Saturday, December 18, 2010

Miracle on 34th Street

I survived a visit to Macy's the week before Christmas!

And more amazingly there was nothing I needed to buy and I made no desperate nonsensical purchase that I regretted the minute I left the store. Truly a miracle! I was at the main Post Office two blocks away using one of my favorite things, the automatic machine, to mail packages...

 Note the fifty people in line to the left of the machine...Not me this year!

I realized it was still early in the evening and not too cold and decided to go over to Macy's and see the decorations. Generally there is sleet pouring down for my almost last minute trip to Macy's and I am wearing heavy boots, a down coat and my nose is dripping miserably. I have about ten gifts to buy and no idea what I'm looking for. I end up buying things are more expensive than I'd planned and I go home tired, sad and disappointed in myself. Every year I say that I won't do it again, but until this year, there I was dragging through Macy's. This year...


 My first view walking towards Macy's was this wonderful scene of the 
Empire State Building all lit in red and green. 




The interior was pretty and festive -- though not as spectacular as years past... 

But the exterior of the store made my visit well worthwhile.

Wishing you miracles, large and small, in this season of miracles and all through the year! 

13 comments:

She said...

Oh Thank you my dear friend, I love your pictures, I took the same photo in Macy's but didn't see the big BELIEVE outside:(

Your photo's remind me of a fabulous time and YOU xx

Melissa F said...

I love seeing pictures of New York at Christmastime. Thank you!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the big sign outside with BELIEVE lighting up the sky. That is the theme of my holiday decorations here at my house. I have little believe signs all over. I hope you can have your day in this weekend to rest and keep warm!

k and c's mom said...

I had to cancel my trip to NY this week because daughter/son-in-law are coming here instead (serious family illness). This almost makes me feel like I am there. Love the BELIEVE sign...

Sandra said...

love all the photos, thanks fro the trip to Macy's, i have never been there. I saw the Empire State buildig when i was 8 and I am 66 so a LONG time ago. absolutey love the Believe photo, my favorite. thanks for stopping by my post today

Dani said...

Thanks for the post and photos...Macy's is one place I'd like to shop in one day....the Empire State building is fantastic...New York at Christmas must be something....

TheNote said...

I Believe you are a Great Gift.
Your post speaks of Holiday to me -
Thank you, thank you - just the right thoughts to light my heart on fire.
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^..^Corgidogmama said...

It's so wonderful to see the city lights from our own computer screen. Thanks for sharing Buttercup, and blessings to you and yours.

Mevely317 said...

Unfortunately, I'm exactly where you were in years gone by ... how do I let this happen again and again?
Thanks for letting me "escape" to NYC for a little while :) ....if only in my dreams!

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed my trip to NYC and seeing Macy's and the believe sign - how wonderful! Sandie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Buttercup Sweetie...
Thank you SO much for blessing me this beautiful year that we have had. I am so richer for it. Your love just shines around you, and all the things that you do throughout the year.

I have never been to New York, you have taken me about all year, and I have always wanted to see Macy's at Christmas, and you allowed me to BELIEVE.

Thank you sweet friend for being just YOU. May God richly bless you and your home this wonderful CHRISTmas season.

Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Marydon said...

Nothing more magical than NYC or Macy's in December. What a beautiful year. Also, love the ABC store ... do you go there? That is awesome at Christmas time.

I so am grateful this year for the friendship that we have shared ... you are such a beautiful person, Carol. Our time has been precious & treasured. Thank you.

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful season ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Country Dreaming said...

Very fun pictures. Love the big BELIEVE.

Have a great week.

Melinda