Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut


Fashion, home, garden and gifts, style abounds


The Wish House

The Wish House has an eclectic array of house wares, apparel and children’s gifts. There’s a gallery of local artists’ work in the back and a greenmarket on the lawn in summer.

The Wish House
413 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall

Falls Village (Canaan)

Audiophile Garage

Music lovers will find outstanding audio products for every budget at this converted garage space. Owner Tim Hall is a former professional musician and audio engineer and lifetime audiophile. Currently by appointment only.

Near Routes 7 and 63 in Falls Village. Hours by appointment only.

(347) 541-0691


Heron American Craft Gallery

Specializing in artisan-made ceramics, glass and jewelry, there’s also a nice selection of clothing.

Heron American Craft Gallery
16 N Main St.

House of Books

This independent indie bookstore has been a Kent literary landmark since the 1970’s. House of Books offers best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, classics, local area interest books, independently published titles, works by local authors and a children’s section. Additionally, this bookshop also plays host to a number of author book talks and signings and a monthly book club.

House of Books
10 N Main St, Kent


Gorgeous clothing, jewelry and housewares, this is one of our favorites. You won’t be able to leave empty-handed!

27 N Main St.

The Covered Wagon Country Store

Home Goods Store in Kent. Offering snacks, old style candies, home goods, and many items unique to this historic area of the countryside.

The Covered Wagon Country Store
27 N Main St., Suite 2B


Woodford’s General Store

Woodford’s General Store provides locally grown and locally made products along with a selection of home design items. The shop collaborates with local farms and regional makers to source their best offerings and they provide a weekly delivery option and pull up-pick up service. Their goal is to celebrate the farmers and the makers, curate the best selection in the area, and be convenient with delivery. ⁠⁠

Woodford’s General Store
3 Old Barn Rd., Kent

Lakeville (Salisbury)

Old Farm Nursery

Old Farm Nursery is a phenomenal set up and business; well worth a visit to look at Judy and Pat Murphy’s stunning gardens surrounding their house (yes, visitors are invited to walk the property). But this, mostly, is a serious nursery specializing in landscape design and installation. A huge variety of trees, shrubs and perennials make this farm indispensable to the area.

Old Farm Nursery
158 Lime Rock Rd.


Petpourri carries high-quality pet food and pet paraphernalia.

333 Main St.

Visionary Computer

This Lakeville resource provides Apple repairs and computers, iPads, watches, airpods, and other technology needs.

29 Bissell Street, Lakeville


Ideal Jewelers

On the Litchfield Green, specializing in authentic certified diamonds, plus a lovely stock of jewelry and watches.

Ideal Jewelers
43 West St, Litchfield

Litchfield County Auctions

Litchfield County Auctions holds auctions five times a year and the bidding is done online. 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.

Litchfield County Auctions
425 Bantam Rd., Litchfield

Litchfield Pet Supply

Litchfield Pet Supply has everything you could possibly need for your well-cared for dog or cat, including food, treats, and toys.

Litchfield Pet Supply
583 Bantam Rd.

R. Derwin

For more than 25 years, R Derwin Clothiers has been one of the most stylish shopping destinations in Litchfield County. Derwin’s defines a chic, timeless look that blends country and city sophistication, specializing in the finest Scottish and Italian cashmere. Offering a men’s and women’s section that includes European sportswear and a broad selection of American-made clothing and accessories. The service is exceptional and the setting is friendly and relaxed.

R. Derwin
33 West St., Litchfield

The Silly Sprout

A unique children’s shop with a plethora of toys, books, clothing, and a host of imaginative items.

The Silly Sprout
503 Bantam Rd, Litchfield


Bella Luna Gifts

This gift shop features home decor, garden accessories, greeting cards, jewelry, clothes, handbags, baby items, candles, lotions, mind and body wellness products, and other merchandise from local artisans.

11 Watertown Road, Morris

New Milford

Berkshire Lighting Gallery

Lighting products, lamp repairs, and great service can be found at the Berkshire Lighting Gallery, a family-run business.

Berkshire Lighting Gallery
10 Prospect Hill Rd.

Bob Kretchko Antiques

Bob Kretchko Antiques located just off the historic village green in New Milford has been in business since 1990. They pride themselves on providing customers with quality antiques and personal service. They deal in fine quality antiques victorian all the way through to mid century. They buy antique and vintage collectibles such as advertising signs, 19th century photography including cameras and viewers, sterling silver, clocks, bronzes, paintings, fine glass, porcelain, and antique coin operated machines.

Bob Kretcho Antiques
5 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford
Instagram: @lorettakretchko

Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market

Sundays since 1976 (April–November), treasure hunters, antique collectors, farmers, foodies, and alike have flocked to the famous Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market. The 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 bit of everything. Get their morning-mist early, fill your thermos and begin your rummage. There’s no such thing as junk at the Trunk!

Elephant’s Trunk
490 Danbury Rd. (rte. 7/202), New Milford
Instagram: @etflea

Nordica Toys

On the green in New Milford with a huge variety of toys, games, and puzzles that will create wonderful memories.

7 Main St., Suite D, New Milford

Nutmeg Olive Oil Company

This New Milford staple carries a full line of flavored olive oils, both dark and white balsamic vinegars, and other gourmet food items.

Nutmeg Olive Oil
25 Main St, New Milford


Play has a plethora of toys that take you back to your childhood. Fun books, gadgets, and jokey stuff. Not only for kids. We like it too!

49 Bank St., New Milford

Robertson Jewelers

A New Milford mainstay that carries rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, charms, pins, watches, and estate and antique jewelry.

Robertson Jewelers
2 Bank St, New Milford

The Hunt

Located on Bank Street, this new New Milford favorite provides vintage and handpicked goods with an ever changing inventory featuring accessories, clothing, houseware, and more.

The Hunt
20 Bank St, New Milford

Instagram: @thehuntct

New Preston

DK Schulman Design

DK Schulman Design is a great resource for parties and special events. They carry a beautiful array of gift wrap papers, ribbons, cards and gifts. They make gorgeous custom invitations and stationery. They also carry a tasteful collection of home decor accessories, purses, tableware, and more. We love their doggy beds.

DK Schulman Design 
15 East Shore Rd., New Preston
Instagram: @dkschulmandesign

Hays Worthington

A unique New Preston shop specializing in exceptional fine and period jewelry.

Hays Worthington
13 East Shore Rd., New Preston
Instagram: @haysworthington

Plain Goods

This beautiful New Preston shop offers the most extraordinary collection of mens luxury clothing.

“A New England Shop Where the Goods are Plainly Perfect.” — The New York Times

“The tightly curated assortment is the stuff of minimalist dreams.” — VOGUE

“40 Best Home Decor Stores in America.” — AD Pro

Plain Goods
17 East Shore Rd, New Preston
Instagram: @plaingoodsshop

Privet House

An emporium of curated home goods, antiques, and other one of a kind goods for the home and soul.

Privet House
13 East Shore Rd, New Preston
Instagram: @privethouse


Joseph Stannard Antiques

Joseph Stannard Antiques offers impeccable French Country imports and a “savvy classic” line from the owner/artist himself.

Joseph Stannard Antiques
8 Station Place, Norfolk


Charles Haver Antiques

Charles Haver Antiques was established in 1993 by Architect and Interior Designer Charles M. Haver. Charles carefully selects antiques offering simple, strong & elegant forms. The focus of the collection is upon Country America of the 18th and 19th centuries, complemented by selective European antiques. The collection is displayed in an 18th century carriage house in the center of historic Roxbury.

Charles Haver Antiques
3 Southbury Rd., Roxbury
Instagram: @charleshaverantiques


B. Johnstone & Co

B. Johnstone & Co is a fashion boutique in Sharon owned by designer and stylist Bartley Johnstone. This boutique specializes in designer vintage clothing and accessories as well as new fashion items and luxury goods.

B. Johnstone
10 Gay St


Cricket Hill Garden

It’s all about the peony—the variety here will take your breath away.

670 Walnut Hill Road, Thomaston
Instagram: @crickethillgarden



A Warren shop featuring trendy women’s and men’s fashion apparel from cozy loungewear to luxe cashmere items, including accessories such as belts, bags, and distinctive gifts.

4 Cornwall Rd, Warren


Five Janes

This cute boutique in the center of Washington Depot has clothing, bags, accessories, jewelry, home goods & gifts, and baby items. There is something for everyone at this boutique.

Five Janes
3 Bryan Hall Plaza
Instagram: @shop.fivejanes

George Home

George is a curated design source servicing designers, architects and clients throughout the country. George’s extensive inventory includes a mix of mid-century modern, vintage and antique furniture including unique objects, lighting, and art.
4 Titus Rd., Washington Depot

Hickory Stick Bookshop

A staple in Washington Depot for over 70 years, with a helpful staff offering quality service and the latest in books, gift items, games, and a splendid children’s section.

The Hickory Stick
2 Green Hill Rd, suite 1201, Washington Depot

Leitz Leather Goods

Sherry and Eric Leitz have created a fabulous collection of leather luxury goods—from handbags and belts to wine totes and jewelry—that are handcrafted with bridal leather, dyed and stained, and saddle-stitched by Eric. Custom orders can be taken by selecting an interior color, an exterior color, the style of the rivets, and more. Handbags come in 3 main sizes: weekender, mini-tote, and the work bag, but any size can be custom-made and ordered in a wide range of colors. Did we mention that they also make iPad and iPhone cases?
See our article HERE.

To place an order or to contact Sherry for a private appointment in their workshop.

[email protected]

Salvaged Woodworks

Steven Monteiro is a commercial airline pilot but in his free time is also the sole owner and operator of Salvaged Woodworks, LLC. He salvages trees that have fallen or been cut down in local towns and uses the wood to create different sustainable goods, namely, charcuterie boards and serving platters, live edge tables and benches, bottle openers, wine stoppers, coasters and other similar items.

He works out of his home workshop in Washington, he sells his goods through his instagram account where he posts his current inventory for sale and a local shop in New Milford, called the Safari Collective. He also takes custom orders via email at [email protected]



Auth Antiques

Auth Antiques in Woodbury has over 40 years of passionate experience with antiques and art. They specialize in 18th century and 19th century formal, country and provincial furniture and accessories. Their purchasing is ongoing so they have an evolving inventory. They design furniture for their clients’ particular needs as well as curate partial or entire collections.

480 Main Street South, Woodbury

Farm Fresh Home

Farm Fresh Home offers goods from recycled industrial objects, refurbished furniture, and beautiful plates and glasses, as well as new, environmentally friendly, and local items. Takes a bit of time to really see everything.

107 Main Street North, Woodbury

Green Acres Agway

Established in 1984 and has been responsible for providing outstanding home and garden supplies, Amish made birdhouses, feeders, sheds and the highest quality of Agway Feeds ever since. They also offer delivery.

Green Acres Agway
524 Main St S

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