Saturday, December 1, 2012

Signs of the Season




For some reason (hurricanes, elections, snowstorms?) I'm feeling ready for the festive season to begin. Bring on the glitter and the decorations --the more the merrier. Here at the barber's at London Terrace. 


Here on 22nd Street.


Reading on the subway....on the way to the crafts fair at Grand Central Station.


The UPS guys are extra busy.


I went up to 36th Street yesterday to buy some fasteners for an old coat and stumbled into a shop that sells zip fasteners and clips and buttons and every possible device you can think of. It was an Alladin's cave of fastening bliss. The bling! the joy! The possibilities.


Button heaven....


Then I spotted the real bone colored ones in the middle -- so I bought some. (Thank you New York State Teachers' Retirement check). Maybe I'll start attaching them to the elf hats.


I rarely go to 36th Street, but I'll know where to go when I next need metallic tights....


or purple elbow length gloves.



The young man from Alaska selling Christmas trees outside CVS has a sideline making charming reindeer.


Even I've been elf-busy making sketches for cards.





31 comments:

  1. Hmm . . . Wonder who were the inspirations for the elves.

    Hang the metallic tights on your bedpost for Santa to fill . . . with presents I mean!

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  2. Your w.c. sketch is lovely! such a fabulous post Elizabeth - I too am so ready for the season.

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  3. Loved the contrast of the UPS brown men bringing all that color and sparkle.

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  4. Those buttons are gorgeous! My Granny had three button boxes and I would spend hours sorting through them as a child. You have spirited me back there....

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  5. Oh you clever talented girl - the sketch is gorgeous. Oh, and of course every girl needs a pair of pink metallic tights and purple gloves for Christmas. Buttons - love them.
    Oh what is it that is just SO magical about NYC at Christmas?!

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  6. I love the one of the lady decorating! So that's how they do it. Sketch fabulous too.

    No, I'm not quite ready for it all yet - got a London work trip at the end of the coming week - but once that's done I hope the spirit descends upon me.

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  7. those barely hip-hugging golden tights...who wears them, except for the working girls?

    i've banned myself of going to 36ish streets around b'way, too many shops with too many temptations.

    the sketch is so adorable, but so are the models!

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  8. Great post - love the little reindeer. Fabulous sketch!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  9. Love your sketches! (And those paper stars, too!)

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  10. Love that bling! I'm like a magpie - I can't resist anything that sparkles and shines. Congrats on your new book, too.

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  11. Bring on the glitter indeed! Those stars are gorgeous.

    I love your little card sketch too.

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  12. Buckles and buttons great - almost better than bought Xmas decs.

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  14. What a wonderful, bright, fun post! I love your sketch! So lovely.

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  15. What wonderful store on 36th st. is this?? Looks full of fascinating goodies...

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  16. I love your elf design cards Elizabeth.

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