Saturday, December 31, 2011

Going Downtown

On this last day of 2011, I have one more Christmas (ish) post for you. On Christmas Eve, Ken and I went to Downtown Kansas City to see the "Holiday Windows on Main Street." This was the second year that several local merchants in a two block area decorated their storefront windows. Some of the windows were decorated by local artists and you could vote for a particular artist. The artist with the most votes would win a prize. Never did figure out what that was was--sorry. Let's begin our tour. Bundle up it is a bit chilly this evening. Shall we? The picture above and the next two were in the windows of the big grocery store. I'll let you browse and maybe make a few more comments here and there. Enjoy!
The tree was soo cool! It was made
from the ends of plastic soda bottles.
Th red striped this is the tree cord
you can't see the plug but there was
one! The word is "GIVE" but the I
was laying down and hard to capture.
It reminds me of a "Light Brite"
This artist depicted a snowy scene
with some of the buildings we see
downtown. The building with
"PRESIDENT" on it (above) is
a famous hotel here. It has been
renovated to it's former glory.
Several famous entertainers
used to play in the Drum Room
restaurant back in the day.
Above we have another famous
building-"The Western Auto"
building. Again, back in the day
when downtown was a bustling
place to be you could find
customers getting their auto
needs taken care of there. It
went to rack and ruin too but
now has been renovated into
The above picture and the next
three are life size cutouts of
the weeknight anchors, sports
guy and our weather guy.
NBC Action News helps sponsor
this contest. This is a very
talented artist. I could of
stood there for awhile just
looking at all the details of
the faces, clothes, snowballs
etc. I think this was my fave
set of windows!
More life size people-these were
shoppers in the snow. This was
around the corner from the news
This concludes your tour of
"Holiday Windows on Main
Street." Hope you enjoyed
the chilly brisk walk, now
let's get warm!
***Ken and I would like to wish
May it be full of joy, happiness, love,
good times, peace and prosperity.
It has been another full year for us
and we are looking forward to seeing
what the new year brings to us.
Happy New Year! 2012
~Keep on Dreaming~


  1. Love 'window shopping', Melinda. Creative people, lovely scenes & ideas.

    Thank you for your friendship. May blessings continue to shower upon you.

    TTFN ~
    Happy New Year ~

  2. Sounds like fun! Have a Happy and Healthy 2012 ;)

  3. Happy New Year, Melinda!

    I did not know about the downtown window dressings...I'm going to have to put that on our "to do" list for next year. Thanks for sharing.

    My favorite window featured Gary Lezak. I just adore him...and his dog(s)!

  4. The windows are great and I'm not sure I could pick my favorite. Wishing you and Ken the happiest and healthiest of new years. So glad when I see you've been to Buttercupland.

  5. Sure enjoyed the window looking trip...Lots of talented people and what a way to add Christmas cheer for those in the town..
    thanks Malinda

  6. Hi Melinda, looks like my kind of place! Always enjoy your blog! I wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Healthy New Year! xx Annemarie xx

  7. Thanks for the delightful stroll - the windows are all wonderful! Wishing you and your family the happiest of New Years, too!

  8. Best wishes for the coming year, Melinda. I'm sure we'll be keeping in touch ... ;)

  9. What a wonderful stroll down Main Street with ya'll was. Your town sure knows how to decorated the windows for the season.

    Now, I want a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows please!

    God bless and have a very wonderful New Year sweetie!!!

  10. What a wonderful way to spend an evening...I love the snowmen! Happy New year!(a bit late, but I'm just catching up, we don't go back to school/work til next week)

  11. How fun! I'll have to check out the windows on Main street next Christmas! Loved seeing the Western Auto building.


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