ABC Carpet & Home October 16, 2012

Hello again, from the “Big Apple”!

Today, we’re going to make our annual pilgrimage to ABC Carpet & Home.
The place takes up two large old buildings, across the street from one another, on Broadway, in New York City. One building is all about floor covering. I skip that.

The furniture and home accessories are all I care about! This is a Venetian glass chandelier with an antique mirror, behind it, wrapped in gauze! You wrap your mirror frames in gauze, don’t you? Don’t we all? While the picture misses most of it, this display is surrounded by white Christmas trees and ornaments.

Mr. Wonderful was in the coffee shop next door, so we are on a modified first floor exploration. He is such a sport and I hate to abuse him, unless it’s for a really good reason!

I’d never imagine a turquoise glitter Madonna, to ring in the holidays, but, why not?
I don’t see a Jon Robshaw linen display, like I have the last two visits. (I love his big euro shams for our bed, doubled up) Instead, there are more pillows in beautiful shades of grey, taupe, lavender, wheat, in velvet and linen.



My fellow pillow enthusiast, Jane, at Empress of the Eye, was just visiting ABC in West Palm Beach. She was just talking about the crazy prices for pillows without a zipper, even! Yes, I kinda think that when you buy pillows for $250 a “pop”, that they should have zippers, aligned patters at the seams and all that good stuff. Maybe Mrs. ABC is getting a little greedy at the top! No, you won’t find bargains at ABC, but you will find some of the most unique and creative displays anywhere!

And finally, before I let you go, if you have any extra pallets around your house, looking to be repurposed, they could become a shelving unit for all of your party platters! A little/lot of white spray paint and voila!

This was the first time I left the store empty handed, but my head’s swimming with new ideas!

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  1. Jane on October 17, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Well, we certainly covered ABC Carpet this month didn’t we? Inspiring place plus it’s across the street from Fishes Eddy. Enjoy the energy of NYC…nothing like it.

  2. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on October 17, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Of all the times I went to NYC…never went to ABC….next time!!!…Love the pallets….such a cute idea!….Glad you are enjoying your trip…even without your cell phone!!!

    • Barbara Bussey on October 17, 2012 at 5:49 am

      Hi Shirley! Bob had my phone Fed Exed to the hotel last Saturday! I’m complete, once again! Ha!

  3. classic • casual • home on October 17, 2012 at 5:55 am

    It’s really a fun place for inspiration…who pays those prices?

    • Barbara Bussey on October 17, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Not when the craftsmanship isn’t there, at least! Thanks for dropping by, Mary Ann.

  4. Cynthia on October 17, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Isn’t ABC carpet like a dream? I loved it when I was there.


  5. Barbara@HausDesign on October 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    That was one of my favorite stops last time I was in NY – it’s such an amazing store! Thanks for the virtual tour. 🙂

    • Barbara Bussey on October 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      So much to see…so little time! Thanks for stopping by, Barbara!

  6. Marcia on October 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my, lucky you. NYC is one of my favorite cities, and what a perfect time to visit.
    I stopped by today to wish you a happy birthday, from one October baby to another. 😉 Have a beautiful day, Barbara.
    Love and blessings,

    • Barbara Bussey on October 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      How sweet of you! We’re having a great time, walking through the neighborhoods, people watching and pretending to be locals!

  7. Gale Patron on October 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Baby! Live it up in the Apple or wherever you are. Take a big bite of life every day as you continue to entertain us meager masses with your adventures! Hugs and kisses — to Bob too! Gale & Glenn

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