Connecticut is a great place to find antique shops. The further you go away form New York City the better the prices are. East of Hartford is Manchester Ct where you will find several antique shops in what is referred to as the downtown area. My favorite stop is a multi dealer store called Silk City Antiques http://www.silkcityantiques.com/
. I always come home with a box of kitchen collectibles.
A few doors down form Silk City is a retro styled cafe called The Landmark Cafe decorated with tables and chairs from the 40's, 50s. 60s. and fun knick knacks. The luncheon menu is great.......their Waldorf chicken wrap is fabulous!