Sunday, August 11, 2013

Almost Monday Pink (Museum) Saturday

I wasn't all that busy, but one of my favorite moments of the blog week, Pink Saturday, almost got away from me. Luckily I have four hours -- cutting it a little closer than I normally have -- to be part of the fun.

Dear friends gave me a fabulous retirement present, a year's membership to the Metropolitan Museum. I was just about to join, so we were all tickled at how astute they were in choosing this gift. To celebrate I joined my friend Nancy at the museum on Friday and we dined elegantly in the member's dining room. It was so quiet and elegant that I felt funny taking pictures and alas, have none to share.

But there are wonderful pink pictures to share. The Museum is going through significant renovation and the signage couldn't be more pink.

The Museum stretches five blocks along Fifth Avenue

Perfect Pink (Saturday) Signage


We weren't the only people who decided to go to the museum on Friday. It was crowded just about everywhere. We decided to go to a gallery we don't generally visit -- Nancy usually goes to the American Wing and I gravitate to the European collection -- and we went to the Asian collection. We spent a very happy hour seeing treasures from India and Thailand. It wasn't crowded and we saw some fabulous pieces. I so enjoyed it that it got me once again thinking about a trip to Southern India, which has long been on my to-visit list. 

I hope your weekend was a good one and sending wishes for a happy and healthy week.  


9 comments:

Nellie said...

That was quite the perfect retirement gift for you, Buttercup! It sounds like a wonderful place for lunch, as well as an amazing display of art!

Pondside said...

A membership - what a wonderful gift! You will have hours and hours of delight.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a wonderful gift! I would love to be close enough to the museum to see a little at a time. Alas, I've never been to the Metropolitan. It's on my list. And a visit to India is, too.

Lynn said...

An entire year free WOW what was a great retirement gift. I've visited once and that wasn't enough...I like how the Museum renovation people chose such an appealing work in progress barrier.

TARYTERRE said...

MUSEUMS are wonderful places for all that they have available. ENJOY!

Theresa said...

That was the perfect gift to enjoy your first year of retirement! Love the pink:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Nadine_Feldman said...

What a great gift...and a great gift idea!

Paula said...

Wow! The idea of being able to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art any time you want to...the mind boggles!! Charles would be so jealous!!

I received my package today! So exciting to get a package from one of my blogging buddies! Thanks so much for the postcards and the recipes - I am looking forward to reading the book when it comes out, and also to trying all the recipes from Land O'Lakes. Thanks again, Carol! You are so thoughtful. I will send a real (snail mail) thank you card soon, and perhaps a small surprise for you as well. I know you are not Catholic, but you might have a friend who might like an icon shrine - some one who has been affected by breast cancer? I have shrines of St. Agatha, patroness of women with breast cancer. Let me know if you would like one to pass on to a friend...

Lynda said...

From the size of the museum, it sounds like you could go every week and not seem many things twice! What a great gift!