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Tinsel Trading Company (with special guest star Gertie)

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tinsel trading co

I just got back from a short but phenomenal trip to New York. I used to live in Manhattan, so it is really wonderful to be able to return and visit friends, eat delicious Indian food, enjoy some fabulous cocktails and, of course, shop for fabric.

Guys, I forgot how amazing the fabric shopping in New York is. Utterly, truly amazing. This time around, I was accompanied by Gertie, who is every bit as lovely as you might believe from her blog. I had a really nice time just sitting and chatting, then hunting for fabric together.

After hitting B&J and Mood for fabric, we stopped in to Tinsel Trading Company. I just can’t get enough of their incredible selection of vintage millinery flowers, all so beautifully arranged. A small selection of them are available on their site, but it doesn’t really compare to the in person experience.

gertie at tinsel

gertie

pips

This is where I bought the pips for the hat I made for my wedding, by the way.

metallics

It is definitely a recommended stop if you are ever in the garment district.

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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karen ball didyoumakethat.wordpress.com

I am so jealous at all this wonderful shopping AND getting to meet Gertie.

Gertie blogforbettersewing.com

Ooh, stealthy picture-taking! I had a great time, Sarai! Can’t wait to see what you do with those gorgeous flowers. xoxo

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Yes, I should join the paparazzi!

Carolyn sewingfantaticdiary.blogspot.com

I love Tinsel Trading! And you’ve reminded me that I haven’t visited in awhile and I need too! Glad you had a great time with Gertie.

jen stitchchick.blogspot.com

looks so amazing, those flowers look like you can almost touch them.

tina glamspoon.typepad.com

I’m drooling… right now. amazing!

Rose thelaughingmonkey.com

Oh, I’m excited! I am visiting NYC this summer. I was just telling my host that I HAVE to go to Mood fabrics, so I will definitely have to check out this place, too. Any other great fabric/sewing destinations I should know about? What is B&J?

And I just discovered Gertie’s blog last week. Good stuff.

Amy dollyfeatures.blogspot.com

Oohhhhh that shop looks amazing – I don’t think we have anything even close to that in England! Just another reason to visit NYC I guess :D

Marcia tinseltrading.com

Thank you for the kind words & wonderful pictures. Glad you enjoyed yourself.
Marcia
owner of Tinsel Trading

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Thank you for stopping by Marcia, you have a truly wonderful shop.

Amanda

I’m a New Yorker now in Los Angeles. Of course LA has an amazing array of fabric stores, but this post is making me all nostalgic…will have to go here my next visit!

Anna mormorhadestil.se

Wow! That shop looks amazing. Why is New York so far away? We have nothing resembling that here in Stockholm.

Casey elegantmusings.com

Oh wow! I’m so jealous you got to meet Gertie AND go to Tinsel! lol. ;) How neat–I have a friend that stopped at Tinsel Trading Co on a trip to NYC and her tales of the goodies there have made me want to go! Maybe one day… ;)

♥ Casey
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beth lemon lemoncadet.blogspot.com

I would LOVE to know some of the other awesome places you visit in Manhattan. I always go to Purl (and Pearl River) but I had not heard of Tinsel Trading before. I will add it to my list.

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