Friday, April 30, 2010

M & J Trimming in NYC

Yesterday I made tracks in the city heading uptown, downtown, midtown, acrosstown...literally. One of my many stops was at M & J Trimming located on 1008 Sixth Avenue between 37th & 38th Street. I have loved this place for years...it's 5000 sq ft of sheer bliss if you are looking for trim, appliques, cords, buttons, ribbons, etc. I usually get most of my trim for design projects from the Decoration and Design Building (commonly referred to as the D & D Bldg.) However, every once in a while I need to visit M & J Trimming, as was the case yesterday. I have bought miles of ribbons for my daughter at M & J. I've spent endless hours making a ton of hair accessories for her...all made out of love! So whether you're looking for the final touch of a design project, or to create a special hair bow or to add decorative appliques to a pillow...this is a fun spot to visit! Here's your tour...   

I use all types of trim on design projects, whether it's a custom piece or whether I'm enhancing a retail purchase. And you? 
Love this snakeskin trim...wouldn't that be fabulous around a pillow?
Appliques galore. I've made a ton of hair bows with appliques. How do you use appliques? 
Ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons...
Ideas for making hair accessories...
Have you been to M & J Trimming? Do you have a place like this where you live? I will be embracing my daughter this weekend as she is dressed as a fairy for a very special event and I will toss caution to the wind to be one too (well, to at least wear some wings!) Have a wonderful weekend!

18 comments:

Deepali Kalia Filling Spaces said...

Never been to M J but it's a Trim feast. In Portland Or we have a place called Mill end but much smaller scale,
Have fun with your daughter,
Enjoy the weekend
cheers

Ann said...

I will be in NYC in June. Thanks for the tip!
Looks like one can just get lost in the trimmings!

FrenchBlue said...

How fun! What an amazing source! Thanks for sharing this overload for inspiration and creativity!!
XO

ashlina said...

looks like a super fun way to spend the day...
enjoy your weekend gorgeous!
xo

The Zhush said...

So fun, all of it, including the fairy wings! Take some pics of those hair accessories, bet they are adorable!

Kathysue said...

I would have felt like a dog in the forest, I would not know where to look first! what a wonderful resource for trims. I love it!! Kathysue

SPLENDEROSA said...

Yes, we have a place in Houston that's great, but by no means like this one. I would spend a half day there in sheer heaven. I'm inspired by things like this, when I see something I love I immediately know how I will use it. And, I'm a fluffy girly girl, so you know what happens. xx's

Rock'n Roll Ballerina said...

Thanks for shareing! ;) Must check it out if I go to NYC in the future;)

Cashon&Co said...

i WANT TO BE THERE. NOW. wow. that is like Heaven to me!!!! omg!

North of 25A said...

I LOVE M&J - with the boxes and drawers of ribbons & trims to prove it! Thanks for reminding me how much fun it is to visit.
Best,
Colleen

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love M&J! I spent many more hours in ABC when I lived there (speaking of cool "lettered" design resources!), but I was less craftily-inclined in those days! Enjoyed the virtual tour!

Marija said...

I have to admit I don't even use a lot of trim but I am SO jealous that you went here! And that you can go there pretty much anytime you want! Your pics have me dying...how can there be so much of the same thing, yet totally different, in one place?!?!

Marija said...

ps - post some pics in the wings :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

i loooove M&J! i used to go there years ago for work when putting together trend boards and then I spent a lot of time in there recently for my wedding and friends weddings. it's heavenly!

hope u had a nice weekend :)

Kathleen said...

No, I have never been there. It looks amazing!
Have you ever been to fabric place in Bay Shore..wonderful!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an amazing store - wow!! I'm having fun looking around your blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Classic Style in City said...

OMG, have to visit next time Im in town;)

pinkstilettos said...

Oh, I would have a field day in this place..it looks amazing! THanks for sharing.
Daisy~