Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Saturday, December 31, 2016


I don't know if I've ever mentioned it but I grew up in Chicago....Lincoln Park to be when I go back to visit my parents it is like going home....I spent the longest time there! When we go home for the holidays the Macy's windows on State Street were on the agenda this year (since the time before that we were snowed in...ok ok that's probably a smidge dramatic BUT I don't do snow driving). 

My DREAM job is to be a visual merchandiser for Macy's State I definitely appreciate all the holiday splendor! 

Look at the GORGEOUS architecture!! 

The Marshall Fields Clock - a CHICAGO ICON

Hard to see in this picture - it's a gilded deer with the antlers dripping in pearls and beads - I may replicate something like this next year!! That's the thing - I SEE INSPIRATION every where I go!!

I've never noticed this clock INSIDE Macy's

The infamous tree in the Walnut Room

 I've been to Macy's downtown several times BUT never noticed the ceilings - look at the incredible looks like the ceiling of a church....the craftsmanship of days gone by is so inspiring. The ceiling is Tiffany Glass made up of 1.6 million pieces of glass. This took 18 months to complete and designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany - largest Tiffany glass piece.

This year my mom went with us and it was neat to see and hear her expressions...she couldn't believe it was 8 floors. When we originally drove down there Friday (and it was a zoo, couldn't find parking, the driving made her crazy - and she was the passenger BUT the minute we stepped inside Macy's she says "I could do this..."). Macy's AKA Marshall Fields to us Chicagoans is MAGICAL....

The kids look like naturals!!! 

1 comment:

Twinkle Terrior said...

It is beautiful !! I've never been to Chicago although we have cousins there ...maybe in 2017 :) Happy 2017 to you and yours :)