Category Archives: Thrifts

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.

Slumming in PARK SLOPE on Saturday

Saturday morning breakfast is always the same menu.  GRITS, fried tomato, white toast, jumbo egg and jam.

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And, of course, the New York Times. It’ a steal at $350 a year delivered right to your door every morning at 6am……or steal at from your neighbor……for free.

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The subway station at 72nd street is a gem…….right in front of the Ansonia Apartments.

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Another “Jim”……….or some would say…….”carrot top”.

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Over the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn……and 6 more stops to Park Slope and 5th Avenue.

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First stop………..COFFEE ………and GREEN TEA for the Donald person.

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Tulips from Holland…………$5 a dozen.  Take six!

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AWAY WE GO………and we went!

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The Cast….the Ramones and Jesus!  VINYL STORE.  They didn’t have any Opera records for Don.

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We shopped at Housing Works Thrift store.  I bought the Elephant.

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Pooch……..named “Nikki” waited outside.  Nice doggie.

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A text pause.

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A pause that needs no text!  A bath maybe?

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Ciggies…………with tax……..$12 a pack.

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Artist at work……by a very cool artist.

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A nice place to pause……….a New York Green Space.

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A “peeling” mural had a certain appeal.

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Muffins at the Bagel Pub………..the sesame bagels were all sold out.

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Wall decor was a hoot!

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Next stop: Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish.  A calm place for a pause……….and a rest for the weary feet.

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 Holy Moly…..the stained glass  windows are amazing.

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Cherubim’s just hover.,……and smile.

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The Virgin Mother.

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Was a perfect time of day to catch the sun coming through the Rose Window.

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Iglesia de Santo Tomás Aquino.…..has  been here since 1884.  It was Saint Thomas who said ……..”Joy is the noblest human act”.

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And for some…….the joy of a subway ride is a bit of shut eye.  Then it’s back to Manhattan.  Home sweet Home.

Lunch at COLETTE in Williamsburg

Lunch at Cafe Colette is worth the schlep to Brooklyn.

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No…..Colette does NOT look like this.

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On the corner of Berry and 9th street.  Easy walk from the “L” train on the subway.

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The room is small…..but oh so pleasant.

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Chaz……….our waiter………frisky and sweet.

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BURGERLICIOUS……..fries divine………….bun………..shudda been toasted.

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Cranberry beans and kale.  Perfect egg and parmesan.  You will need a “Beano”.

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Don loved the burger……….Meredith the beans.

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He/she/it was just passing by.

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Was too chilly to sit in the garden…….but on a balmy spring day it will be packed.

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When they say “tap water”………..you actually get to see the tap.

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Marcy….the bartender………..very tender and charming.  There is “no attitude” at COLETTE………..for that you can stay in Manhattan.

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Further down the street……………pose the THE MAN !

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Vintage hat at MONK………..the Vintage Thrift at 496 Driggs.  $35.

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For $15 this kiss is yours!

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I thought they were very Lucille Ball!  Meredith passed.

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Downstairs from MONK is JUNK.  And I do mean junk!  Tho we did but 2 paintings.

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Did NOT buy this painting……..even at $10.

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ZOMBIE……….$25 bucks.

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These are BROOKLYN size rats……….do NOT feed!

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Time for tea….and it really is the best tea in Williamsburg.

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Pear Blossom tan and Chai Latte for me.  That little green pot seemed to be endless.

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Service with a smile………..and the almond croissant………another please!

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BRUCE LEE at NY Martial Arts.    Bigger than life!