Friday, March 12, 2010

I won! I won! & Another NY Trip

Saturday is always at least a double post for me. I post something pink for Pink Saturday, which is hosted by Beverly. Check out all the other pretty pinks at
See that pink butterfly wind chime hanging with my birds by the fountain? Read about it below.

Look what I won from Candy of ! Most of them are pink so perfect to share them with you today. I just could not believe how much was in the box. I just kept pulling them out and then there were more. Very exciting! I got 2 Victoria magazines, a pillow sachet, some Victorian gift bags, ads and cards, a pair of gold tassels, a gorgeous black velvet hat, a pink butterfly wind chime, a lace and a pink embelishment, a tea sweetener, a note or photo holder and a pretty tin can and when I opened it, came out these very pretty ceramic figures with pink roses and a shell. I don't know if I missed anything but you can see for yourselves.

See where I placed the hat? It's on the chest by the window in the guest room.

The butterfly wind chime is in the back porch hanging near the fountain. The photo holder is near my photos on my desk wall unit. The tassels are already hanging on the knobs of the family room TV cabinet.

Thank you so much, Candy! I really love all of them and will treasure them. I plan to put the ceramic pieces in a cloche for Marty's spring cloche party.

When I started blogging, I commited myself into taking you all for a sightseeing tour and I have been true to my promise. It's been over a year now. Today, we will go back to New York.

Take a look at the skyline. That's what I call a real city!

Look at the pretty tulips in Manhattan. We took this trip last year and it was in the spring, I think, but it was already cold in NY.

It does not matter how many times we visit NY but we always stroll through Time Square.

and visit museums

And here is AJ who was asked to participate in the demo.

My HS classmate, Linda, was so kind to invite us to stay with her in Staten Island. I have not seen her since we graduated in HS in 1966. Oh boy! Am I really that old? LOL! I have already reserved a hotel in Manhattan and she asked me to cancel it and everyday, she would take us on the ferry boat to go to Manhattan for sightseeing. Thanks, Linda. We really appreciated your hospitality and everything you did for us. We will never forget it and we are still waiting for you to visit so we can return the favor.

Our Lady of Liberty who is always standing so proudly, can be seen while on the ferry.

There's Linda in the first picture. Amazing that she has not changed much since HS.
Isn't the pink azalea topiary so pretty?

And you can't go to NY without visiting Central Park.

There were some foreign actors shooting for a movie while we were there.

Another classmate of ours, Gloria, who resides in New Jersey, met us in Manhattan. It was so nice to see her too after more than 40 years.
Sorry I mislabeled the mosaic. It should be "Classmates in High School and not in College".
One place Linda took us was China Town. We ate there and the food was so good, so authentic. Look at all the fresh fish!

Of course, we always watch a broadway when we are in NY. In fact, that was the reason we went to begin with. AJ found out that Little Mermaid was showing. I found tickets on the second row.
It was time to say goodbye after a few days. We rented a car and drove to Washington DC so next Saturday, that is where I am taking you. Bye Linda, thanks for everything!

Thanks all for coming for a visit! I hope you enjoyed the tour.

And thanks to Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday.


SILVIA said...

congrats on you lovely win!
thank you for the tour, just beautifl and so many things to do and see in nyc..thanks..

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, you really did receive a fabulous box with tons of wonderful goodies in it. Congratulations. Everything is just beautiful. I love your trips and I always enjoy you taking us along with you. Such fun. New York is indeed a fascinating place. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Candy was SO generous with your giveaway gift!! Everything is so awesome. I love the hat!

And I enjoyed your trip to New York. I've been there once and it was many years ago. But your pictures bring back so many memories! Your friend Linda sounds like a real peach! How sweet of her to invite you to stay with her. You must have had so much fun!! I love this post, Christine.

Hope you have a great weekend. I will get back to you on your email.


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, your pictures are just awesome! I love NY City. Those pink wind chimes are really lovely.

Barb ♥

Debbie said...

Congrats Christine on your win!!~ We love the big Apple and visit every other year. Last time I wore the wrong shoes, WOW it was a long day, I even tried buying new ones and nothing was matching my outfit so I suffered!!~ You took some awesome photos!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

You haven't entered for my 100th post and I don't want anybody to miss it! Here's the direct link:

Denise said...

Wow, what a great win, I love all that you got in the box:) And great pics of NY, can't wait to see DC too, I've had a couple of trips there when we lived in MD.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congrats. on your win! Looks like you had a great trip to NYC.
Have a great weekend.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a fun box to open! I can't believe how much stuff she had in there!

I loved seeing the NYC pics. I haven't been since I was 11, I really don't remember much. It looks like fun.

Happy Weekend!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, you sure got a lot of goodies. How exciting. I'm glad your reunion and visit turned out so well. Looks like you had a blast.

Cherie said...

You know, I am just gonna sell everything and come move in with you. Then I will finally achieve perfect beauty in my home. :) Thanks for taking me on a trip to New York. Ive never been there. Those fish prices are what amazed me. We pay so much here in the mountains for fish. Have a blessed weekend my friend and much love to you and your family!

Sares said...

I always thought it would be neat to visit NY. I don't think I'd want to live there though! What a box full of goodies you got! How fun it must have been to open! Happy Pink Christine and have a great weekend!

Regina said...

Another wonderful captures and post.
Thank you for sharing Christine.

I'm out of town.

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Just Breathe said...

Wow what wonderful gifts you received. Love the hat! Thank you for sharing your pictures from NY. All the places I want to see. One of these days I am going to get to New York and see that Statue of Liberty!

kim said...

Christine, how wonderful to see friends again that you went to school with. I don't ever see anyone I went to school with. You always take such great photos and it is like we were right there with you. Have a great weekend.

Maggie said...

Congrats on winning, and thanks for NYC! I wish I was there now!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes Match this purse?"

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Keep posting c, I have to travel through you... I loved your 5 words, thanks for playing.

sanjeet said...

always thought it would be neat to visit NY.

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Light and Voices said...

It looks like you had a grand tour of NYC. My "fav" photo are the collages.
Joyce M

KBeau said...

Okay, I have to admit that when I saw your post title I thought you had won a trip to New York. LOL! But congrats on winning the goodies from Candy. She has such beautiful things.

Sherri said...

THanks for the tour on New York!! That is my dream to go there next! I think I want to go Christmas shopping there in early December!! Oh that would be so fun! Have a great Pink Saturday and enjoy the weekend! THanks again Sherri : )

Natasha said...

I love all those NY pictures. I can't wait to go back there again one day-it is one of my favorite places in the world.

Best wishes,

Kristin said...

Love your pictures of New York! Central Park looks beautiful! Have a nice day!!

PAT said...

A beautiful giveaway, Christine!

Loved your class get together. The photos and mosaics are wonderful!

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful give a way. And everything is just perfect in your beautiful home, Christine. Loved your pictures of New York, what a fun time and how sweet of your friend to host you. I love the mosaic of Central Park. Kat

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - Happy late Pink Saturday!

Beth said...

Christine, I love your pictures of New York City! You did an awesome job of showing us a good bit of the city. Congratulations on your win, too - you got some great items and I know you'll enjoy them. Have a blessed week!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, your photos of NY are beautiful, and your mosaics look great! Congratulations on the win-you really hit the jackpot! Lots of treasures in that box. loaurie

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