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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. 

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