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A New York Christmas! Empire State Building Lights UP Bryant Park’s Winter Village’s Holiday Shops

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On a Rainy Day and Night, the Glistening Eternal Beacon of New York
— the Empire State Building —

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Peeks through Buildings and….

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Lights the 42nd Street Bryant Park Holiday Shops and Shoppers.

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Shops open until January 7 make a cozy setting of Christmas Cheer around the Skating Rink….

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and City Skyscrapers….

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and Bryant Park Christmas Tree….

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Is there a point in noting the “Christmas Tree in the Sky” similarity?
…..That’s the point!

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Light Shows are at 7 pm.

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Even More Beautiful in the misty rainy cloudy fog…..

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A New “Beautiful” Shines on in the Gorgeous Lighting Extravaganzas that Crown
our city in the show called  “A Christmas in New York”  On with the Show!

Dashing Events at Wolffer’s and Marder’s for the Hampton Holidays!

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This year Sue Calden, Event Director at Wolffer’s Estates Vineyards, Bridgehampton, asked me to do a Holiday Wreath for the “Fighting Chance” Charity which raises funds to fight cancer at Wolffer’s annual Christmas event “Lighting the Vines” on Dec. 7…. I came up with a “Daisy Chain” Wreath to mirror our “Human Chain” which pulls together to fight for good causes….. The Designers and Artists who contributed their talents made amazing creations and the festive mood “LIT UP” the whole night! Some memorable moments:

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The Vineyards are bare in December but gorgeous in the Winter Late Day Rays of Sun !

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The magic arrives with flick of a switch to “Light the Vines!”

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Everyone examines the Designer Wreaths and Trees and places  Bids…

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Creativity abounds….

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We created our work in the afternoon at Wolffers… Wine Corks Decorate this tree by Wolffers!

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And Small Paintings of the Vineyard are ornaments for this tree! Brilliant! A great Evening Event for “Fighting Chance”!

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Party Celebration, Wolffer’s Wines, Creativity, A Great Cause, Lighting the Vines!  Perfect!

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Christmas in the Hamptons is Festive everywhere! Here’s Marder’s Nursery and Gift Shop “Barn” in the Late Summer with Dahlias in the plenty!   Transformed….

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into a Glittering Christmas Gift Shop…..a Santa Workshop for the Gardener Gift Lover…..

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The Color Harmony is special, Green, Purples, Reds…. a Creative Christmas color scheme… not the usual “only” greens & reds.

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Gorgeous Books !

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Ornaments!

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Inviting!

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A Virtual Fireplace…. on a Video Screen!

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More Books!

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Whirls of Color!

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Look Up! Large Green-lit Ornament “Balls”!

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A “Hippie” Christmas…. “Peace Signs” 1960s-style is always in style….

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Personal Care and Home Gifts…. Pamper someone!

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A Trip to Marder’s at Christmas feels like a voyage to a Beautiful timeless place… one residing in  “THE IMAGINATION”

 

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WISHING YOU…

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GARDEN GREETINGS for a Merry Christmas 2013 from
Lois and GardenSpirits !!
Have a Beautiful Holiday!!

“Picturing Central Park”: Amazing Debut Show of Artist Janet Ruttenberg at the Museum of the City of NY

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Janet Ruttenberg has a special vision of New York’s Central Park that is on view at the Museum of the City of New York at Fifth Ave and 101rd St. Does anyone see “L’Dejeuner sur L’herbe” by Manet here!? or “”Le Grande Jatte” by Seurat ? But it is pure contemporary Janet Ruttenberg….giving us her gift of these amazing creations of New York’s Central Park…. This is a must-see show for garden and art lovers… in fact, for everyone who loves parks and public spaces, and I hope that means everyone!

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Her Fans, among them, George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company, helped this show become a reality…. Janet Ruttenberg, being dedicated to her work and process, did not seek to show her work throughout her lifetime. The art lovers of NYC made this happen. Her work is monumental in scale. Did I mention that she is 82 years old? Truly a tribute to her lifelong devotion to her creative pursuits. Hinting at Art History’s great iconic images of people in parks and gardens, her gatherings of humans and nature give art references that are submerged and re-emerge to the viewer’s delight….. “Gatherings” is a monograph book about her work and the exhibit by Pointed Leaf Press. Her rich color sensibility and draftsmanship and grand conceptualizations let you “Walk” into her reality of our Central Park’s great expanse of Sheep’s Meadow…..

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This is where I met Janet Ruttenberg a year ago working on a large watercolor she rolled out by a large tree… She, being at one with her subject,
gazed out and observed the glowing light on Sheep Meadow!

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And when you see her work, you will see this green expanse filled to the rim with masses of the people of NYC planted into this  great lawn in a vision of humanity in harmony …. her unique vision of NY’s humanity in its paradise of Central Park…. and the paradise of art!

Terrain’s Autumn Bounty Festival and Watercolor Workshop in Westport, Oct. 5… Let’s Take a Preview Tour!

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A Vertical Garden Welcomes you at this Garden Emporium and Nursery.

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It’s a Garden House of extraordinary home and garden decor products that seduces you as soon as you walk through the door.

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Come to the Autumn Bounty Festival on Oct. 5 next Saturday!

 

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See the Fall Decor products…

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In my Fall Watercolor Workshop at 10:30 Am – 1:30 pm at Terrain,  Paint Fall Flowers, Leaves, Gourds….

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I recently visited Terrain and love their amazing and wide array of fabulous classes for their Home Decor,  Garden and Food Lover customers!

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Mini Container Pot Designs of Fall Foliage!

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Their Barn-like Interior “Glass Wall” Presentation is Extraordinary, placing art, furniture and garden plants side by side!

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I want one!

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“Garden Rooms” of Exquisite Ideas and Products!

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Areas to learn the craft of Terrariums, or learning the ABCs of Horticulture and Gardening….

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If Terrain has selected a product, it is always beautiful!

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A Cafe… indoor and outdoor….. provides healthy fabulous gourmet menus!

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Come to the Nursery!

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 Pumpkins, Gourds, Fall Rainbow Colors!

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Orange everywhere you turn!

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Pumpkin Patches!

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Chrysanthemums!

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Purple Cabbages and Mums!

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 Wood Stacks ready for your Fireplace!

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Rows and Rows of Potted Plants ready for your garden!

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Peppers and Mums…..!

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A Tower of Pumpkins and Squashes Welcome You!

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Come and Paint “FALL” at Terrain this coming Sat. Oct. 5…. Registration is at Terrain’s Website!

GardenSpiritsNY Loves Terrain!  Come and experience Terrain!

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