Sunday, December 6, 2015

Pink Saturday with Eloise


One of my favorite books when I was growing up was Eloise. First published in 1955, it's the story of a little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Eloise's elegant and unusual life was the polar opposite of my staid and very normal life in Hartford. I loved all of Eloise's hijinks and wished I could live in a fancy hotel in New York.

Now as I look back I wouldn't trade my very normal growing up with my parents for life in a hotel, but I still enjoy Eloise. I stopped at the Plaza Hotel after my dental appointment on Friday to look at the decorations and discovered the Eloise at the Plaza shop. I felt as though I'd unexpectedly found a friend I hadn't seen in decades and was so, so happy to see.

  Eloise and her pug, Weenie
 
I forgot exploring the hotel decorations and spent my visit exploring all the Eloise items. There were clothes for little, little ones. 
 
 I found these pretty in pink baby clothes irresistible. One may have gone home with me for a sweet little one we're waiting for.
 
And clothes for older girls...
Pretty in pink and tutu skirts. What a perfect gift for ballet fans. 
 
The tea room is a lovely place for a birthday party. I'm sorry my friends and I wouldn't be comfortable in the little chairs. Perhaps the Plaza could get us larger chairs and tables. I'd hold my birthday party here!
 
There was even a very pretty in pink Christmas tree for Eloise.
 
 

When I found my friend, Eloise, again I knew she was going to be the star this week for Pink Saturday.  I hope you've enjoyed this visit with Eloise, too. I think I may return to see Eloise's Valentine celebration.
 
It's a beautiful Sunday in New York and I'm off in a little while for an adventure. There will be pictures later in the week. 
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and wishes for a wonderful day.  
 
 

12 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I had forgotten Eloise! What a precious display. I love the pink tree especially!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I just saw a little movie of Eloise. It was cute. I loved all those cute little girl clothes. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How special to come upon the gift shop. I am not familiar with Eloise but it sounds enchanting!

Maggid said...

A Little Bit of Perfect . . . thank you.
Happy "First Light"
love & love,
-g-

Annesphamily said...

I love Eloise too. What a sweet post. Love all the pretty photos you shared. I really enjoyed the movie with Julie Andrews as the nanny. A feel good Christmas treat. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Anne

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Eloise was a favorite of mine also and I certainly enjoyed your pictures at The Plaza.

Beverly Brody said...

I've never read this book but I've heard about it a lot. Though my friend from www.essay-writer.club read it while being a child and when she saw the photos of that shop, said it reminded her of the story very much!

Theresa said...

Oh what a beautiful pink post:) I ADORE that pink tree! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Paula Kaye said...

What a wonderfully sweet shop to discover!!

Stephanie said...

Oh Carol, what a darling little shop! And that pink tree....LOVE it :) I remember Eloise fondly {{smiles}}

Wishing you a delightful Christmas season. Hugs!

Mildred said...

What a treat for you to find this shop! I have a 3 year old niece and I can see her in these pretty pink clothes! I adore the pink Christmas tree, too. Would love to share a peppermint tea and conversation with you, too! Enjoy your evening.

Anne Payne said...

I think I would have been enamored by all the Eloise things, too Carol! I adore that pink Christmas Tree!!! New York sounds like such a fantastic place to be this time of year. Thanks for sharing!