Far more than your average hardware store, Meeker’s Hardware (90 White St., 203/748-8017) is a creaky museum-like shop opened in 1883, full of the tools (and in some cases, the prices) of yore.
The handmade furniture at Jefferson Pine & Oak (132 Danbury Rd., New Milford, 860/350-5900, www.jeffersonpineandoak.com , 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Tue.–Wed. and Fri.; 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Thu., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.; noon–4 p.m. Sun.) is excellent quality, though you can also expect to find pieces made from other fine woods—cherry, ash, and the like.
Got an extra hour or two? Sneak into Derm Essentials Day Spa (22 Shelter Rock Ln., 203/748-3806, www.dermessentials.net , 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat.; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun.) for a facial or body treatment, or to pick up something from international beauty lines like Yonka Paris and Jane Iredale.