I work downtown Dallas and love it when I get the chance to stroll Main street on my lunch break. This past Christmas I became obsessed with the Neiman Marcus window displays. The storefront windows of the flagship store were adorned with strings of glistening mirrors that sparkled in the daylight and looked even more magical at night.

The Inspiration

Inspired by the glitzy glam of the NM display, I decided to try and recreate it in my own apartment. My first attempt proved futile as the fishing line I used was too thin and it broke quickly. My grandma quickly took charge of the project and ended up completing it for me! I hung the finished baubles from my curtain rod and they looked fabulous as they sparkled, making a perfect backdrop for my Christmas tree.

Lovely Baubles

When the holiday season came to a close, I was still too obsessed with my glittery window decorations to take them down. With Valentines day only a few weeks away I decided to jazz the windows up by hanging some heart ornaments that were included with a pack of IKEA ornaments that I bought for Christmas. (See Amy at *Stem’s* post today about Freecycling Christmas ornaments)

The Result

I hung the hearts at different heights and was happily surprised with the result. And now I am not a lot more excited about the green glittery ornaments I bought at the Crate & Barrel after Christmas sale. They will be perfect for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s day! I am currently working on a follow up post with instructions on how to recreate the mirrored baubles so check back soon!

UPDATE:
Thanks to Amy at *stem* for posting my inspiration in her Freecycling Christmas series!

{Neiman Marcus photo courtesy of Dasgogo}

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