Category Archives: Vintage

The Author that inspired PBS’s “Downton Abbey” Is Coming To Connecticut

The Mercy Community is pleased to announce that Carol McD. Wallace, author of To Marry an English Lord, which inspired the acclaimed TV series “Downtown Abbey,” will be speaking on campus on Thursday, January 14. (January 19 is reserved as a snow date.) She will present her look at the true stories behind life at Read more…

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A “Downton Abbey” Tea To Kick Off The Final Season

It is the final and 6th season of the PBS blockbuster “Downton Abbey.” To kick things off on January 3rd, Mercy By The Sea Retreat and Conference Center in Madison, Connecticut is doing an afternoon tea and will be showing the final episode of the last season (season 5) of “Downton Abbey.” Come in all your Edwardian Read more…

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A Holiday Market At New Haven’s Train Station

A holiday show at New Haven’s Union Station from December 9th thru the 18th at 50 Union Avenue. It will be a delightful range of gift-giving opportunities spanning apparel, accessories, bath and skin care products, home decor, art prints and more. Browse, shop and talk to creative entrepreneurs from New Haven and elsewhere in Connecticut. Read more…

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The “Downton Abbey” Era in Connecticut

Connecticut Historical Society’s “High Collars to Bee’s Knees” Exhibit runs December 4 – January 30 Inspired by the popular PBS drama Downton Abbey,a new exhibit, “From High Collars to Bee’s Knees: The Downton Abbey Era in Connecticut” will open at the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) on December 4. Of course this is the last season for “Downton Read more…

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All Aboard The Naugy!

Railroad Museum of New England The Railroad Museum of New England, Inc. (RMNE) is a not-for-profit educational and historical organization that dates back to January 1968. The mission of the Railroad Museum of New England is to tell the story of the region’s rich railroad heritage through our educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Read more…

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Old Fashioned Flea Market At A Mansion In Norwalk, CT

Mathews Park in Norwalk, Connecticut will be the place to be on Sunday, September 20th! From 10am-5pm, there will be plenty of vendors throughout the park offering a variety of items for sale, including the Museum’s White Elephant Table where the proceeds of the donated items will directly benefit our efforts in preserving and restoring Read more…

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Vintage Baseball Game In Deep River

The historical societies of Chester, Deep River and Essex are teaming up to present their second annual Vintage Base Ball game on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Devitt Field in Deep River. The 2 p.m. game will be free to the public (And yes, “base ball” is spelled correctly here – this was the 19th-century spelling of the Read more…

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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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Vintage Magazine Presents~ Behind The Seams

New York City’s Ivy Baer Sherman is ahead of her time, I suspect she always has been. She knows you have to go back to the past to find the future and that’s what she did a few years back with her Vintage Magazine. It is a work of art, each issue. Keeping up with Read more…

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My Annie Mame Boutique Is Just Plain Fun!

Peel back the vintage bark cloth curtain and you will find my Annie Mame world. I am chocked to the brims with all kinds of wonderful gifts, many of which are made in Connecticut. For the last three years, I have been in retail, and I am loving the things I am collecting from artisans Read more…

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