I LOVE the retro-ness of a pom-pom; the same way I do with ric-rac! (Another post...).
Just before Christmas I made some pom-pom collars, which I called 'Carnival Collars'. They have a slight Mexicana/Frida look to them, and are really fun looking on! I think you are either a pom-pom person or not! Are you...?