Wednesday, December 2, 2009

More NYC Adventures

Visiting New York City during the holiday season is magical! And better yet is having a navigator on your team to help you get to all the shops and neighborhoods you want to visit. Our son Morgan steered us through the streets and onto lots of subway and bus rides. We saw new areas, and visited a couple of favorite shops. And the level of creativity in NYC is non-stop, over-the-top inspiring! Besides seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, I had my sights set on a pilgrimage to Tinsel Trading Company. The picture above is a wall of vintage and newer millinery flowers. A wall.
These beauties are under lock and key. They are sold by their weight, not length.

Intriguing drawers were filled with tempting treasures throughout the store. Tinsel Trading Company is dreamy.

Bergdorf Goodman had my favorite window displays. I could have spent hours on the sidewalks studying each of them. So many details, and mesmerizing combinations.

Barneys is well known for their window dressings, and did not disappoint. They had a tribute to 35 years of Saturday Night Live.

I got a bee in my bonnet to get a Christmas shopping bag from Bloomingdales, after seeing hundreds of their hip, neon, retro bags on the arms of other shoppers on the streets. Along the way, we had some fun with this window camera.

The outside entrance to ABC Carpet and Home was dripping with crystal chandeliers and festive paper garlands. My picture doesn’t do it justice. One window had this heap of silver paper chain. It was perfection.

Our visit could last through Saturday this time, since there was no studio needing me to be there. We high-tailed it to two flea markets in the Chelsea neighborhood – The Garage and the West 25th Street fleas. I enjoyed both of them. We even popped into a Goodwill across the street from The Garage.

We’ll be returning to NYC next spring for another visit. Can’t wait! -- Beth


Six divided by two..... said...

I love New York!!! It is one of my fav places to visit!! Your pictures make me want to hop on a plane now..

Cindy Pestka said...

I honestly think I would need an entire day JUST for the Tinsel Trading Company. Or better yet, I'd get "accidentally" locked inside there overnight.

prashant said...

!!! It is one of my fav places to visit!!

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Anonymous said...

Please lead a "Salvage Studio" type tour to NYC!

Diana said...

Thanks for the inside glimpse of Tinsel Trading. I've been intrigued by the shop for months but have not been. ABC Carpet and Home is a favorite!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures & kind words. Have a great holiday
owner Tinsel Trading