Tinsel Trading Company,which turned out to be not far from our hotel in mid-town Manhattan. My daughter and I perused the fabulous array of trims, ribbons, laces, appliques and other goodies in stock.
Lovely ribbons in an old vegetable basket.While I could have spent a lot more, I contented myself with a handful of felted ribbons, a few faux flowers, and two letterpress tags by Wendy Addison.
A cast iron urn holds shimmery bolts of sheer fabric at Tinsel Trading CompanyWe did take time to visit one of the city's most famous landmarks--the Statue of Liberty. We took an a ferry to Liberty Island where we spent "An Evening with Miss Liberty."
My photo of Miss Liberty with an engraving effect.It was balmy and clear, and since there were only about 450 people, it was almost like having a private tour, even if we couldn't go inside the museum. The skyline of Manhattan was awesome, and we took so many photos!
The Manhattan Skyline from Liberty Island.
We went to Grand Central Station and rode the Subway to 14th Street to find a shop my daughter, pictured below, wanted to visit. The station was full of stunning architectural details, along with shops and dining places.
Along14th Street, we were removed from the touristy hub-bub, and were able to appreciate the brownstones, tiny gardens and home-style cafes and shops.
Later the same day, we boarded at Times Square for an evening tour of Brooklyn that ended back at Times Square after dark, when the lights are stunning.
We shopped at the brand-new Times Square Forever 21 (my daughter is their target shopper) and then headed back to our hotel to pack up for Washington, D.C.