About Us
Come visit our beautifully remodeled showroom,   decorated like an European
drawing room/library.  Delicate porcelain teapots, bone china teacups, dessert
sets and silver flatware- everything you need for hosting a tea party fill the
china cabinets. Vintage hats, gloves and purses are displayed with care, just
waiting to be worn or to decorate your boudoir.  Showcases filled with
sparkling vintage jewelry.  Everything you need for afternoon tea.  Inviting
chintz couches to sit and relax upon under dazzling crystal chandeliers. A
genuine  old- fashioned Ladies'  Mercantile.
* Panier des Sens soaps from Provence,  
France         * Special blends of our own
potpourri                      *
Books in our collection number 20,000.  Used, out of print, rare and collectible, even some brand
new titles. From 1800's poetry to modern 2013 first editions.  Mostly hardcover, 1st editions and
some signed by the authors or illustrators.  Bookcases and shelves filled with books on cooking,
decorating, hobbies, gardening, art, history, biographies, occult, poetry, best selling fiction and
children's series books. *  Our cookbook collection is made up of famous personalties, chefs,
restaurants and favorite places,  along with cookbooks for special dishes and ingredients plus a large
collection of international cookbooks.  Plus basic cooking techniques. Rare to modern.  * Our
children's series collection has Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Cherry Ames,  Five
Little Peppers,  plus many more series going back to the 1800's.  Nice collection of Louisia May
Alcott titles and Johanna Spyri titles.  * Our biographies include a large collection of show business
personalities, political figures, and literary icons.  *  Our history collection has many titles on
WWII,  a large modern collection on 9/11 and terrorism,  Civil War and other history eras.  *  100's
of gardening and decorating books too.  * Crafts, needlework, quilting, candle, soap and paper
making , art reference and how-to.  * Regional interest titles * Large section on Ireland, travel,
history and great fiction.   * Large,  fascinating  occult collection .  Many more subject areas in our
*  Book Search                                                           * Want lists kept on
file                                           * World-wide shipping                                               *
Visit our online book inventory at www.abebooks.com/home/lavenderpath                 
*  E-mail your inquiries to caromano@snet.net        * Dealers receive special
Thank you for visiting .   Please come
back soon !       When visiting scenic
Litchfield County in Connecticut,  stop in
our shop located at  50 South Rd.
Harwinton Ct. 06791                        
Mention you found us on the Internet and
receive a free gift!              For helping in
planning your trip to the beautiful
Litchfield Hills , finding lodging,
restaurants and attractions click here:
When inside the book inventory page, at
the Advanced Book Exchange,  for just
browsing, go to the catalog section  and
click on categories that interest you and a
complete list of books in that catalog can
be seen.
Historic stonewalls. Each stone was  individually
spilt, so that a  flat stone face faces out. 2 walls
were constructed back to back sloping gently
towards the center , no mortar was used. These
stonewalls are on both sides of the street running in
front of several properties, it took over 4 years to
build. Now listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. A row of majestic centuries old
maples stand guard over the walls.              For
many more interesting Harwinton History Stories
and photos click here:
Our shop was originally built in 1783 as a
schoolhouse and  called the "The Academy".  After
the school closed, it was used as a church,
townhall, and private theater for plays and other
entertainment. It was moved from it's original site
at the end of the road to where it is now in 1926.
We will be adding another page shortly on the
interesting and famous owners it has had in it's
Bone china teacups are our specialty. We have
dozens to pick from, making it so hard to choose
just one!
Click here to shop our
books online at
Spring Day at Lavender Path
Antiques and Books
Our ebay auction site,
seller ID  lavenderpath2  
Click here for Ebay
Online Book Inventory at Biblio, click below
Biblio Books My Online Inventory
Litchfield Hills Guide
Harwinton Historian
We have now reached appox
20,000 books. What is listed
online is a portion of our
inventory, contact us for
tittles you are looking for that
may not be listed online yet.
Online book inventory @ abebooks
Cookbooks are our specialty, over 3,000
cookbooks in stock from vintage to new, a large
international cookbook section with creative
recipes from all over the world.
Books on Herbs,
gardening, harvesting,
drying  and using them ,
as well as making
potpouri and soaps. We
even sell dried flower
petals by the cupful to
make your own potpouri
mixture: Lavender,
Larkspur, Rosepetals,
Rosebuds, Purple Angel
Wings, and others.
Silver serving pieces and flatware
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Lavender Path Antiques and Books
Our Vintage Etsy Shop
Love Vintage? We have
been collecting and selling
vintage clothing, hats and
accessories for over 25
years, our specialties are
hats, vintage baby and
vintage lingerie. Click the
link below for a sampling.
Our Ebay Items for Sale