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The first time I ever entered Tinsel Trading Company, it was a random day when I walked by the window. Then, on a block full of ribbon stores, it was the only window that drew me in. I am not sure what year that was, but it was before I started working for Martha. When I did start freelancing at Martha and was sent out frequently for shopping, Tinsel Trading was always a highlight and an inspiration. Now in a new location at 1 West 37th, but still in the heart of the trim district, it remains an absolute stop I make when in the area.

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A place to ignite the imagination with ribbons, velvet flowers, vintage trims, bins to poke around in, as well as festive decorations, the store should not be missed when visiting New York City. Especially during the holidays when the sparkle goes up a notch. Below are some photos to pique your interest. Enjoy!

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love the white tree in the window

1 love the white tree in the window

detail of the sweet pipe cleaner garland

2 detail of the sweet pipe cleaner garland

more white on white

3 more white on white

the wall of flowers

4 the wall of flowers

sweet in pink

5 sweet in pink

assorted blue and silver decorations

6 assorted blue and silver decorations

a couple of silly things by Jennifer Murphy

7 a couple of silly things by Jennifer Murphy

glitter abounds with decorations by Wendy Addision

8 glitter abounds with decorations by Wendy Addision

a clever display tree made with lamp wire frames

9 a clever display tree made with lamp wire frames

part of the ribbon wall

10 part of the ribbon wall

trims for home decor projects

11 trims for home decor projects

vintage ribbons

12 vintage ribbons

bins to dig around in

13 bins to dig around in

many tassel options

14 many tassel options

amazing metal tassels

15 amazing metal tassels

vintage ribbon

16 vintage ribbon

this case displays some of the truly special vintage metal ribbon

17 this case displays some of the truly special vintage metal ribbon

Comments (11)

  • You are so lucky! I wish I had a Tinsel store nearby. :)

  • Thank you so much for this post! I've been living in NYC for almost 5 years, and I am finally learning where the good fabric/craft stores are. More features would be fantastic!

    I will definitely be taking my mom to this store on her next visit. :)

  • Ooooooh, pretty! Thanks for sharing. I love when you guys share spots like this. Can't wait to visit during my next trip to the city. Thanks again!

  • yes, that window would draw you in . . . .yum

  • Thank you for posting this! I've been drooling over the Tinsel Trading website, I wish Portland had a store like this. I've never been to NYC but could spend one visit in the garment/trim districts alone!

  • Luscious photos!

  • WOW! what an amazing store, love it!
    Thanks for posting
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    God bless you all

  • Tinsel trading Co. is a fabulous store-my daughter and I always visit in Jan. for her birthday. It's such a treat to visit NYC in Jan. especially since we live in L.A!
    Happy Turkey Day!
    Chris

  • Seeing this store makes me sad that I'm not allowed to have ribbon in the house... six cats + ribbon = don't even go there.

  • I love tha store, because i like doing crafs im my house, i love this. Finaly, i found tha store.And for me a have many ideas im my head. I like arts, this is very imagination.

  • I love tha store,very pretty and many colors,very imagination for art. I like doing crafs im my house, The story very real and pretty. Just believe , you can do it.

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