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CHRISTMASTiME at MaC KENZiE-CHiLDS

Christmas at MaC Kenzie-Childs is always my favorite place to shop…………for ME and some presents for friends.  I bought the chair!  The one with the three foot-stools…………they were extra $$$$$ of course!

Everything is festive and fun.  Ornaments…….SANTAS & NUTCRACKERS……….Holiday Tabletop………..Evergreens………..Holiday Tartan………Jeweled Peacocks………Orchard checks………and Poinsettias.

25 fab Trees around NYC

Thousands of trees light up New York at Christmas.  I look forward to them all every year.  When I lived in Detroit I decorated trees like this for J.L.Hudson’s.

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The creche at the Metropolitan Museum…….seen by thousands every day.  They won’t allow photographs so I sneaked in this one.  Then the guard grabbed me!

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The tree in my lobby.  The kids in the building trimmed it.  Nice

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I make this one……scraps of jewelry…….for a Christmas card.

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My neighbor around the corner had this one created out of laurel leaves $5000.

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Light reflecting onto a tree on Broadway and 68th street.

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In the Century Apts. on Central Park West.

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Martini tree……….Prost!

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In a crazy shop window in the cheesy strip of Fifth Avenue.

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Lobby tree in my swimming pool building………..at Lincoln Center.

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“FRAMED TREES” at Anthropology in the Chelsea Market.  The whole tree is for sale $32,000.  Would look cool in your loft !

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In the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue.

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Side hall in the NY Public Library on Fifth Avenue.

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In the main hall of the Library at 42nd street.

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Crazy trees [and mannequins] in the candy store on Broadway and 62nd street.

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Very “1960’s”……..but Ilove it.  Takes me back to the days when I did the same look for J.L.Hudson;s in Detroit.

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And this critter needs no intro………..at the Scholastic Book store in Soho.

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Chair Cushions…….or a tree……..in Soho.

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Trump Hotel………all aglow at Columbus Circle.

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Ornaments galore at the ornament store.

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Awful cute…..as in AWFUL……….on west 74th street.

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Brooks Brothers on Broadway………special SALE 2 for $100……..and all rather boring.

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Apthorp  Aparments on Broadway since 1906. ………. 8 to 20 room apts.

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Oil cans tree in the Chelsea Market.

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And my friend Barbara put her tree outside….where it wall still be alive next Spring.

3000 SANTAS arrive in Central Park

SANTAS by the thousands descended on Central Park today……….along with their elves……reindeer…………Indians……..Christmas Trees.  More than a few were TIPSY!  But all were yelling ……“HO HO HO”……… or……….. ” have a very  M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S “.

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And YES…………Santa’s got BALLS !!!

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Hundreds of the Santas traveled by subway……….others on bikes…..rollerblades and pedi-cabs.

CHRISTMAS PARTY in my lobby 2012

This was our 15th Annual Christmas Lobby Party ……….and I had to grab the tree………it was tipping over………maybe from the weight of 2000 lights and 1000 ornaments.

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Angelica Houston brought fruit tarts  from Le Pain Quotidien to the party.

DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS TREE

The kids in my apartment building always decorate the lobby tree.  I buy the ornaments…..they hang ’em.  I get them all at” Gracious Home”……..my favorite store on the West Side of Manhattan.

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The kids are all so sweet…………

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Fascinated by the lights……….our tree has 2000 of them.

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They are very fussy about which ornaments they want to hang.

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She is as precious at the ornament…….

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He insisted on hanging the garlands…….

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Archie  found the perfect spot for his red ” snowflake” ball.

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There are 12 of these boxes to choose from.  They get to take the “leftovers” home.

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He’s trying to decide what to put in this spot.  Snowflake or ball?

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She decided the back of the tree needed more ornaments.

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Zack was ever so careful……..for a while !

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“O.K.  I dropped three already….should I drop this red one?”  HE DID !  What a cutie.

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I designed this Angel years ago for a company in Wisconsin…..so she always goes on top……though a lot of the kids vote for a Star.

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All done!  And every day the kids bring their friends to see “their” tree………and they hung all 600 ornaments.  And it shows !

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My neighbor……Angelica Houston ……stopped to pose in front of the tree.  She’s such a sweetie.

MacKENZIE – CHILDS Christmas Spectacular 2012

MacKenzie Childs have moved a few door down to 20 WEST 57th street.          [They are still in Palm Beach and South Hampton.]

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Their designs are as spirited and fresh as ever.

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A chair is NOT just a chair……….

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Even when someone is sitting there!

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Marion spotted this “Bird with Opera Glasses……..

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But she moved on to the checkerboard collection.

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She “passed” on the florals……….

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And decided on a bowl for her boudoir…ie, for a “soap dish”.

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Tom got excited over this……but he too “passed”.

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Bird with tassel went home with tom………

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Real amaryllis…….not fake.

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Don ……up above it all.  Panasonic in hand.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this stocking.  For $225. I can take it home.

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OMG……more tassels.  I want them all.

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This wreath now hangs in my lobby.  Just don’t tell anyone it cost $900.

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A yard of each please…….

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What a hoot!  It is the only ornament I bought.

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Had to have the teapot…but not the rest.

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Santa and Lady Liberty.  Cute.

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Santa with a bird on his pole.  Why not !

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That one heck of a cookie jar.

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Too”Renaissance” even for me…………and a lot of hand painting for their talented artisans.

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Tree.  Just think $25,9oo and then add some more $$$$$$$$$.

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Mr. Tom and two tourists from Ohio…..who were flabbergasted by it all.

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Saly and Pepper Shaker Pears.  Add them to my cart.

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Ottoman……as in Turkish Empire?

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You will find TOM & DON and MARION & MARSHA in this collection of photos.

I hope you enjoyed our shopping excursion.

SEEING RED

All about town……red is THE color.

Greeting card from the 1950’s.

Paula Deen and a pound of butter. She looks like she just polished off 10 pounds of the stuff.

Bergdorf window…….of course!

Time Warner stars……..change color to music.

And……?  Then What !

Jewels in Macy’s window………the price?  Don’t ask !

Amaryllis  in my garden.

“Tiny” on my tree.  Wuff, wuff.

56 Chevy……..this one is $98.  The real thing is $98,000. Ebay !

What can I say?

Mermaid with martini…….$65.

Merman with  cherry!

Bergdorf’s again.  Red Mink Stole…….$4000.

Partridge……no pear……..it’s a golden ring…….at Macy’s.

Snowman……..on my table.

Scarlet woman……in Bendel’s window.

Folk art platter at the Folk Art Museum.  $300,

Balls.

Swarovski crystal ornaments…….$75 each.  There are 80 on this tree.

Get your hats all on a row.

Poins on my terrace….lovin’ the warm weather.

Oh dearie me !

Ms. Mohawk…………..selling cosmetics at Lord and Taylor.

Wanna sit on Santa’s knee?  Lord and taylor’s window.

DECORATING OUR LOBBY TREE

Every year, the kids in the building are excited to decorate the tree.  I hang none of the ornaments.  They do the whole tree by themselves.

Much care is taken to choose the one they want to hang.

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Now….to decide where to hang it !

Ha !  He found an empty spot.

He likes the back of the tree.

He’s fixing the lights.

Contemplating.

Hanging the garland.

“Ohhhh.  This tree is so beautiful.  I love this tree ! “

Choosing the perfect spot.

It is nearly full.  1000 ornaments  are hung.

2000 lights make it glow.