Books And Baubles is the place I keep track of all the used book stores, thrift stores, consignment boutiques, vintage clothes stores, craft marketplaces, flea markets, tea rooms, museums, cafes, record stores, bead emporiums, stationery shops and any other shiny place I found and enjoyed in and around New England. Most of them are in CT or within a couple of hours drive from Middletown, CT. In February 2017, I adopted a dog named Sophie. Sundays are our day to spend together so, I’m on the lookout for dog friendly places we can explore. Go visit the places I’ve shared, help them … Continue reading Welcome!
What a find! The Shire Book Shop is everything you could hope for in a used bookstore. There are comfortable sofas and armchairs, a selection of complimentary teas – help yourself – and of course, shelves upon shelves of excellent … Continue reading The Shire Book Shop, Franklin, MA
By no means am I a tattoo aficionado. I have one tattoo. One. I love it. I waited about twenty years to get it, waited until I found an artist that made work so beautiful, so simple and clean that … Continue reading Sacred Tattoo, NYC
I love my dog and she loves to come out with me as much as possible so I’m always looking out for places that make her … Continue reading Dog Friendly Places
An leisurely Sunday morning breakfast in Deep River followed by some pottering here. I found a book on Joseph Cornell, a collection of Shirley Jackson stories … Continue reading Chester’s Finders Marketplace, Chester, CT
The hole in the wall is a very friendly, busy and deceptively capacious consignment store with great prices. They sell clothing, accessories, jewelry, home wares and some furniture. The store is a non-profit that benefits the local ABC Community School … Continue reading Hole In The Wall, Guilford CT
Lured in by the window sign indicating stationery items for sale, I wasn’t disappointed to find myself in this miniature jewel-box shop. A tiny space exquisitely appointed with all sorts of shiny wee things, paper products, cards, home goods, gifts, … Continue reading Cadeaux, Great Barrington MA
Finding the Rodgers Book Barn is your first challenge. We approached it from the North via dirt and gravel roads twisting and turning, up and down … Continue reading Rodgers Book Barn, Hillsdale NY