Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Madeline

One of my all-time favorite friends is celebrating her Seventy-fifth birthday and I couldn't miss the party.

So I zipped over to the New-York Historical Society to wish Madeline a very happy birthday. I was happy to find that she is looking better than ever.

And as, Cole Porter would say, "What a swell party this is." I loved seeing my buddy Madeline again, her dog, Genevieve, her friends at the "old house in Paris," and Miss Clavel, who cared for them all. Alas, no photographs were permitted and I had to content myself with the picture above and two others from the gift shop. 

I read a lot as a child and Madeline was one of my all-time favorite book friends. I developed an affection for Paris early on, which I thought came solely from seeing the movie, "Gigi" in fourth or fifth grade. But after seeing the exhibit yesterday I think reading about Madeline had something to do with creating a very young Francophile, too. Not surprisingly, I had a great affection for Babar, as well.

The museum has a beautiful gift shop and I had to be restrained from buying lots of Madeline items. 

 These sweet Madeline dolls were at the top of my list. I had a tough time resisting Genevieve in her own carrying bag, too.

 What little girl wouldn't love a pair of Madeline pajamas!

The show goes on until October 19 and if you are anywhere close, it's well worth a trip. The museum itself is well worth a visit. I especially enjoyed a film about the history of New York City, with the most beautiful photography.

I'm wending through my list of errands. I got my hair cut and colored this morning and spent most of the afternoon clearing out email. My inbox is like a garden. If I don't keep up, the weeds have choked the flowers. I didn't keep up during vacation and there were a lot of weeds. 

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care!

15 comments:

Susie said...

Carol, What I love about you living in NYC...you take it in. You go see the things you want and you take us along !! I love it. I have seen a few Madeline cartoons. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Stephanie said...

Sweet Madeline - I enjoyed her as a child as well :)

Hugs to you, dear Carol!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would have been so tempted to get one of the dolls...like I need another doll! heehee! Very cute post. I got my hair cut and it's not quite right and too short. It will grow though! We'll both have to wait! Hugs!

Blackberry Lane said...

How fun! I would have trouble resisting everything in the gift shop.

Kerin said...

What a fun place to go!
Glad you had the opportunity :)

K.

Mevely317 said...

I, too, enjoyed Madeline ... but especially Babar, who I've not thought about in years! Happy 75th, Madeline!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a fun post and a great Madeline day! Also your trip to Dublin sounds wonderful and I would have stood in line for that also.

Sola Scriptura said...

I agree with the other comments... this is such a fun post! The Madeline pajamas are so adorable!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Carol Z.! I am a French teacher all because when I was in first grade, I read Madeline and her adventures in a school in Paris....my little mind started its journey toward what is now my passion and profession! I LOVE THESE CUT-OUTS!

I just saw your comment on my blog and I am wondering by your comment is you want to participate????

Please let me know ASAP today because my post is almost ready to put up early tomorrow morning with all the links. I appreciate your visit and do come by to clarify if you are wanting to participate.

Anita

Theresa said...

I have Madeline books on my shelf that I have read to the kiddos over the years! Such a sweet visit with Madeline:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Simply Linda said...

Happy Birthday Madeline..my son use to love to read the Madeline books, he will deny now, of course, lol. I love Madeline..thank you for sharing..Blessings

Deanna said...

Love Madeline...she is my little girl hero!!

Patty Sumner said...

You always get to enjoy some super outings...Madeline's Birthday...Wow! Yes, the gift shop had some wonderful items for a Madeline fan.. the only thing better than Madeline's birthday.....when a gal gets a new cut and color..its always good to have a little splurg and time for self.. Have a great day.. Blessings!

TARYTERRE said...

Love that display and your first photo.

Mary said...

I adore Madeleine, and what a great museum and shop! I wouldn't mind having a pair of Madeleine pajamas at my 'advanced' age of 50. :)