming, none of them black swans- I'm too afraid to see that movie.
I'll stick with The Red Shoes on Netflix (free this month too)
New York is freezing too & no flurries yet :)

Sweet Freak said...

Dangling ballerinas and sugarplums... I love it!

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Amazing displays...very much gets one into the holiday spirit!

PeterParis said...

Yes, interesting to see that we chose a similar (dancing) theme the same day! How is that possible?

Unknown said...

I will not be able to resist seeing "The Black Swan," I'm afraid. Well, I'm not actually afraid,
but very curious. I enjoyed a brisk walk across Central Park on Saturday, and certainly could have
used something close to legwarmers.
Winter seems to be here, at last...
and alas.

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I saw these displays when I was In NY last week and took lots of pictures too. It was stunning!
I mourn the old Bendel's too - the best shopping in NY.
Did you see the foodie windows at Barney's too? Hilarious!

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Very creative display! (But the piggie bank is too cute to break.) Bess

Elaine said...

Whar a wonderful display! I love anything to do with the Nutcracker.

Great post.

Anonymous said...

actually i think the hanging ballerinas are a little creepy. kinda like a real hanging, get what i mean?