Monday, December 12, 2011

Wrapping it all up...

Time to wrap up my NYC Christmas experience!  A week later I am still thinking about NYC during the holidays...a unique experience.


Contemporary mannequins 

were everywhere...

A visit to Times Square...

Characters of all types 

available to pose with...

for a fee of a dollar!

Times Square might be "improved"

but I think it is mundane

compared to what it once was...


My only purchases

were from Tinsel Trading

and the mid-town 


Big box stores abound...

the kind around here...

so my creative shopping was limited.
(So was my budget!)

The next day, back in CT, 

my own wares 

were up for sale

at a lovely show.

Looking around NYC is always fun and always inspiring.  But, it is not the shopping place I once loved.  Mid-town is really getting to be middle-of-the-road.  I am a rare old bird...I liked it better decades ago...I miss the tiny boutiques, the exciting garment district and my old haunts.

Nevertheless, I still love going and I still love the city and am most grateful for the ability to go a few times a year...

Glad you took the tour with me!

As always,

enjoy the day!


April said...

Loved your NYC visit and it sure reminds me of seeing San Francisco at Christmas, when I was little, with my Mom!

Shelley said...

I love your little finds...most especially the sweet little sheep. Your creations are far NYC....I think I should feel a bit swallowed up in a city so large...I think I would feel as though I had left the planet for another :) I haven't traveled much....I did pass through NYC years ago as a child but,don't have much memory of it...we drove all the way from Dallas Texas to Long Island to visit my aunt and uncle.I wish I could remember more about that trip....thanks for sharing ....blessings

Beth said...

An interesting perspective, Helen. Like Shelley, I think I would feel swallowed up in such a large city.

Is it possible that the boutique and unique aspects of the city have moved to other quarters? Perhaps Times Square has become a victim of its own success?

But for the brave and courageous, as yourself, how wonderful to go, and let us come along as well.


Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oooh I too love the small boutiques for inspiration, they are a bit hard on the old wallet, but such wonderful air about them!!!!!!
Hope you are doing well Helen!
Many Hugs,