Charm and Whimsy: Hand in Hand

Charm and Whimsy go hand in handThe Country Touch

97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY


Connie Kelley opened a little country gift shop in Cold Spring over 20 years ago, which has long since become a local and visitors’ highlight.

The immediate draw is her window-full of handmade signs with whimsical, ironic sayings (which she customizes to order as well).

Have a look inside The Country Touch, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of downhome delights, and a treasure trove of ideas for the charm-ification of your home. Lose yourself in a pleasantly laid-out selection of folk art prints, dog breed hand towels, quilted placemats, novelty books, humorous greeting cards, custom light switch plates and pet coffee mugs.

Want to impress someone with a small-brand gift? Consider a Crossroads candle from Ohio, or a Camille Beckman hand cream. Otherwise, entertain yourself with novelty coasters and magnets by Anne Taintor, featuring 1940s/50s themes and humorous quotations.

Whether you choose a $5 item, or something for a hundred-plus, Connie will extend to you a 10% discount on

August 16th when you brandish your WAC canvas bag.  

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