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That Ayres Look

Designer: Nancy Ayres


This tree captures the glitz and glamour of Indiana’s favorite department store. Remember the magical window displays?


  • Decorated in celebration of L.S. Ayres and Company department store founded in Indianapolis in 1872
  • Ayres blue and silver decorations to reflect “That Ayres Look” – a long-time slogan used to promote Ayres’s image as a fashion leader for nearly 50 years
  • Golden cherub ornaments in honor of the famous cherub that was placed on the flagship store outdoor clock every Thanksgiving Eve starting in 1947
  • Ayres was known for beautiful Christmas decorations, especially its elaborate window displays

A Closer Look

Since it was a landmark of L.S. Ayres, we had to give the golden cherub a special place on our tree.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and their support for this year's Festival of Trees. And thank you to our members. Because of your support, the Indiana Historical Society can continue to provide programs and events like these for years to come.

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