Once every two years, the Colonial Dames of America in Connecticut stage a Tag and Treasures Sale at the Webb Barn in Wethersfield , the headquarters for the state.
It takes weeks to prepare for, but the result is a good time with great bargains focusing on gently used items that in some cases have been treasured through the ages. Co-chairs for this year's event, held April 14-15, were Gail Porteus, from Portland, and Pamela Mahoney.
"The Dames' membership donates things from their attics and closets," said Porteus.
Then, everyone goes to work tagging and displaying things for the big shopping day. There was a steady crowd on Saturday, the better weather day of...