Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

...and it's taken me completely by surprise. I've seen a few lights and some stores have decorated, but I didn't expect to see complete Christmas decorations at both Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center tonight. A colleague gave me a ride home from a late meeting at work tonight (what a treat!) and we drove west up 59th Street. The Time Warner Building was complete in bright lights and so was Lincoln Center down the street. I'd already decided to put out my snowman collection in the office on Monday, but didn't expect the rest of the city to be all decorated for the holiday.

I enjoy the decorations of the season a lot and look forward to taking lots of pictures that I can share with all of you. I may start with Lincoln Center, which is just down the street from where I live and will be sure to make a stop at Macy's and Rockefeller Center. Let me know if anyone has any favorite places that you would like featured in the Buttercup Holiday Album. If I can I will try and photograph any requests that I receive and post them here.

I'm not forgetting Thanksgiving, one of my absolutely favorite times! I'm spending the day with my friends in Westchester -- a great tradition -- and will be bringing cranberry relish. Fresh and dried cranberries, fresh pears, candied ginger, cinammon and some orange juice to stew it all in and it is delicious and looks beautiful. My next little errand is to find bags of cranberries. 

 ...and a blessed Thanksgiving!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Dearie, give us more details on that relish of yers. It sounds delightful.

I hope you will be able to get a picture of that quaint little neighborhood you showed before -- at that time they were making a movie and I think it was a Christmas parade scene! I'd love to see that neighborhood decorated fer real. I am not sure how close it is to you, though.

We don't have anything fancy like in your city, but many neighbors already have lights up on their houses!

Teacherfish said...

Buttercup, I was inside the Time Warner Building Saturday night, they have these giant stars hanging in the atrium with a coordinated light and music show every half hour.

I wanted to post pictures, but I had lost my camera this summer. However, I bought a new digital camera on the way home so I will post pictures the next time.

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

I watch the Thanksgiving day parade on TV every year. I imagine its right there where you work then. I bet everything is just beautiful. Any pictures you want to share would be a treat!

LDH said...

Oh, looking forward to all of your holiday posts and pictures!

Mimi said...

I would love to see pics of the BIG tree at Rockefeller center, the ice skating rink, FAO Schwartz toy store---oh it just sounds so special, falling snow?????

k and c's mom said...

Mimi wrote exactly what I was going to write. I know you can't control snow but some big flakes would be a treat to a part of Texas that only sees a slight flurry about every three years! Bet it is so beautiful there.

Chatty Crone said...

I like all your pictures. It will be nice seeing New York decorated for Christmas.