As I listen to the wind outside howling like an enraged Banshee and watch the ice pellets ping off the one window pane not covered with a heavy curtain, I surprise myself by not feeling even a touch of cabin fever. Perhaps it’s because I’d rather prevent than cure the winter blues.
It’s February and a muted sun struggles to penetrate the frigid gloom outside. Temperatures are in the single digits and the weather can best be described as hostile.
Gardens and yard sales are still months away. Recently, I’ve been haunting some of my favorite ‘unburied treasure’ troves and just recalling my experiences is enough to drive the chill away.
One cure for cabin fever is to do a bit of treasure hunting. The discovery is the thrill. It’s not necessarily imperative to always buy something. It’s finding a new place, seeing an interesting display idea or discovering a new source for something on my wish list. It’s also meeting other treasure hunters and comparing notes.
I’m just going to share a few of my favorites so you get the idea.
White Home Collections
9 Greenville Rd, Wilton NH 603-654-7363
White Home Market,
Open one weekend a month, see website for schedule
40 West Intervale Rd, Wilton NH , 603-654-5900
From Out of the Woods Antique Center
Multiple room-like settings inside a big old red barn
465 Mast Road Goffstown, NH 03045 603.624.8668
The Vermont Antique Mall & Marketplace
Seemingly endless displays of neat old stuff
U.S. Route 4, PO Box 730, Quechee, VT 05059877 687.2684 (toll-free)
Mansfield’s Used Books and More,
‘Gently Used Books’ and Collectibles , lots of little rooms comfortable arranged and full of fun books and things
291 Main St. Suite #3, Tilton NH 603-729-0005
Who is Sylvia ?, Woodstock VT
A unique women’s vintage clothing shop.
26 Central St. Woodstock VT 802-457-7110