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Designer Barn Sale Post Script

With excellent weather (despite the reports!) the Designer Barn Sale Tom Luciano and I held at my sorta-new pretty-old house in Roxbury, Ct last weekend was a rousing success. . More than 250 people showed up to pursue the wide … Continue reading

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A Designer Barn Sale in Roxbury, Connecticut!

I am going to be hosting a Designer Barn Sale at my still-pretty-new-very-old-house in Roxbury, Connecticut on August 22-23. I am doing the sale in collaboration with my long-time friend Tom Luciano – who co-founded the now well-known antique store Historical … Continue reading

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Glenn Gets Galvanized (and a visit from Tom Luciano)

. Even at the one-year-anniversary-of-my-still-very old-house in Connecticut I continue to gear-up with more gear. As you can see here, galvanized metal figures prominently in my weekends. Galvanized metal is an ‘old-school’ material, predating plastic, evoking ‘times gone by’ (and … Continue reading

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In My Backyard: Bantam Tileworks

Another great ‘neighbor’ in Litchfield County is Bantam Tileworks, the brainchild of Travis Messinger and Darin Ronning, who had previously been running a store in Lower Manhattan that was part coffee shop and part tableware store called Pepper Jones.  One … Continue reading

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In My Backyard: Arethusa il tavolo

Last week I talked about some great neighborly food shopping spots in Litchfield County – including a mention of Arethusa Farm for its incredible dairy products.  But what I have come to learn is that Arethusa Farm is a major … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Wilds Of Litchfield County

I’ve just begun spending weekends at my new very old house in Litchfield County; every day there is an adventure, often full of ‘firsts’. Recently I was told my property is connected to the Roxbury Land Trust – but really … Continue reading

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A Few Minutes of Glenn Gissler Reality TV!

On moving day, five guys and a 27 foot moving truck arrived in Connecticut at my new very old house with a lot of stuff! My friends Steve Gross & Sue Daley captured the spirit of the day in a … Continue reading

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My First (Ever!) Visit to Home Depot

Now that I have dealt with the floors at my house, my next task was to venture into what for me is uncharted territory – the big box world of  HOME DEPOT! I need a lot of stuff and wanted … Continue reading

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Cute Goats & Wide Plank Floors

 WELCOME to LITCHFIELD COUNTY Make no mistake,  I have no intention of becoming a ‘Litchfield County Gentleman Farmer’, however there is a delightful gang of baby goats and a bunch of chickens at the local (and locally owned) service station; … Continue reading

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Reviving Greek Revival in Litchfield County

Don’t be fooled by the calm and serious look on my face, after dreaming, yearning and fantasizing about a ‘place in the country’ for nearly three decades I am now the (seriously) proud,  totally excited and somewhat overwhelmed owner of an … Continue reading

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