Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

New Preston (Washington)

Antiques

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

Pergola 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

Arts

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, The Smithy Market is located in a charming and meticulously rebuilt two-story barn. The market prides itself on supporting local farms and businesses from within a 70-mile radius, showcasing fresh-picked produce and small batch specialty foods, using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs from the shop is the Loft Gallery where guests can enjoy regularly rotating art exhibits, wine and cheese receptions, live music and a cozy space for the community to gather and connect.

The Smithy Market and Loft Gallery
10 Main Street, New Preston
(860) 868-9003

Fitness

Anne Hungerford Yoga

This well-established yoga studio offers a wide variety of classes. Anne Hungerford’s sculpting class and Nancy Opgaard’s Hatha Yoga are awesome.

168 New Milford Turnpike
Route 202
860.868.6707
www.ahyogacenter.com

Food

Anne Gallagher Catering

Dubbed “the Alice Waters of the Northwest Corner,” Anne Gallagher Catering has been creating culinary masterpieces for the region for years. An advocate of helping to bring fresh, locally grown foods to the area school’s lunch program, Anne is one of the founders of the Plow to Plate program, an initiative that combines hospital leadership and community-based programs to promote local foods and agriculture as a means to well-being and disease prevention. Using seasonal, local and organic foods, Anne will create original menus to suite each occasion, from cocktail parties, weddings, to dinner parties.

860-921-8304

contact annegallagher24@gmail 

www.plowtoplate.org

annegallaghercatering.com

Community Table

Located in Litchfield County close to Washington Depot and New Preston, Community table aims to express its passion for the region through food, wine, and hospitality. Community table is a place to meet with friends, celebrate, or dine solo. CT, as it is commonly referred to, is as acclaimed for its food and cocktails, as it is for its chic relaxed environment.

Chef Paul Pearson of Yorkshire, England joins Managing Partner Joann Makovitzky of NYC and The Anderson family in welcoming you to share in their vision of country dining in the Litchfield Hills. An outdoor seating area has been created for COVID-19.

Community Table Restaurant
223 Litchfield Turnpike (Rt. 202)
New. Preston, CT
860-868-9354

Nine Main Bakery & Deli

The Nine Main Bakery & Deli offers a variety of fresh breads, homemade pastries as well as reasonably priced (and satisfying) breakfast and lunch sandwiches. In the summer they do Mexican nights. Check in for details.

9 Main Street, New Preston
860.868.1879

Sweeets

Yes, Sweeets is the correct spelling. Indulge in confections from this quaint little shop where candies and chocolates from all over the world abound. Moreover, the exquisite packaging makes these treats ideal gifts. For true nostalgic pleasure, try the old-fashioned penny candy or handmade marshmallows.

13 East Shore Road
860.868.3388

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, The Smithy Market is located in a charming and meticulously rebuilt two-story barn. The market prides itself on supporting local farms and businesses from within a 70-mile radius, showcasing fresh-picked produce and small batch specialty foods, using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs from the shop is the Loft Gallery where guests can enjoy regularly rotating art exhibits, wine and cheese receptions, live music and a cozy space for the community to gather and connect.

The Smithy Market and Loft Gallery
10 Main Street, New Preston
(860) 868-9003

The White Horse Country Pub

Traditional English pub food (AKA true comfort food) is had at the popular, classic, family style White Horse Country Pub. Enjoy a juicy hamburger with a glass of Old Speckled Hen and you’ll never want to leave this cozy restaurant. They serve excellent chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and delectable onion soup. In warm weather, it’s fun to sit outside on their patio that’s poised over a river or, conversely, warm up near their fireplace when the weather turns chilly. They offer a good brunch. A lively bar scene. It can get busy, so it would be prudent to make reservations, especially on weekends.

258 New Milford Turnpike
860.868.1496
www.whitehorsecountrypub.com

Unsurpassed Chocolate Sauce

Unsurpassed Chocolate Sauce is an artisanal Chocolate Sauce made in Litchfield County. This confection, created with premium ingredients and available in flavors such as Classic, Dark, Dark with Ginger, and Classic with a Hint of Mint is the stuff of true romance. Unsurpassed is made from a generations old recipe with roots in the South by local resident Vi Owens, who took her mother’s recipe and has now added a little touch of her own. The chocolate sauce is first heated up in a sauce pan filled with water, heated to a boil, and then  drizzled over ice cream. As it hits the ice cream, it hardens making a delicious crunch. Other ways to indulge in a jar of Unsurpassed: drizzle over pecan, apple or pumpkin pie; dip pretzels in the warm sauce and then roll in candied sprinkles; pour over pound cake and top with nuts; and dip fresh strawberries in the warm sauce and let harden before serving. A gift set of four 4-ounce jars, one of each flavor is also available.

Available at:
Nine Main in New Preston,
The Pantry in Washington,
Averill Farm in New Preston
(during apple season), and
Hidden Valley Eatery in Washington
Or by special order, contact Vi Owens:
suthnr45@mac.com

Goods

D. K. Schulman Design

This shop is a great resource for parties and special events. 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.

www.dkschulmandesign.com

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

J. Seitz & Company

Fabulous clothing and jewelry, great books, gorgeous bedding, and sumptuous furniture downstairs. Lovely accessories and even great shoes. We can’t get enough of it.

9 E Shore Rd, New Preston
www.jseitz.com

New Preston Kitchen Goods

Tasteful and well-designed, this shop carries everything for the home cook. Gadgets, essentials, and decorative items, you don’t need to go anywhere else.

11 East Shore Road
860.868.1264
www.newprestonct.com

Pergola

Pergola 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

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, The Smithy Market is located in a charming and meticulously rebuilt two-story barn. The market prides itself on supporting local farms and businesses from within a 70-mile radius, showcasing fresh-picked produce and small batch specialty foods, using sustainable, organic practices whenever possible. Upstairs from the shop is the Loft Gallery where guests can enjoy regularly rotating art exhibits, wine and cheese receptions, live music and a cozy space for the community to gather and connect.

The Smithy Market and Loft Gallery
10 Main Street, New Preston
(860) 868-9003

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