Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's Christmas Time in the City -- At Home on Madison Avenue

One of my goals for this month is to finish up my list of medical appointments I need to do. I completed one today, have one scheduled for next Monday and have a third to schedule. As the three  appointments are in different areas of the city I am adding a photographic visit to my agenda for all three. I am not excited about the two remaining appointments and knowing I will be taking pictures after each sweetens the experience.

I started my photo walk today at Madison Avenue and East 86th Street, and walked to East 96th Street. Yesterday's post featured some highlights of Madison Avenue from East 59th Street to 72nd Street. Our area today was quite different. It still has many elegant stores, but there is also a grocery store, several less formal restaurants and a pizza shop. It is much more of a neighborhood shopping area, and somewhere I actually look inside of stores and not just in the windows.  There was also a number of beautiful children's clothing stores with some of the prettiest outfits imaginable.

I love these sweet dresses for little girls and know any princess would be delighted to wear one this Christmas. They had a "Nutcracker" look to them, as did the dress below. This second store's theme was "The Nutcracker," and this look is inspired by Clara, the girl whose dreams set the stage for the ballet.


This is one of my favorite windows. I especially like the traditional smocked outfits and the red wagon for decoration.
My favorite window on this walk is the bear ensemble. I love the typing bear and the little one peeking out of the drawer on the right. I didn't capture it, but they are animated. If the somewhat clear day hadn't turned to semi-sleet -- the famed winter mix -- I would have attempted video to share. 
Even though there was winter mix today there was one especially bright note on the street, a lovely florist. This was the first time I've seen the paperwhites and they brightened up a dreary weather day. 
Despite the weather it was a good day. My appointment went well, I enjoyed my walk and our prayer class tonight was so thoughtful. My goal for the day is to wrap one gift and that's my project after I finish this post.
Thanks for coming along on our Christmas walk today. Thanks, too, as always, for visiting. So grateful for all of my blog friends.


Catherine said...

Dear Carol. The windows certainly are pretty.
Keep cozy and warm, it is getting chilly.
Blessings, Catherine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I enjoyed walking with you down the streets to look in the beautiful windows. The children's clothing is amazing! I wouldn't even want to guess at the prices. Hope the rest of your week is nice. Sweet hugs, Diane


I used to dress my little girls in pretty dresses during holiday time as they were growing up. So I thoroughly enjoyed this walk past those beautiful dresses.

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

I like that polar bear window too. Glad you had one good appointment over and done and hope the coming two have good results too. A spoon full of sugar does help the medicine go down.

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful windows (and reflections). My parents took us to NYC one December. It was magical.


Theresa said...

I love seeing your City thru your eyes! My Nieces and Great-niece are coming up for a visit next week! Wish I was tagging along:) Have a blessed and beautiful day, HUGS!

Cranberry Morning said...

I would LOVE to visit the city at Christmastime. So much to see! We will be in Minneapolis this Saturday and will get to see all the decorations and parade on Nicollet Avenue. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Kerin said...

Glad to read that your appt. went well.
Sending wishes to you that your other medical appt. go well for you too.

I love the windows.
My absolute favorite picture today, is the florist. Such a charming shop, and the flowers are simply beautiful.

Have a nice day :)


Susie said...

Buttercup, I love seeing the things you get to see while walking in your city. I am so glad you are getting your appointments caught up and I hope all have good reports. Blessing, xoxo,Susie

Sola Scriptura said...

I think I could window shop in your city for hours and hours! How delightful. Christmas will be here before we know it!

Ida said...

What a fun way to enjoy yourself after going to the doctor. Such pretty windows and I too like the Bear window.