Sunday, December 12, 2010

Museum SHOPping #2 & Corner Grocery/Cafe of Your Dreams

At the Vesterneim Norwegian American Museum
Sølje Brooch #2 (Silver with Silver Spoons) 3032   $66.00
This Museum Shop Gift Guide has quite a number of pictures. Enjoy these unique gift ideas and share this link ( with your friends.
 At the Field Museum in Chicago
Lotus Slippers Red Cotton 
w/ Birds & Flowers / One of a Kind / Antiques This pair of unworn red slippers was sewn commercially in Zhejiang, China in the 1950's. More details available upon request. Overall length 4.5".The art of embroidery has never been more beautifully showcased than in the making of Chinese lotus slippers. $200.00

 At the Field Museum in Chicago

Sue Gold Plated Ornament  Made of 24K gold
-plated brass, this beautiful ornament catches the
 light as well as your attention. Comes with an
 attractive box to make gift giving effortless.  
5-1/2 inches long.  Your Price: $14.00

At the Chicago Art Institute

Renoir Two Sisters (On the Terrace) Large Matted Print
Artist: Pierre Auguste Renoir  

Item #7286    
In the painting Two Sisters (On the Terrace) Pierre Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) conveys the radiant demeanor of his young subjects and an airy vista of river, boats and houses on the opposite shore, seen through blossoming trees. Our matted print is 16" x 19".  

This item cannot be gift boxed.


At NY's New Museum
Christie's Auction Paddle Ball Game  
Item #: 10019620 Price$50.00
Nevroz Level Ball
Item #: 10020010
Yann Lestrat is a French artist whose work is articulated around reflections on notions of psychic, individual and collective balance. Nevroz, Turkish word for neurosis, is a mobile sculpture of which the precarious balance, playful metaphor of the notion of psychic balance, will allow you not to find the level you look for.
Tamawa; 2010; bakelite; approximately 2.75" diameter  $150.00

More gift guide after food
Jeffrey's Grocery and Oyster Bar
In NYC there are superstores and celebrity restauranteurs but every once in a while you come across a mom and pop business that competes on a completely different level. A personal, comfortable, corner store of a business, where every customer is made to feel like a friend. 
If its suppertime and you are on the subway in NYC (the 1/2/3/ A/C/E/ B/D/F/M or PATH) heading towards Christopher St. or W. 4th., jump off and head one block over to Jeffrey's Grocery on the corner of Christopher and Waverly Place for a meal or take out. For take out, pick up some flowers, a bottle of sparkling water and two cookies in the front and some first class food in the back. "Voila", you have the beginnings of a wonderful evening with the one you love. If you are dining in, there are about twenty communal seats in this turn-of-the-century space, newly decorated, complete with exposed brick, pressed tin ceilings and ceiling fans.
The front-end grocery sells organic produce grown on Manhattan rooftops and looks for regionally produced sundries and food products. Whether you call the back-end a cafe, luncheonette, neighborhood pub or raw bar, the food is top shelf. Fresh oysters on the half shell with a selection of varieties plus seafood towers, poached salmon salad, lobster rolls, beet salad, roast pork sandwiches, braised brisket sandwiches and warm chocolate chip cookies. If they could keep it real, it would be great to see one of these on every neighborhood corner in the USA.
Jeffrey's Grocery & Oyster Bar, $$ 172 Waverly Place at Christopher St., New York, NY 10014. (646)398-7630. Accepts all major credit cards, Dress is casual, serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine and Cocktails. Tues - Sat 8 am til 2 am. Sun. 11am til midnight.
Anyone can order Epicurean Delicacies online or by phone from anywhere through DEAN & DELUCA'S VIRTUAL CATALOG. Check it out.
Holiday Museum SHOPping Guide Continues:
Sølje Brooch (Silver)
[3481]  $53.00

At the Vesterneim Norwegian American Museum

At the New York History Museum
New York Historical Society  OWNS ALL 
of the Original John James Audubon bird paintings. 
above Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Custom print made from original
38" x 25"    item # 20326            $2500.00

At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met Museum PRICE:  $575

Diana, the artist’s only female nude, originated in the gilded bronze figure he designed as a weathervane for the tower on Madison Square Garden. 
During the 1890s Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, born Ireland, 1848–1907) created 3 reduced variant editions of the 13-foot Diana sculpture. The Metropolitan Museum’s statuette is one of the rare second types depicting the elegant figure posed on tiptoe on a sphere set on a two-tier base. Its matte patina, composed of gold, copper, and zinc, was applied by the electroplating process. The Museum’s Diana sculpture is a reproduction of the original work on view in the Museum's American Wing.
Bonded bronze. Hand patinated. 15 1/4''H x 5 1/4''W x 11 1/2''L including base.

(below)AT MoMA Museum of Modern Art NYC

Teacup  MoMA Item# 83216  $250.00

Red Trio Necklace MoMA Item# 85132   $95.00  

Highway Bag   Item# 85962  $125.00
At The Dallas Museum of Art Margot necklace has been faithfully recreated using original molds from the Margot de Taxco studio under the direction of Melecio Rodriguez. Margot de Taxco collar in sterling silver CA63N  $975.00

Children's Pilgrim Hat 
At the Plimoth Plantation Museum
SKU: 7661  $8.99

At San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Tear-Free Onion Goggles keeps the eye-stinging 
vapors out when chopping onions. Storage case included $29.00

At New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the best selection of art books in the world

At the Plimoth Plantation Museum
"Early American" Sampler Kit
SKU: 28131 $9.99
beginners can try their hand at cross-stitch

"Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries, Dia Art Foundation's new museum, presents one of the world's most distinguished collections of contemporary art. The museum, which opened in May 2003, occupies a 300,000-square-foot former industrial building situated on the banks of the Hudson... Book Price $60.00

Natural History Museum NYC
African Baule Slingshots  Price: $199.99

Baule slingshots are from the Ivory Coast. These are a traditional boy's toy. They are used to practice hunting and keep animals out of crops. Every figure is unique and hand carved, measuring between 11 and 16 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide. Please let us choose a style for you.

Natural History Museum NYC
authentic Tunisian dinnerware
Choose from a mug, round or square dish, or tagine.
Tabarka African Pottery
Price: $4.97

  • At the Museum of Contemporary Art LA
  •  Robert Indiana’s Love sculpture makes a stunning gift for that special someone— or for yourself! Made from brushed aluminum, it measures 3 × 3 × 1.3-inches and comes gift boxed with informational card about the artist and the original sculpture. Additional colors available.    Price: 75.00

Individually handpainted Motawi Fuchsia Tile $60.00 

At Monticello 
Jefferson's Revolving Bookstand  item #110000 Price:  $618.00

Jack Ear Bud holders, keeps the cord from tangling.   $12.00
At San Francisco Museum of Modern Art   

At the Plimoth Plantation Museum
Tea Brick
SKU: 10256  $18.95

At the Plimoth Plantation Museum
Vous et Nul Autre (You and No Other)
SKU: 5053 $38.00
Extremely popular in the 17th-century, poesie rings bear thoughtful inscriptions of love and friendship. This ring, a reproduction in sterling silver of the antique original in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, is beautiful as a wedding band. Available in whole and half sizes 4-13. You can custom order this ring in 14k or 18k yellow or white gold or platinum. Due to fluctuations in the metals market, please contact us for price information. Made in the USA.
At the Smithsonian

Hourglass Desk Clock   Item #39171 Price $45.00

Choose the Portrait you want created for you = Art on Demand

Through Art on Demand at the National Portrait Gallery you can create a fully customized reproduction of one of the iconic portraits from the Museum’s collection, including select American Presidents from George Washington to Ronald Reagan and historical figures from Pocahontas to Babe Ruth.
Your selected portrait may be ordered in a variety of standard sizes as a premium quality print or Giclee on canvas, and optionally may be framed in one of three elegant frames. The final customized artwork will be sent directly to your home. Purchases may be made in-store or over the phone by calling:
(202) 633-5450.

Until Later, Jack
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