Friday, December 16, 2016

Chicago Christmas 2016 ~ shopping

A Christmas shopping tradition with most Chicagoans is visiting Macy's on State Street - the former Marshall Fields. I have wonderful memories of viewing the Great Tree with my grandparents and eating at the Walnut Room at its base. Then years of doing the same with our boys and collecting their annual Santabear mugs during our special meal.

This was my favorite window this year - loved the little squirrel and the silhouettes.

My other favorite Christmas stop is this little shop:

A simple old door at The Tree Studio Building - an artists colony built in 1894.
Once you walk through the door, you feel like you are walking into another world!
The shop is called P.O.S.H.

The display immediately inside the door.

Of course I was drawn to this German display.
Be sure to walk to the back of the store to see a beautiful view

Isn't it gorgeous?! 
Especially with the wonderful courtyard garden as a backdrop.

Such sweet details everywhere you look.
I think that I need to go back one more time before Christmas just to take it all in :)
And for a few moments of that holiday peace and wonder that it provides.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
Luke 2:4-5

Blessings, Patti


Evgesha E said...

Amazing Christmas Lights ))))

Marilyn said...

This looks like a great place to browse and shop.
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Shelly said...
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Shelly said...

How beautiful! P.O.S.H. would become favorite store too. Thanks for the pictures.

Heartland Stitcher said...

Lovely. I can see why you like the store, I would want to go back also.

marly said...

Magical! What talented people at that shop. The horse and buggy, just everything, beautiful. I would be going back too.

WoolenSails said...

I love when they decorate the stores, most of ours are big name stores but the smaller towns are all decorated.


Prims By The Water said...

I always love the Christmas walk in Chicago. We love decorating our store for the holidays. Janice

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh my goodness. I was in P.O.S.H many years ago. Do you know the origin of the word posh? When the wealthy would cross the ocean in a ship, they wanted the portside out and starboard side home. Not sure if had to do with the sun or what, but I love that little bit of trivia.
Merry, merry :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful! What a great city...Chicago! Sorry I missed that beautiful store!
Merry Christmas!