NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TMC's Boutique celebrated its grand opening on Saturday. After six successful years in Stirling, TMC recently relocated to 1259 Springfield Avenue in New Providence, in the heart of the town’s bustling business district. At 2 p.m., owner Linda Tribuna along with her family and Councilman Robert T. Robinson performed the official ribbon cutting ceremony. It was followed at 3 p.m. by a blessing of the shop by Father Andy Prachar of the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights. Friends, local artists and customers attended the festive event to meet and greet and enjoy refreshments.
Councilman Robinson welcomed Linda and TMC's Boutique to New Providence on behalf of the Mayor and Council. He told the gathering that her business was a great addition to the town and wished her continued success.
“I’m excited because the New Providence business community has been so welcoming and people love having a gift store in town,” said Tribuna. She is a resident of Berkeley Heights and very much enjoys owning an area business. She hopes that people will visit the shop often to browse the ever-changing selection of gift items.
TMC features a wide variety of finely handcrafted merchandise by over 20 local artists and many throughout the United States that include jewelry, bags, pottery, cards, wine carriers, pillows, sports themed gifts and seasonal items. Custom orders are available on some of the goods. There are also items that Tribuna handpicks from trusted vendors so that she can offer customers the latest fashion trends.
She is excited to display and market all the items she sources from her core group of talented artists and craftsmen. Among them are C-Saw Wood Crafters sports themed bottle openers and hat racks; Bets Best repurposed boxes and cork wreaths; Happy Heifer Hairbows; Arline’s Jeweltique; Remy’s Gems jewelry and accessories and Unique Crafts glass garden flowers. Tribuna pointed out that there’s “something for everybody” at TMC.
Nitra Singh of “Glitter Trunk” jewelry has a nice display at TMC recently opened her business this year. “It’s amazing. Linda is very nice, very welcoming and generous,” said Singh about being part of this unique shop.
We asked Linda about the big job of getting such an attractive store organized for the opening. She commented, “I have an associate, Adrienne who helped me set up. She is like my right hand.”
Linda not only has an artistic eye when she buys items for the shop, but she is an artist herself. We asked her when she first knew that she had a penchant for art. “It was certainly when I was a young child. I created a lot of drawings with many different materials. I started my professional training when I moved to New Jersey.”
TMC Boutique is a great local source for decorator items, adornments and distinctive handcrafted gifts. You can follow TMC Boutique on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
TMC Boutique is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, the shop is open to 7 p.m.
Customers can also shop online at TMC Boutique online by visiting: http://www.tmcboutique.com.