Friday, May 23, 2008

Show & Tell Friday ~ Vacation Mementos...


This week for Show & Tell Friday, we were encouraged to post something that we found while on vacation. My favorite destination is NYC! I love the lights, the glamour, the excitement... If I were young and single, my dream would be to live in a little, shabby-chic decorated apartment, and work as a Broadway Show set designer in NYC. ...where I could go out for bagels, pizza, and cheesecake any hour, day or night. I could delve into second-hand shops, within walking distance of my home, and frequent the shows and museums!

Back to the subject at hand....Vacations & Memorabilia...

On my first vacation to NYC, with romantic notions of Holly Golightly dancing in my head, my sister-in-law, Leighann, and I, began with a trip to Tiffany & Company. We stayed for hours and took pictures of everything, including the bathroom and beautiful wood paneled elevator, complete with a door man...who echoed with a sing-song deep voice, "Going up...going down!" You can imagine how fascinated we two small-town girls were!

Leighann and I both purchased keepsakes from Tiffany's, but we were almost as excited about the "Tiffany Blue" bags and boxes that housed our new found prized possessions, as the items themselves. We saved them as mementos, as well!


So, this is what came in my blue box...a pair of crystal candlesticks.


(These lampshades are NOT purple, only appear that way in the picture. They are dark brown.)




To this day, I love these candlesticks just as much as I did when I spotted them in the showcase at Tiffany's! I plan to pass these on to my daughter, in hopes that she will cherish them as much as I did! ~Rhonda ;)



28 comments:

Ivory Spring said...

Rhonda!!!
What beautiful home decor pictures! I love the ambience and the candlesticks and the lamp and the platter and the urn!!!! Simply gorgeous!!! Oh, and the tassels too.

I have never been to NYC, would love to go sometime. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Grand Life said...

Found your site through "Show and Tell Friday". So glad I did. Although I'm probably old enough to be your Mother, we have similiar likes. I would love to redo my living room in shabby chic, my husband and I have been selling on eBay for over 10 years, and New York is my favorite all time city. I go every year for two weeks. The first week with Hubby and the second week three friends. They fly in and we have a blast. We stay in a friends apartment in Greenwich. I work all year long on strange and unique things to do and places to go off the tourist track. I'll check your blog often now that I've found you. Oh, what attracted me at first was your name, Scooterblu. Scooter was what we called our first grandson from the minute we knew our daughter was pregnant. He must have approved because he was born on my birthday. He's 15 now but I occasionally I slip and call him Scooter still. Have a great week.
I also love Tiffany's but have never been able to afford anything there yet. I do have an antique pin from a great-grandmother that is Tiffany. The candle sticks are beautiful.
Judy

Penless Thoughts said...

What a neat How & Tell. I'd be just like you and treasure the bag & box, too!!! You were already special to me, but now that I know your middle name is Suzette....you are double special :o) Your right, not many of you!!!!
Susan

Carrie said...

Thanks for your visit. Your decor is beautiful. The candlesticks are a striking modern design, a great heirloom to pass on.

Mrs. B said...

Sing, sing a song... Oh sorry, I was distracted!

Yep, there's something about those blue boxes that gets a girl excited! I have a couple silver bracelets and necklaces from there and I can never bear to throw away my boxes. Your candle sticks are gorgeous and I love your lamps too!

Have a great weekend!

Hadias said...

The candlesticks are beautiful. I would have kept the boxes as well.

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting fellow Charleston lover! And I LOL when I saw your Tiffany bag....I can take you to the drawer where I have mine! I also do that with my Coach and Brighton bags. They come so rarely I just can't part with them! Have a great weekend!

PAT said...

The candlesticks are absolutely beautiful! And they bring back good memories!

Pat

Susie said...

Someday I'd love to see that store. In fact I'd love to see the East Coast :) You have them displayed just beautifully, so I know they must remind you of good times!

Sondra said...

Your candle sticks are so pretty. Everything looks so nice the way you have it displayed.

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda, those candle sticks are beautiful. I sure your daughter will tresure them if only because they came from you. Your lamp shades looks beautiful even purple. Have a great weekend Rhonda, Deb

Tootsie said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I locve that table with the lamps and candlesticks! that creamy/yellow urn on there is to die for! I hope you don't mind if I add you to my list of favorite blogs! are you an RMS person? How did you find me? at any rate this is a great blog...and I will be back. I don't always comment, but I do spy and snoop around! lol have a great week end! I hear it is a long weekend in the U.S. In Canada we had our last week

Lisa said...

Those candlesticks are fabulous - what a great keepsake! How fun that must have been to shop there. Maybe someday I'll get there.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tootsie said...

yea...that should say LOVE that table. I was too busy looking at it to think to check myself!

Heather said...

There you go "teasing" me again with little snippit pictures of your home! I love those candlesticks! Classic,elegant, and timeless- good pick!
How is your closet coming along? Did you find your containers? Isn't organization totally frustrating and totally gratifying at the same time?!? LOL! In the center of your house!? Oh! I would be in a panic too- at least I can hide the "danger zone" behind closed doors!! he he
Isn't that the neatest thing? I found that baby ticker thru another blog and went to baby astrology to add it to my blog. It is fun but makes me nervous to see that the days are passing by quickly until our little girl gets here! Ahhh!!! And sometimes that little baby spins around in hyper speed and makes me dizzy! LOL
Thank You so much for stopping by again- I so enjoy your visits and your comments!!! They make my day!
-Heather :)

Susie Harris said...

I think Im hooked! I adore your blog and pictures. Would you, could you, please tell me where you got your little flag with the "G" on it. I have searched everywhere for one. Im almost tempted to stop in someones yard and ask. I love them. Nice to meet you, Susie H.

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Rhonda,
I have never been to NYC but I would love to visit it sometime. I like your little fantasy about your shabby chic apartment and working on Broadway. Hey, a girl can certainly dream.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Rhonda!
Beautifully decorated area! The candlesticks are lovely and really compliment your lamps. How wonderful to have something so special from Tiffany's!
Hugs, Sherry

Lidian said...

Those are perfectly splendid candlesticks and lamps. Just lovely!

Susie Harris said...

Im so excited!!! I have a new best friend! hehe. If you dont mind I would love to add you to my sidebar as well. Thank you for such sweet comments on my tassels. I have many... I go overboard when making cause I enjoy them so much! Just let me know the ones that you have an interest in and I will let you know. I sell my goodies at craft shows and just started to add them to my blog. Thank you for being so sweet about the flags.. I live close to Baton Rouge so Im sure I can find one maybe at the Halmark store. I never thought to try there. Thanks again. Im looking forward to getting to know you and chatting. Many smiles your way! Susie H

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

My daughter loves Tiffany's, she used to go to NYC often. I know about the boxes and bags from Tiffany's!

Your crystal candlesticks are gorgeous! They look great with those pretty lamps!

Katherine

P.S. - I would love to see the picture of little Ashley with the tea set! What a nice idea!

Muum said...

thanks for sharing , those are wonderful. thanks, also, for visiting my blog!

Mica Garbarino said...

that is delightfully decorated it all looks so nice together. love the candle sticks... you certainly have an eye for beauty. thanks for stopping by and leaving such a darling comment. hope to see you again, Mica

Farrah said...

I enjoyed your Show and Tell! I've never been that far East. Maybe someday... :-)

Kathy said...

Rhonda, your candlesticks are so beautiful. They will be a wonderful treasure to pass on to your daughter...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Kathy said...

Rhonda, your candlesticks are so beautiful. They will be a wonderful treasure to pass on to your daughter...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Kelli said...

What beautiful treasures you brought back from your trip! Your home is lovely, too!
~Kelli

Pam said...

Girl, I love your decorating style. Of course, I think those candlesticks would look good anywhere! hehe

I also enjoyed your cute post about the many different chairs in your home!