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Macy’s Windows

Macy's Window Display 2011

Magical. That one word sums up the window displays at Macy’s New York store. Their windows were designed by award-winning Paul Olszewski. One window is in 3D technology with a story that unfolds before you. Another window allows you to design your own ornament to take home. Together they all were part of the magic. The windows were in the spirit of Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is what one window read, “Gathered by unknown enchanted beings and drawn aboard a magical ship, wishes from far and wide become rare and beautiful ornaments.” I was going to make a collage of them like I did with the Tiffany window displays. But, there is so much going on and they are so gorgeous I wanted to share them in a larger way. This is just a sample of their many fantastic windows. As you can see in the last picture they were quite long. You can see in a couple of the pictures that there are designers names in the windows. These were people who had inspired Christmas trees that Macy’s auctioned for Make-A-Wish Foundation. And inside Macy’s you could pick up a fancy ornament with their name on it.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Bake, eat, love.

Macy's Window Display 2011

Macy's Window Display 2011

Macy's Window Display 2011


Tiffany’s at Christmas

Tiffany's 5th Ave Windows

You probably have guessed by now that I love Tiffany’s. I think most girls do. The first place I visited while in New York was Tiffany’s on Wall Street. We just happened to be in the area. The front of the store had some scaffolding for work being done. Beautiful store inside. I picked up the Tiffany silver apple charm for my bracelet. It was surprisingly heavier than I expected. I prefer charms that have meaning to them. This charm will always remind me of my time in the Big Apple.

It was two days later that I was able to visit Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue. The window displays were so pretty! Tiffany’s had a Merry-Go-Round theme in the windows. The horses moved up and down while the animals crossed over the bridge. The outside of the windows were covered to make them all look like part of the merry-go-round. Inside on the third floor was a sleigh. Merry-go-round horses were placed in front of it instead of reindeer. A multitude of Christmas trees frosted with snow and decorated with round balls of a blues, reds, silver, and gold were found throughout the store. Since I already bought my charm at the Wall Street store I purchased a tree ornament from this store. I asked for the teddy bear in a stocking, but when I returned home to Florida it was just the teddy bear. That will be a cute little story for this ornament.

I am still hoping to receive the Tiffany Blue Cupcake for Christmas. I will keep you posted on that.

Tiffany's 5th Ave

Ornaments 2011

Ornaments 2011

Today I thought that I would share with you my favorite new ornaments of 2011. The first store I shop for Christmas is Hallmark. I can’t wait for the little catalogs to come. I plan out which ornaments I must have. Santa Comes to town is the first ornament in the picture. The train actually goes around the tree, there are different colored lights, and you can hear Santa bellying out Ho Ho Ho!. The Always Remembered ornament is for those close to me that I have lost this year. It has been a very rough year. Christmas Vacation is a favorite movie of ours. Last year I added the Bright and Merry Christmas ornament, unfortunately I do not have the RV ornament. This year we have The Griswold Family Christmas Tree. I also purchased the Christmas Vacation Moose Mug Ornament, although that is not a Hallmark item. And, of course, we have the mugs to drink eggnog out of! Finally, Season’s Treatings #3 in the series. I love these little baked goods ornaments from Hallmark. They are so adorable. 2009 had cookies on a cookie sheet, 2010 was cupcakes in a cupcake pan, and this year a gingerbread house and cookies! So, there you have it, my favorite ornaments of the year. What are yours?

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