Friday, April 1, 2011
Another day in NYC
So many places to visit...and so little time to do it in. Edie and I ran from place to place. We used the subway and walked miles and miles. I know we might have gone faster in a cab, but I felt more like a New Yorker navigating the jungle of subways.
Luckily, the hotel gave us a city map with subway stops. Do not count on NYC giving out a single subway map. Every station is out of them. Must be a best seller!
After visiting the American Folk Art Museum, I saw one of the reasons why. The gift shop had wallets for sale made from the subway maps. (In all fairness....maybe the company making the wallets print their own maps. No research on the map problem was done by me! I just pointed the wallets out to Edie and made a snide comment about where all the subway maps were going. I'm digressing here....time to move on to more fun in NYC.)
Are you looking for vintage trim or ribbons? Then Tinsel Trading Company is the store for you!
After purchasing French General's book Treasured Notions, all I could think about was seeing the shop for myself. Believe me, this place is the mother lode of trim, notions, ribbon, buttons, flowers.....you name it. I'm sure what ever you want is somewhere in this shop.
I had to purchase a couple of items.
I've been searching for vintage sequins. I saw them sewn onto the background of an antique sampler and wanted to experiment with the idea.
And....you know me. I love the idea of the vintage trims for props in photography.
The picture at the beginning of this post is from the quilt show Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. The redwork birds are so sweet!
More shops to come!