Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chelsea Florist

Chelsea's flower district, though rapidly dissapearing like most of the city's old manual labor businesses, is still home to old joints like this. No doubt a holdover from the 50s or 60s when the term "Novelties" was used to describe what? Party flowers? Exploding cigars? Fart cushions?

15 comments:

Sonia said...

Kinda looks like the place you would find a nice plant...like Audrey II :-)

Cloudia said...

a 20th Century treasure!


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altadenahiker said...

Poo-poo pillows?

Birdman said...

Love these corner stores, just loaded with cool stuff. Like these baskets. Nice shot.

Kitty said...

neat shot. It's not easy to get a photo on that street. I can never figure out how to best represent the Flower District, which is teeny.

what keeps them in business are the decorators and production houses, strange to say.

B SQUARED said...

Remember "loads?"

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Great shot, Ken. And "novelties" reminds me of another equally strange and perhaps even more outdated term: Notions.

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful composition.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can still get notions in a haberdashery? (dont know if you have/had those in the US)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Looks a nice place to visit!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

Ah! I looked up notions (and sundries, another arcane old word) and found that they are "small, miscellaneous items of little value, such as buttons, thread, ribbon, and other personal items, often displayed together for sale in a department store." For that matter, "department store" is starting to sound a little old fashioned now too, isn't it?

RedPat said...

It looks like there should be a little old man behind the counter who knows where everything in the place is. We will miss these old places when they are all gone!

Jeremiah Moss said...

you beat me to it! i love that sign. looking forward to seeing what you do with the Gordon Novelty shop.

ascu75 aka Don said...

You have to love these old places everything is so fast nowadays , places like that have the time of day for you. XXX Don

florist said...

This is the most popular florist of Chelsea and you can see the varieties of flowers there.
Chelsea florist