Friday, December 16, 2011
THE STORE OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT... **Marshall Field & Company, Chicago**
~*~*~The Store Of The Christmas Spirit~*~*
"Marshall Field & Company" whose headquarters were based in Chicago, holds such fond HoLiDaY Memories for me... In my younger years, just Dad and I ~ would make our special yearly trip into the City of Chicago, to view their AmAziNg HoLiDaY Window Displays!!!
MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY
closed their doors in 2006, after more than "100 years in business"... It was such a CHICAGO ICON...
It's amazing how such a little box, measuring just 3" x 2", holds a lifetime of memories...
For quite some time, I've been collecting
**ViNtaGe Christmas Boxes**...
These are Old, Time-Worn Paper Boxes, that have Christmas HoliDay Graphics already printed on them, NOT separate wrapping paper covering the box... Many of them have condition issues, - "pen or pencil" writings on them, perhaps identifying their stored Holiday Decorations from year to year... THIS YEAR I decided to SELL a good number of pieces from my Personal Collection... After the fact, I was actually quite saddened to see them ALL SELL!!! ~ Sooooo, I now have a "more recently acquired" Stack Of Old ChiPPy-SHaBBy ViNtaGe-Boxes, replacing my loss!*!*!
My Guess ~ **1950's**
A Fluffy-Creamy-White ViNtaGe Chenille Tree
now proudly adorns my more recently acquired stack of ViNtaGe Christmas Boxes in our entry vignette...
If you have a "Fond-Memory" of Marshall Field & Company, I'd love to hear about it!*!*!