Category Archives: Thrifts

DESIGN on a DIME…..Housing Works

DESIGN on a DIME……….the decorators extravaganza……..raising money for Housing Works Thrift Shops……….and the money goes to helping victims of AIDS.

Decorators around New York donate their time and talent…………and their merchandise to this fundraiser.

The event is held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea……….today thru Sunday.

GATHER UP YOUR DIMES………YOUR DOLLARS AND YOUR CHARGE CARDS……grab a cab and get thee to the Pavilion on 18th street.

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CHELSEA………Saturday Afternoon

This gallery contains 26 photos.

WAFFLES with Margo and Hugo

Friends dropped in for breakfast.  Hugo is here on a short visit…….and Margo just returned from Mumbai India.

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Hugo is a student at the University in Sydney.………and Margo is an art student at Parson’s here in NY.

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Margo went to a wedding in Dubai…………and all female guess at the wedding are required to get Henna tattoos.

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The Donald sharing his wit and wisdom…………and the maple syrup.

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OMG.  I love these tattoos……tho Margo says the men do not get to wear them .

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It was 2 degrees on the terrace………but we didn’t care.  Aussies and New Yorkers are a hardy lot.

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Margo in her new find at  Beacon’s Closet………..a thrift store for retro.

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Hugo reviewing a cook book….“MONET’S TABLE”.………..a gift for his mother who is taking cooking lessons in Paris  at the Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse.

 

50 Shades of WHITE

50 Shades of WHITE………all over town on the mannequins.  High Fashion………Hip Fashion and  slightly erotic Fashion.”

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BERGDORFS winter window………..glitz and glam……..feathers and fur.

Fur and Faux.  Shades and Lampshades.  Eyeglasses and  Stylish Lasses.  Jock Straps and TEES……….and tease of another sort.  Bras and Bustiers.  Lashes and Lace.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014

Housing Works Thrift store was celebrating TURKEY DAY………with Turkeys……. TOPPER DISPLAY BY JORGE DIEGUEZ.   It was a giggle…….[or is that gobble]?

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“Housing Works”………and it does.  The proceeds from this charity goes to helping AIDS victims…….with their HOUSING and MEDS.

Columbus Avenue FALL STREET FAIR • NYC

Fall weather for a Fall Festival…….on Columbus avenue.  Thousands of New Yorkers look forward to this every year.  It is just around the corner from my apartment……just a hop, skip and a jump away.

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Isabella’s Restaurant put out extra tables on the street………..with their brunch menu.

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Mughlai Indian……..serves up curry…………on everything!  Tums please !

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Watermelon cube in a cup.  It was NOT ripe!

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Heirloom Tomatoes………..at $5 a pound.  You get 2 tomatoes for that.  OUCH!

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And the pup ate from his plastic fork too.

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How many times have Judy Garlands ruby red slippers resurfaced?  These were at Housing Works Thrift Store.

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Ladies of a certain age…….doing the street.

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I bought this painting by the artist Will Oransky from a wonderful group called ARTHOUSE.  Give them a call at 917• 289 0782 to find out what their next project is.

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Out of Africa…..love…..love……love this coat.

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GYRO galore.  Try one if you dare.

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OLYMPIA GYROS………the premier supplier of this strange meat……..from Chicago.  PITA PAN…….they have been making it since 1982.  Pita Bread is their passion.

 What is yours?

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DON’T EVEN ASK!  I did not give it a try.

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My friends tried the CALAMARI…………..was weird!

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This a CHICKEN!  Really!

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She was selling jewelry……..the hat was $35.  I almost bought it for Dustin’s room-mate…………the famous DRAG QUEEN………..Miss Chandelier Period!

 

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These three lovely ladies well selling books………proceeds going to the Senior Citizens Home on West 71st.  I bought 10 cook books………..now I have 310.

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I fell in love with these glass pendants…………I have a thing for Murano Glass ever since my friend Phyllis and I and went there oh so many years ago.

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Choosing ribbons  for the pendants.

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Amadeo had to untangle them for me.  Don’t you just love his curls!

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LULU was going crazy over all the aromas of all that roasting meat.

 

 

40 FACES that looked me in the face!

Well………maybe I looked them in the face.  I snapped about 100 this week but chose these for my blog.  More will follow.

Most of these were shot at the 25th street GARAGE flea market.  Others here and there on the streets of New York.