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Tinsel Trading Co

At Sunday’s Alameda Flea Market…

Marcia Ceppos from Tinsel Trading Company, with friend

artist Wendy Addison, held court over a vast sampling…

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of  vintage French grosgrain and satin ribbons,

embroidered applique, metallic fringe and silver baubles…

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wooden spools and antique gold lame ribbon…

Flea Market silver threads

click  Tinsel Trading company

to hear the wonderful story as narrated by Kaari Meng

from French General

who’s online shop is equally full

of  “various and sundry” beauties…

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Military embellishments ceded in the 20th century…

and new markets were sought for for the glittery metallic fringes…