Christmas at Miller & Rhoads

memoirs of a snow queen by Donna Strother Deekens

Publisher: History Press in Charleston, SC

Written in English
Published: Downloads: 751
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Subjects:

  • Deekens, Donna Strother,
  • Miller & Rhoads -- History,
  • Miller & Rhoads -- Employees -- Biography,
  • Department store Santas -- Virginia -- Richmond -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesChristmas at Miller and Rhoads
StatementDonna Strother Deekens.
GenreBiography
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHF5465.U64 M5544 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23736110M
ISBN 109781596297654
LC Control Number2009038612
OCLC/WorldCa440282440

This year GCN will return home – back to the street corner that launched a million Richmond memories – 6th and Grace Street. As we weave through eras of nostalgic Christmas experiences, you will relive the excitement of bursting through the doors of Miller and Rhoads into the crisp winter air, and the wonderful sights, sounds and shopping that defined generations of Christmastime. Both books are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. They tell some wonderful stories about the halcyon days when Santa Claus coming to town meant a wonderful experience for families at the famed Miller & Rhoads department store or aboard a polar express in the commonwealth. —J. Banks Smither, Acquisitions Editor. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 26 cm: Contents: In the beginning --Fiftieth anniversary --World War II --Competition across the street --Almost anything you'd want --Yes, we have celebrities --"Where Christmas is a legend" --Beyond sales --The tea room --Employee loyalty and customer service --Expanding in more ways than one. Miller & Rhoads Frozen Fruit Salad recipe by Trevie Barden, is from Fruitland Farm's Finest, one of the cookbooks created at Family cookbooks are an important way to preserve our mealtime traditions for future generations with individual printed recipes or your own professionally printed cookbook.

Miller & Rhoads' suburban stores continued to grow, while the downtown store remained fairly stagnant with the exception of the Christmas season. In the late 's, while Richmond, neglected by the counties, experienced swelling crime and social problems, Miller & Rhoads underwent several detrimental buyouts and mergers.   I thoroughly enjoyed Volume 1 and would love to see Volume 2 include the "Legendary Santa" dining with his Snow Queen in the Miller & Rhoads tearoom. My Christmas is still not complete without a visit to see the "real" Santa. P.S. My daughter is now a Snow Queen with Santa at the Children's Museum. Kathy Decem at AM. At the Christmas Store on Main Street, there will be a special appearance by Donna Strother Deekens, the former Miller & Rhoads Snow Queen, who will be signing copies of her book, “The Real Santa of Miller & Rhoads”. For those of you not from this area, the . Richmond Virginia Christmas Ornament ~ Memories of Richmond ~ Miller & Rhoads ~ Thalhimers ~ John Marshall ~ Holiday ~ Vintage Collectible GoodOldDaysShop 5 out of .

Donna Deekens – Midlothian, Virginia USA “Almost every little girl dream is being a princess or a queen at one time or another,” begins Donna Deekens’ book, “Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen.” Her dream came true in when, as a college student, she was hired by Miller & Rhoads department store in Richmond to.   Throughout its year run, Miller & Rhoads catered to the greater Richmond area as its premiere department store. The store was home to the popular Tea Room, which featured regular fashion shows and signature Southern menu items such as the Missouri Club, Brunswick stew, and chocolate silk .   Christmas Wish from Miller and Rhoads, [From the Dec. 25, issue of the Richmond Times Dispatch-Visit the Chronicling America site and search Richmond newspapers for the city's history in print.] Posted by Shockoe Examiner Staff - see bottom of blog entry for the specific author. Labels: Christmas, Chronicling America, Miller and Rhoads.

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Whenever I think of Christmas, some of my first thoughts are about the legendary Santa Claus at Miller and Rhoads Department Store in Richmond, Virginia. I was one of those fortunate children to have experienced many a Christmas at Miller and Rhoads and to have sat on this beautiful man's lap and whisper my Christmas secrets in his ear/5(4).

The Christmas season is a time for traditions, and in Richmond, one particular custom reigned supreme: a family outing to Miller & Rhoads department store. There, thousands of smiling faces would be waiting to enter the kingdom of Santaland- an enchanted world marked by 4/5.

The Christmas season is a time for traditions, and in Richmond, one particular custom reigned supreme: a family outing to Miller & Rhoads department store.

There, thousands of smiling faces would be waiting to enter the kingdom of Santaland- an enchanted world marked by /5(13).

Santaland: A Miller & Rhoads Christmas. likes. "The Real Santa," the Snow Queen, the Elf and the reindeer - all exploring the Miller & Rhoads department store in downtown Richmond, VA, during the Followers: Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen, Midlothian, Virginia.

likes. Christmas at Miller & Rhoads Department Store, Richmond, VirginiaFollowers:   Mom’s Memories of the Miller & Rhoads Christmas Windows and the “Real” Santa. By Eula Lucy [Editor’s note: My previous post was a remembrance as a child of the Christmas windows of downtown Richmond in years past and visits to Miller & Rhoads to see Santa.

A few Christmases ago I asked my mother, who was in her 80s, to fill in the. She played the role of a "Snow Queen". to the "Real Santa". from to at the Miller & Rhoads department store in Richmond, Virginia.

She is the author of three books, "Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen"; "Santaland: A Miller & Rhoads Christmas"; and "Virginia's Legendary Santa Trains" (co-authored with Doug Riddell).Author: Donna Strother Deekens.

Miller & Rhoads telephone exchange was indeed MI for Milton, not Midlothian. The store building sat atbut the official street address used in correspondence during the 's, 60's and 70's was East Broad Street, Richmond, VA Miller & Rhoads was the.

Read "Christmas at Miller & Rhoads Memoirs of a Snow Queen" by Donna Strother Deekens available from Rakuten Kobo. The Christmas season is a time for traditions, and in Richmond, one particular custom reigned supreme: a family outing t Brand: Arcadia Publishing Inc. Genre/Form: Catalogs: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Miller & Rhoads.

OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Description: 55 pages: color. Thanks to Strother’s theatrical prowess, he and Miller & Rhoads made certain the Santa Claus that would be presented to customers, and indeed to the public in general, would be genuine.

His make-up was by Hollywood’s Max Factor, Jr., and his Christmas red suit was made from the finest velvet with fur from Lyon, France.

The Christmas season is a time for traditions, and in Richmond, one particular custom reigned supreme: a family outing to Miller & Rhoads department store.

There, thousands of smiling faces would be waiting to enter the kingdom of Santaland- an enchanted world marked by. Donna Strother Deekens is the author of Christmas at Miller & Rhoads ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 5 reviews, published ), The Real Santa of Miller & /5.

Mom's memories of the Miller & Rhoads Christmas windows and the "real" Santa My previous post was a remembrance as a child of the Christmas windows of downtown Richmond in years past and visits to Miller & Rhoads to see Santa. Last Christmas I asked my mother to flesh out the memories for me and this is what she : Lynn R.

Mitchell. She is the author of three books, "Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen"; "Santaland: A Miller & Rhoads Christmas"; "Virginia's Legendary Santa Trains" (co-authored with Doug Riddell) and “The Real Santa of Miller & Rhoads: The Extraordinary Life of Bill Strother”.Brand: TheHistoryPress.

After nearly 20 years as part of the team that ruled downtown's Christmas scene untilDonna Strothers Deekens has put her memories on paper in "Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a. As Christmas is fast approaching, I thought I would add in a shot of one of the iconic Miller & Rhoads window displays.

I know that many of you have some fond memories of the downtown Christmas Author: Heather Moon. See what Donna Deekens (ddeekens) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. The Christmas season is a time for traditions, and in Richmond, one particular custom reigned supreme: a family outing to Miller & Rhoads department store.

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Rare Miller & Rhoads Richmond Virginia Tea Room Red Holly Christmas Tablecloth Miller & Rhoads was a prominent department store that was well know for their Santaland and Santa Claus.

The tablecloth measures 43 inches wide by 44 inches Rating: % positive. Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow QueenThe History Press, Charleston, SC $ (plus $ for shipping & handling) Excerpt with permission from the publisher Chapter 3 “Time to Check on the Reindeer!” Each morning during.

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Share. Tweet Pin It. Email A Friend. These are my mother's memories of the Miller & Rhoads Christmas windows and the "real" Santa. My previous post was a remembrance as a child of the Christmas windows of downtown Richmond in years past and visits to Miller & Rhoads to see Santa.

Last Christmas I asked Mom to flesh out the memories for me and this is what she : Lynn R. Mitchell. May 2, - Explore kathyduggangreen's board "Miller and Rhoads" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Richmond virginia, Virginia history and Virginia pins. 1st printing.

Gift inscription inside front cover, pages clean, no marks. Cover isw worn and chipped on edges and spine. Boards showing through on corners. Pictorial cover - binding a bit loose - oversized book with black/white and colored art, all clean, no tears or chips.

View more info. Donna is the owner of Teapots, Treats & Traditions, a tea party business. She is author of Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen and Santaland: A Miller & Rhoads Christmas. A graduate of the University of Richmond, she is married w More about Donna Strother Deekens.

Deekens, the former Miller & Rhoads Snow Queen and author of “Christmas at Miller & Rhoads,” is now working on a book about Santa Claus trains, or trains that conveyed the jolly fellow from. Catalog Under the clock» Book» Under the clock: the story of Miller & Rhoads (Book) Average Rating.

Author. Dunford, Earle. Contributors. Bryson, George T. So I was doubly inpressed by your book. One of my Christmas decorations is a Dementi photograph of one of the windows on Grace Street, Santa’s workshop.

That is how I remember Christmas shopping, visiting Thalhimers and Miller and Rhoads, looking at all the windows outside, having meals in the Tea Room and The Richmond Room, etc. etc. The Miller & Rhoads Santa is an instrumental part of Christmas for many generations of people, and not only to those that live in Richmond.

People travel long distances to sit upon the "Real" Santa's knee. Rhoads Jr. and Miller & Rhoads created a tradition that is passed on from generation to generation.5/5(3).

She is the author of three books, "Christmas at Miller & Rhoads: Memoirs of a Snow Queen"; "Santaland: A Miller & Rhoads Christmas"; "Virginia's Legendary Santa Trains" (co-authored with Doug Riddell) and "The Real Santa of Miller & Rhoads: The Extraordinary Life of Bill Strother".

Ashley knew what to ask for, and had ideas for what Santa could bring John, too!