Most of you have probably heard of Tinsel Trading in New York city. It is a fantastic shop jam packed full of new and vintage ribbons, trims, millinery supplies, jewelry supplies, and all kinds of interesting stuff. My sister was lucky enough to go there last week during a visit to New York. I gave her my antiquing budget for the week (plus a little extra) for her to spend there for me. Here is what she got:
First, are these neat little Italian moths:
They are made of a silky raffia-type material. Four of them came in a little cellophane bag.
Then there are the cabochons:
These square ones look like late 1800's Aesthetic Movement to me, but I don't think they are quite that old.
These ones have some really pretty darkening of color around the edges that make them look like tarnished boullion appliques, but they are made of glass.
Then there are the appliques:
Three colors of cute little flowers that will become parts of some earring designs in the future.
Beautiful old boullion tassels in shades of copper and bronze. These will also become parts of jewelry at some point.
I am so thrilled with all my little treasures, and I hope I can go to Tinsel Trading someday myself and pick up a few more!