Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tinsel Trading Company

The one and only stop I knew I had to make in NYC was Tinsel Trading Company. I've been wanting to go the shop for close to a year, and I've mentioned it here a time or two. I arranged to take a few hours off work on Wednesday to go to this amazing shop located in midtown Manhattan, and I wasn't disappointed!

As soon as I walked up to the shop I was greeted by a beautiful window display that included both the old and new products they offer. 
As I made my way into the shop I was happy to find that the shop sold both new and old treasures. I knew about all of the fabulous products that were once housed in the basement, but wasn't sure they would be available for viewing or purchase in the shop. Luckily they were, and these boxes full of old metallic threads were the very first thing I noticed. 

From there I was in awe of the right wall, which was lined front to back with bobbins full of the most beautiful trims. Again both new and vintage.

Tables, drawers and boxes containing vintage notions were everywhere. It would take several trips back to the shop to really take it all in. 
The notions weren't the only vintage things in the shop- most of the displays were old and beautiful too!

New products are also scattered amongst the vintage treasures. 

Most of the antique stock was kept behind glass or in showcases in order to preserve the high quality. It didn't stop me from taking photos...

The women at the shop were all so helpful and kind. Not only did they answer all of my questions, but they didn't bat an eyelash as I walked around the shop snapping tons of photographs. 

If you ever find yourself in the Big Apple be sure to stop in this wonderful treasure of a store. You will fall in love with it as soon as you step in the door. 


eliza kate said...

How Beautiful!!!! Pretty much looks like Art School graduate's heaven. Will you take me when I come back East?

fancylinda said...

Wow! I love all the photos. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Barrick said...

Holy Mackerel!!!!!!!!! MUST GO MUST GO MUST GO I'm ready to go whenever you are!!!!

annie said...

liz! thank you for all the photos, this looks absolutely DELIGHTFUL!! did you pick up a treat for yourself?

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Liz,

Are you planning to visit this Fall?


Liz said...

Actually I'm planing a trip back before the fall. It was so amazing!