“Small village, big shopping”
That’s how New Preston, CT describes itself. It’s a place I love to visit when I want to find something out of the ordinary. It’s small size is packed with big charm. It includes, not only wonderful shops, but beautiful Lake Waramaug and tons of good eats!
First on the must-check-out list is Privet House.
As well as these vintage sewing scissors!
Next up, J. Seitz & Company
They have fabulous selections of any from clothing and jewelry to bedding and furniture. Like The Privet House, it’s a real treat to visit.
I wasn’t in the market for accessories or clothing, just took advantage of their sale downstairs and ended up with this little desk tray. It’s made of all recycled materials and is actually washable. The perfect little piece to hide away things that tend to clutter my desk.
If you’re already up that way… head a little further into Bantam.
There’s a real gem of an antique store there called, Emporium. The owner is so charming and his prices are completely reasonable. He has an eye for unique pieces and a real sense of humor. Here, I found two beautiful items. This handsome crystal decanter for my work-in-progress bar:
Yes, it’s already full of gin, what can I say? It’s such a substantial piece and it reflects light so beautifully! I was so happy to find it and bring it home and I plan on hunting for a couple more. (Am I alone in appreciating how much entertaining has come back into fashion? It’s fabulous!) Also, I found this silver potpourri tin:
The whole lot only cost me $8.50!