The Hills at Hand survival guide
Antiques

From retro to rococo, everything old is new again

Barkhamsted

Still River Antiques

This place has a remarkable and extensive collection of Hitchcock furniture. Check it out.

13 Riverton Road
860.379.2998

www.stillriverantiques.com

Kent

R.T. Facts

Unusual and beautiful architectural pieces and furniture can be found at this fascinating store. We were once tempted to purchase an old fun house mirror, if that gives any indication of the surprising relics turned objet d’art you might discover here.

www.rtfacts.com

RT Facts

R.T. Facts in Kent, CT.

This huge store specializes in classical antiques, bold custom furniture, and industrial-inspired furniture. Natalie and Greg Randall opened RT Facts in the old Town Hall of Kent, CT in 1992. Since then they’ve been a hidden secret for designers and decorators alike.


22 South Main Street & 8 Old Barns Road in Kent Barns
860.927.1700
rtfacts.com

Instagram: @rtfacts

 

Litchfield

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques

A showcase of period antiques and fine arts, the museum-quality pieces here are impressive and a wee bit intimidating. Fortunately, the owner is not. Look, touch and, by all means (if you have the means), buy!

www.tillouantiques.com

Litchfield County Auctions

Auctions are held five times a year, and the bidding is done on line. The LCA tag sales that run along with the auctions are great. The selection is best on the weekends, however Mondays and Tuesdays bring 40-60% off.

www.litchfieldcountyauctions.com

New Milford

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Sundays since 1976 (April–November), this verdant field is given over to dealers hawking everything from vintage tchotchkes and house plants to cottage furniture, military memorabilia and old signs. So basically, a little of everything. Get their morning-mist early, fill your thermos and begin your rummage. There’s no such thing as junk at the Trunk!

www.etflea.com

New Preston

Mecanica Antiques

This shop is different from other antiques shops in the area. Its focus is on industrial and mechanical treasures, but it also features an eclectic mix of items from mid-century modern to primitive. They also have a nice selection of vinyl records. By appointment only.
 
Mecanica Antiques
860.619.0777
www.mecanicaantiques.com

Instagram: @mecanica_antiques

Plain Goods

Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry have renovated a historical building in New Preston where they have gathered personally-selected antiques from around the globe and combined them with several lifestyle brands that embody a simple, well-made aesthetic, including Makie, Himalayan Cashmere, Aesop, and Smythson, just to name a few. Tasteful items are arranged in stacks on tables and shelves, and everywhere you look you will find things with pure lines—handcrafted pieces, well-worn rugs, furniture, and collectibles. They even carry a great line of baby items, and spices from March Pantry that are packaged in beautiful blue glass jars. They also offer textiles and design services.

Plain Goods
1 New Preston Hill Road, New Preston
860.868.0280

www.plain-goods.com
Instagram: @plaingoodsshop

New Preston (Washington)

Dawn Hill Antiques

An essential source of reference and inspiration for Swedish antiques and French furniture in original condition. The bright shop carries pleasingly patinaed garden appointments, as well.

www.dawnhillantiques.com

Mecanica Antiques

This shop is different from other antiques shops in the area. Its focus is on industrial and mechanical treasures, but it also features an eclectic mix of items from mid-century modern to primitive. They also have a nice selection of vinyl records. By appointment only.
 
Mecanica Antiques
860.619.0777
www.mecanicaantiques.com

Instagram: @mecanica_antiques

Pergola

This is one of our favorite shops. Plants, planters, weathered pots artfully arranged amidst botanical books and prints. Sigh. If you are drawn to natural themes and curiosities, you will be in heaven. Gathering their collections from local artisans as well as  antique sources from around the world, Peter and David sure know how to present things in a new light. We are so lucky to live close by. A highly sensual shopping experience for home & garden.

www.pergolahome.com

Privet House

An emporium of the extraordinary brought to you Suzanne Cassano and Richard Lambertson. The swell duo offer a plethora of beautifully merchandised objects for the home, found abroad and locally. Not to be missed!

13 East Shore Road
New Preston
860.868.1800
info@privethouse.com
www.privethouse.com

Norfolk

Joseph Stannard Antiques

Impeccable French Country imports and a “savvy classic” line from the owner/artist himself.

www.josephstannard.com

Sharon

Trade Secrets

THE garden lovers event of the year, dealers tender rare plants and antique garden accessories while special talks and tours raise funds for Women’s Support Services. Usually held in May.

www.tradesecretsct.com

Torrington

Remember When

A little bit of every era, from Victorian times to the 1970s, is on display here. The original and restored lighting section is particularly interesting. Upstairs, you’ll sometimes find a speakeasy. Shhh . . .

www.remwhen.com

Woodbury

Farm Fresh Home

From recycled industrial objects, refurbished furniture, and beautiful plates and glasses, as well as new, environmentally friendly, and local. Takes a bit of time to really see everything.

107 Main Street North (Route 6)
203.263.6400

George Champion Modern Shop

Pristine Herman Miller in the middle of the country. Indeed.

www.championmodern.com

Jennings & Rohn

Seventeenth- to twentieth-century sundry curios, décor and collectibles.

www.jenningsandrohnantiques.com

Maison St. Germain

This unassuming and delightful vintage shop hosts an explosion of colors, shapes, and textures. You won’t walk away empty-handed once you peruse the space bursting with all things vintage— from painted furniture, art, clothing, kitchen items, jewelry, and home accessories, all at affordable prices. The mother/daughter team who run it are just as dynamic and creative. Not to be missed!

Middle Quarter Mall
738 Main Street SouthWoodbury
203.266.4223
www.MaisonStGermain.com

Mill House Antiques

Fine English and American antiques, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century furniture.

www.millhouseantiques-ct.com

Monique Shay Antiques

Six barns full of French Canadian antiques! High quality tables, armoires, cupboards and accessories.

www.moniqueshay.com

Wayne Mattox

A second-generation antiques dealer and expert in American furniture and folk art with “historic appeal.” The engaging Mr. Mattox likewise directs a lively auction.

www.antiquetalk.com