I set up Books And Baubles as a place to keep track of all the wonderful used book stores, thrift stores, consignment boutiques, vintage clothes stores, craft marketplaces, flea markets, tea rooms, record stores, bead emporiums and well just about any other shiny place I found and enjoyed in 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 and help them … Continue reading Welcome!
Even though I was vegan for several years, I’m still always amazed by the versatility in vegan baking. This tiny place has the most delightful cupcakes, … Continue reading Sweets by Chloe, Bleecker St, NYC
Very tasty breakfast sandwiches, good coffee and superb pastries, this little market in a quiet, out of the way spot is perfect for a quick stop. The menu for lunch sandwiches also looked inviting, I will definitely have to return. … Continue reading Hadlyme Country Market, Hadlyme CT
My happy place. The beautiful setting in the woods. The animals – chickens and goats, a cat and a dog. Picnic tables and chairs under the trees. Fantastic beer. I’ve known Sheila and Mike for several years, they are two … Continue reading Fat Orange Cat Brew Co – East Hampton, CT
Beautiful on the outside, welcoming and stacked floor to ceiling on the inside. Harbor Books on Main St, Old Saybrook is the perfect place to browse for a little holiday reading. They sell a mixture of old and new. The … Continue reading Harbor Books, Old Saybrook CT
I moved to East Haddam back in January and was very pleasantly surprised by how much there is in this quiet country setting. Not least, I found the perfect coffee shop. Two Wrasslin’ Cats is welcoming and friendly with lots … Continue reading Two Wrasslin’ Cats – East Haddam, CT
Cash only book store, guarded by large, friendly wooden bear. I’ve been here a couple of times and always find something interesting that I haven’t seen before. On my recent visit I found a book on Sacred Geometry (fans of The … Continue reading The Book Bear, West Brookfield MA
Care, love and attention to detail has gone into this brand new Alice In Wonderland themed tea room and shop. Delicious French macaroons imported from Paris and afternoon tea menu options from England. It was too hot to sample the … Continue reading Alice In The Village, Old Mystic Village CT