CT: Hartford County-Collinsville- Antiques on the Farmington

I have enjoyed Collinsville on so many different levels and opportunities over time I anticipate many blogs directing you to this area.

My first visit several years ago was based on my walking along the Farmington River trail. The following year I biked the trail. Third year I kayaked the Farmington River. So much to discuss on each of these outdoor adventures.

This time, I went to the Antiques store I had passed so many times. I was amazed by the sheer size of the facility packed with opportunity. Find your corner with the decade from your childhood and it’s sure to take you back.

The additional fascinating fact about this facility is that it originally was part of the Collins Axe factory which in the 1800s manufactured axes and had over 40 buildings in the area which ultimately named the town Collinsville! By 1871 they were making an annual $1million in sales!

This is definitely a place you could get lost in both literally and metaphorically as you bring yourself into the antique scene displayed.

Although I knew unlikely, I hoped I could find an antique menorah (Jewish candelabra used to celebrate Hanukah) as I like to collect different types. I ultimately found a handmade unique birdhouse which I am collecting to place around a nature path I hope to create at my home.

I definitely recommend a stop in Collinsville no matter what brings you to the area and allow yourself the latitude to bring you back in time.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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