A Mother’s Day display

For those of you in the UK, its Mother’s Day this Sunday 6th March.  I’ve done another window display for my local Oxfam shop to mark the occasion.  I was inspired by florals, nature and springtime, and as per usual I had to get creative with the limited resources I had.

Here are some of the items I had in my arsenal: a cake stand, a Wedgwood tea cup and saucer, a 1930s silver-plated teapot, a cloche hat, a floral velvet burnout scarf, owl hand warmers, a china clock, bits of butterfly-themed accessories including a blue handbag, brooches, hair slides and trinket boxes, a blue cat ornament, and some books.

To pull the look together, I dotted origami butterflies in pinks and blues around the display, that I had made previously – if you want to know how to make these little beauties, I strongly recommend you look at Michael LaFosse’s Origami Butterflies book.  I also hung up a few butterflies on a clip-on mobile in the middle of the window.  I found some metal plant pots and filled them with artificial spring flowers in pastel shades, hung them to one side of the window and added MUM in cutout letters to tie everything together.

This is what I came up with:


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