My favorite thing to do on the weekend is pick a random destination to explore. This past weekend, we attempted tackling both the Connecticut wine trail and Connecticut antique trail. Our travels brought us to beautiful Litchfield County.
We were mostly on a mission to find a small antique cabinet for our living room, see colorful fall foliage, and pick up a few bottles of Connecticut wine. We did not find a cabinet. We also did not expect how special the town of Litchfield would be.
It was pure New England quaintness. White clapboard houses lined the streets. Beautiful fall foliage. Old signs dating back to the 1700 and 1800s. Cute shops and eateries. I could’ve easily spent a weekend taking in this town.
The town was surrounded by horse farms, winding roads and magnificent countryside that made you want to keep your camera in your hand for fear of missing another beautiful shot.
We passed many antique shops on our drive north but unfortunately didn’t have time to check out as many as we would’ve liked (another weekend, another journey). We really enjoyed perusing Jeffrey Tillou Antiques, which had a large collection of “fine” (very expensive) antiques dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The shop was three floors, and I felt like I was walking through someone’s home/a museum!
Since we were traveling with a newborn (who all things considered is so so easygoing), we didn’t get to delve into Litchfield County as much as we would’ve liked, but I’m sure we will be back very soon!