It all started with a man a long time ago who amassed a collection of the most extraordinary inventory from all over the world beginning with his job working at the French Tinsel Company in Manhattan. He purchased the company in 1933 and changed the name to the Tinsel Trading Company. He continued his passion of collecting from all over the world and when he died in 1989, his granddaughter, Marcia was left with the job of trying to make sense of the thousands upon thousands of items that he had stockpiled over the decades.
Marcia has done a fabulous job and it has become the destination for Broadway and Hollywood costume and set designers, design divas like Martha Stewart and wanna be design divas like me!
She has brought to the shop the designs of her friend and Paper Artist, Wendy Addison to carry out the the vintage feel of her shop. Wendy incorporates German glass glitter and antique wood block letterpress in her creations and they are stunning, especially for one who loves all things paper!
A visit to this shop is a must for those of you who love designs that give a nod to the past or who like to create with objects of beauty….highlight of my trip!