Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Birthday In New York

NEW READING LAMP
MIKA
TAVERN ON THE GREEN
CENTRAL PARK
THEATER
TIME SQUARE
(my amazing birthday in New York)
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It has been a while since my last post...so grab a cup of coffee...tea...or wine :-)
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New Reading Lamp Re Do
as I told you before my friend Sharon gave me this fabulous lamp for my birthday...well while in New York I found this amazing trim store....It was called M&J Trim on Broadway.....

The trim on the bottom of the lamp is a silk ribbon trim from Paris.....the moment I saw it I knew it would look fabulous on the new reading lamp......

I also found the beautiful ribbon roses..... I cut the dingle balls of the lamp...you will see the before picture below.....(I'm a not a dingle ball person)....I put the ribbon roses with some of the silk ribbon on the top of the lamp......

I hope you can see the amazing detail of the ribbon......

so romantic and I love my re do reading lamp.......

here is the before........
dingle balls gone and replaced with beautiful trim and ribbon.....
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Here is Mika....
she wanted to say Hello and and let you know she missed all of you.....

Thank you Mika.....she is so sweet !!!!!
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"Tavern On The Green"
I was in New York a few years ago and didn't have a chance to eat here....well this time around this was a must for me.......this place was amazing !!!!!!!

The room we ate in was called the Crystal Room...it was like a huge green house......with beautiful chandeliers....beautiful plants and a amazing ceiling.....



the detail in the ceiling was just fabulous.......

this was taken on our way to the Crystal room.....

another little surprise in the hallway!!!!!!!!!

and another !!!!!!!

this arrangement was in one of the other dining rooms......
I had the salmon and it was fantastic......(forgot to take a picture of the food...I guess I must have been hungry)
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CENTRAL PARK
What is not to love in Central Park......
the trees.....beautiful


This is another restaurant called the Boathouse in Central Park


Coming out of Central Park.........
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THEATER
We saw two plays while in New York...
there is nothing like going to the theater.....
The first play we saw was Avenue Q....I have wanted to see this since the last time we were there...I missed it in San Francisco so I was so happy to see it while in NEW York...
it was so darn cute.....I loved it......
The second play we saw was "HAIR"
It was fantastic....it was so my era....love the music the clothes the songs ....
I could see it over and over again........



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"TIME SQUARE"
Well what can I say about Time Square......after the plays that week we walked a block to Time Square....the lights the people the feeling the amazing craziness......I loved it !!!!!!!





Now about the Yellow Cabs....there are hundreds...thousands of Yellow Cabs...they are everywhere...all you can see at times is a sea of Yellow Cabs.......
I say bye for now...but for sure I will be back....I love New York!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful week....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

21 comments:

Lisa said...

Your photos are just lovely! Happy Birthday!
Glad you enjoyed it. Your lamp is truly lovely!
Hugs, Lisa

Brushed By An Angel said...

Happy Birthday, Mo. Loved the chandeliers!! Your lamp turned out very pretty. I haven't been to New York in years but I bet it hasn't changed a bit.

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

Happy Birthday Mo, sounds like you had a great time. My sister in law, her sisters and her Mom leave on the 27th for NYC, she is ecstatic and I can't blame her!

The lamp looks beautiful as always!!
Glad your back,
Caroline

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Mo! I missed you! Your trip to NYC looked like so much fun! I want to go there some day. It is in one day's driving distance....I need to go! Thanks for the photo tour! Mika....you are darling!~Patti

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend!!! I LOVE New York!!! You had a great time I can see that!!! Love your lamp re-do too, been missin you... xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

debi said...

Happy Birthday Mo! It looks like you had a wonderful trip...how exciting!
Love your lamp redo...that's beautiful!

debbie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Mo,
Give that darling little Mika a hug for me.
I love...love....that Paris lace and the makeover you did with your reading lamp....gorgeous...gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your trip to NYC with us.
Angel hugs
debbie

Mary said...

Hi Mo! You have been missed!! Looks like you had a fabulous birthday! I love 'traveling' thru your pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Your lampshade is so beautiful. I love it and it is just perfect for your lovely home. That lace is exquisite! Mika is such a cutie!

It was so good to visit with you again thru your blog. Have a wonderful weekend friend!!

Hugs and blessings to you! Mary

bananas. said...

oh how i love NY! you took fantastic photos of times square. wish i was there now!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Mo, It certainly sounds like you had a fabulous outing for your birthday; what a great way to celebrate. The crystal room looks spectacular and I like the pedestal that was in the window. My Aunt had one that kinda look like that and it was just as beautiful as that one. Anyways you did an awesome job with the lamp shade, very exquisite!

Happy Belated Birthday!!

One Shabby Old House said...

What a wonderful birthday you had.
I know just who to contact when we go to New York. I got stuck at the airport once and they put us up at a hotel near Shea stadium. I told hubby that we should walk to the subway but talking to a cop was told that we would have most likely shown up on a police report. So other than that I have never been but looking at your pictures I know that it is going to be wonderful.

Ginger said...

I loved seeing all your photos. What a great time you must of had. I think that is a pretty special birthday present, to go to New York!!

Miss Janice said...

Glad you had fun in NYC...I've never been and want to go one day. I'm sure you've seen on the news that the Tavern on the Green filed bankruptcy...or is closing...can't remember. I just saw this news this week!

Bellamere Cottage said...

I've never been to New York....it looks like you had a fabulous time...

Blessings,
Spencer

Pauline said...

Hello Mo, so good to see you back, blogging friend. The lamp is lovely, Mica is still super cute, and it looks like you had a great time in New York. Welcome back :o)
Hugs

Lee Laurie said...

Happy belated birthday, Mo. Looks like you had a great time! I love that Crystal Room! It is so beautiful! I would love to go there! I've been to New York once (to market) and I didn't have too good of a time. I did get to see a play though and that was fun. I saw 'CATS'. I really liked it.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Happy birthday, Mo! What a wonderful lamp and fun-filled birthday vacation! Enjoy this birthday year to the max!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Mo,
Wow, such a wonderful trip you had. I have not been to New York yet,its on my bucket list. Your pictures turned out lovely. The lace is beautiful so pretty and a special touch to the lamp.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Vicki said...

Hi, Mo,
It looks like you had a fabulous time in New York. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! The ceiling and flower arrangements in the restaurant where you ate were amazing. Loved looking at it all, and you got to go to the theater, too. Have a beautiful week. Vicki

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Mo, I haven't been around much lately either. Not enough hours in the day. I'm glad you had a great time in NY, I love going there, too. It's so much fun and it's so stylish. Your pictures are so good and makes me want to go there. Mika is so sweet, give her a pat from me. Come by my blog and leave a comment to have a chance to win my 100th post Giveaway.

Joyce's Journey said...

Sounds like you had a superb birthday! What fun!! Isn't NYC the best?! I love it there!! You got some great shots! There is no other place like it, wouldn't you agree? Sounds like you hit all the great places.

I love what you did with "our" (LOL) cute little lamp! It is so pretty the way you fixed it up. I love mine too, but I do wish the light was a little brighter. I have to see if that is the max wattage allowed. I love the soft, warm glow it gives. I'm so glad you shared it so I could buy it too!

Can't wait to hear about your current trip!!