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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fun in the Quiet Corner

Putnam, CT. It's one of our day trip places, along with Litchfield and Kent, CT in the northwest part of the state. The very northeastern part of Connecticut is also called "The Quiet Corner". I think it may be a nice way of saying there's nothing up there. But it really is nice with big farms, lots of camping, small villages, antiques stores and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman's camp for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Matt and I spent the day in the antique shops, mostly for laughs. Of course, the first place I stopped by was the local yarn store, Woolworks Ltd.

The man sitting ouside was taking a nap, I think. I'll bet his wife was in there shopping.

And now for the goodies:

Thank you, sir, may I have another!

Oops! I mean, can I have another ice cream! And please use the paper cone covers!

From the 40's. I think this was just the way things were with postcards.

Um, ok.

I saw LOTS of these lovely, jeweled fruits. Gotta say, the old waxed fruit is looking pretty good.

Note to sellers. It's good to have lots of stuff but please don't use those flourescent orange price stickers.

I love this but it was $185.

This is disturbing on many levels.

Lots of fiber!

Um. Ok. A box of rice . . .

. . . from the 40's. That's $10.

One way to raise money to pay for all your new Cap & Trade taxes!

And finally we ended our trip at the local coffee shop (really local, not Starbucks, although I do love Starbucks!). This place was so cool! Lots of comfy couches and chairs, little corners to read, tables to play board games with your friends. Sorry. The name eludes me, but you can't miss it in town.

Here is the always photogenic Matt.

And the two of us!


  1. So glad you enjoyed your visit so our little corner of Connecticut. Loved the kitchy stuff you found. The antiques shops in Putnam and Woodstock are the best for this kind of stuff. Some great restaurants for next time: Still River Cafe, Sharp Hill Vineyard, The Golden Lamb Buttery and 85 Main...

  2. Thanks! You're right! We;ve been to Taylor winery but not Sharp Hill yet. Will have to try it!