Luna Garcia, a vintage home decor buyer, shares some of her favorite things about living in Litchfield County.
My heart lies in Litchfield County! I grew up in Morris and Roxbury and after years on the West Coast and in NYC I found myself back in Washington along with my husband and our young daughter. When I began furnishing our home, I used many one of a kind, vintage pieces sourced from the wonderful local estate sales in our area. These pieces felt so much more satisfying than mass produced items, both design-wise and environmentally. It got me thinking—what if I could make vintage more accessible to others so they could experience the same? From that idea, my business Winston Drive was born. Using Instagram, I ship vintage home decor items and jewelry coast to coast and help local buyers source specific vintage furniture for their homes. Next year I am excited to be opening a showroom so customers can shop in person.
Luna’s Yard Sale Tips
- Go during the first hours on the first day to get the best finds. Go during the last hours on the last day to get the best deals.
- To find local weekend sales check Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, the local newspapers, and drive by busy intersections that often post yard sale signs.
- If you think you’ll regret not buying an item, buy it! Nothing haunts you like the vintage you didn’t buy.
Favorite designers: Isabel Marant, Mara Hoffman, and Liberty London.
Recent coveted purchase: A floating opal teardrop pendant necklace from the 1930s.
Fave purchase of all time: My Alexander Calder Gallery Posters from Paris, 1960s and 70s.
Cherished Litchfield County activity: A walk on East St. in Washington ending at Waldingfield Farm’s produce stand.
Never leaves home without: My Koziol Tasche XL Tote, perfect for hauling found treasures!
Beloved music: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Maggie Rogers.
Favorite place to hike: Macricostas Preserve in Washington.
Favorite holiday tradition: Cutting down our own Christmas Trees at Averill Farm in Washington and driving through the roadside luminaries in the center of Roxbury on Christmas Eve.
Now reading: “Followers” by Megan Angelo.
Signature drink: I make my own “Santagria” every holiday! It’s delicious and dangerous.
On her wish list: An onyx and diamond gold navette ring from 1880.
Go to hostess gift: Always vintage! I grab teak coasters or brass candlesticks from my shop.