Sunday, December 8, 2019

East Side, West Side

Florist window, Upper East Side of Manhattan

When most of us think of Christmas in New York our thoughts go to Macy's and Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and the windows on Fifth Avenue. I love the big spectacular decorations, but for me this season is all around, whether it's down the block at the Christmas tree stand or in a shop window that I see while I'm out walking. I saw this window and the one in the picture below while walking on Park Avenue on Friday night. It's a neighborhood florist -- thankful we still have them -- and not famous. But the forest scene in the middle of brick and concrete was a wonderful discovery. 

The joys of window shopping

My west side finds are very simple, but I appreciate every simple and pretty note in the otherwise leafless winter landscape. I found this window walking home from the library last week, just a few blocks from home. 

I discovered this tree stand on my way to the movies. It's on the very far west side, 
not quite a block from the Hudson River. 

It's treat time again and we're back at Bouchon Bakery at Columbus Circle. Tonight we have an assortment of yummies. It's a tough choice, but I'm leaning towards an eclair for my virtual treat. 
What's your pick? Remember, that there are no calories in virtual treats. 

I've been listening to a medley of seasonal music tonight. I've got YouTube in the background on automatic and I've listened to Elvis and Bing Crosby and now Perry Como has just started singing Silver Bells. What a perfect choice for this post. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet week!


Agnes Agnieszka said...

I love this Christmas time I like Christmas decorations.

Mimi said...

Fun for this country girl to see your city Christmas. 😊

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

They are beautifully decorated windows. Even the simple green wreath and red bow. I'd be so tempted to try one of each of those goodies. It's be more than a virtual treat If I had my rathers. You have such will power.

Deanna Rabe said...

I like these windows!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Ah, the music and cookies of Christmas; what could be better.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, I miss Perry Como! These photos are all great, but I'm really drawn to the sweet curtains behind that wreath.

Thanks for asking ...I'd like one of those puddings, please?

Pam said...

Pretty, pretty! Love that florist window, all the pics!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love that pretty florist window, so festive. It must be so fun walking the streets of the city during the holidays and of course seeing all of the Christmas tree stands.