Monday, December 21, 2009

Patricia (Pat) Anne George

We are saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Patricia on Sunday, December 20. She was a wonderful, talented and creative person with a zest for life.

Her obituary appeared in the Kansas City star on Sunday, December 27 with details of a memorial service to be held Wednesday, December 30. (click here to view obituary)

Friday, December 18, 2009

KC area Holiday Windows #2

Blue Christmas
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Blue Christmas Window
Great at night! Complete Music/Video, 5811 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS

Today's Links
Melissa's Motifs Mosaics
Christmas Windows 2009 search on YouTube

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thank You

We're grateful for the opportunity to meet so many nice people this weekend. Thanks so much for purchasing the book and sharing your stories.

We also appreciate our amazing hosts, Ann and Barb, at our first signing at Her Majesty's Closet.

Border's in the Northland was also a great experience. Thanks to Lill and her staff for hosting our afternoon signing.

Please forgive us for not including information on important associates of Harzfeld's. We welcome information, stories and photos to share here, in a possible updated version of the book and to add to our archives. Please email us at

We're targeting the Fall of 2010 for a possible introduction of our recreation of Harzfeld's Petticoat Lane perfume. Please check back for more details.

Today's Links
Edith Head Exhibit at Price Tower, January 22 - May 16, 2010
1stdibs Introspective - On Location - Holiday Moments - New York

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

In The Independent

We're grateful for an article printed in the Dec. 5 issue of The Independent on Harzfeld's: A Brief History. It's an honor to be mentioned in this publication that had a long relationship with the specialty store. The Independent has been very helpful in sharing information and images for our book.

The article mentioned our three scheduled book signings. Hope you can stop by.

Saturday, December 12

Her Majesty's Closet in Prairie Village, KS
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Borders in the Northland
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 6

Barnes and Noble on the Country Club Plaza
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

KC area Holiday Windows #1

Today I made it out to the River Market Antique Mall. What a fun group of people! They had their open house today and had goodies and games... try to make it next year if you can.

But for this year, stop by and see their windows! They were created by Craig Smikle and Jeff Parson, who also painted A Christmas Story elements.

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Today's Link
A Christmas Story, The Musical! Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Handkerchief Box

Here's a nifty box that has two roses that intertwine for the closure. Our example came with one of Harzfeld's signature Petticoat Lane scene handkerchiefs with a foil label stating "Created by Kimball, All Linen."

Check out Fashion by the Decade from the Detroit Institute of Arts on flickr.