Artist Karen Rossi holds the grand opening of her new studio in the Allen Building, 27 East Main St. in Torrington on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. The celebration, open to the public, includes organic food sampling, wine tasting and special sales on a variety of art work. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Information: www.karenrossi.com.
The Eliza B / Leather Man Ltd Outlet store celebrates the end of winter with a Burn Your Socks opening sale on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring in a sock for the fire and you’ll get $10 off a pair of sandals. (One discount per person.) The store, at 55 Plains Road in Essex, features trendy sandals for women, leather goods and accessories, including headbands, watchbands and totes, along with men’s leather goods, fashionable pet leashes and collars, fabrics, ribbons and trims. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: www.elizab.com.
Artist Karen Rossi will hold an open house and sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk — and she’s offering a special spring deal. Spend $20 and get your choice of tabletop chimes free, value $20. Information: 860-305-6579 or www.karenrossi.com.
Amelie Michel, an Essex company specializing in high-end French linens, holds a warehouse sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, April 11 through 13. Merchandise will include table linens, pillows and soaps. Discounts are as much as 50 percent off. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale is at 192 Westbrook Road. Information: 860-767-0336, www.ameliemichel.com.
Gledhill Nursery, 600 Mountain Road, West Hartford, will hold a spring open house Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, with free refreshments and special deals. Information: www.gledhillnursery.com.
Spend $50 or more at L.L. Bean and you’ll get a free $10 gift card. Offer good through April 20 in stores and at www.llbean.com.
Friends of the Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St. in Manchester, holds their spring book sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 pm.
The Perfect Toy, 290 West Main St./Route 44 in Avon, holds a spring sale with savings of 20 percent on all toys. The sale begins Thursday, April 10 and ends Sunday, April 12. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Information: 860-678-7015.
It’s spring sale time at Antiques on Main, 165-167 Main St. in Wethersfield. Sale ends April 19. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 am. to 5:30 p.m.
Classic soft serve sundaes are buy-one-get-one free at Carvel stores every Wednesday. Information: www.carvel.com.
The Friends of Ellington Library, 93 Main St. in Ellington, are holding a bag of books sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11, 12 and 13. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., bags of books are $9; on Sunday from 1 to 4:45 p.m., bags are $5.
Check out the online March Madness deal at www.karenrossi.com/shopping2/. Order $50 or more and you’ll get a Mark Twain Flight figure, (regularly $50), a First Communion frame, (regularly $30) and an Angel Scarf, (regularly $30), free. Offer expires March 31. Information: 860-292-8142.
March is Jewelry Month at The Spirited Hand, in The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Turnpike, in Canton. Most jewelry is 20 to 70 percent off. Information: 860-693-3300 or
Vera Bradley accessories are on sale at Heart of the Country, 169 Main St. in Wethersfield, and the more you buy, the more you’ll save. Discounts range from 10 to 25 percent. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 860-257-0366.
For some off-the-beaten-path shopping, check out the Elmwood Senior Center’s Little Boutique. The shop features new jewelry, handcrafted items and collectibles at bargain prices. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-561-8180.
The can’t-wait-for-sale continues at Japanalia. Mention the Savvy Shopper column and you’ll get 20 percent off most merchandise, including gift certificates. The store is at 11 Whitney St. in Hartford. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 860-232-4677.
Combine leaf-peeping and bargain shopping with a trip to artist Karen Rossi’s studio, 60 Estey Road, in Norfolk. Rossi holds an open house featuring special deals on gifts for gardeners on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Besides discounted windchimes, garden stakes and flags, flower-pot photo frames, regularly $50, will be $15. Mulled cider and gingerbread will be served.
Artist Karen Rossi, known for her fanciful metal sculptures, will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk, with specials on a range of merchandise, including miniature plaques for shoppers, wine lovers, soccer fans and teachers priced at $5 each. (Think stocking stuffers.) Information: www.karenrossi.com or 860-292-8142.
Bloomfield Bicycle & Repair, 38 Tunxis Ave Bloomfield, is holding a used bike blowout sale. Many sizes and styles of professionally reconditioned bicycles available with prices starting at $75. Information: 860-242-9884 or www.bloomfieldbike.com.
Toy Chest/Little Folks Furniture, 975 Farmington Ave. in West Hartford, is holding its annual September furniture sale. Save from 10 to 40 percent on cribs, beds, dressers, car seats, strollers and accessories. The sale runs through the end of the month. Information: www.toychestwh.com or 860-233-5559.
Get unique holiday gifts at bargain prices. Artist Karen Rossi will hold an open house and sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at her studio, 60 Estey Road, Norfolk. Merchandise includes dinnerware, suncatchers Christmas ornaments and a clearance sale on one of a kind Original Fanciful Flights, originally up to $250, now $50 and $65. In case of bad weather, call 860-305-6579 before you head out to confirm the studio will be open. Information: www.karenrossi.com.