Sunday, November 13, 2011

Visiting "A Step Back In Time" , Antique Toys In Winsted, CT

Vintage Toys At "A Step Back In Time" In Winsted, CT

It is getting harder and harder to find vintage toys and games, so when you do discover a collector who keeps his inventory fresh and fun, it's a gift. Recently, I spent an afternoon in Winsted, CT a former factory town which has become a shopping area for smaller antiques and collectibles stores and I stumbled in ""A Step Back In Time".

A Tiny Retro Toy Store With Great Stuff

"A Step In Time", located at 458 Main Street in Winsted, Connecticut is a tiny shop neatly stuffed with old toys, games, dolls, books, ephemera and some kitchen-wares. On a recent visit to this well organized shop, I came home with several bags of goodies. My prized find was a 1940s children's craft set for making flower pots and bead flowers. It was in remarkably great shape for it's age.

Collectible Toys And Games

You will find stacks of board games, collections of View Masters, piggy banks, a puzzle section, tin toys, Five and Dime plastic toys and more. On the higher shelves, you might find tin doll houses and over-sized children's games. But remember, when really collectible toys and games come into the store, they leave as quickly as they come in.

Poking Through The Piles

While I always have a great time in this tiny toy store, I must tell you that the shop has great stuff mixed up with the odds and ends. You simply have to visit often and poke around the piles, to find the gems buried by some of the bric a brac. The owner is very educated about his collections and eager to be helpful.

A Step Back In Time
458 Main Street
Winsted, CT. 06098


C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

No comments:

Post a Comment