Text & Photos: Maria Moore
For years it seems, I’ve seen the sign pop up at the Pine Meadow Firehouse:
“WAREHOUSE SALE Fri: 2-7; Sat: 10-5; Sun: 10-4″
Finally, on Friday afternoon, faced with heading back home and starting to work on a new article or stopping into the firehouse to investigate the sign, I quickly pulled into the firehouse parking lot and didn’t emerge for a very long time, leaving myself just long enough to get home and pick up the kitchen just enough so when Bob came home he’d step into a kitchen that was, well, a little more picked up than when he’d left for work that morning. But I digress.
It turns out the sale is the Spring Sale held by the Importers Warehouse and as Korky Vann, the Courant’s Savvy Shopper, reports:
“The merchandise, from companies that sale [sic] wholesale to Lord & Taylor, Bloomindale’s and other upscale stores, includes pillows, gifts, folk art, tableware and jewelry from France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and other countries. Sales are final, and payment is by cash, check or credit card. (New stock comes out daily.) Hours are Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.”
Well, I didn’t find anything from France, Italy, Spain or Ireland, but I did find wonderful items from other countries such as Mexico, Thailand, Peru, Poland and more.
The world comes to New Hartford, for this one Spring weekend. Stop by and enjoy the sights.
Following are examples of some of the wonderful displays that have transformed the interior of the firehouse.