Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dinner Plates, Platters And More-FISHS EDDY In NYC

Have you ever walked into a store and feel like you have struck gold?  Well, not gold but plates...oodles and oodles of them!  We embarked on a quick trip to NYC to see the show Wicked on Broadway and had some time to wander around.  Ended up on the subway to Union Square to go to ABC Carpet & Home.  We then stumbled upon Fishs Eddy and never made it to our desired destination.  The store was jam packed but utterly entrancing with all that it had to offer in dishware.   I did not want to leave!  We only had a short period of time and I wanted to so desperately to purchase something fantastic.  There was so much to look at and so little time to enjoy it all that I came out with nothing!  This was right before Thanksgiving, mind you, and any of these plates, platters, cake stands would have been very useful.  I was in heaven at discovering this store!  Luckily they have an online shop too.  
What was really great was all the restaurant plates they stocked.  These plates and serverware are unique and very heavy.  I was carried away!
Row after row of china splendor...flatware too!

This vintage china section stopped me in my tracks.  By this point, it was brain overload but in a good way! 
 NYC is so enchanting this time of year. 
 The hustle bustle of all the shoppers, visitors and locals brings a vibrancy and excitement to just being there.  We came at a time when the Christmas decorations were just going up so I got a little glimpse at what is to come.  We stayed at a beautiful hotel called The New York Palace.  We were right across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral.  I felt like we were in the heart of the city!
By the time we had left the hotel they were finished with the Christmas decorations.  Everything was so magical that I did not want to go!  One night stay in NYC is not enough!
New York Palace decorations

The Cartier store is as pretty as a package for Christmas.  

The Fendi store was a shimmering beauty.  The icicles were actually lights that simulated water dripping.  It was stunning at night!

I hope you get a chance to visit NYC at this time of year.  A bit crowded but that is what makes it fun and interesting.  I think I will have to go back!  I highly recommend the show Wicked.  The cast was superb and very talented. The story of the Wicked Witch of the West was not what I expected (did not read the book)!  It was worth every penny!


All photo's taken via me and property of Living It At Home

4 wonderful comments:

Mrs. French said...

love all this, so gorgeous. The plate shop may be my very fave!

VictoriaArt said...

Gosh, you brought back loads of memories. Fish's Eddy was one of the first stores I discovered right after moving to NYC from Germany. I have many pieces from there. LOVE that store. Of course we take the kids every year to Rockefeller center, Union Square Holiday market, Lincoln Center and to the Tavern on the Green in the park.... it's magical this time of year!
I can feel your excitement! And you've got to stay at a hotel, something I wish I could do in NY! We are just not far enough.....
We've seen 'Wicked' last spring, my daughter has been singing ever since "Popular...."

xx Victoria

Scientific Housewife said...

I saw the Wicked show off broadway and it was so good!

I'll be in NYC this weekend and I can't wait to see all the decorations!

Dinner Plates said...

Hello Dude,

What a unique favor idea! I love it!