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.

11 Main Street, New Preston
860-868-0066
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.
 
239 New Milford Tpke, New Preston Marble Dale
860-619-0777
mecanicaantiques.com
Instagram: @mecanica_antiques

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
privethouse.com

Arts

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, it 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.

10 Main Street, New Preston
860.868.9003
thesmithystore.com

Design

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, New Preston
860-868-1264
newprestonct.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

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, it 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.

10 Main Street, New Preston
860.868.9003
thesmithystore.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

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, New Preston
860-868-1264
newprestonct.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
privethouse.com

The Smithy

Situated in New Preston Village’s former blacksmith shop, it 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.

10 Main Street, New Preston
860.868.9003
thesmithystore.com

Home Accents

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, New Preston
860-868-1264
newprestonct.com

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