So Vintage, on School Street in Glen Cove, has been giving Glen Cove a taste of the vintage lifestyle since mid-November of last year. They specialize in refurbishing Art Deco, mid-century modern, and industrial furnishings, lightings and accessories.
Patricia Holman and Jack Ricotta, co-owners of the store, gained an interest in these vintage items when Holman started refurbishing pieces from the 1890s.
“I’ve always loved antiques,” Holman said. “I started when I refurbished a piece [of furniture] from the 1890s. It showed me what I was capable of doing.”
Holman and Ricotta both visit antique markets in the Northeast in search of items to refurbish.
“Everything we purchase is something that we’ve already been drawn to,” Holman said. “The fun thing about this store is that I can buy everything that I love and actually own it for a short time.”
Holman enjoys putting creative spins on many of her vintage finds. She has restored, repainted and refurbished everything from a 1930s chase lounge to a mid-modern bar.
“I enjoy the feeling of how I get up and walk through and something hits me with what I want to do with the piece,” Holman said.
Aside from refurbishing, Holman paints Art Deco lights based on paintings and books from a certain time period.
“The light painting is from something that has inspired me from history,” Holman said. “I enjoy each one as I’m ready to create them.”
So Vintage also stores and remodels furs for the winter season. The furs are stored in an ice-cold vault owned by Dimitri Furs. Holman works one-on-one with the customer in restoring and remodeling the fur so that it can be ready for the winter season. So Vintage is hoping to start special events with Dimitri Furs in the future.
So Vintage also offers design consulting and estate sales. For more information, contact Holman or Ricotta at 516-399-2200, visit the store or their website www.sovintageinc.com.
Saturday, 20 September 2014 00:00
Glen Head’s First Annual Farmers Market & Local Business Showcase, to be held Sept. 21, is not your grandmother’s farmers market.
Sponsored by the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association (GHGWBA), the market will feature a huge selection of fresh produce from iconic local favorite Rottkamp Farm, as well as
28 talented GHGWBA vendors (jewelry, plants, handmade soap, gourmet popcorn, candles, handcrafted gifts and more.) Neighborhood restaurants will also be selling a variety of favorite cuisines, so prepare to arrive hungry.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
The completion of eight interpretive signs on Hempstead Harbor now makes it fun and easy for area residents to learn about Hempstead Harbor. The signs posted in Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, Glenwood Landing , Sea Cliff and Glen Cove give easy to read information on the harbor’s history, nature, environmental impact and water shed protection.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Hundreds of supporters turned out on Monday, Sept. 8 to golf, socialize with friends and dine beach-side at the 25th anniversary of SCO Family
of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open, SCO’s major fall fundraiser benefiting the 60,000 children, teens, adults and families served each year. The event began with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho and The Creek Club in Locust Valley and concluded with dinner beach-side at The Creek.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
More than 475 runners from all across Long Island came together on Aug. 30, for the tenth annual Companions in Courage one-mile run.
For Daniel Badalament, 71, of Glen Cove, the Main Street Mile was just a warm up. Running for the past 57 years, Badalament said the mile long sprint is a great workout and helps him better prepare for the more rigorous races.
“Monday, I run the 5-mile [Labor Day Run] in long beach,” he said, “so this helps loosen me up.”