Looking for something delightful and unexpected for that special someone on Valentine’s Day? Stop by the Wilton Historical Society on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 11 am.-3 p.m. and find just the right cards and thoughtful treats. Known for locally made, beautifully crafted items, the Betts Store is pleased to present a select group of area artisans and their wares for one day only.
The one day pop-up market features Imaginariums by Elissa, Sabina Furst Designs jewelry, Saltbox Press cards and notes, and Nod Hill Soaps. The Society’s Betts Store Museum Shop has a new shipment of candy, felted soaps, candles, and other gift items including puzzles, books, toys scarves, note cards, and home accessories, ready for Valentine’s Day.
“Moss terrariums and other tiny worlds” is how Elissa Capetanakis describes her utterly charming creations, which bring a little magic to any room. She will have a selection of her Imaginariums by Elissa for this pop up Valentine’s market, each completely unique and very appealing.
Jewelry is a classic–and welcome–gift for Valentine’s Day. Sabina Furst Designs, fine artisan jewelry hand made in Connecticut, will be showing her stylish work. With a passion for gemstones, shells and pearls, she merges classic with modern designs, blending color, shape and texture into her versatile, wearable jewelry. Bringing a touch of international exotica to her New England home, customers not only encounter unique pieces fused with contrasting lustrous gemstones, but also experience a sense of Furst’s joie de vivre. Her style is a fresh, light take on bohemian-chic that’s fun and colorful, yet sophisticated and elegant.
Lynda Campbell’s Salt Box Press will have a wide assortment of her letterpress cards, notes and calendars, each made meticulously by hand. As Campbell says, ”Each piece is hand-fed, one color at a time and one piece at a time, on one of my 60-year-old presses, a Chandler & Price Pilot press and a Vandercook #4 proofing press. The result is a lovely card with a soft, lush feel. To feel it is to love it.”
Rounding out the pop up market are the deliciously-scented soaps from Wilton’s own Nod Hill Soaps. Maker Catherine Romer says, “Nod Hill Soap products are made by hand, in small batches, using the finest quality, all-natural ingredients. My recipes for soaps, lip butters and lotions include pure olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and many other soothing and beneficial ingredients for smooth, soft skin.”
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd./Rte. 7.