Monday, May 17, 2010

Alice's Tea Cup & Tinsel Trading

What a Fabulous Day I had! I got to spend the Day with 2 wonderful hearted talented women my "FRIENDS" Beverly and Sandi! We had a party at Alice's Tea Cup in NYC and then went to Tinsel Trading for a book signing and necklace class taught by Kaari Meng of the French General! There were so many wonderful women at the class and everyone helped each other and we laughed and shopped and ate and created a beautiful individual piece. I have always wanted to attend a Charlotte Lyons workshop and there she was with us. It was such a wonderful time Marcia Ceppos owner of Tinsel Trading was the perfect hostess. Looking forward to more classes at the store! She had to slow down a little with the move of the store but ladies who live nearby please call write or send a carrier pigion to her expressing how you would love to attend a workshop there. A few years ago I had taken some wonderful classes from Terri Ventura of Dime Store Daze. Looking forward to some more! There was so much food and this Book signing/workshop turned into a party with new friends and old! So wonderful how some events can spark that creative light in our hearts....this did!

gifties I made for the girls

Sandi - Beverly - Me

Then we were on our way to go to Tinsel Trading for the book signing and necklace class and of course ...... shopping!

2 Bears sitting near Tinsel Trading watching everyone passing by

Book Signing for "French General Treasured Notions" Inspiration and Craft Projects Using Vintage Beads, Buttons, Ribbons and Trim from Tinsel Trading.

Kaari Meng from French General and Marcia Ceppos from Tinsel Trading

Necklace we made

Cupcakes from Cupcake Cafe and a wonderful spread of food.

Rosemary Warren Creative Art Director of Tinsel Trading! She is so talented and so sweet! If you go to Tinsel Trading website you will click on her name and see just a few of her cute treasures sold there. She is responsible for the beautiful windows that are so photographed in art / blog land!

Me and Charlotte Lyons from House Wren Studio

My Table, Wendy Addison sat at our table. What a fun group of women.

Sandi with some women from the other table. Sorry I do not have names or pictures of everyone.

Kaari Meng's sister and Laurie Lenfestey from Bittersweet Design.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

it looks like you had a wonderful time. I am going to get to tinsel trading one of these days. :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a wonderful post! My son is working in NY and I just might come visit Tinsel mean, him one day. :)

Stevie said...

What a beautiful post! Love your li'l gifts. Those cupcakes look yummy. What a fabulous store!!! xoxo

Florence and Mary said...

The two places I missed on my NY trip... I'll just have to return now won't I!

Looks like you had fun,

Victoria xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Grace, this looks like SO much fun! What a wonderful place, and that is one fab store! Neat that you got to do the crafting course. Thanks for sharing this with us.


Sheila :-)

Gabriela said...

Hello Grace,

I visited the new store last Summer! It looks like you had a wonderful time.

~ Gabriela ~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like such a fun day, Grace. I have yet to visit Tinsel Trading's new location -- I must get there soon!

Those cupcakes looked too good to eat!

Scrappy Jessi said...

eeekkkk what a fun day!! i love kaari, and charolette.
great pictures.
your so lucky you live so close.
i would be there every weekend.
hope all is well

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Dropping back by again, Grace, to wish you a very Happy Pink Saturday! This post made me smile AGAIN. :-)



Jane, Naples, Florida said...

These pictures were just great!
Thanks for posting! I hope to
make my first trip ever to Tinsel
Trading in June this year when
I visit NYC! I enjoyed viewing
your wonderful blog!

Flora Doora

Pamela Jane said...

Sounds like a wonderful gathering in a great store! Lucky you!!

ilovepink1078 said...

You've got an artistic work. I love your crafts work.

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The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh how cool! I wish I could have been there! It looks like you ladies had a fabulous time! What a great group of gals to craft with too :-)

Bernideen said...

I would love to go to Alice's Tea Cup as i have seen writeups about it! Very cute! I enjoyed my visit here!

Anonymous said...

Oh Grace it looks like you had so much fun!
Wish I was there!

Hugz, Dolly