Tag Archives: Furniture

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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Made In Connecticut ~ Custom Latex Foam Products

What do furniture, bedding toppers, horse saddles, Nasa spacesuits, make up sponges and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives have in common? All contain latex foam made from rubber trees manufactured by KTT Enterprises in Hamden, Connecticut. It’s female CEO is Nancy Coffey. Her “Sleep On It“mattress topper is a favorite for college kids around the Read more…

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Saybrook Country Barn And Shops Have Stood The Test Of Time

Have you been to Saybrook Country Barn and their shops in Old Saybrook, Connecticut? It’s sprawling. You name it you’ll find it, furniture, drapery, gifts and clothing and on and on and on. There is even a restaurant on site called Aspen. This is a family business that has grown because it has evolved over Read more…

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Chester’s Antiques Roadshow

Chester’s Own “Antiques Roadshow” on Nov. 7.  Hope you have some valuable treasures in your attic or jewelry box? Need to do some weeding out? Want to know what’s worth hanging onto? Get the answers on Saturday, Nov. 7, when the Chester Historical Society holds its 12th Antiques & Jewelry Appraisal at St. Joseph’s Parish 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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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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Antiquing Anyone?

If you love yesteryear, I dare you not to spend at least two hours inside the Collinsville Antiques Company in New Hartford, Connecticut. We’re talking 22,000 square feet of linens and jewelry and furniture, oh my! Like Dorothy from Kansas walking down the yellow brick road, there is more and more and more to explore. Read more…

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Sinatra Meets “Mad Men” Style

No kitsch here, instead real mid century everything in a place called Irwin Feld Design~Mid Century Antiques. Walking into this gallery full of right-up-my alley-kind-of style, you could imagine Frank Sinatra walking around on a “Mad Men” TV production set. By the way, Sinatra’s favorite color was orange, that wouldn’t be a problem to find Read more…

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Anything Old is New Again and it’s Great!

“Timeless treasures for today’s lifestyles.” Check. “A curious collection of things you can’t live without.” Check. The store is owned by Carol Orr of New Haven and she knows what she’s doing. These are two tag lines the owner of The English Building Markets is using to market this delicious New Haven shop of curiosities. Read more…

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It’s All About Children and Families in CT

For more than 200 years, the Child & Family Agency has served southeastern Connecticut’s children and families. For the last 56 years, the agency has held it’s annual sale filled to the brim with wonderful items for people to purchase at a bargain basement price. This is a major fundraiser for the agency and it Read more…

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