Tassels and Ribbons and Trim oh my….
Normally when one thinks of trim stores in NYC thoughts of MJ Trimming dance in your head.
From just a glimpse of the outside you can already tell it’s going to be a good day when you enter.
A look inside and you are certain you are going to find the ribbon that completes you:
Pure heaven seeing row after row of colorful trims:
When my dear friend Caitlin mentioned going to another shop that use to be her favorite in the city I jumped at the chance.
Off we went yesterday on a trip that started out on the UES then we stopped in the Bronx and finally arrived in Brooklyn to K Trimming.
K Trimming has been in business since 1965. They provide trim for many high-end designer names and have two warehouses full of product in Brooklyn!
Now we should have realized when we entered the shop that we would be in for an adventure. Upon entering we were met with darkness, empty shelves and a cat that magically appeared and turned me into a scardy cat. We yelled for help/assistance and got no response. So, what did we do? Oh enter a door that said DO NOT ENTER.
Good thing we did, because we were finally able to meet with someone and were told that they did still have some vintage trim upstairs and we could go take a peek.
Off we went past more empty shelves that had buttons and tassles thrown about as if someone had left in quite a rush. Up the scary stairwell we went in the hopes that we would actually find something. We even said some final words to each other just in case!
Here is what we saw when we got to the 2nd floor:
It just went on and on. Box on top of box!
I finally found a worker who was very helpful and nice. We got to chatting and when we told him we were looking for ribbon he pointed us in the direction of a ribbon room.
Ah a look of relief went over our faces. We must have been looking in the wrong place. This is where we will see all the pretty ribbon on display.
Okay it was a bit better, but not really.
Now even though it was a bit messy and freezing I would actually go back again. I wanted nothing more than to hang around there for hours and go through every single box.
I found something in the beginning of our hunt that I knew needed to come home with me.
Isn’t is pretty? We stumbled upon huge rolls of vintage cane/lattice ribbon in pink, yellow and brown. I picked up that roll of pink for…….drumroll please $15!
I knew the exact place for them! My DIY drop cloth curtains in my new office that needed a little glam!
With just some basic fabric glue I was in business:
I’m in love. It works perfectly in the space. Now I just have to finish 6 more panels! I was so excited to share the look with you all though that after I finished one this morning I made Jon hold it up like a human curtain rod (that’s his shadow behind the curtain) so that I could take some pictures!
Close up of the trim:
If you are ever in the NY area and want to venture out to find your own treasures let me know! I will come with you! There is safety in numbers..jk…kinda, but no seriously the place is harmless just really messy.
Images 1-3 via Martha Stewart, Images 4-10 via moi!