Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Signs of the Season

This is our first Christmas in New York for three years.
good taste
natural
tacky
retro
over the top
You name it; I love it.


Here plastic retro Santas in a messenger bag shop in the West Village.

This  cheerful elephant  arrived in the United Cerebral Palsy lobby on 23rd Street yesterday. 



I'm not quite sure that artificial silver trees and buying jeans are my true religion but whatever....Broadway near Unions Square.

 
Such elegant high heels from Kate Spade and a pretty clutch bag. Such a pink! What parties these will go to.



23 comments:

Suburbia said...

Oooh, so Christmasy!! Fantastically colourful :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love your exuberance for all things tacky and natural. I love Christmas in NYC and you've done a wonderful job of capturing it.

Claudia Schmid said...

Whoopie! Can't wait!

willow said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I'm with you. I love the magic of the tacky, as well as the classy! :^)

Happy pix!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

The other day, I was in a store that sold artificial Christmas trees in green (of course), pink, white, silver, black, blue, and yellow. So whimsical for such a--what I thought--conservative and traditional country!

Love your photos :-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

I especially love the photo of the silver tree!
& I can see a bit of a self portrait in that wonderful shoe shot too.
Very nice Elizabeth.

Bill Stankus said...

The do-dads are OK but I'm looking past Christmas, past the consumerism frenzy, past getting a January tax statement and I'm anxiously waiting for Spring.

Leenie said...

Should be working here, but sneaked a peek at your photos. Maybe someday I will see a New York Christmas. It has GOT to be quite a show.

Jeane said...

fun, fun, fun images! love them all!

Jennifer said...

Ooh... color... glitter... fun! I love New York!

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the elephant!

Greetings from London.

Lisa B. said...

I love the festiveness of Christmas too! Which reminds me I need to get up from this computer and get my own decorations up!! Thanks for the inspiration...off I go....

Willow said...

Ooooo! I love those blue shoes!

I've been hiding AWAY from stores and I guess I should get out and see what the deco is like out here in SoCal~ elegant, tacky, extravagant~

M.Kate said...

Dearest Elizabeth, Xmas is always a magical time for me..its something about the atmosphere..well, doesnt matter if we have fake Xmas trees or imported real ones, or trees dressed up in cotton to represent snow, it is magical! My mom's Xmas tree is up and the kids are already counting the presents underneath.

Dooder City said...

I have to get the Christmas viewing done in NYC. I hear the Cartier building is amazing!

Nihal said...

Christmas window dressing is really nice in NY, nice photos:) It's a time that gives more passion and joy in the way celebrating Noel.

Bee said...

I've been to NYC in most seasons, but never at Christmas! It's wonderful to get a look in through your blog, but I hope that I can stroll those streets for myself someday.

High Desert Diva said...

Fun to see all the different styles.

That Kate Spade bag...looooove it!

bonnieluria said...

Elizabeth- having been a New Yorker my entire life before moving to St. Croix, I had to tell you how nostalgic your beautiful photos make me feel just around the holidays.
For a few minutes, I can gaze and recall the pockets of wonder and creativity that are everywhere.

I visited your Morocco blog- I should run there tomorrow for the colors you've captured. So wonderful and rich, sun drenched.
I need to bookmark you so I can return to the city. ( and continue to live here !)

Daryl said...

Fabulous ... love love love the holiday windows of the smaller shops who primp just as much as the big department stores and dont get as much notice

:-Daryl

Donna said...

I love that lit-up elephant! You find the coolest things in the city to take photos of.

Rachael said...

Keep those "signs of the season" posts coming...I love NY at Christmas! Thanks for the great pictures ;-)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Those blue shoes speak of a type of sophistication I never managed. 5'3" just misses out on elegant!