Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques will be rummaging for this year’s hottest collectibles
at the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) 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 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 Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., attendees will be able to fill a bag for $3.00.