Vintage Collectors and Antique Aficionados: Tags & Treasures Sale March 22 and 23 at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
The 2014 tag sale season will be here soon! Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will rummage for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum Tags & Treasures Sale
Dates and Times:
Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum
211 Main St.
Cost: $5 admission charge. Bag sale, 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday: fill bags provided by the museum for only $3 per bag.
For more than 40 years, the WDS Tags & Treasures Sale has been organized by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. The bi-annual event features hundreds of household items, including small furniture, basement bargains, vintage pieces, and historic estate items from some of Connecticut’s oldest families.
Among the treasures to be found at this year’s sale are glass, sterling silver, china, linens, fine jewelry and books – all donated by the Colonial Dames, who maintain the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
A new feature has been added for 2014—hand-crafted treasures will also be sold, including: Lil Jewels – jewelry with semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals; Olivia Engel custom-made jewelry; fine photography and note cards; fine felt scarves and hats; colonial hand-woven rugs; hand-painted silhouettes and hand-knit woolens. The money raised from the Tags & Treasures Sale, the museum’s largest fundraiser, supports the operations and educational programs of the museum. For more information, visit webb-deane-stevens.org or call (860) 529-0612.
About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Museum consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes, and provides the quintessential New England experience, from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. Tours include the 1752 Joseph Webb House, where General George Washington met with French General Rochambeau, and planned the military campaign leading to the end of the Revolutionary War; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House – depicting life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and a fascinating children’s exhibit.