Sunday, June 23, 2013

Updated windows at the Denholm

This week I took a few days and updated the center bank of windows.  Aside from doing the displays, I washed the glass both inside and out, re-glazed all of the main windows ( a goal of mine for two years to prevent exhaust from entering the displays), as well as touching up all of the chipping paint around the window sashes.  All in a labor of love for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  The Denholm building will be a part of an upcoming tour titled "Around the Common" which will highlight the significant buildings surrounding the common.  This is being held by Preservation Worcester and should take place around September.  I feel that it is so important to have displays in some of these older buildings as it gives a bit of life and excitement to the street-scape.
Window #1 is for Worcester Community Action Council and is made up of painters tape found at your local hardware store.  I did this in a graphic pattern which mimics the logo the council uses.
Window #2 is for Worcester Electronics repair and is based off of the new "Windows 8" operating system.  The montage is made up of brightly colored paper, images of computer electronics, as well as glittered paper for sparkle.  The large TV in the photo will be playing a power point presentation of the repairs that can be done at this location.

Window #3 is for Dress For Success and is a paper sculpture made up of 2,000 dyed water cooler cups hung on brightly colored yarn in a semi circular formation.  the mannequin also received an updated look of brightly colored pants, a taupe silk top, and printed scarf which works back to the overall color scheme.

Until the next Denholms post, I thank you all for reading my blog and remembering a building that is very important to me.
All my best,


  1. Chris
    Creativity is your middle name! The windows look dynamic. You are amazing and Denholms is lucky to have you. Found an old Denholms ad in the attic. Saving it for you!

    1. Kathy you are so sweet...thank you! I am lucky to have met you. Can't wait to see you again. I will be in touch. :-)

  2. Hi Chris,
    I came across your blog while doing some initial research on Denholm's. I am from Worcester and currently live in NYC, writing a novel that partly takes place in Worcester and one of the main characters works at Denholm's during its heyday. I just started my research and ordered the book, but I would love to speak with you further about this. My email is: Your blog is wonderful and so informative! This is great and I am so excited to hopefully speak further. I am currently in Worcester and would be happy to meet. Best, Joanna

  3. I am so happy to see this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.