Yesterday we took time out for an antique hunt with my friend Donna May Robinson-Pellittieri, We had a blast. Donna May a phenomenal doll and textile artist has the same interest in old artifacts as Mike and I and she’s renovating her home pretty much the way we are, with her own two hands.
I wanted to introduce Donna May to some of some culinary delights in this neck of the woods as well. After exploring a couple of antique shops in Windsor, we headed here in Williamantic Connecticut:Williamantic Brewery Company where we stood in line for ten minutes as the old Post Office-huge in size-was packed with Saturday visitors. Mike and I had their burrito, Donna May a turkey club. Note to beer enthusiasts-buy the growler so you can take home a wonderful sampling of your favorite brewsky.
Afterwards, we headed over to Hosmer’s Soda Company-just around the bend from the Brewery, this is where we spied the Chocolate Cream Soda sign. Hosmer’s soda is made from fresh mineral spring water and real cane sugar-no high frutose syrup here. The result is a surprisingly fresh soda pop that tastes like the kind you drank decades ago on a hot summer’s eve. Hosmer’s offers many flavors from chocolate cream-we bought, I tasted, I recommend, to Raspberry, Strawberry, Gingerale, Cola Blue-like Pepsi or Cola Red-like Coke, Cream, Birch Beer-a personal favorite, and many, many more.The price is reasonable to the point both Mike and Donna May filled a crate with assorted flavors.
We highly recommend Nutmeggers especially those who like to entertain-try this sweet little treasure tucked in the hills of Connecticut.
And below some links to the Antique shops we perused, and purchased some goodies:
KDMAntiques-open on weekends only
and there were more, but alas! no websites!
Donna May purchased some gorgeous antique buttons at Patti’s Treasures-a favorite spot for my husband and I. We ended up with a vintage orange fiesta pitcher. At KDM Donna May snagged a set of antique keys for five bucks and a beautiful victorian mirror. Mike and I are contemplating an antique bed there for our master bedroom.
Come visit Hartford County y’all!