Sunday, August 17, 2014

Metropolitan Museum Pink Saturday

Last Sunday I decided to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I thought that on a sunny Sunday in August the world would be at the beach, but I think at least half of the world was at the museum. I'm not sure I've ever seen it more crowded. Hint for visitors to New York City: skip Sunday afternoons. It's tough to see much, especially the more popular exhibitions.

Happily I found a relatively quiet corner of the museum, a wonderful exhibit of sixteenth century Japanese Art. There were paintings, ceramics, lacquer pieces and this beautiful kimono. I chose to photograph it for the pink tones, but I am enthralled with the design.

I found a pink treasure trove in the gift shop, one of my favorite places to browse in New York City.

 Perfectly pink travel accessories

 The gift for your favorite fashion fans

If anyone is looking for playing cards, I don't think you will find any prettier. 

It was hard to resist all of the pretty in pink goodies at the gift shop. But I'm happy to report that I did. Of course, I may return one weekday morning to take a second look or two. Please stop by at Pink Saturday for more pretty in pink fun. 

We've got glorious weather in New York. Sunny days and cool nights -- my all-time favorite! It's been a nice weekend, with services, trips to the gym and birthday fun tonight. I hope your weekend was fun, too.  

As always, thanks for visiting and have a sweet Sunday night. 


Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, The kimono is exquisite. Love the gift store goodies, too. Sounds like you have a delightful evening to enjoy. We have light rain this afternoon and I'm enjoying a new book. Wishing you a nice week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty pink and black bags. Bags are my weakness! It's so nice to have this beautiful weather. It was pleasant here today, too. Hugs, Diane


there is nothing more enjoyable than going to a museum and it's gift shop. LOVE the kimono.

Deanna said...

My goodness, all that delicious pink!! Love those playing cards. I tend to stay away from places that I know I can go to during the week and not have to fight the crowds...that is a perk of being retired!!

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh how I would love to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Perhaps I will one day... I think I'd be as happy in the gift shop as in the museum :) Have a wonderful week!

Pondside said...

I love pink - a touch of it in a room gives it heart. The kimono is beautiful. Imagine wearing such a work of art!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, it was interesting to come to your blog today and discover a posting on your visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The reason why? Because on Saturday the PBS newshour--which is really only a half hour each weekend day--did a piece on the fact that the attendance of young people in their twenties and thirties is declining and museums are trying to find ways to draw in that group. One of the reasons given for the decline is that art appreciation is no longer required/taught in many schools. Peace.

Lynda said...

Such pretty pink stuff! Guess everyone was getting out of the heat that day?
I am trying to find time to get back into blogging. Most days I can read most everything but hope to keep commenting on my favorites - - like yours.

Susie said...

Buttercup, All the wonderful things you can see in your museum. I love that kimono. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Love all that pink!
Those playing cards look
like fun.

M : )

Pam said...

What a lot of pretty pink! I bet the museum is amazing to visit and the Japanese art definitely worth viewing! That's are weather here also, but supposed to warm up tomorrow!

Barb said...

You are the pink sleuth!