Hot savings and cool bargains this weekend.
Patricia Spratt for the Home, a wholesale business specializing in high-end table linens, opens to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its annual mid-summer warehouse sale. The company (which is in the Old Lyme Historic District and usually is not open to the public) is known for its coordinating tablecloths, fabric place mats, napkins, pillows and accessories. The line retails nationally at better specialty stores. Sale stock includes overruns, closeouts, discontinued styles and past-season patterns at savings of up to 80 percent off retail. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. All purchases are final sale. Patricia Spratt for the Home is at 60 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. Information: 860-434-9291 or www.patriciasprattforthehome.com.
Bargain-shop for a good cause by tuning in to QVC’s “Super Saturday Live” Saturday at 2 p.m. 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 Peter Thomas Roth, Judith Ripka, Isaac Mizrahi and many others. 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.
Guilford merchants hold their annual sidewalk sale days on Thursday, July 26, Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. Find deals on a variety of merchandise at stores around town.
Madison merchants hold their annual summer sidewalk sale Thursday through Sunday, July 26 though 29. Information at www.madisonct.com.
It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Second Chance Shop of Simsbury. The store holds its three-day, semi-annual clearance sale this weekend. On Thursday, July 26, everything is 50 percent off. On Friday, July 27, savings increase to 75 percent off. Saturday, July 28, remaining merchandise is $5 a bag. Items include gently used clothing, accessories and housewares. The Second Chance Shop is at 12 Station St. in Simsbury Center. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The store closes July 30 and reopens on Aug. 10 with fall and winter stock.)
It’s not too soon to think about holiday gifts, and Carol & Co. in Collinsville helps with its summer sale. The event features savings on all in-stock merchandise including jewelry, 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. Sale ends Aug. 18. Information: 860-693-1088 or www.carolandcompany.us.
Amato’s Toy and Hobby, 395 Main St., Middletown, holds its annual storewide summer sale. Through Sunday, Aug. 5, find deals on toys, games, puzzles, dolls, models, electric model trains. Information: www.amatostoyandhobby.com or 860-347-1893.
Too hot to cook? Taste of Hartford’s runs through Aug. 5. Participating restaurants are offering three-course, priced-fixed meals for $20.12 (not including tax, beverage or tip). Reservations are recommended. Information: www.TasteHartford.com.
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, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. Along with discounted merchandise, Sidewalk Sales features concerts, street performers and other activities. Information: 413-584-1900 or www.visitnorthampton.net.
Over the Moon children’s clothing boutique, 38 West Main St. in Avon, holds a summer sale with savings of 30 to 75 percent off a variety of infants and kids’ fashions and accessories. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 860-676-9599 or www.overthemoonkids.com.
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.