Hot Savings, Cool Bargains This Week

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Patricia Spratt for the Home, a wholesale business specializing in high-end table linens, opens to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25, 26, and 27, for its annual mid-summer warehouse sale. (The company, in the Old Lyme Historic District, is usually is not open to the public.) Sale stock includes a large variety of placemats, napkins, tablecloths, runners and pillows and fabrics by the yard at savings of up to 80 percent off retail. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All purchases are final. Patricia Spratt for the Home is at 60 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. Information: 860-434-9291 or

Bargain-shop for a good cause by tuning in to QVC’s “Super Saturday Live” at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The designer charity sale, broadcast live from New York’s summer playground, the Hamptons, features fashions, accessories, jewelry and beauty items at half the suggested retail price. Proceeds benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Brands include philosophy, Mally Beauty, Jai by John Hardy, Laura Geller, Amrita Singh and Honora. When you see something you like, call the toll-free number on the screen, provide credit information, and the item will be mailed to you. Information:

Summer Sidewalk Sales, an annual event in Northampton, Mass., draws hundreds of bargain hunters each summer to the Pioneer Valley city. Merchants along Main and Pleasant streets participate in the event, which runs Thursday through Sunday, July 25, 26, 27 and 28. Along with discounted merchandise, Sidewalk Sales features concerts, street performers and other activities. Information:

Just Hatched, an infant and children’s shop at 112 State St., Guilford, continues its annual sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25; Friday, July 26; and Saturday, July 27. Merchandise includes manufacturers’ samples and seasonal kids clothing and accessories at up to 70 percent off. Information: 203-458-2229.

Guilford merchants hold their annual sidewalk sale days Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 25, 26 and 27. Find deals on a variety of merchandise at stores around town.

Madison merchants hold their annual summer sidewalk sale Thursday through Sunday, July 25 through 28. Stores are offering discounts up to 75 percent on a variety of merchandise. Information at

It’s not too soon to think about holiday gifts, and Carol & Co. in Collinsville helps with its summer sale. The event features savings of 10 to 50 percent on jewelry, gifts, crafts and fiber artworks. The store is at 107 Main St., across from the LaSalle Market in the Collinsville section of Canton. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-693-1088 or

Amato’s Toy and Hobby, 395 Main St., Middletown, holds its annual storewide summer sale. Through Sunday, Aug. 4, find deals on toys, games, puzzles, dolls, models, electric model trains. Information: or 860-347-1893.

Too hot to cook? Taste of Hartford runs through Aug. 4. Participating restaurants are offering three-course, priced-fixed meals for $20.13 (not including tax, beverage or tip). Reservations are recommended. Information:

Last chance for bargains at Blumen Laden’s summer sale in the Collinsville section of Canton. The event, which features discounts on wreaths, centerpieces, baskets, silk flowers, ribbon and more continues through the end of the month. Blumen Laden is at 41 Bridge St. in Collinsville. Information: 860-693-8600.

Tapestry Rose, a gift, clothing and decor shop at 240 Meadow Road, Rocky Hill, (near the CT River Ferry), is closing on Saturday, Aug. 3. All remaining items are 60 to 80 percent off. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The. Information: or 860-529-4111.