Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New York Adventure

Hello Friends!

My fiance and i arrived early in New York, fresh off the red-eye flight to start our day at 7:00am.
We excitely gulped down some coffee and started our journey....

Our first stop was a street filled with flower and decor shops.
Remarkably, this "flower market" opens at 4am, we were able to enjoy all the sights and smells while the sun was still coming up!

(B & J Florist Supply)

We found a shop filled with Asian natural fibers, perfect for weaving, knitting, and crochet...
Their ready-made samples were beautiful!

I couldn't wait to check out this next shop...
We found a shop that manufactures beautiful mannequins--i've been dreaming of having my own mannequin for a long time now..
this mannequin pictured below has an interesting story, it actually survived hurricane Katrina and was returned to the store by its original owner.

we stumbled across this next shop on our way to the farmers market...
i think my eyes popped out of my head!
the timing couldn't have been any more perfect..

i grabbed a vintage table cloth for our picnic in the park..

i'll be sharing the rest of our trip with you next week.
i'm in the middle of packing, again.
Our family is off to Yosemite tomorrow with 3 other families...
can't wait!
i'm told there will be no internet or phone connection out there..
It might take me a little while longer to get caught up on everyone's blogs!
i miss reading all of your posts.
Have a wonderful week and weekend my friends..
and i'll see you next week!

until next time,



  1. thanks for sharing Cheryl~ LOVE all the shops! Have a wonderful time~ xo Rachel

  2. Wonderful shops, love those green glass cake stands, have fun x

  3. Cheryl,
    those were some fabulous shops, especially that last one! How fun to get to explore somewhere new! Yosemite is such a magical place, have a good trip!

  4. Wow! I never would'ave guessed that there were shops filled with so much vintage goodness in NY, Cheryl! Goes to show ya how much I know! lol! LUV that restaurant ware and those linens! :) Have a great vacation, girl!

    xoxo laurie

  5. I love new York! And I am in love with all of the treasures of that vintage textile and home goods store. I see about 10 things I would love to purchase! Enjoy your trip.

  6. What great treasures! I've never been to New York but would really like to go sometime....


  7. that Vintage shop ive missed when we were in many beutiful porselain things..
    Best regards from Sweden and Gabriella

  8. Some fabulous shops, seems like you had a lot of fun!
    Have a lovely day!
    XXX Ido

  9. Some great stores! I don't think you could have gotten me out of the one with all the colorful bowls and dishes. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Enjoy your trip to Yosemite.

  10. First NY and now Yosemite?! Sounds so wonderful. Have lotsa fun :)

  11. What an adventure! The shops are just beautiful...that one is so full....and I thought I had a lot of inventory! Have a great time!

  12. Amazing! I hope to go to NYC someday myself! Loving all your photos. :D