Category Archives: Antiques

One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure

Tim Sway of Wallingford, Connecticut loves trash…if it’s found on the side of the road even better. Sway calls himself an upcyclist. He takes bits from here and there and makes new things out of them, tables and chairs and widgets. To him old stuff has a history…he says can spot a wood pallet from Read more…

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A Beautiful Sister-Filled Morning In A Little Corner of Norwich, Connecticut

What a beautiful morning in Norwich, Connecticut with my sister Sue. Sue flew into Connecticut for a wedding and we got together and decided to head out for a bit and just happened upon Small Potatoes. It is a darling shop in a greek revival bungalow owned and loved by Erica Corbett. I have known Read more…

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Fairfield County Antique & Design Center

Fairfield County Antique & Design Center is the area’s newest multi dealer space, featuring a stylish mix of antique, vintage and modern home furnishings as well as the 2,000 square feet Leclerx Contemporary Gallery. Open to the public seven days a week. 

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Connecticut Explored Magazine

At this writing Connecticut Explored Magazine is twelve years old, I had never seen it but was thrilled to find it. It comes out quarterly and only has a subscription base of about 3500 and I think that should change…it is a beautiful publication and explores the rich history of the state. The tag line Read more…

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Still River Antiques

Still River Antiques is the only authorized Hitchcock restorer and reseller. Their craftsmen have decades of experience in furniture restoration and repair, and specialize in Hitchcock Furniture, even working in the Hitchcock factory. The company is the official restoration and restored furniture division of The Hitchcock Chair Co. Personnel are factory trained to restore Hitchcock furniture Read more…

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Lebanon, CT And The American Revolution

“In the picturesque community of Lebanon, Connecticut lies a treasure trove of history waiting for your discovery. Did you know ghat Lebanon was the nerve center of the war effort during the American Revolution? More than one-thousand meetings occurred there, often in the home of Jonathan Trumbull, or at the War Office. Jonathan Trumbull Sr. Read more…

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Digging In The Dirt For Decades

Connecticut state archeologist, Nick Bellantoni loves to dig in the dirt to see what he can unearth from the past, there is a lot under the Constitution state’s soil just a few feet. down. Bellantoni has worked on world class mysteries including remains found that were thought to be those of Adolf Hitler. He loves Read more…

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The Baldwin Bridge is 100!

It’s not every day that a bridge gets to mark a 100th dedication celebration, but that’s the case with Old Saybrook’s~ Old Lyme’s Baldwin Bridge on August 24th, 2011. At the opening ceremony of this Connecticut bridge ten decades ago there was a parade of 500 decorated automobiles. According to the Old Saybrook Historical Society Read more…

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Richard Willard’s Love Affair With The Automobile

It’s hard to put down the camera when you’re around Richard Willard’s auto shop in Westbrook, Connecticut.  Every where you look, there’s a vintage car or a vintage sign, the kind of place you might see in a motion picture. Willard has had a life long love affair with the automobile and he turned his Read more…

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It’s A Car, No It’s A Boat!

From the time Teddy Olenski of Ansonia, Connecticut was 15 he’s been in love with cars. Fast forward some years and he now owns about 40 vintage vehicles, trucks and such in various conditions. In particular of interest to me is his 1962 cherry red Amphicar and his turquoise 1954 Nash Metropolitan. Oh be still Read more…

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