Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas in NY Ornament Shop


I was shopping in Lower Manhattan's South Street Seaport yesterday and I came upon this Christmas in New York ornament shop on the second floor of the Pier Seventeen Mall.  Its web site says that it is the largest Christmas shop in New York City. Let's go inside!


Doesn't the life size Santa Claus figure in the window look so real?


The first of many Christmas trees on display was full of wonderful NYC themed souvenir ornaments.  To enlarge all photos click on them once, and then again when they open on a new page. Use your browser's "back" arrow to return to this post after viewing the enlarged photo.


A collage of just a few of the many delightful ornaments in the store. The Radio City Hall Rockettes are dancing in the upper left corner, sweet treats are in the top middle, and flag ornaments for many nations are in the top right.  Assorted coffee drink ornaments are in the bottom left, the "Big Apple" symbol for NYC in the bottom middle, and different versions of pretty Clara from the Nutcracker Suite ballet are in the bottom right. I really had to control myself, as I could have spent a small fortune here. I have to admit that I have a weakness for Christmas ornaments!
 

There were all kinds of Santa Claus figures and elves on this tree, and a small Santa in his sled pulled by reindeer was circling the tree on the white track you can see in the middle of the tree.


This tree was full of white and gold ornaments. All the ornaments seen on the trees were for sale in displays next to the tree.


This pretty pink tree was full of Nutcracker and ballet themed ornaments. 


A collage of some really fun specialty trees. The first from the left is full of Irish themed ornaments, the second purple tree is full of young teen themed ornaments such as pink flip flops and high top sneakers and "BFF" signs, the next tree is full of chocolate, espresso and coffee themed ornaments, and the last blue tree is dedicated to all Yankee Baseball ornaments.


This beautiful tree was full of silver, white, crystal and a touch of blue ornaments.


A most unusual tree full of bird ornaments inside a golden birdcage!


 One of my favorites was this gingerbread men and women themed tree!


This was an elegant red and gold music themed tree.


Perhaps the most unusual tree in the store was a black Halloween themed tree!

What was your favorite of all the trees in this shop? 


I'm adding this post to Pink Saturday on Beverly's blog "How Sweet The Sound"  and  at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things.


I will be busy decorating my own Christmas tree this weekend!  I am very behind in all my holiday preparations since I returned on Monday from my grandson's birthday in Colorado. Come back soon as I'll be showing this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and some other less well known, but equally beautiful, trees in Manhattan. Christmas in New York City is a wonderful time of the year!







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62 comments:

Theanne... said...

Love Christmas Shops...now to include the one you've introduced me to...and the trees are fabulous. I loved themed trees but always do an eclectic one...the ornaments have to go on whether they're themed or not...LOL
Sadly Don and I just missed Christmas in NYC...we moved to NJ in January of 1983 and moved away from NJ (to AZ) in Sept '83 so no NYC Christmas wonderfulness...sad!!

H said...

I love the music themed tree, but the pink one is gross.

The idea of Santa trundling round a tree on the track is brilliant, but it looks so weird! For me, I'm afraid, it just doesn't work. Now if they had designed a thinner, silver, overhead cable with Santa's sleigh suspended, it could have looked really good!

Ginny said...

I love the silver, white, crystal, and blue one, so georgous!! But also the birdcage one!! I am a birdwatcher, so I just love this one, I wonder how much it costs? I Googled the store to try and find it's website, but couldn't. Just as well, I know I would order too many things! I thought that Santa was a real person. But the Halloween tree is ghastly. Halloween is the exact opposite of everything Christmas is about. Well, I have loved this post, I could spend all day and a fortune in there, and you posted lots of good and detailed pictures. I have lost track of the time I have spent scrolling and looking here.

diane said...

I would love to be in NY at Christmas. One could spend a small fortune in that ornament shop. I liked the silver, white and a splash of blue tree best of all.

Gracie said...

Maybe there will be a time when I'll celebrate Christmas there!

Lucy (aka RHarper) said...

Oh man...I love ornaments and I don't even have a tree up. Seems so silly just for me, and Hank would be 'up' it in the first moment and have everything off. I go crazy picking out ornaments -- I change my mind so much.

Jojo said...

Wow!!!! What a great tour you gave us and I loved being able to enjoy all the trees! You must tell - what did you buy?

Maria M. Boyer said...

The Yankees tree is my favorite! There aren't enough of them in our neck of the woods here in PA. A safe and happy holiday to you, Pat!

Tracy said...

WHOA... that's a LOT of Christmas--LOL! But then one does expect Christmas to be BIG in the Big Apple :o) Very fun... I don't do a lot of decorating, but this sure inspires. Just love seeing all the themed trees and sparkly baubles. LOVE your new banner, Pat! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

La said...

Boy, that Santa does look real. I have a weakness for Christmas ornaments, too.

I like the Gingerbread Man/Woman Tree.

Have fun decorating this weekend. I will be baking. Merry Christmas! La

Snap said...

Pat, what a fun post! I love the bird tree in the golden bird cage ... clever! I'm sure glad I don't live there ... I'd go crazy in this shop. I LOVE Christmas ornaments!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Pat,
I love the detailed photos of the trees! It is fun to see all those wonderful ornaments up close. I volunteer on a Christmas house tour and I am always looking for new ideas to inspire me! The store looks magnificent and very deserving of a visit.

Old Kitty said...

OH WOW!!!!

Now I'm torn. The pink tree speaks to me but the halloween one just serenades me with its uniqueness!! Ooooh!! Such gorgeous gorgeous and utterly gorgeous trees and ornaments!!!! I love these trees!! Can you just buy the whole tree with the ornaments intact?? LOL!! I'll have the pink and the halloween one please thank you!
:-)

That real life father christmas is just uncanny! Thanks for sharing these fun pics of this amazing shop! Take care
x

Sheila said...

I like the gingerbread themed tree - it reminds me of the gingerbread cookies I made and dec0orated with my kindergarten classes and with my own children. A couple of years ago we decided to make a gingerbread house while waiting for a relative who was still driving to the farm - it wasn't complicated but we sure had lots of fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is fabulous! What an experience to shop there...like a kid in a candy shop! Love all of the beautiful trees! What a treat for the holidays! ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful store! When we travel we always try to buy an ornament. Someday, Mr Comforts of Home and I are going to visit NY during the Christmas season. We have always wanted to.
Hugs,
Penny

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I loved all the trees! I have made a point to avoid the malls this year, and shop at smaller stores...but now I think a trip to the big mall is in order. Just for some pictures of their trees!
This is another friday's favorite
:-)
Thanks for joining in!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Heart, Pat....I could spend a lifetime in that shop. Since George and I surprise each other with lots of different (sometimes funny and unique) ornaments each year, I would love browsing through that shop.

My favorite (of course) is the BIRD tree... But--I love the MUSIC one also... Awe Shucks--i love them all.

Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

pam said...

That pink tree had some crazy fun things shooting out of it...I liked that look. None of those really grabbed me but so fun to see. I've had an all snowman tree before but I would probably pick things that were in jewel tones if I could have a tree that was really themed....what a fun store. Thanks for the tour.

steviewren said...

My favorite one was the blue, silver and white tree, but really I buy anything I like. So my own tree is full of everything...the theme is no theme. I loved the Nutcracker tree as well. I'm sure I would have had to buy something from that tree if I'd been there.

Sorry you are behind on everything, but I know you loved being able to spend a week in Denver.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pat, This post was such a treat for me...I would love this shop! Of course the gingerbread tree was my favorite. If I were there though, I would definitely have bought one of the Big Apple ornaments for our tree this year.
♥, Susan

Jo said...

Love them all but I think,NYC themed souvenir tree is my fav.

Jo

Jo said...

I love the ballet tree ... and i love the use of ribbon on every tree ... that is something i have to consider next year, they showed some wonderful ways to use it! I would go insane in this shop ... i love ornaments!!!

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

A magical place for holiday decorating ideas! What a great visit -- I'm so glad you shared, as it's not likely I'll get there any time soon. And that Rockettes ornament? WOW! I so gotta get me one of those! I love the Rockettes!

Merry Christmas, my dear bloggy friend!

Cindy said...

Wow-this was fun! I kept seeing a tree I claimed as my fav until I scrolled down and say more! I love the bird cage and the chocolate/espresso tree-haven;t seen any like that before!

nanny said...

I could do some serious shopping int that store.....
Beautiful ornaments everywhere!
I like the gingerbread one and the white and crystal best....but they are all wonderful!

I have always wanted to visit NY during Christmas.... I love your Christmas posts......

Sara said...

It's always a treat to see the ornaments and trees of this holiday season. I prefer a simpler tree but I do love all the glitz and glitter and the creativity!

Dishesdone said...

Cool store! Didn't know they had a Christmas Store, haven't been to the Seaport in years! There's nothing like Christmas in NY! All that's missing these days is the Chestnut guys! I loved the smell :)

Lacey said...

I love all the trees. What a great store, I would probably spend a small fortune too! hehe I would love to spend Christmas in NYC one year!

Yvette said...

I loved EVERYTHING about this shop! Thanks so much for sharing this one. I haven't been to South Street Seaport in several years, but I do remember it as a magical place. They sometimes have poetry readings onboard one of the ships. Fun in the summer.

As far as Christmas is concerned, too much is NEVER enough. :)

Vee said...

Oh I love exclusive Christmas shops like this. I try never to go in because, like you, I could leave a lot of cash behind. I love the Rockettes' ornament. Yes, I'll be back to see all the Christmas trees and I hope that you'll include your own when you're ready.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Wow! I feel like I was there...without really being there. Thanks for taking us along to the largest Christmas shop in NYC. Beautiful!

Donnie said...

They are all lovely. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite. It must have really put you in the Christmas Spirit.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My kind of shop. All beautiful except of course the Yankee Tree. Die hard Red Sox Fan. lol!! Seriously though the gingerbread tree and the bird tree with the gilded cage my favorite. Sooo lovely.

Claudia said...

You do make me wax nostalic for another NYC holiday. The white and gold tree is stunning. But I am also delighted by NYC ornaments the Rockettes and my beloved Nutcracker.

Beverly said...

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

I love all of the trees, but the first one is my favorite. I sure would love to go shopping in this store.

Our Christmas tree is all Santas.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Oh, I love Christmas shops! We have several big ones in Gatlinburg, TN near where I live. My favorite of your trees? Definitely the gold and white one. I recently posted about ivory and gold being my favorite of all Christmas colors -- if I HAD to choose. :-) Thanks for sharing -- and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Annesphamily said...

PAT enjoy your weekend. I saw you were traveling. Be safe. One day you must visit with me when you come to Colorado. These trees and all the ornaments are so beautiful. Your are very blessed to be able to see so many remarkable things near your home. Blessings. anne

Susie Q said...

Oh my! I'll take one of those, and one of those...two of these and okay. I want one of everything here! What a magical place! I could get lost here for days!
I love the Nutcracker theme...Grace and I went every year together...well, until now. She has tired of it for now. I am reassured by ther Moms that she will have the spark rekindled in a few years and we can renew our tradition!

Love,
Sue

Oliag said...

There used to be several Christmas ornament shops in my area for many years...and I loved going to them and spending lots of money in them...slowly they have all disappeared! The economy? I miss them at this time of year...

Love your photos!

Deborah said...

Those are all so beautiful my favorites are the nutcracker tree, the tree in the birdcage and the beautiful blue and silver one.

My name is PJ. said...

Wow! I was dazzled by the photos....I'm quite sure I would have been on sensory overload in the store!

Gorgeous!!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I LOVE all of them! I LOVE ornaments and that is why I have so many darn trees in my house....14 of them!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Happy@Home said...

I love the blue, silver and crystal tree and I also love the gingerbread tree. I think it's a good thing I am just visiting this shop through your blog. I think I would have a hard time not buying if I were there in person. So many cute things.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi sweet Pat!
You have been one busy girl!

The trees are so fantastic but I bet you could guess my fav :)

The NYC themed one is sooo cool. I remember the year I got to see the Rockettets for the first time. What a fun show!!

May the season bring such joy to you my friend... its been a fast and fun year huh?

Hugs to you!
Claudia

Pondside said...

I'd be like a kid in a candy shop! What fun you must have had!
I'd say that I love the gingerbread themed tree and the one with the mice on it. Our tree is up and lit, but waiting for the little ones to decorate it.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

How beautiful all those trees are! I love the Santa also. If I didn't think it would completely wig out my grandkids, I'd fly to NY right now and buy one!

Merry Christmas,

RMW

Kate on Clinton said...

Not really my style, but I think it is more the overload in the displays. If my Lola keeps fussing with our tree, I may need to head over there to replenish what she's broken.

Cat & Cricket said...

Ahhh.. one of my favorite spots to hit in NYC!!! Happy PS! you know it is impossible to decide!

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones...Thank you for sharing HPS!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

delightful! My favorite ornaments were the New York-y ones... especially the Rockettes and the shiny NYC apple. Thanks for sharing and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I would have a hard time contolling myself in there too! Just beautifulPat, you always bring everything to life for us. I go crazy with food related ornaments, I have a problem.

Joyce said...

I just love this post and all the ornaments but the best is the NY Yankee tree. I so want to go to this store. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.
Joyce

Sarah said...

Gorgeous...thank you for sharing a place I'll probably never get to see! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Trotter said...

Hi Pat! I'm missing Pier 17... :-(
As for the tree, the blue, of course... ;))

Blogtrotter Two is moving south on the Nile: water, greenery and desert... Enjoy and have a great week!

La Petite Gallery said...

My favorite tree was the 3rd gold and white. I would have bought the Rocketts and big apple. Have got to get back to NYC before spring.
Happy Holidays yvonne

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I would be at their door the day after Christmas if they do a post-holiday sale! What a beautiful store. I love the life-sized Santa!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I had never heard of this shop Pat. thanks for cluing us in - although I had better stay away. I have enough ornaments for three trees.

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful shop! It would be difficult to pick a favorite tree as I love them all but I guess I was especially drawn to the pink one. I would have had a hard time leaving that store empty handed. I hope you and your family have a very joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year. Merry Christmas ♥

Melanie said...

What an amazing shop. Cute elves! I can see a little tree in a girl's bedroom with the ballet theme.

Love the mice cook on the gingerbread tree- so sweet!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Fabulous trees.... every one is special! Thanks again.