Grab a friend and enjoy some relaxed holiday browsing at the Wilton Historical Society’s Holiday Sip and Shop on Saturday, December 2, 10:00 – 4:00. A glass of prosecco and some seasonal nibbles await! Pop-up shops will add to the selection and the fun!
Known for locally made, beautifully crafted items, the Betts Store is pleased to present a select group of area artisans and their wares for one day only. Offerings are fresh and giftable! Most pieces are made by hand – you will find bright ideas for stocking stuffers, winter warmers, hostess gifts, sparkly treats – and just the right surprise for hard to please friends and family. And a little something for you! KMC Jewelry Designs, Nod Hill Soap, and wonderful ornaments made by Carol Andrews.
The Society’s museum store, like the original 18th-century Betts Store, always features locally-made and one-of-a-kind items, many hand-crafted. Discover uncommon gifts for holiday giving, from jewelry, scarves, soaps, and letterpress note cards to nifty toys, games and puzzles for kids. The store is freshly stocked for holiday shopping, and is brimming with an eclectic and interesting collection of affordable finds and follies! There is an excellent selection of home accessories and hostess gifts… unusual candles, artwork, mugs, vases, and cups. The store is committed to supporting local craftsmen and businesses; some items are made in Wilton, some in Connecticut, and all are made in the U.S.A.
New offerings this season are an expanded section of carefully selected books; puzzles for all ages; Faribault wool scarves for men and women, 100% organic cotton striped socks for men and women, holiday napkins and placemats, beautifully crafted cheese serving boards and baguette cutting boards; honey infused with bourbon, and salted honey made in North Carolina; silk-screened tote bags, purses, and zipped pouches; candles in new shapes and colors by Greentree Home; and made in Maine wind bells, plus cashmere scarves, Pendleton blankets and much more!
There is a particularly good selection of Wilton-themed items featuring local landmarks. There are dish cloths, mugs, plates, key chains, holiday ornaments, and even hand-painted marble coasters with familiar Wilton buildings. Books about Wilton, including the must-have “Wilton Connecticut: Three Centuries of People, Places and Progress” by Bob Russell are in stock. Wonderful toys abound! The store stocks adorable sewing kits, nicely crafted classic wooden toys such as spinning tops and Jacob’s Ladders, fun games like jacks and marbles, and a variety of games to be played outside on the lawn. A selection of puppets, craft kits, books and other unexpected treasures round out the children’s section.
The Betts Store at the Wilton Historical Society is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 – 4, and during the holiday season on Sundays, 12:00 – 4:00.