Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Snail Greetings

Bird Mail,
watercolor on Etsy, 5.5" x 7.5
Are you tearing around trying to get everything done for the holidays?
Bergdorf Goodmans has a bank of witty windows on 57th street about holiday communications. Remember when we used to write letters? And remember when you taped out your letters. Or let your fingers do the dailing. Of course there's always messenger service... No more Pony Express though. Or you could let your assistant take care of your holiday greetings. We used to be dependent on the town cryer. Well someone was...ahemOperator, operator, could you help me place this call?

Have you tried taking your pet to the post office?
Snail mail!
This morning BBC Martin Plimmer talked about the ever-increasing pace of life and ways to stem the tide.


Anonymous said...

One of the things I miss most about living in NYC is the Xmas holiday season and the store windows. Sure, Printemps and Galeries Lafeyette always do a bang up job, but there is so much more to see in NY (and the holiday spirit there can't be matched). Thanks for giving this homesick NYer a taste of what's happening back in the Big Apple! Joyeuses Fetes!

Anonymous said...

Chere Carol,
Joyeaux Noel
Bonne Anne

La Belette Rouge said...

This is my favorite window series so far. J'adore all that black, red and white!! And, mice typing makes me swoon( don't ask why;-). Dear Carol, hope you have a Joyeaux Noel and that Santa brings you lots of paintbrushes and macarons. Hugs to lovely you!!!xooxox

Parisbreakfasts said...

These are my favorite Bergdorf windows too BELETTE.
And a well kept secret with no masses of crowds to wade through...
The mouse typing...if only he would come over here :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol,
Thanks for another great year of art, humor and comment.
I look forward to your blog every day.
I can't help but wonder if there are (m)any other "mecs" out there who follow with me? All your responders seem to be les femmes. After more than 50 years of almost fulltime science I have very much enjoyed exercising the other side of my brain.
Given any further thought to doing a "show" at Alliance Francais, Boston?? I would volunteer to act as facilitator if you wish.
Bon Noel,

Anonymous said...

I'm in Barcelona and there is no macarons!!!!!
I'll have to wait for January to have one of them!
Merry Christmas to you dear Carol.
Big Kisses from Barcelona.


Anonymous said...

I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
May the Christmas spirit bring more joy, love, peace & happiness to our lives.
Have a safe and fun holidays!

Talk to you soon,
Mitzy/Yummy in the Tummy

Anonymous said...

That red is fantastic!!

Lin said...


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Merry Christmas to you as well, hope you have a wonderful time..and heres to a great New Year as well. :-)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic windows! When I type an entry into my iphone calendar, it makes the sound of each typewriter key being struck. I love it, but I always wonder if today's youth even knows what that sound is!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very Happy & Blessed Holiday your e-mails!



Anonymous said...

Dear Carol
I am having a moment of heart felt appreciation for you. and your daily emails. I adore this Paris Breakfasts blog community that you are building and so grateful that your lovely and amazing watercolors & Photo's keep dazzling us with your creative talent

However you celebrate this season I send a blessing of wholeness, health and wealth to you for the coming year 2009.
Best wishes

K and S said...

Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

it has been such a plesure to read your words
it is so kind and generous of you to share these wonderful look
thank you so much

merry xmas and a great 2009
eleonora from brasil

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol,
thank you for the wonderful tours through the Christmas wonderlands of New York and Paris, I enjoyed each and every one of them immensely!
Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays,

Anonymous said...

Dear Carol,
I wish you a very happy Christmas from the bottom of my heart.


Di Overton said...

Couldn't agree more - 2009 should be slower. My Mum was one of those telephone operators and I remember everything here but the Pony Express and the Town Cryer - I'm not that old :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Your painting is FAB! ADORE the last photo of the snail with mail! Hope you are ENJOYing the season! Fifi

Anonymous said...

What a great blog you have Carol. You
are an inspiration. I am thinking of
starting a blog. I love your art.