Monday, December 19, 2016

A Little Shoppin'

Gentle Friends, I've done next to no stitching over the past week, but yesterday we did finally get downtown to do the last bit 'o shopping that needed to be done.  
I had my camera so I took some snaperoos.....

We parked in the Mission Street garage and since we got there early we got prime parking next to the elevator on the second floor!!  WooHoo!!... the trotted over to have some breakfast... next up was Bloomingdales so I could pick up some Kusmi Tea, they are the only place in the city that carries it...  then over to the Westfield Center... and this year under the dome is this enormous upside down Christmas tree looking thing... that twinkles and sparkles....

... a shot from the second floor looking up at the Santa Tree and the hanging "ornament"...

... we headed to see it up close, and it's hard to imagine but the twinkling lights kinda make this a nicer looking thing than just an upside down looking tree....

... and Santa was there - the line was huge, but he was a great Santa!!

... here's another shot at the tree level so you can really see just how big it is compared to everything around ... the large clear ornaments fill in the open spaces nicely...

We were here specifically to go to Victoria's secret, now whatever secret she has must be a small one because the tiny lacy things I was seeing looked to be basically butt floss.... and would certainly not leave much to the imagination much less contain any secrets!!.... but I was not there to buy "floss" I was there to get some perfume for my niece...
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After the Center, we headed out and over market street to the Converse store and although saw some fun things didn;t get anything, but they have this hanging decoration of shoes that is interesting.....
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Next, we walked up to union Square to Macy's and once again they had really nicely decorated windows ......here is one of the windows, sorry about the reflections...


some of the windows had puppies and kittens from the SPCA, the puppies were all napping... 

after some heavy hitting shopping, we headed upstairs to Holiday Lane....
... there was a ton of folks up there so I was unable to get any shots without some people....

 ... notice the "sale" signs already up and prominently displayed.....
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...heading back downstairs I got this shot of the ice skating rink on Union Square......

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It was a nice feeling to be leaving with all our shopping completed by about 1:30 when the crowds really started to thicken....  now everything is wrapped, packed and ready for shipping pick up this afternoon......  we also got most of the Christmas cards out over the weekend so that is also done...  just ticking off the list things to do before Christmas so I am a happy camper!!

That's about it for today sports fans. thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

7 comments:

Shelly said...

'Butt floss'!! Had to laugh! It's nice to shop when the crowd hasn't appeared just yet. Having grown up in Los Angeles until age 9, I do remember the Macy's Christmas windows fondly but then I also remember the Hare Krishna people in their robes and finger clicker things too!

Ariadne said...

Hope you have a great Christmas!AriadnefromGreece!

Suzanne Harkinson said...

How beautiful. This reminds me of when my mother took us downtown to see the decorations in the big department stores in Philadelphia. Have a wonderful holiday!

Heritage Hall said...


Many thanks, Edgar, for this wonderful Christmas tour and sights
around S.F. I always feel like a member of your party and enjoy myself immensely. Your photos are grand. May you, Rico and yours
have a very blessed Christmastide.

Holiday Image LLC said...

We're glad you enjoyed the holiday installations in the San Francisco Centre!! The upside down crystal layer tree was one of our favorite designs creating this year!! Lovely Pictures! - Holiday Image LLC

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing all those pretty pictures. It sounds like you are all ready!

Akila said...

Lovely pictures and write up as always Edgar :)