Did you read on my blog the other day that I wasn't going to get stressed out about Christmas and all that I need to do? Well, when I realized that Christmas is three weeks from today, and I haven't done my shopping or decorating yet, I felt panic coming on - especially since I'll only be home one day in the next week and a half. That will leave another week to get ready for Christmas - how does time go so fast!
Back to the NYC saga... these girls - Jill, Cindy, and Angie - certainly were in the Christmas spirit as we headed to South Street Seaport for our evening party and class and shopping at Bowne and Co. Stationers with Robert Warner. Since Tinsel Trading Company (our usual spot for the evening) has moved to a very small location, we had to find a new plan, and Robert was so gracious to invite us to visit him!
The candlelight and historic buildings (1700's) made for the most charming venue (but also made it hard to photograph well.)
He had so many goodies in the museum shop for us and Marcia brought an array of vintage treasures from the Tinsel Trading Company storehouse. Robert invited some of his artist friends to share their talents with us and everyone got to sift through vintage ephemera and all kinds of papers and stuff from Robert's personal treasures and choose things to add to the envelope journal album that they made.
Robert demonstrated printing on the vintage presses that he uses every day.
I'm incredibly grateful to both Robert and Marcia for taking care of us, for welcoming us, and sharing with us. It was such a special evening! At the end of the night Robert delivered us back to the subway where we made our way back home to our hotel. What fun!
What a nut!
Today I'm packing for my trip to California tomorrow - can't wait to see Jeremy and Becca and spend some time with them and to see everyone at Memories Live On.
Thank you for reading! Have a day full of blessings! :)