Posts Tagged“litchfield”

There’s no denying that there’s an air of mystery surrounding Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield. We mentioned to a few people that we were going to “Unlock” the retreat and the reaction was always the same, “Ooh I can’t wait to hear about it…we’ve driven by that sign many times and have always wondered what happens in there!”

That’s what we’re here for folks!

This one is for you, lovers of farmhouse décor and a passion for primitive! C.P. Farmhouse in Litchfield is chock full of furniture and home decor to please. Looking for a cute gift? Pop into this store next time you’re in town – you’ll most certainly enjoy browsing, as we did!

Within Litchfield’s recently renovated jailhouse, you’ll find The Bakehouse, a lovely cell filled with the best of baked goods! Being that one of our mission statements is to try every bakery in CT, we stopped by, did a thorough taste-testing, and got the low-down. Read on…and because scratch and sniff websites still haven’t been invented, imagine the smell of fresh, baked pastries as you do so.

R. Derwin Clothiers Men’s and Ladies stores are back together again ❤ Yay!

R. Derwin has been a mainstay on pretty West Street, looking on to the Litchfield green, since the 80s. The two departments, men’s (upstairs) and women’s (downstairs) started together under one roof at 43 West Street and eventually gained in size and needed to move a few doors away from each other. Throw in a few more moves after that, all on West Street, until we reach today when the two stores are back together again. Awww. We went along to the grand opening to see the Ladies store in its shiny new digs…right next door to those lovely Men!

Here’s an enjoyable outing suggestion for you – a visit to Litchfield County Auctions! Have you ever been? We’ve driven by many times and had no idea of the fun shopping opportunities we’ve been missing out on.

At a recent auction, a rare painting by the Chinese-French artist, Zao Wou-Ki (1921-2013) “Oiseaux Dans Les Nids” (Birds in the Nests), sold for a total of $487,500. Maybe we would find our own rare bird!