We get lots of questions from people looking for antique shops, boutiques, and consignment stores. While there are some great consignment stores in the area (antique shops in the area have mostly been cleaned-out of the really good stuff by dealers from elsewhere, though you can sometimes find great items at estate sales for a price), a temporary craft festival I would recommend now is the Annual Holiday Boutique at the Woman’s Club.
This two-day affair at the Woman’s Club of Greenwich is a great source for very unique gifts for the holidays. Vendors from all over the Northeast come to sell their crafts, from soap to cards, in a temporary, real-life version of Etsy. Visitors can also partake in the baked goods and soups for sale at “Grandma’s Kitchen”, open throughout the event.While not as old as the Seaman-Brush house, the house that is the site of the Woman’s Club of Greenwich is still pretty. They host weddings there, by the way.
I’m told that the club is planning raffle prizes, and is also expecting visits from Santa.
Admission is free, and all proceeds benefit the Club’s philanthropic activities, including a scholarship fund. The event will be held Friday, November 14th from 10 am until 5 pm, and again on Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm.
While there is plenty of parking at their location on 89 Maple Avenue, guests at the Stanton House Inn can obviously just leave their car with us and walk across the street for the event.
So get as much of your shopping done as you can before Black Friday (but save some money for Small Business Saturday, the Saturday afterwards), and support local artisans and the Woman’s Club of Greenwich this month!