Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Pink Saturday Christmas Chandelier!

I hope everyone that celebrates the holiday had a joyful Christmas!

Today is Pink Saturday on Beverly's blog, How Sweet The Sound, and I'm sure many participating blogs will continue to share Christmas glad tidings, so please visit Beverly today to keep your holiday cheer.

While in lower Manhattan recently, I went to see the NYSE Christmas Tree - which is also commonly referred to as the "Wall Street Tree" - on Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place, and almost directly across the street, on display in the 15 Broad Street building lobby, was this stunning pink lit chandelier!

Upon further investigation I found out that it is 1,900-piece, Louis XV chandelier that once hung in the main banking hall of J. P. Morgan at 23 Wall Street. The two commercial properties have been converted into luxury condominium apartments and the chandelier was saved and put on permanent display as a design element.

Displayed so close to the ground, and lit with its soft and lovely pink glow, the chandelier looked like a magical crystal Christmas tree. Most unusual, unexpected and so delightful!


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27 comments:

La Petite Gallery said...

You said a mouth full. What a fun
thing to stumble upon. Nothing like Manhatten. Is wall street still there??? ha ha Ha!
Was there any movement? This is a great time to be in NYC.
wishing you a wonderful New Year.
Yvonne

Sea Witch said...

Wow,this truly is spectacular. What a hidden gem you found. I so adore all of your daily travels around the city. My cousin from Queens sent my son in Afganistan and my other son in Denver NYC bagels and black and white cookies. They both were over them moon with that gift. Sea Witch

Lorrie said...

What a neat find Pat! I'm so glad that this chandelier has been saved and put on display where people can continue to enjoy it. Thanks for telling us the story behind it. I learned something new from you again today.

Linda said...

WOW and I do mean WOW!!! That is beautiful and such a wonderful thing to just 'find'. Love it.

Linda

mbkatc230 said...

Stunning! I love the way they've displayed it. What a neat find. Kathy

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow, that is some chandelier you stumbled upon. You're always finding new and unexpected treats!

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a beautiful treasure to discover. I know there are so many wonderful things in NYC to delight the eye. I am glad we have you to highlight them for us. Hope you are enjoying your Christmas weekend.
QMM

Vee said...

I am so glad that it was rescued...anything that exquisite not being displayed would be a crying shame. Glad you found something so unexpected and magical!

Grace said...

I am so in love with chandeliers! I collect miniature ones and anything where they are painted. This is so spectacular I definately have to visit it! Happy Pink Saturday Hugs Grace

storyteller said...

Wow ... that's impressive! Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday. Mine’s at Happily Retired Gal
Hugs and blessings,

Jeanne said...

Dear Pat, WOW, that is gorgeous and has quite a history. Beautiful in pink and a great post about it today. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Pat. I know you miss your little grandson. I too miss the grands when I can't be with them more often. They are a delight and a wonder.

Have a wonderful New Year and a healthy one to be sure.

Love, Jeanne

Betzie said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous!!! Amazing it lasted so long...thanks for sharing! HPS!

Sara said...

That is a beautiful chandelier! How fun that must have been to stumble upon!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Delightful...is right! So glad it has been preserved for all to enjoy...and thank-you for sharing it with us.

Cynthia said...

Happy Holidays!

thestonerabbit said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday, Pat!

What a gorgeous work of art---thank you for continuing to share the wonders of your part of the USA!

Just visited with my niece from Denver on Christmas eve. Her Christmas card was a photo taken of her with The Big Blue Bear....did you see that on your trip to visit your son and family?

Have a great weekend! L, Dana

Jenny said...

Totally gorgeous and so unexpected!

Tara said...

Pat

What a neat pink find! Hope you enjoyed the holiday with your family!

ARLENE said...

What a gorgeous chandelier! Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

Claudia said...

How wonderful to just "stumble" upon that beauty. It is so lovely. Only in NYC. Sounds like your holiday was joyful. Onward and upward to good things in 2010!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wow, stunning! You just don't see chandeliers like that anywhere...I love New York!!
♥, Susan

suesueb said...

This has to be one of the most gorgeous chandeliers I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing and Happy pink week!!

Beverly said...

Oh my, Pat. That is absolutely exquisite. It does look like a Christmas tree.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family, my dear friend.

I hope your foot is improving every day.

Betsy said...

Very unusual...and very pretty! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now, that is pretty amazing, Pat! I've never seen anything like it before!

Loved seeing it...

XO,

Sheila (who is still technically on blog break so I can REST!)

Paz said...

Oh, so pretty in pink! ;-)

Paz

Julie Schuler said...

I'll have to show this picture to my son, he loves chandeliers!