Wood and ribbon make beautiful birds and clouds

Wood and ribbon make beautiful birds and clouds

Wood and ribbon make beautiful birds and clouds

The Spitz window display makes me think of a particular poem by William Wordsworth…”I wandered lonely as a cloud …”. A lovely winter window display that makes me think of all the beauty that can be discovered in the cold months.

These are well-crafted wood birds and clouds and I love how they mix the raw colour of the wood with the soft pink paint wash on some of the birds. The birds hang from the clouds with a strip of ribbon that is repeated on the gift boxes. This is a stylish, gentle and a very sophisticated display that is done in excellent taste.


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

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