Who would expect dear BHV in the Marais and home of brass door pulls, shower curtains and other household bricabrac, to have the wittiest Christmas windows in town.
The everyday Clementine or Mandarine, a sure sign of winter's arrival, can happily adorn the most upscale holiday tables like these in BHV's windows. Films of chefs cooking up a storm lurk in the background.
BHV has taken the spoon to new culinary heights with this spoony chandelier.
Inside spoons deck all the Christmas trees throughout the store.
This reindeer wears a collier/necklace of spoons.
Why not deck your halls with balls full of bubble bath (2.95€).
Take your best blender, turn it upside down and add a light bulb. Voila! A new hanging lamp. Why not?
Same thing with your potato graters. Add a bulb. Et voila lovely lanterns. Who knew?
Huge whips make festive lighting. This is a DIY Christmas indeed.
Another use for your whip is to give your nearest and dearest a good bash should they get out of line during the hols (as most relatives are inclined to do). Make sure they're wearing a colander please.
Bears swinging from the whip lights...
French kiddies thought this was a hoot!
Oh what to do with the knitted saucisson?
Or the pied de porc..?
Time to put one's nose deep in a cookbook.
Or bang a tarte pan (for inspiration).
The kugelhopf is a must on the traditional French Christmas table.
Bund pans make fine lighting fixtures too.
Take a brush to your empty tins with a splash of bronze et voila, voila. Elegant vases for flowers your guests bring.
Will you have Christmas crackers? A much loved English tradition. Across the street from BHV pyramids of lights and a carrousel at Hotel de Ville. December 20th the skating rink opens. All very festive at BHV non?