Peepin’ in Windows

IMG_0131

A mustachioed Peep at Miss Pixie’s

Nothing inspires creativity quite like a package of Peeps in the springtime.

These three seasonal window displays showcase the marshmallow bunnies and chicks in fatigues, fancy hats, as cherry blossoms, and more:

Miss Pixie’s

IMG_0118

The vintage furniture and decor store Miss Pixie’s brought in David Ottogalli, a self-proclaimed Peeps artist, to construct its window display. He  and a crew fashioned thousands of Peeps–more than 4,100 according to his website–into garlands,  cherry blossoms, and what looked like a Japanese garden sculpture made of Peeps.

IMG_0121
IMG_0127

Ottogalli, whose online bio says he is “obsessed with artificially colored food,” has been making Peeps art since the early 1990s . Miss Pixie’s sold the garlands for $10 each to benefit We Are Family DC.

The Washington Post

IMG_0151

The five finalists in the Washington Post’s seventh annual Peeps diorama contest, Peeps Show VII, are on display at the newspaper’s 15th and L street office. Each year, District residents come up with an impressive variety of clever and intricately constructed Peeps-centric scenes. This year, I was especially drawn to the funeral service for Twinkie, but I’ll always have a fondness for local scenes like the line at the Black Cat , a finalist last year.

IMG_0163
IMG_0168
(I talked to two diorama-makers last year about this raucous Halloween in Georgetown entry. Regarding the intricate construction involved, one said, “It’s really hard to paint chest hair on a Peep.”)

Chocolate Moose

IMG_0095

Proclaiming “TELL YOUR PEEPS EASTER IS EARLY THIS YEAR,” quirky gift shop Chocolate Moose is pimping out its Peeps merchandise in a spring window display featuring bunny and chick screens and over-sized Peeps figures.

IMG_0102
What kind of other Peeps craftiness did I miss? Let us know in the comments or in an email.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: