This was a lovely book I treated myself to from Barnes and Noble. It is full of wonderful pictures.
This is the inside of the famous Dylan's Candy Store.
The Christmas displays in the department stores were amazing. Unfortunately it was hard to capture the window displays because of the reflections on the glass. These were taken inside Henri Bendel. The store has beautiful Lalique windows.
This was a lovely cafe called The Magnolia Bakery. The banana pudding and red velvet cake was out of this world. It reminded me of the Hummingbird Bakery in London only with real vintage charm.
The inside was decorated with paper chains and I loved the vintage glass lights.
On the shelves were wonderful vintage toys and tins.
This was a window display in one of the many department stores.
This picture isn't great but they were vintage dolls put together with vintage tins used for their bodies. They were incredibly expensive. Interestingly some time ago a buyer from the US bought a vintage tin money box from my Etsy shop. She later sent me a picture showing me that she had used it to make one of these using it as the body for a doll all made up of vintage parts. I had never seen anything like it until I saw these which were almost identical.
This was the Cartier shop wrapped up in a red ribbon.
This was one of the wacky window displays in Anthropology.
I am afraid I just had to take this because it was so disturbing ! This was the American Girl shop, just full of dolls and accessories.
The M & M shop was enormous.
There were M & Ms in every colour including loads I had never seen in the UK. We came away with bags of pastel coloured M&Ms and a green M&M bone for Josh.
The amazing Apple building.
Polar bears in F.A.O Schwarz.
I loved all of the Muppet displays. They hand make muppet puppets here and have shelves of eyes, noses, wigs etc. You can watch them being hand made in the workshop.
We were entertained by dancers playing Christmas songs by dancing on the keys of an enormous piano.
This was a traditional New York diner. All chrome and wood inside and very retro. It was a bit like the inside of a subway car.
The breakfast we had was enormous, piles of pancakes and maple syrup, steaming cups of coffee and plates of bacon and eggs sunny side up. The only thing I really missed was a nice cup of Earl Grey tea.
This is my vintage style apron I treated myself to from The Magnolia Bakery. I love the red ribbons on the pockets and the 1950s style fabric. It looks great hung in my kitchen with all the other splashes of red.
I know this is a bit sad but these are two tea towels I bought from Anthropology. It is a lovely shop but pretty pricey. These were cheaper than the prices in the UK branch on Regent Street and one of them was in the sale so I couldn't resist. I love the appliqued designs and pompom decorations. The only problem is they are too nice to use.
A few more pictures from 'Vintage Vavoom'.
I treated myself to a few American magazines. I love reading my favourite magazines every month Like Period Living, Homes and Antiques and Country Living so wanted to check the American equivalents. I think I prefer the UK versions but they did have some wonderful pictures.
And finally a pretty mug my lovely girl bought me as a surprise in Anthropology. Much of my time was spent in clothes shops with my lovely girl and that's where most of my money seemed to go. I didn't find a single antiques shop and there are no charity shops of course. There is a weekly flea market in Hells Kitchen but the snow stopped that unfortunately.