Category Archives: Vintage

Cocktails In Connecticut

Here’s a little Connecticut cocktail history for you. At one time, Connecticut was arguably the largest producer of chromium-plated cocktail shakers in the country. Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury was known as a maker of brass and copper fixtures, but the company figured out a new way forward in the 1930’s and that was Read more…

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Is It An Antique Or A Reproduction?

Are you an antique buff? Can you tell a real antique from a reproduction? Two experts on furniture from the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Helena Reilly and Bruce Henley are educating folks at the museum about how to tell vintage from a reproduction. If you want to learn some of the basics about antique furniture, there are workshops that Read more…

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Make Your Own Butter With Connecticut’s Churncraft

Have you ever thought about making your own butter? A family in Connecticut not only thinks about it, but they’re doing it. They’re manufacturing a new device that puts the old-fashioned back in your kitchen. It’s called Churncraft. They’ve only been in business since June. You turn the crank yourself and in 8-to-10 minutes you have fresh butter. Here are Read more…

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Americana Memories ~ College Pennants

Where did you go to college? Chances are Steven Melillo has a vintage pennant for your school. He is passionate about pennants and has named his company Americana Memories because he says “a lot of people consider college to be the best time of their lives. When people see a pennant from where they were in Read more…

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Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut Is Back!

If it was good enough in 1871, it’s good enough now. Bridgeport’s Frisbie Pie Company is back. The company closed its doors in the late 1950’s, but thanks to Dan O’Connor, the CEO, it’s up and running again. The new Frisbie’s Pies has only been in operation 8-weeks but already 7-thousand snack pies have gone out the door. Thirty Read more…

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Robert S. Greenberg, Keeper Of New Haven’s Treasures

It’s a walk down memory lane with a New Haven man who is the keeper of thousands of treasures that tell us about the history of the Elm City. Robert Greenberg’s Grandfather started the collection and Greenberg watched him build it as a kid and now has the lead on this in the city. Greenberg’s Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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Step Inside “Chloe” The Vintage VW Photo Bus And Smile!

Oh the twists and turns of life…one day you’re working in campus ministry at various schools in the northeast…the next you’re driving a vintage VW bus named Chloe that doubles as a photo booth for weddings and parties and other events. His business is called Photo Booth Planet. That’s what happened to Geoff Gordon of Mystic Read more…

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Vintage Properties in Connecticut Come Back To Life

  They were outdated, underutilized vintage properties in Connecticut and now they have come back to life. A farm that dates back to the 1600’s which was also the site of a 1940’s era airplane hanger, has become Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington. A 1950’s gas station near downtown Mystic, is about to open as a coffee Read more…

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Waxing Poetic About The Typewriter

Greg Fudacz of Wethersfield is crazy about typewriters, all of them. At the age of 25, Fudacz went to a tag sale and bought his very first vintage ROYAL typewriter for 5 dollars, that was 14 years ago. Now he has about 250 of them and they are worth a lot. Some date back to the Read more…

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