Left: A 1970s needlepoint that we begged the boutique's owner to sell to us, but being that it recently helped her through a hard year, she's not ready to let it go (can you blame her)? It has to be the most magically good-vibed piece of art on Earth. Right: Another great '70s needlepoint, this one featuring a 3-dimensional spider plant, a tabby, and wicker peacock chair (about $65).
A lovely new boutique has opened not far from my home, and though it's sometimes hard to share good vintaging secrets (especially when they're local), I believe in shopping karma, so here's the low down . . . Poma Rosa is located in the quaint antiquing village of Cold Spring, New York, and it is stocked to the rafters with chic finds. Patricia, the sweet owner, has a fabulous eye for both mid-century decor and '70s attire, and i've never exited her boutique empty handed. On a recent visit I swooned over the array of Scandinavian teak furniture, kitschy 1950s landscape paintings, jazzy men's accessories, gold '80s earrings and '70s disco dresses. But the pièce de résistance, is her wall of vintage handbags, where I always score something special . . .
Above: 1950s paintings of nautical and rural country scenes, and loads of swank mens accoutrement (i'm thinking of going back for that plaid travel case, unless you beat me to it).
On recent visits we've purchased many cherished items . . . like the 1970s Italian green leather mini-doctor's bag ($65) seen below (as worn to a holiday party at Russel Wright's studio, hence the amazing birch-bark door), as well as Nic's beloved hand-knitted German wool cardigan ($85), and a tiny brass and bakelite souvenir jewelry tray from the New York World's Fair, c.1939 ($20).
Poma Rosa: 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516