While staying at the Mayflower Inn & Spa, my friend and I visited some wonderful home shops in New Preston and went off for a lovely lunch. We could have stayed at the Inn the entire time, but I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see more of Litchfield County.
Privet House is one I have followed on instagram for years. Needless to say, I will have a box of treasures when I get back to Dallas. There are truly some fabulous finds, which is no surprise with all the beautiful country homes in the area. I listed the places I went to on this visit, but if you have anymore Litchfield County favorites, please leave a comment below!
I was so excited to finally see Privet House in person. They have the most gorgeous housewares and beautiful baskets. I found the baskets to be reasonably priced and shipped quite a few to Dallas, and made it super easy. They were really engaging and helpful in the store. I am not going to hesitate to call or email when I see something I like online.
Privet Lives featuring Lamebertson Truex
Lamberstson Truex is known for their meticulously made leather goods, including handbags, card cases, and file folders. I loved that you could get your monogram right on the spot. They also had lovely wicker bags with leather detailing and great tote bags as well.
Pergola Home was definitely a treat. It had the most spectacular outdoor area overlooking a waterfall. Each room was full of wonderful garden pots, myrtle topiaries and lovely gifts.
J. Seitz & Co.
This store had a little bit of everything, from clothing to sheets to candles. There was something to look at around every corner.
Arethusa al Tavolo
This was a very memorable meal. It brought “farm to table” in a very new light. They make all the dairy on their farm. The charcuterie board was the best I can remember. Save room for dessert though. They have a homemade ice cream shop next door that had a long line for a very good reason.
The homes in Litchfield Country were idyllic. Pretty white clapboard and lush green lawns were abundant. Just wait until I show you two very different, but spectacular listings tomorrow. It is no wonder so many people retreat to Litchfield County to get away from it all.