Swag, 117 Main St., Old Saybrook, holds its fabulous annual warehouse sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, with up to 75 percent off wholesale prices on furniture, home décor, gifts, jewelry, clothing and more. One of the highlights of this year’s event is a selection of merchandise from Chehoma, a high-end French retailer, (think Restoration Hardware with a continental flair). Chehoma items include desk accessories, picture frames, wall art and other home décor pieces. The store also has an extensive collection of greeting cards priced at $1. Sale starts Saturday at 10 a.m., but Savvy Shopper readers can start shopping at 9 a.m. Information: 860-388-5500 and www.swagfan.com.
This weekend is your last chance to shop Old Village Antiques’ spring sale. The store, at 21 E. Main St., in Avon, is offering discounts of 20 to 50 percent on furniture, china, glass, rugs, paintings and more. Payment is by cash or check only, and all sales are final. Delivery is available at an additional cost. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sale ends Sunday, April 14. Information: 860-674-8621 or www.oldvillageantiques.com.
The Avon Congregational Church holds its 30th annual rummage sale on Friday, April 12 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; admission is $5 from 6 to 7 p.m. and $2 from 7 to 9 p.m.), and Saturday April 13, (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Admission is $1 and items are half- price. Information: 860-678-0488 or www.avon-church.org.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, is hosting a spring rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. April 13.
Stock up on summer reading cheap. The Friends of the Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Boulevard, sponsor a used book sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 12, 13 and 14. Friday’s hours are 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, all books are half price. Information: 860-763-3501.
Custom Framing, Whamsco Kitchens, Joe Cornfields Wallpaper and Window Treatments, Panache Consignments and other businesses at 485 New Park Avenue in West Hartford hold a spring makeover open house on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features special sales, local artisans and door prizes.
Gledhill Nursery, 600 Mountain Road in West Hartford, holds a spring open house on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, with 25 percent off pottery, free lectures and other specials. Information: www.gledhillnursery.com.
Artist Karen Rossi holds an open house and sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk. Information: 860-305-6579 or www.karenrossi.com.
Mark your calendars. The Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut holds its 58th annual sale Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 20, at Grasso Tech, 189 Fort Hill Road, in Groton. The event features gently used clothing, books, games and puzzles, CDs and DVDs and more. Thursday is Premium Day — you’ll get first look at the merchandise, but purchases will cost you 25 percent over the ticket price. On Saturday, most items are 50 percent off the ticket price. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Information: 860-443-2896, ext. 1406.
Nassau’s Furniture is closing its Avon location at 15 Waterville Road on Monday, April 15, and remaining merchandise is deeply discounted. (If you see something you like, make an offer.) Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 860-677-9499 or www.thenassaufurniture.com.