Friday, July 29, 2011

NYC stamps and beads

 While in New York City I found a lovely little stamp store called The Ink Pad. I try to find at least one stamp store on any major trip I go on, and this  one was great. The stamp store itself was very small, but had a wide variety of stamps for such a tiny little place. The photos above are of what I purchased there. I plan on making my own NYC postcards with the stamps. I also found a great little bead store, and purchased these agate beads in my favorite color-purple! I didn't shop too much in the city. I bought this stuff, a couple of purses, 2 city prints for my wall, and a few little tourist trinkets.

Trip to New York City

Well, I finally made it to New Yorck City. I have to agree I now know why they say it's the city that never sleeps!!! We had a wonderful time other than my aching feet from all the walking we did. We only had a couple of days there, but we managed to pack a lot in. We started out seeing the statue of liberty and riding the ferry. After that we went to Grand Central Station, and it was definately grand indeed! We hung out in Greenwich Village and ate at St. Mark's Ale House, and had a drink at The Fat Black PussyCat and the 3 Sheets Saloon. We went to see Ground Zero, and I'm so glad they are building the towers back. We visited a  stamp store called The Ink Pad, and a bead store which I was in love with. We heard music in each park we visited. One man was even playing his baby grand piano. We saw The Blue Man Group at The Astor Theatre, had some NY style pizza, went to the NBC store, a huge Toys R' Us with a giant ferris wheel inside, and hung out in Time Square where we saw lots of bright lights, crowded streets, and Hoda doing the Today Show. Next we went to Chinatown where I bought some purses, and had lunch then  went to The Top Of The Rock(Rockefeller Center) for some beautiful city views and picture taking. We ended the trip with dinner at The Playwright Tavern. Sunday morning our we met back up with our group and we all went to Brooklyn to see The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. The choir was amazing and had about 150 people in it of all nationalities which was great to see. After that we had to head home. The city life is amazing, but I'm glad to be back to my one horse town in a way as well!