This winter we are joining forces with multiple local businesses to create a stunning holiday display that celebrates salvage, vintage and historical preservation. The Federal Army & Navy Surplus store in Belltown will be hosting, offering their retail windows to showcase a romanticized interpretation of a WWII torn Christmas. We will be curating a living room and dinning room scene that takes the audience back in time to a place of elegance, devastation and HOPE. With the help of Earthwise Salvage located in Sodo and Turabi Rug Gallery in Pioneer Square, lending artifacts to enhance the theatrics of the display, we are putting an emphasis on RESTORATION and giving shoppers an option for handcraft and one-of- a-kind product that comes from devotion and love in a season that tends to cater to mass production and quick consumerism. We want to take an eco stance with revitalizing things of the past that were built with time and care. Also finding beauty in utility, repurposing for modern luxury. We all believe that with both of these things, the old can be made relevant again.
The window display will showcase beautifully restored furniture, antique rugs, salvaged architectural fixtures and vintage military memorabilia to culminate in a glamorous abandoned mansion scene. As a rain shower of bullets flows through century old brass chandeliers and transitions to golden hand tied tassels, the viewer will not feel despair but instead the spirit of triumph and rediscovery. The occupants of this display had left in a hurry, their possessions frozen in time. It’s moody, classic holiday glamor… just waiting to be rescued.