One of the highlights of my trip to Kansas City is a visit to Hall's, one of the remaining few specialty department stores in the United States. Owned by Hallmark, which calls Kansas City its home, the company celebrated 100 years of making greeting cards by using its own nostalgic imagery to make the holiday ornaments that decorate its two stores -- one in Crown Center and the other on the Country Club Plaza not far away.
If you are worried that the creative team chopped up 100 years worth of vintage charm, I was assured that instead, they scanned the festive scenes from their archives to craft them into wreaths, garlands, fanciful fashion and trees, all gloriously displayed throughout the stores and in their windows. Even though Christmas is passed, I'm contemplating taking all the cards I've collected each season and turning them into a tree for next year.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter