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SANTA always wears a MASK

But TRUMPERS refuse to wear one………and the COVID deaths are rising.

My 25 Ideas for CHRISTMAS GIFTS

It was a fun day of shopping………….5th Avenue……….a flea market………a silver emporium………and a crafts show.  [I am exhauested].  But I did make 5 purchases…………gifts for family…….friends………and my stockbroker!

The TAXIDERMY DEER HEAD………..was NOT among my purchases.

However…………..this Courtly Check Moose Head at MacKenzie Childs did tempt me…………..at $15,000 [cough]………….but it was the $695 delivery charge that killed the purchase.

50 people were at my Christmas Party

 

MANY OF THEM YOU WILL RECOGNIZE.  Churchill, Dr. Who, Santa, LUCY, Frosty, Ernie, Justin Timberlake, Fu Man Chou, Renoir, King Tut, Shakespeare, PEE WEE HERMAN, a Guardian Angel….and 4 of the 7 Dwarfs.

The three Wisemen were here too………oh, Queen Elizabeth is in attendance……….and they all fit into my living room.

 

 

Mny

SANTA at Housing Works Thrift Store

SANTA showed up…………to the delight of lots of kids………..at Housing Works thrift Store.

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We……. [volunteers]……….wrapped toys and SANTA passed them out to all the kids. It was wonderful to see the expression of “delight” on the kids faces.

All profits at the HWT go to victims of AIDS…………meds and rent!  $15 million was raised this year.

 

MACY’S Christmas Windows 2014

MACY’S wants you to BELIEVE!  It says so all over the store!  BELIEVE in what?   Your charge card of course!

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I took a few photos of the windows.  Usually there are thousands of people pushing up against the windows…..this year….almost no one. The displays were so boring!!!

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The Salvation Armybell Ringer” was more fun to look at as she danced the “boogie boogie” and shook her bell.

P1360884The main floor inside MACY’S..………was also boring………using the same decor year after year.  Whatever happened to Red and GREEN?

 

 

My Friend BILL has a friend named BOB

In my art studio I have a bunch of props…………..so we decided to try out a few on Bill’s friend BOB!

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I think this may be the best look for BOB.  YES??? / NO???

JURASSIC PARK at Toys “R” US

TOYS “R” US is a trip!  What kid wouldn’t get excited seeing thousands of toys……and wishing that SANTA would drop them all off at their house……or apartment!                                                                                                                                               [As if they would all fit down the chimney]!

I was shopping for the”TWINS”……very sweet three year olds…..and the choices were vast.  Don and I settled on about 20 things [charge cards in hand].  Was fun but chaotic!

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ZACK

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GABBY

The Jurassic Park DINOSAUR is a hoot!

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a hollar……and a groan!

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TYRANNAUSAURUS REX definitely needs a dentist.

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The Ferris Wheel is a giggle………..kids AND adults love it.

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Oh CLARK!  You are so dreamy!

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TIMES SQUARE at night is like a trip to VEGAS…………..without the airfare!

 

 

 

NYC – The TWINS are waiting for Santa to arrive

Christmas Eve……….and Zack is looking for Santa.

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“Don’t see him ………….”

 

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“How does Santa get in?  Should we leave the door open?”

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Santa puts his finger to his nose when he goes up the chimney”.?

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“Don’t be silly.  We don”t have a chimney” !

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“OK then, lets leave a window open”.

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“Let’s track him on the INTERNET……..oh, oh, looks like Santa is flying over India.”

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“Pretty doggie………. wake me up if you see Santa.

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“OK , Rudolph……keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh”.

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“Gabby, did you twist Rudolph’s tail into a donut?”

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“OK Santa.…..we baked you chocolate chip cookies……….now bring us some toys”.

 

 

LUNCH at Lillie Langtry’s

Lillie’s is  a great spot in the Theatre District to grab a burger and a beer before or after a Broadway show.

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Lillie Langtry would love this place ………[if she were still alive].  In 1887 she appeared in New York on Broadway as Lady Macbeth…….and was paid $6000 a week.  The critics hated her performance….but the public loved her.

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Tables  in the front ………..sweet place to meet your friends.

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The decor…….Victorian  to an excess………but that was Victoriana in the 1880’s.

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Oh Lillie !   She had an infamous affair with the future King Edward Vll……then she became pregnant by the Prince of wales……….and that same year became the first society woman to appear on the stage.

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One of the longest bars in Manhattan……..but not short on beers.

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Marble railing…….red velvet stools……….laptops welcome.

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Santas in every niche………..HO HO HO!

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Candle sconces…….by the dozens……….adorn the walls.

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20 Chandeliers dangle throughout the restaurant.  LOVE that crystal.

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Antique mirrors in every nook and cranny.

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You will LOVE the Loo.  Really !

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Don’t cha’ luv the way the water flows into the basin.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall!  I want to take you home with me!

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“Skip to the LOO my darling!

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Hee Hee !!

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It’s a grand interior………stained glass everywhere.

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It took an artist months to paint the ceiling……..Michaelangelo would be proud!

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Even the water bottle was toned to fit the decor.  Nice touch !

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Our waitress couldn’t have been sweeter.

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Blue Moon Belgian White………from Golden Colorado!  Hello Coors!!!  Has a coriander nose……slightly sour waft but is floral and gently malty.  Nice !

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Well, I came here for the burger.  Angus beef…….perfectly grilled.  Divine frites.

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Lots of cozy nooks to meet with your friends.

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More of those chandeliers……….

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with Christmas balls abounding.

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This charming couple from Spain…..Maria and Danny………on their honeymoon were at the table next to ours.

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Joana…….photographer…….blogger was photographing for her blog.

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Oscar Wilde……….peering down from the bar……..was so smitten with Lillie…..he called her Venus Victrix…..[what the heck does that mean?]

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.