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Pink Saturday Salutes Fifth Avenue Blooms

This week, Pink Saturday salutes : "Fifth Avenue Blooms"

I never know what treasures I'll discover on the sidewalks of New York, but this week's discovery was a treasure. I had read about Fifth Avenue Blooms. sponsored by the very, very fancy jewelry store, Van Cleef and Arpels, but wasn't sure that I would find time for a trip to Fifth Avenue or that it would be worth a special trip. I not only found time on Wednesday following my appointment with my ophthalmologist and it was well worth the detour.

The designs by the French Artist, Alexandre Benjamin Navet, brought a wonderful, whimsical style to twelve blocks of Fifth Avenue.

Van Cleef also sponsored a coffee area -- alas, I arrived too early for coffee -- and a tulip giveaway, which I also was too early to be part of. But I loved looking at both the tulips ready to be distributed and the colors and design of the coffee area. 

I enjoyed seeing all of the giveaway tulips in their splendor,
 as well as the coffee cart pictured below. 

I have never shopped at Van Cleef and Arpels, and probably never will.  Founded in Paris in 1896, the jeweler was a favorite of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner. Their jewelry is both way out of my price and style range, the latter which doesn't include a lot of diamonds. But nonetheless, with this installation they've earned a place in my heart and many thanks. 

It's been a busy week in the last days before the first of my 50th college reunions and after much planning it's difficult to realize that next Sunday when I write the next Pink Saturday post it will be over. But I've got a few more posts before I leave for Massachusetts. I've got the story of the appointment that preceded my trip to Fifth Avenue and a tale of Pep's antics for Monkey Monday. I hope you'll stop by for both. 

As ever, thanks for visiting. To friends in Buffalo, my heart and prayers are with you.  


Chatty Crone said...

Oh how I love New York! There is nothing quite like it. Have a nice trip.

Deb said...

Hi Carol. I love this post and the Fifth Avenue Blooms. There is always something fun and interesting going on in NYC and I love the way you tell about it! I was out of town last weekend and got behind on blog reading so I was catching up this morning. Your Mother's Day post was lovely - a fitting tribute to your mom. I hope things are going well. I will be back again soon!

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

What a beautiful display! Sorry you missed out on coffee and tulips. Spring is such a beautiful time of year though and I'm sure you enjoyed yourself anyway. You are having your 50th college reunion and I'm celebrating my 60th high school reunion this summer. Some things just have to be celebrated !

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Glad you were able to see these displays and better yet to share them with us, Carol. Enjoy the 50th reunion in MA and also New England if you have some time to spend there. Currently, we are spending a week in NC.

Marcia said...

My daughter and family live in Buffalo. A tragedy like that should not happen anywhere.
Those flower installations were very nice.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What an amazing sight that must have been.
I especially love that second photo that looks like a flower vase.

LC said...

Fascinating flower art and I also enjoyed the bit of history you included about the sponsoring jewelry store for the rich and famous.

Edna B said...

So many beautiful tulips! It's a shame you got there too early. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

Kerin said...

Very creative and pretty art!
Lovely tulips as well.