Sunday, December 22, 2013

When downtown meant Christmas

 I was so thrilled to see this post from the New England Historical Society on the web.  It mention's Denholms as well as a host of other stores, and the significance that they all played in heralding in the Christmas season with lights, decorations, and elaborate window displays.  Gone are the days of these big downtown anchors, but it sure would be great if Denholms tree of lights could shine again our our downtown.
 Check out the link below and see if you can remember any of these former stores.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Denholms animated windows

  I was sent this photo by one of the former display managers from Denholms.  It shows the animated windows all dressed up for the holidays.  He stated that he believed it was taken around 1965....
  So many people have memories of walking the store windows as a child and being mesmerized by the animated figures and twinkling lights in stores such as Denholms, Filene's, and Barnard's.  It is such a shame that more stores and building don't dress up their storefronts in downtown to rekindle the sparkle that it once had.

  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, and best wishes to you all.