Monday, July 27, 2009

Second of Three NYC Shops

My studio space is still in progress but I have my table back! Oh my, it's wonderful. And I can find my purse too - consistently. That is something that I have come to appreciate since we've begun to put things back in place. It'll take some time still. Progress is being made, but more on that later.

Today I wanted to share the one shop in NYC that I was anxious to see for myself. You may have heard of it or even been there yourself but it was all new to me. I had heard from a friend a couple of years it was a place you just had to see. So when my sister went to NY about a year and a half ago, she went to check it out for me. The Christmas following I got a lovely surprise of a selection of things from Tinsel Trading, but I still wanted to see it for myself.

You may have read the article about it in Where Women Create, the Premier Issue. If you like trims at all and vintage ones to boot, you'll like Tinsel Trading.

The store I visited is the new location on 37th Street. I regret that I was too late to see the original location where they had been for years, but the new place has the same offerings in a bigger space. This is the front of the store.

And here are a few shots of the interior. When we were there, we were practically the only customers in at the time, so we had the whole place to ourselves.

There really is a lot to see - walls of trims and ribbons.

These drawers hold some magical things - charms, buttons, all sorts of little things.

I could have spent loads of time here but you know, these people have to go home too.

They had a whole display of Wendy's Addison's work - all sorts of glittery things.

If anyone wants to see these photos of Tinsel Trading really huge, let me know and I'll share them with you personally. I tried to keep these small for space saving reasons.

Now, there's still one more place I would like to take you to and then NYC will be just a memory. I'll save that for the next post. In the intervening moments until we meet again, I will have paintbrush in hand and paint in hair, still working on the last bits of the studio. The big stuff was less time consuming! Go figure!

A wonderful Monday to you all!


  1. I've ordered from Tinsel Trading online before, but, my goodness, I just HAVE to go to NYC to see it in person. It looks like a veritable wonderland!

  2. OH OH OH be still my heart. Now I am really jealous. Really really really. Ack I can't stand it. Offda*#**!I must go rest and let my bears console me. Ahhhhhh...Sharon

  3. I am GREEN with envy...why don't we have retail shops like that in OZ? I didn't think anything could top the chocolate...but you have done it Ginger with the last two!!!

  4. WOW! That looks really fun! Congrats on finding your purse! That can be a hard one!
    Hugs, Lisa


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