Antique Trail Part 3: Northern Connecticut’s Litchfield County

November 19th, 2020
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

The holiday season is within reach! If you’re looking for a unique adventure with a picturesque view, we suggest antiquing in Litchfield County!

Below we are sharing some of our favorite antique shops in Litchfield County. Please be sure to check each shop for up-to-date hours before visiting.

Connecticut is home to numerous antique shops. Whether you’re looking for a specific moderately-priced piece or a high-end find the New England state has it. Litchfield County antique shops offer everything from colonial artwork to youthful furniture with a modern vibe.

Generally, the first sites of fall foliage and snow in Connecticut can be found in Litchfield County, which is located in the northern region of the state. Take in the vibrant colors of fall and colonial culture while perusing the streets of historic downtown. The area makes for a great day trip and is the perfect place to seek out treasure!

Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, Litchfield, CT

In all of Connecticut, this antique shop is my favorite! Every time I visit Litchfield, I must stop to see what new treasures Jeffrey has on display. My Mom has collected a few pieces of artwork from his shop; all of which you’ll see in this post.

From colonial pastel portraits to oil painted courting scenes, Jeffrey Tillou Antiques has colonial artwork worthy of a true historic New England home. My favorite pieces are the pastel portraits that my Mom has acquired over the years. While they’re often more affordable than the other historic oil wood canvas paintings, they’re still just as much an investment in history. Beyond colonial paintings, this antique shop sells highboys, convex mirrors, and antique chairs to boot!

RT FACTS Design & Antiques, Kent, CT

For a modern twist on antiquing, check out the 7,000-foot showroom in the Connecticut countryside at RT FACTS Design & Antiques. Whether you’re antiquing for the unique cool-girl or eccentric guy, this company offers both one-of-a-kind finds and interior design. With everything from contemporary mirrors to chandeliers to ornate furniture – there’s something for every aesthetic.

Prices and products are available to view online. For design inspiration, be sure to follow their Instagram account.

Still River Antiques, Riverton, CT

If you’re an avid New England antiquer, you’re likely familiar with Hitchcock Furniture. The Hitchcock Chair Co. was founded in 1818 in Riverton, Connecticut. The company produced classic colonial furniture until 2006. When the company came to a close, Still River Antiques became the only authorized restorer of Hitchcock Furniture by purchasing the original stencils, materials, and parts. Now based out of the Hitchcock Factory, Still River Antiques specializes in all things Hitchcock. They’re able to restore just about any old piece of Hitchcock furniture that needs a quick refresh.

If you’re looking to capture the quintessential New England feel, I highly recommend a ride up to Litchfield County to see what Hitchcock pieces Still River Antiques is currently restoring.

Housatonic Trading Co., Bantam, CT

If your style is more modern with a farmhouse twist, the Housatonic Trading Co. is likely the right antiquing place for you! For out-of-towners and those unable to travel, Housatonic Trading Co. offers online auctions and an online store with pricing.

With gunmetal steel furniture, transferware, and unique decorative pieces you’ll find the perfect piece to incorporate into your fresh space. For decor inspiration on how to mix antiques with your farmhouse modern style reference their company Instagram. And to learn more about what to look for when shopping for transferware and for a peek at my personal collection click here.

Looking for more places to treasure hunt? Take your antiquing adventure to the Connecticut shoreline with our Antique Trail Part 1 and Antique Trail Part 2.


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