by Christina Parrella , 11/06/2012
Courtesy, Fishs Eddy
889 Broadway, 212-420-9020, Union Square, Manhattan
The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home, and Fishs Eddy sells merchandise meant to give that space a rustic, whimsical vibe. Find everything from glassware with a vintage feel to kitschy table linens and modern barware. A New York City staple just off Union Square, this cozy store is actually named after a tiny town in upstate New York (hence its small-town feel). Look for various styles of dinnerware, glasses and flatware—from brightly dotted cereal bowls to kitchen essentials that come with a sense of humor. There are plenty of affordable gifts, too, like flatware that starts at 99 cents, dinnerware and assorted surprises.