Sunday, December 21, 2014

Little Red Birds

The big  holiday windows get most of the attention but I am intrigued by the smaller ones. At Lord & Taylor this year, most of the side windows are variations on a theme: cuttings from birch trees, drifts of snow and little red birds. The lines of snow-dusted birches become a rhythmic background for the birds' antics, which mainly involve pieces of  jewelry. They peck at bracelets, dangle earrings from beaks and yank on the chains of pricey baubles, all while wearing tiny hats. Who made those hats? The windows, like the birds, are small, but tell a fascinating story.