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, 18 October 2014 00:00
If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.
“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang. It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.
“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States.
Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.
This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!”