Tuesday, December 24, 2019

From Now On Our Troubles Will Be Miles Away

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Solstice
...and all that jazz!

I'm feeling ridiculously nostalgic this year at Christmastime. So here's a time travelling video to the good ol' days of Marshall Field's department store and their gorgeous holiday windows. Actually, one of these window displays was designed by the Macy's crew (the Mays company who own Macy's bought Marshall Field's back in 2006 and eventually ruined everything that Marshall Field's was). In 2013 the Macy's windows were a tribute to Marshall Field's and so you will see some animated figures eating in the splendid Walnut Room, some candy makers cooking up a batch of Field's signature holiday Frango mints, and other scenes about the grand department store of Chicago's recent and long past. Enjoy this trip down memory lane for what it was like to have Christmas in Chicago.

Whoever or whatever you believe in, however you celebrate this end of the year, have a memorable and magical time. Make the most of it you wonderful people out there in the dark. Looking forward to more literary Lost in Limbo discoveries and sharing them with you as round out this decade in 2020.


  1. Wish you a grinches-free merry Christmas, John !

  2. Much the same happened in Boston. Jordan Marsh Department stores always had similar Christmas windows. It was a must see every year. Again Macy's took over their stores just as they did to Marshall Fields. What's the old saying, whether it be GAD books or Christmas Windows, the good old days.

  3. Thanks for this lovely Christmas post from you, John. My husband and I are both nostalgic for old department stores and decorated windows.

  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year John. Having lived my life in rural Saskatchewan decorated windows in department stores were never part of my Christmas experience.

  5. Happy Christmas John! I've been having a sabbatical from blogging, but have started up again and should be around more in 2020. Looking forward to more great books, suggestions and reviews from you and all our friends.