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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hidden Gems

Connecticut has a lot to offer the digger, treasure hunter and picker. Some may say that the kind of homes that offer great finds are becoming fewer and fewer, but I don’t see it that way.

Over the past few weeks I have visited 2 homes being readied for estate sales, these plus a third sale promise to keep offering one good find after another. Along with these discoveries I am able to see parts of the region I never knew existed.

One of these sales is happened this past weekend in Gaylordsville, CT. and was managed by my good friend Justin Krul, of Just In Antiques & More. Even though the sale is over, Just the trip alone is a scenic wonder along the Housatonic River ending near the famous restored Merwinsville Hotel.

There was more to see than I had time to explore at this sale, but the stand-out items were - A collection of books, tools and benches from what appeared to be a lifetime of Jewelry making, there was also auto racing items which included car club, and Lime Rock raceway memorabilia and two BMW engines. Antique wooden storage boxes and barrels and many other unique antiques.

Watch the video and then plan a trip through one of Connecticut’s gems to a natural setting. (Don’t forget to look both ways at the railway crossings which still dot the back roads.)

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