Saturday, November 27, 2010


Every year it is fun to go and look at the window displays of our big department store, in Auckland ~ Smith & Caughey.
This year, it is the Tale of Cinderella and I would like to share my photographs I took.
Apologies for the window glare. With the little dolls moving around and music to go with it, makes for a magical show and takes you back to childhood days, when this story was read to me.

What is it about the fairy tale Cinderella, that is so appealing and children beg their parents to read or tell the story just one more time?
I still love the story of a young woman living with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The outcome where the magical transformation, missing slipper and a hunt by a King for the owner of the slipper.

Wishing all those that are celebrating Thanksgiving, hope that you are having a happy time.

Also wishing my dear friends a wonderful weekend wherever you may live ....
to those that have snow, keep warm and cozy and to some of us that are enjoying warmer days enjoy the weekend.



  1. Oh, Carolyn, what a delightful post! Thank you for taking picturs to share with us!


  2. I have always loved Christmas store window displays. Thank you. I haven't been downtown in ages to look at ours. Hope your weekend is relaxing.

  3. Oh I love window displays...always wanted to be a display window person at a huge department store. This display is charming. xoxoxox

  4. It takes me back to the time when I lived in Auckland, S & C is a favourite of mine too. Last time we were there we bought a fabulous walking stick for my nan and they were so helpful.

    Leeann x

  5. Love the Cinderella fairy tale...I think it's my favorite one of all. I can imagine how beautiful those window displays look in person. Must be so much fun to move window to window looking at them all. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  6. Ooh goody it's that time again - the Christmas windows at S & C!
    Thank you for your photos Carolyn, now I must make the trip into the city too!

    I had lunch at Soul this week to celebrate a friends big birthday and the hanging baskets of white flowers are really something to behold and the perfume of the double petunias was heavenly - definitely worth a look. The entire ceiling area of the covered outside part is a whte floral canopy - heavenly!
    Enjoy your weekend too!

    Shane x

  7. Love window displays too-unfortunately the Spanish don't go in for them as in the UK & elsewhere! Sigh!

    Yours here are superb! SO Christmassy!

    Have a great weekend dear Carolyn,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  8. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Hello dear Carolyn, what a beautiful windows displays of a wonderful story of Cinderella. I love the story.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  10. What charming window displays! I think there is a little "cinderella" in all of us!


  11. What a clever idea! Can anything be more fun than the Cinderella story portrayed in a window? And you did so well with the photos.
    There's nothing more delightful than looking at Christmas windows. My daughter lives in NYC and I love visiting her this time of year and peeking in all the lovely store windows.
    Not quite so much of it in our little town...

  12. it was a lovely thanksgiving and your Cinderella is wonderful too, I personally love the glare and the reflection of real life in the windows of the story! x

  13. Such a wonderful Christmas window display. I love the flapper costumes they are wearing for a more modern version of Cinderella.
    Blessings always~

  14. Such a magical window display. I love the flapper element to it.

  15. how very lovely, Carolyn, thank you for sharing, and i wish you a happy day :)

  16. I love this twist on Cinderella! Looks like the roaring 1920s. Stylish! It must be so much fun to think up and design the windows. It certainly is fun to just look at them! Thanks for the photos, Carolyn. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  17. Hi Carolyn,

    Those dolls in the window display look beautiful!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  18. I sit and enjoy. What beautiful, dramatic and beautiful pictures.

    Thanx for sharing!



  19. I can see why you had to take these pictures, Carolyn, those window displays are sweet!
    Have a lovely Sunday, enjoy your morning cup, you will probably be up soon... it's still Saturday evening here, enjoying my tea. xxxx

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    I too love the story of Cindarella, it is a beautifull fairy tale,
    and this new version looks just wonderfull.
    Thanks-and hugs,Dorthe

  21. Bonjour Carolyn~ this is just gorgeous ~ their faces are so... very quaint. I'm pleased to note that Cinderella seems to be back in vogue ~ my little grand-daughter thinks she is the prettiest princess!!
    Have a lovely week-end.

  22. Dear Terry
    Cinderella is a lovely tale and your photographs are really nice too
    Happy weekend

  23. Dear Carolyn,
    Fantastic window displays!
    This would be so neat to see first hand.

    I use to do window displays back in the day. These are outstanding.

    Today we had a nice day...warmer than usual. Hope it stays this way for a long time.

    Have a great week,

  24. I'm living in hope that my Prince Charming will come along & take over from the grumpy old Christmas Grouch I'm currently residing with! Yes, it's that time of the year & he's working himself into a frenzy!
    Millie ^_^

  25. How beautiful! I can't imagine seeing this in magical! I hope your week goes well! Hugs! ♥

  26. What a wonderful window display! I love the unique ones like that. And Cinderella is such a classic - didn't we all want to be her at some point? I took photos of Macy's holiday store window as their displays are so colorful. Some displays are really fun to look at.

    Have a great week,
    Sharon :-)

  27. New Zealand seems to be so very European-esque through your eyes, Carolyn! :)

    Windows in shops can be the best part of Christmas! :)


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