The Simsbury Flea and Smorgasbord, an outdoor flea market featuring antique dealers, arts and crafts, jewelry, home decor and vendors, takes place Saturday, April 30, at Simsbury Meadows. Activities also include a Food Truck Festival and entertainment. Admission $3; kids and parking are free. Tickets available at www.SimsburyFlea.com.Read more
If mom’s a thrifty gardner, she’ll love the Essex Garden Club's May Market on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2.p.m., rain or shine, in the town park on Main Street in Essex Village. Along with plants, the sale features gently-used planters and gardening equipment, horticulture/gardening books and other household items.Read more
Hartford's fashion-forward scene is taking its cues from the past.
At vintage clothing stores like Venom Vintage on Capitol Avenue and How Bazaar on Whitney Street, merchandise doesn't make the shelves unless it's at least several decades old — and that's the new stuff.
Lashell Gibbs, owner of How Bazaar, stocks fashions from the 1920s to the '90s — and most of her stock is older than her customers.Read more
The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association & History Museum holds their 12th annual Spring Power-Up and Open House in Kent on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event showcases an extensive collection of antique steam and internal combustion engines and farm equipment; and blacksmith shop, sawmill, railroad and mining exhibits. Vendors will be selling vintage machinery-related items.Read more