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Stuff Awaits: A Vintage Decor Shop Opens in Rosendale



"You don't have to be a wealthy person to have a beautiful home," says Monik Geisel, co-owner of Stuff, a new vintage furniture and art boutique in Rosendale. "People think if something is beautiful, there is no way they can have it. So they substitute a poorly made Ikea product. If you come to us we can help your home be beautiful and your wallet be happy." Geisel and her husband Daniel Goodwin have been hunting bargain antiques, art, and oddities for years, decorating their home, selling to people in the film industry, and amassing a storeroom of treasures. After a successful booth at Kingston's final Smorgasburg in October 2017, they began contemplating the idea of a storefront in the Hudson Valley. Serendipitously, a space opened up on Main Street, Rosendale, and they moved decisively. By December, Stuff had opened its doors in the former location of Trans-n-Dance-n-Drum. The couple works the estate sale circuit, traveling out of state on picking trips with a van and trailer. "We specialize in Mid-Century Modern, a lot of Danish furniture," Goodwin says. "But we also collect anything really interesting—textiles, lighting, rugs, tchotchkes, art—outsider art specifically and oversized stuff." Geisel chimes in, "Basically if it has character and we can have it in our shop affordably, we are totally into it."

The original print version of this article was titled:
"Art of Business: Stuff"

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