Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! Did we have great weather in New York or what? We took a drive up to beautiful Litchfield, CT on Sunday to visit some of our favorite antique stores. We love going up to this part of Connecticut not only because they have great antique dealers but also because of all of the great historical homes that line the streets (many from the late 1800’s). If you are an old house lover like us this area of CT is not to be missed! We also did some antiquing this weekend at some of our usual Stamford spots where the stores were packed with new pieces. This yellow painted faux bamboo table was a great find–we wish we had a home for it.
This sweet little shell chandelier would be great in a beach house, don’t you think? A single column lamp that we wished was one of a pair! Would be super chic on top of just about any dresser.A pair of miniature cocktail tables with marble tops–perfect for sprinkling around a large room where every chair needs a spot to put down a drink. A lovely artisan-made, jute or abaca screen. This is what many of the charming old houses in the Litchfield, CT area look like. This one, below, is just outside the town center in Woodbury. Divine. One of the best stores in Kent, CT is called RT Facts. They have a mix of antiques as well as new pieces that the owners have created, sometimes by taking an old table base and putting a new piece of marble or metal on top of it, like this one below. RT Facts really knows how to curate their collection (which is always changing) as evidenced by the super chic pairing of the table below with these almost Medieval looking iron chairs that they recovered with burlap seats. This round pedestal table is not a special piece by any means (except for that the feet are quite charming), but RT Facts made it oh-so-covetable by painting it the perfect shade of cherry red lacquer. Jennings and Rohn (below) is our other favorite stop in the area (Woodbury, CT) where the husband and wife team always have a wonderful selection of pieces (and are always so well informed about the pieces they are selling!). A console like this belongs in the entry of an important home. Its distinguishing features are the double lip of the marble top and the bookmatched wood on the bottom and the front drawer. Another great screen, this one we were told came from a decorator’s collection of things that didn’t work out for a project for one reason or another. We don’t know why! Jennings and Rohn had some beautiful tables but this one, below, was probably our favorite. This Italian marquetry table from the mid 19th C was exquisite. Did you do any antiquing this weekend? It was such a great weekend to be out and about!