Here is a shot of the exterior of Denholms during the mid 1960's. I remember the large snowflake ornaments hanging from the lights down Main St.
I love the simplicity of the 3 small trees of lights on the facade.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
It's that time of year for all of us to start thinking about the holidays coming up. In retail, there is no Thanksgiving, just Christmas.... Here is a shot of Denholms in the early 1960's with the infamous tree of lights that adorned the facade.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
This week I had the pleasure to work on the windows at the Denholm building, and finished my retrospective of the Denholm and McKay department store. I cannot even begin to thank all of the people who helped and encouraged me with this dream of mine. I want to thank Pat and Diane who allowed me access to their Denholms archive. I also want to thank Mellisa,Matt, Doug, and Ernie and everyone at the Denholm building for their kindness and hard work. You all are amazing!!!
This building is really a gem, and I look forward to working on more windows with the Denholm team.
A big thanks to all.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I am starting the Denholms window retrospective the last week of September. As you can see, the windows are in pretty rough shape, and the building could really use some TLC. I can't wait to get in and restore at least the three windows back to their original glory. It is going to be a lot of work, but keep your fingers crossed.
Posted by Denholms at 11:19 AM
Monday, August 31, 2009
My Grandmother was Josephine Carbone ( second from the left). She worked for Denholms starting in 1947 as a stock girl. After working her way up through the ladder, she eventually became a woman's buyer, and then from there went on to be a Divisional Merchandise Manager of the all of the Women s departments. Besides being a very career minded woman, she was also a major part of my life, and I miss her dearly. I am so lucky to have been able to call her my grandmother as she was, and still is larger than life to me.
Posted by Denholms at 7:32 PM
I am currently in the process of renovating the 3 large windows between the two entrances, and doing a retrospective of the store that spans from it's beginning in 1871 till closing in 1973.
My plan is to restore the windows back to their original 1951 opening look. Keep your fingers crossed!!! Window install goes in the last week of September.