New York City and Fishs Eddy Craziness

Last December, I celebrated my 20th 
wedding anniversary in New York City.
And we went crazy in the most amazing shop, 
Fishs Eddy, which is in the Flatiron district. 
These little glazed hands, 
made from vintage glove moulds,
were just some of the treasures 
we brought back from this wonderful shop.
{Behind them is an Edwardian tea pot 
& 1960s 24 carat gold plated coffee cups
that were all found in Melbourne.}

The glazed porcelain hands also come 
in a much larger size than my petite dainties, 
but I figured they probably wouldn't make it back,
with all their little fingers intact!
As the owner of the store was carefully 
wrapping my 3 shopping baskets of breakable treasures,
{well I did say we went crazy}
I spotted this gorgeous rooster 
in the window behind him. 
 It's a pie dish ~ the rooster lifts up 
to reveal the pie in the basket. 
So eclectic! Made in USA.
I had to have him, 
but, oh dear, how to get him back in one piece?
The store owner was wonderfully kind.
He carefully wrapped the rooster in 
a thousand layers 
of bubble wrap, 
which filled up my entire carry on baggage. 
And now the little rooster takes pride of place 
in my butler's pantry ~ so I can see 
his cheeky tail feathers every day! 
Oh, and many thanks to Carol Reed,
the fabulous Canadian interior designer,
who told me to go to this unique shop. 
It is totally one of a kind, 
and if you are in NYC, do stop in at Fishs Eddy on Broadway. 
And just try not to buy 3 baskets worth!

Image 3: Fishs Eddy
All other images: blue fruit