Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Shopping History

Local antique shops sell pieces of the past



To some people, an old candlestick, painting or piece of furniture, is just that: old. To others, it is a treasure, something with patina and a history worth preserving and appreciating. For those who appreciate old things, there are a number of antique shops within a few miles drive.
  
Fleur De Lis  
Former Radio City Music Hall Rockette Dottie Earle DeLuca, a collector all her life, has an uncanny eye for interesting objects. She opened Fleur De Lis this past November. Two large rooms showcase traditional English oak, mahogany, pine and painted furniture, vintage costume jewelry, luggage, lighting, and paintings. The third room is a veritable mecca of mid-century modern design, featuring a Le Corbusier leather and chrome chaise lounge, a Fritz Hansen Dining set, and accessories like 1950s Peanuts lunch boxes. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. 4 Long Ridge Rd., Redding, 203-664-1673.    
 
Timeless Treasures
Tom and Helen Olson have a booth at the Hiden Gallery in Stamford, but as avid collectors looking to downsize, they had enough inventory in their own home to fill a shop, too. They opened Treas­ures Antiques a year ago in the historic Silvermine Tavern Country Store across from the tavern. They specialize in Early American and Country furnishings which Helen says seems to be a perfect fit for the location. She adds that customers often comment: “It’s so warm and cozy, I could live here.” Open Friday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 193 Perry Ave., Norwalk, 203-803-9620.  
 
Gilded Nest  
Business partners Jeanne Rowella and Lisa Casagrande have been selling home furnishings with a vintage influence in their light, airy shop for four years. This is the place to go for shabby chic dressers, tables, hutches, upholstered chairs and sofas, as well as elegant vintage crystal chandeliers and focal pieces like salvaged architectural elements. They also carry a wide selection of vintage lamps, as well as vintage-inspired jewelry and gifts, and provide staging, custom upholstery and drapery services. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 51 Ethan Allen Hwy. (Route 7), Ridgefield, 203-544-8802.  
 
Next Step Antiques 
Owner Charlotte Mecozzi grew up in Sweden so it’s no surprise that her ten-year-old shop has a crisp, fresh Scandinavian sensibility. “I buy and sell what I love,” she explains. She originally sold antique furnishings exclusively from Sweden, but has evolved her inventory to include a mix of American country pieces and vintage industrial items like rolling metal library carts and storage bins. Open Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 199 Ethan Allen Hwy. (Route 7), Ridgefield, 203-431-8083.  
 
Garret Antiques 
Randall Markstrom, owner of Garret Antiques, a few doors down from Next Step Antiques, grew up going to auctions and has always loved antiques. In his shop, he carries a mix of 18th-century through 1980s furnishings and accessories, often with a black-and-white color scheme, because, he says, “It’s a striking combination and goes with everything.” Open Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 199 Ethan Allen Hwy. (Route 7), Ridgefield, 203-894-1229.  
 
Wayside Exchange 
Celebrating its 50th year, Wayside Exchange sells antiques, art, and fine furnishings on consignment. Current owner Jeanne C. Roberts curates the pieces that she accepts for sale in her shop, and supplements her inventory with an annual buying trip to antique markets in England. You’ll find an eclectic selection of periods and styles here, from a 17th-century English coffer to a bird’s eye maple dresser and sterling silver candlesticks. A devotee of folk art, she occasionally has folk art paintings, but says they sell as fast as they come in. Open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. 414 Olmstead Hill Rd., Wilton, 203-834-2066. 

Add your comment:

Connect With Us

         

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Catch the Vibe Newsletter

Weekend activities and events in the area
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Knock, Knock

HGTV stars, the property brothers, pop into klaffs

Dedicated Rock Star Donates Her Salary to the Arts!

Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse, gives back in so many ways

Old Times and New Times

Beau Gravitte brings the Actors Studio to town

Take 5: Stylist's Tips

Tips to upgrade your everyday look

Food for Thought

Take a 'bite' out of tuition costs with food-related scholarships.

Profiles

Your Guides to Leading Local Professionals

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit ModuleShow Tags

September 2016

Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 Awesome Autumn Book Sale Fundraiser, Friday 12 – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.* Everyone is covered in this fundraiser...

Cost: free

Where:
Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT  06897
View map »


Sponsor: Wilton Library
Telephone: 203-762-3950
Website »

More information

Step inside the Ogden House to experience life in 18th century Fairfield. David and Jane Sturges Ogden began their marriage here, settling into farm life and establishing a family legacy that...

Cost: $5, $3 Students & Seniors; Free for members

Where:
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT  06824
View map »


Sponsor: Fairfield Museum and History Center
Telephone: 203-259-1598
Contact Name: Visitor Services Manager
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 120-383-19063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Learn how to take your humor to the stage! Have you been told you’re funny?  Do you steal the show at parties?  Are you asked by your family and co-workers to “tell the story about...

Cost: $300

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Sponsor: The Ridgefield Playhouse
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 120-383-19063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

DeCicco & Sons, 17 Maple Avenue, Armonk (Demonstration Kitchen-2nd floor), 914-499-1100, www.deciccoandsons.comHelp Prep and Beer Education! As a family owned and operated specialty grocery store...

Cost: $15 plus $25 Food Fee

Where:
DeCicco & Sons
17 Maple Avenue
ARMONK, NY
View map »


Sponsor: WCC
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 120-383-19063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Help raise funds to sponsor a puppy at the L’Armoire cocktail party fundraiser for Puppies Behind Bars on Thursday, September 29th between 5.30-7.30pm.  Providing delicious...

Cost: FREE

Where:
L'Armoire
102 Park Street
New Canaan, CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Thursday, September 29 Yellow Dress Performance, 7 – 8:30 p.m. The Yellow Dress is a dramatic one-woman play based on the stories of young women who were victims of dating violence. The...

Cost: free

Where:
Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT  06897
View map »


Sponsor: Wilton Library
Telephone: 203-762-3950
Website »

More information

Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley is one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. He’s been on the New York airwaves, as host of the morning show on...

Cost: $75

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Website »

More information

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 120-383-19063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Destiny/fate is the theme of the new fall exhibit “Kismet” at The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery.  “Kismet” runs now through December...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
View map »


Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 120-383-19063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Join Guideposts for a spirit-lifting experience to learn new ways to strengthen your faith in tough times. Our inspiring speakers will provide you  with practical, faith-filled advice to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Matrix Conference & Banquet Center
39 Old Ridgebury Rd
Danbury, CT  06810
View map »


Telephone: 203-749-0404
Website »

More information

For Pete’s sake, don’t miss ‘Pete the Cat’ LIVE on the Playhouse stage!  When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family...

Cost: $15

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
10 E Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Sponsor: Paloma Hutton
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
Website »

More information

For Pete’s sake, don’t miss ‘Pete the Cat’ LIVE on the Playhouse stage!  When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family...

Cost: $15

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
10 E Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Sponsor: Paloma Hutton
Telephone: 203-438-5795
Contact Name: Paloma Hutton
Website »

More information

he New Canaan Nature Center's 5th Harvest Festival takes place on Saturday, October 1st from 7-10pm. Enjoy the social evening in the meadow, under illuminated tents...

Cost: $75 in advance

Where:
New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan
New Canaan, CT  06840
View map »


Website »

More information

Music on the Hill presents a new work by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. "Threads of Light: A Tapestry of African-American Spirituals" weaves together 30 spirituals in three movements...

Cost: free

Where:
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851
View map »


Sponsor: Music on the Hill
Telephone: 203-529-3133
Contact Name: Music on the Hill
Website »

More information

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra A World of Possibilities Barbara Yahr, Conductor       Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. Bruch – Violin Concerto No....

Cost: Tickets: $25, $45 & $60 - Senior & Student Discounts Available.

Where:
Ridgefield High School Auditorium
700 North Salem Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Sponsor: Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 203-438-3889
Contact Name: Laurie Kenagy
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags