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A Carnival of a Flower Show

I was so fortunate a few weeks back to have been in New York City for a couple of days.  My time was a whirlwind, jam packed with events and activities, but I did make sure I saved time to visit Macy’s Flower Show.  I get to New York several times a year, but this is the first time ever that my visit coincided with the Macy’s Flower Show.  I couldn’t wait!Macy's Flower Show 2017

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The Macy’s Flower Show has been around since it’s humble beginnings in 1946.  That year displays of orchids and potted plants were used in to promote a cosmetic’s department fragrance.  Things have changed a lot since then, and those of us fortunate enough to get to one of the  Macy’s stores where they host the flower show are in for a wonderful explosion of color.  Macy’s hosts the flower show each Spring in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.  Macy's Flower Show 2017

It is difficult to deny that the most beautiful thing at a carnival is often a carousel and the carousel animals at the flower show certainly held true to that thought.  

Macy's Flower Show 2017Upon entering Macy’s Herald Square from the main Broadway entrance I was immediately thrust into this beautiful world of a carnival where everything was draped and styled with beautiful flowers and plants.  This lion only looked ferocious.

Macy's Flower Show 2017The two individuals in the straw hats on the far right are two of the tour guides.  You could take a free tour of the flower show which gave you details into how the display was styled and what all of the different flowers and plants are.

Macy's Flower Show 2017I have no idea how they were keeping these blooms watered as they trimmed the saddle on the carousel lion.  Macy's Flower Show 2017I am sorry, I didn’t realize until I got home that I only captured the bunny’s behind!  Macy's Flower Show 2017

Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Would you like to take home a bag commemorating the show…they have those, all kinds of styles to choose from!Macy's Flower Show 2017You can see that at least for their New York location, this show is presented right on the main shopping floor, amidst all of the cosmetics, the escalators and the shoppers!Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy's Flower Show 2017…and there, just above the Clinque counter, nestled among roses, tropical foliage and bromeliads  is a roller coaster!  Macy's Flower Show 2017This side show inspired sign hung over an area of unusual plants like pitcher plants and fly traps.  Macy's Flower Show 2017A small convoy of bumper cars wad bedecked with plants and flowers.  I would love to have some of these in a smaller size to decorate for a party!  Macy's Flower Show 2017Alas, it was a cold and rainy day, so this fellow was fogging up, but the windows of Macy’s are never to be missed during a holiday or special occasion, and the flower show was no exception!Macy's Flower Show 2017Macy’s windows always have wonderful animation.  The fellow above’s mustache moved up and down and this lady, a target for a knife thrower spun slowly around.  Macy's Flower Show 2017I hope you enjoyed the visit to the Macy’s Flower Show with me.  If you ever find yourself in one of the cities where they stage these in the springtime, don’t hesitate to visit!  Oh, and what else did I do in the city?  I went to a benefit and got to see and hear Rachel Ray and Jacques Pepin, I stopped in to visit the wonderful women of Hometalk and attended the Broadway opening of War Paint, AND went to the after party with Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole!  Wow, life back in Florida is boring…and thankfully not quite the pace of life in the big city!

I will be sharing this at the following link parties:  The Scoop

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18 Comments

  1. Oh my, YES I enjoyed this! Can you imagine the money spent on these displays? And with the decline in retail, it just amazes me even more. I actually love that photo of the window with what you are apologizing being fogged up – very mysterious looking. All of the props are phenomenal, the flowers and plants beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Macy’s Flower Show looks amazing! I especially love the flowered covered horse carousel! And there’s nothing wrong with picturing a bunny’s butt! So adorable! Thanks for sharing, Chloe! Sounds like you had a ball in New York!

  3. Thanks for the beautiful tour. We never see things like that here in MT, but we do have natural wonders. I enjoyed the pics very much.

    1. Thank you Jan! I know you don’t get pretty shows like this, but I lived in the panhandle of Idaho many, many years ago, and I agree, it is beautiful. Enjoy your big sky country!

  4. What a gorgeous display. I have never been to New York during this time. I think that gorgeous decorated Rooster is my favorite. I REALLY enjoyed your post! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  5. Oh my goodness! What a way to picture a circus! And how lovely it all came together. Thank you for sharing. Happy you could be there to enjoy it and let us see through your eyes.

  6. this was so much fun to view. LOVE the bumper car—lol. That was always the favorite in my hometown. Grins, thanks for the Grand D Tour, Sandi

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