Macy’s in Chicago: Tiffany Ceiling, Shopping in Style

It definitely pays to look up when shopping at Macy’s Department Store in downtown Chicago.  Formerly “Marshall Fields Department Store”, this beautiful neo-Renaissance architectural style is amazing to see in person.

Built in 1893, the ceiling you are seeing in this photo was created by Louis Tiffany (yep, that Tiffany!) that includes 1.6 million separate pieces of iridescent glass.  The ceiling encompasses 6,000 square feet.

This particular area is the largest existing Tiffany mosaic in the world, and took 50 artists over 1 1/2 years to complete.

When you are shopping at Macy’s, you might find it particularly helpful to remember to look down once in a while; after all, you could find yourself having to step over an architect student who is drawing this magnificent ceiling.

I hope you have a Tiffany-inspired sparkling Monday!

  17 comments for “Macy’s in Chicago: Tiffany Ceiling, Shopping in Style

  1. June 17, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Great!

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  2. June 17, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Wow!! That is a lot of work to piece together!! ❤️

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  3. June 17, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    This is amazing!

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  4. June 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    What a luxurious place to shop!

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  5. RMW
    June 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I remember this…. I think it must have been Marshall Fields at the time. Splendid!

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    • June 17, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Well hello there! It is so nice to see you! Ah, you’ve seen it? Thank you, my dear! Cher xo

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  6. June 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Don’t spill your Timmies while looking up 😉

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    • June 19, 2019 at 6:13 am

      LOL Yes that is, IF I could get Timmies here, Teri! 😉 Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  7. June 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

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