Monday, December 2, 2019

New York Christmas Windows Part 2

I love stores that have beautiful Window Displays, and this is my 2nd post featuring some of my favorite Christmas Window displays from my December 2018 trip to New York City.  The artistry I saw in New York inspires me in some of the arts and crafts I attempt, and I'm sharing these to inspire others as well.  
(I hope the ever present reflections in the photos don't take away from the images too much, these are snapshots from the sidewalk at the time of day I passed the window.  Just getting photos without others in the way required patience, and I couldn't get rid of the reflections.)

Henri Bendel Window 2018 New York Display
2018 New York Henri Bendel Christmas Window Display
Henri Bendel's 2018 New York Christmas Window Display featured contemporary pen and ink drawings of an imaginative New York City skyline against a glittery night sky. 

Henri Bendel Christmas Window Display 2018 New York
2018 Henri Bendel Christmas Window Detail
Some of the buildings were wrapped like presents, some were formed by creative lettering.

Henri Bendel Window 2018 New York Detail
2018 Henri Bendel Christmas Window Detail
The Christmas tree in the display had a watercolor effect with both watercolor and inked ornaments collaged over it.  So simple yet breathtaking.   

(OK, maybe I am biased - I've taken more than four lettering, calligraphy, and pen and ink drawing classes and workshops in the last 2 years.)

2018 New York Dolce and Gabbana Window Display
Henri Bendel Christmas Window Detail
I wish I could draw and letter like this!  I admire the extra lines in black randomly put in on some of the strokes. 

2018 New York Dolce and Gabbana Window Display Christmas Tree
Lettering Detail from Henri BendelWindow Display
The designer of this window inspires me.  Decades ago Bendel employed Andy Warhol as their in-house illustrator, before he moved on to his "15 minutes" (at least) of fame.  Good luck to this illustrator, I would love to see more of their work.

[  Sadly, the Bendel's store is going out of business after the 2018 Christmas season, after 123 years in business. ]     

2018 New York Window Display
New York Window Display
Another window display that caught my eye is shown above.  Cleverly lit stars glow and appear to be hanging from a ladder, reflected in the shards of mirror below, with a chandelier on the ground casually adding a lot more sparkle.

2018 New York Window Display
New York Window Display
This photo is more seasonal decoration than a window display, but it definitely made the trip up the escalator more interesting.  I love the Neon sign saying "Give what you Love, Love what you Give".  New York definitely Gives a lot of visuals to Love at Christmas time for me!  


If you enjoyed this post you might also like:

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Angel Window

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Maggid said...

Holiday window of pen & ink drawings!!!
Be still my heart.
Thank you, Thank you for taking time to share this with us/me.

Hootin' Anni said...

Nothing can beat the season! And I truly "heart" NYC

Tom said...

...when I was a kid in the '50s a trip downtown was magical to the department stores decorated for Christmas. Amazon just doesn't cut it for me! Thanks for stopping by my blog, enjoy the season.

Mother of 3 said...

I used to love walking around NYC this time of year; so many stores really go over the top with their holiday decorating and it's just magical.

thesparksnotes said...

Loved seeing these. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from the good random fun link up.

riitta k said...

Beautiful Christmas displays indeed! Drawn elements are great. In Helsinki we have also some famous shop windows from year to year. Should go and see and take a photo

Veronica Lee said...

I enjoyed seeing these. Such gorgeous displays!

Rosie said...

The window displays are really amazing, and true works of art. I love them and would love to see more of them. Nothing like that here I'm afraid. Makes me want to go there.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Lovely displays!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Christmas really brings out the creativity in stores

Tamar SB said...

NYC windows are so fun. We were there this past week checking out the 2019 ones!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Such beautiful windows to see! I need to get to NYC this season to check them out. It's been awhile!

Alexandria said...

Enjoyed seeing the gorgeous window displays. Thanks for taking us along on this tour.

Colleen Looseleaf said...

Thanks for the peek. I love Christmas window displays too!

Sharon said...

Beautiful!!! I'm going next week! I can't wait to see this year's displays!

NCSue said...

Wow! Incredible festive sights!
Thanks for sharing at

junieper/jesh said...

Wow, wow, wow, I love each of these Christmas displays. All done with such inventiveness and flair, yet simple in color. Love to see artistic work from people who know what they're doing. Many thanks for linking us to All Seasons with these beautiful representations for Christmas. Am also amazed at how many memes/challenges you have linked. Can I call you Queen of memes? Love your post and have a fabulous rest of the week!

Lalka Crochetka said...

Oh! it is exceptional and soooo well done! thank you for sharing photos of this beauty - in real it must looks even better :)

P.S. thank you for your visit on my blog :)

betty-NZ said...

The city sure knows how to decorate! These are fabulous displays, thanks for sharing :)

It's great to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

My Corner of the World

Peabea Scribbles said...

These are awesome. Yes, the watercolor one. I love calligraphy also, but have never mastered some of the beautiful strokes. Enjoyed visiting. Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday.


Sarah said...

Jeanne, thanks for visiting my blog post. It brought me over to your lovely, creative work.
I'll be back and hope to see you at Hyacinthfor for the Soul again. Happy Holidays!

Rita C at Panoply said...

NYC is so beautiful during Christmastime. I would love to go and have a friend who knows the area just take me through it all, like a child. Thanks for the mini tour. And thank you for the visit to my Utah trip journal. I hope you can make that trip someday, to another fabulous part of our country.

Powell River Books said...

I grew up in a small town. I loved to go to the Sears and May Company stores to see the window displays. They always had animated figures and my favourite, trains. - Margy

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, talk about getting you in the Christmas spirit! You photographed these window displays perfectly, which is really challenging to do.

Karren~OMHGFF Linky Party said...

Such an amazing post to share New York, I love all the colors!
Thank you for stopping by to share on #ohmyheartsiegirl #omhgff this week. Hope to see you again soon!
Happy Holidays!