Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas in NYC: Martha Show, Macy's Windows and Tinsel!
On Wed. Dec. 10, 2008, I ventured into the city on the 5:30 am train to Penn Station NYC to meet my dear friend Theresa from Middle School, for the live Martha Stewart Show, we had to be there around 8:00am for our seating.
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It was an unusually warm day with temps around 68/70 degrees so waiting on line wasn't bad, with a cup of Dounkin Donuts in hand, good conversation, Theresa and I were ready to watch Martha Live with special guest: Paula Abdul, and Katie Steuernagle, who makes these adorable animal pull toys, funny thing is I have circus cart pull toys and circus rubber animal toys/dolls in my new book: Altered Art Circus, Quarry Books, Feb.2009 (Now available), buy pre-sale now at: or visit
Katie's adorable pull toys put a smile on my face and was by far the best part of the show, even though Paula Abdul looked fabulous and mentioned her new accessory line, which is gorgeous and full of sparkle and glam, a must have for any true diva or for the inner Queen in you.

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Here is the link for Katie's Pull Toy Project:

The set was decorated in true Martha Stewart Holiday Glam, this 7 segment show was wonderful and so was her staff, I recommend if you get the chance try to go to the show, you will not regret it. Pictures are allowed before and after the show airs, you can take pictures from your seating area, but do not wander around, I think this is a very fair request! Plus you will leave the show with a surprise, we received Giradelli Chocolate, which I'm saving for my opera cake which I make before New Years!

After the Show Theresa and I walked a few blocks over to Macy's (Miracle of 34th Street) to look at all the holiday decorations and window displays. Here are some of my favorite window display pictures from Macy's:

After walking around and looking at all the enchanting Window Display's, Theresa and I walked on over to Phoenix Beads and Tinsel Trading. I had to visit with Marcia and Miss Linda Ashton

while I was there, she is one of the most amazing milliners and super talented, we met through my dear friend Terri, visit Terri's blog to read her post on Linda and take a glimpse in the New York Times for the article and NY Times: Heather and Terri are wonderful! Love them both!

Now once you enter Tinsel Trading, trust me you won't leave empty handed, I love what Marcia and her staff did with the store displays for the holidays, they had tinsel, vintage holiday goodies and real mica throughout the store, it was pure Tinsel Wonderland and of course I stayed for over an hour chatting with the girls and treasure hunting throughout.

Isn't this adorable, this girl display sits right in the front of the store, for more info on their wonderful findings, books, events, please visit:

After Tinsel I headed over to Phoenix beads, and then back for to Penn Station for my 4:30pm train home, it was a wonderful day filled with lots of Holiday Magic and Joy!



AbbieRoad said...

Ooh I'm going to see Martha's live taping on Jan 6th! A bunch of the gals from the EtsyNJ Street Team are going together!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

that sounds so fun, I love all the photos, Martha, wow and another book..Yeah YOU...hugs and happy holidays, Lisa

MaygreenFairies said...

Gosh Lisa you always seem to be doing such wonderful things, I adore reading your blog and looking at your lovely photos.
Hugs, Mandy x

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Lisa!

You have been one busy girl!!! I'm so excited to pop in here and see all that you are up too. My goodness so much excitement!

I just got the 1,000 Handmade Greetings yesterday and was thrilled to see that our artwork is sharing the same page!!! You I am a big fan of your beautiful work.

Wishing you all the best during the holidays.

Take care,


Sandra Evertson said...

What fun! And a big Congrats on your Wonderful book! It looks Fabulous!
Sending Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

faerie enchantment said...

Thank You all so much!
Abbie, you are going to have loads of fun at the show.
Lisa, hugs back to you!
Mandy, I love your blog and we will meet soon!
Holly, You an I on the same page rocks!
Sandra, I love your books, they always inspire me!

Happy Holidays to each of you!
Super Hugs!

pamelahuntington said...

HI Lisa,
It looks like you had so much fun...
I saw this episode - and I loved
those animals!!
Loved all the pictures you

michelle renee bernard said...

Oooh, lots of good stuff. Have a blingy Holiday, Lisa!

Marie Antionette said...

What a wonderful time you must of had.I have been looking at all of your new things,and of course,everthing you make is wonderful.You are a very creative genious.I have not been blogging much,My blog has bben messed up,but i finally was able to get my surprise posted ,Late!!! but posted.I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.I wish you were here to see my white peacocks.Their new feathers are growing out.Hugs and Christmas kisses Marie Antionette

eclectic archivist said...

Sound like you had a great time on your trip to the big city. Martha, NYC, a good friend, and tinsel all in one day,it doesn't get much better than that!

Cottage Way of Life said...

That sounds like a super fun day. I watched that Martha show and totally agree with you that the pull toy segment was the best part of the show, such cute toys.

Happy holidays!

faerie enchantment said...

It was unbelievable, a true holiday adventure and a memory I can keep forever!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoying the pictures! One of these days I've got to make time and stop in at Tinsel Trading!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a WONDERFUL trip. Someday, I would love to do that!

Katie said...

Hi Lisa! I just googled myself and found your blog. Thank you for saying such nice things about my pull toys! The show was so fun. I've never been so nervous in my life!

Your blog is awesome. You have a very cool aesthetic!

-Katie Steuernagle

Linda Cain said...

All I can say is WOW! I finally got time to check out the other DT members blogs and I must say, your's is absolutely stunning!
Your Friend in ART,
Linda Cain