Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Tags & Treasures Sale, on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Webb Barn at 211 Main St., Wethersfield, Connecticut. $5 adult single-day admission, children $3.
For more than 40 years, the WDS Tags & Treasures Sale has been organized by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in The State of Connecticut. The bi-annual event features hundreds of household items, including small furniture, vintage pieces, and historic estate items from some of Connecticut’s oldest families. Other treasures at this year’s sale: glass, sterling silver, china, linens, fine jewelry and books – all donated by the Colonial Dames, who maintain the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.
An exciting new development for the 2016 Tags & Treasures Sale: everything will be marked down half price on Sunday. “This presents an interesting conundrum,” says WSD Tags and Treasures Sale Committee Co-Chair Nancy MacColl. “One might wonder whether to attend on Saturday for the greatest selection, or on Sunday for the best bargains.” She adds, “The solution is to attend on both days.” Also new this year, the Dames are donating some truly charming hand-made creations, including finely knit baby sweaters and booties, hats and scarves, hand-crafted terrariums, and more. Homemade baked goods, candy and nuts will also be for sale. As usual, on Sundayfrom 2 to 4 p.m., attendees can fill a bag for $3.00.
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. For rates and hours visit www.webb-deane-stevens.org, or call (860) 529-0612, ext. 12.