Holiday Sales On Art, Glass, Desserts

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JenViolette OrnamentsThe annual Jen Violette Designs holiday glass sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 at a private residence at 30 Haven Drive, Granby, features the Vermont artist’s hand-blown glass ornaments, vases, bowls, pitchers, jewelry and seconds at 15 percent to 40 percent off. Payment is by cash or check and hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information:

Bundle up for The Essex Art Association’s Chilly, Cheap and Chili Sale taking place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is in an unheated space (chilly); features framed and ready-to-hang art for $200 or less (cheap), and includes free hot chili for those who brave the cold in search of bargains. The Essex Art Association gallery is at 10 North Main St. in downtown Essex. Information:

Hartford Art School’s holiday sale starts Saturday, Dec. 7, at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Merchandise includes hundreds of ceramic pieces made by faculty and students. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Sale ends Dec. 12. Payment is by cash or check only. Information:

Stock up on gifts and goodies at Jeannine Fundraisers warehouse sale at 8 Wickett St. (off route 44) in the Pine Meadow section of New Hartford. Deals on wrapping paper and gifts start at $2; frozen desserts are $5. Sale hours are today, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash only. Information: 860-738-0119.

Polish Pottery Plus holds a holiday warehouse sale of hand-painted Polish tableware at 21 Old Windsor Road in Bloomfield. Discounts range from 15 percent to 70 percent. Hours are Dec. 6, 9, 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Dec. 7 and 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-217-0011 or

JockSale, a sporting goods consignment event, is taking place at 37 Ann St. in Newington through Sunday, Dec 8. The event features new and used soccer gear, skis, snowboards and golf equipment, including $60,000 dollars of new merchandise from a local sport store priced at 50 to 90 percent off retail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Stew Leonard’s in Newington is holding free Elf Workshops for kids ages four to 12. On Monday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., participants create an ornament to take home. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., kids will build and decorate a mini gingerbread house. Stew Leonard’s is at 3475 Berlin Turnpike. Information: 860-760-8100 or

The Second Chance Shop of Simsbury will have a 50 percent off sale on everything in the store December 5-7. The store will be closed December 24-26, and re-open December 27. 12 Station Street. Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30AM to 3:30PM.

The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, will hold its annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Burlington Public Library, 24 Library Lane, is holding an Almost-As-Good-As-New book sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hill-Stead presents a Holiday Boutique in the Makeshift Theater on December 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 25 artists and crafters will be offering designer clothing, fine art and antiques, home accessories and bath products, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and sweet & savory treats.

Get unique holiday gifts at bargain prices. Artist Karen Rossi will hold an open house and sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk. (Call 860-305-6579 before you head out to confirm the studio will be open.) Information: