Flower Arrangements from the 2013 Tour

As they do every year, Litchfield Aid members and friends of CJR shared not only their creativity but also cuttings from their own gardens to provide the beautiful horticultural arrangements that were displayed in this year’s tour homes and places of interest.

This year, we were extremely fortunate to have Flowers of Distinction of Litchfield as our floral sponsor.

Enjoy photos of this year’s spectacular arrangements!

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Ticket Information for Saturday’s House Tour

Tickets ordered after June 28 will be available for pick-up on Saturday at the ticket tent on the Litchfield Green. The ticket booth will open at 10 am on Saturday.

Pre-purchased tickets will NOT be available for pick up in Milton.

If you have not yet bought tickets to this Saturday’s house tour, tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday on the Litchfield Green starting at 10 am. The cost will be $35 each for adults and children. All major credit cards accepted with the exception of Discover.

Tickets will also be available for purchase on Saturday at each house on the tour. Tickets purchased at a tour house must be paid for in cash.

The Deacon-Peter Buell House

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This remarkable, 1723 center-chimney, chestnut-framed Georgian farmhouse was constructed by Captain/Deacon John Buell and originally stood on a sixty-acre pitch in Litchfield near a place commonly called “Watch Tower.” Buell passed the dwelling on to his son, Peter, in 1734, who added the lean-to.

The house was held by the Buell family until it was sold in 1863. The family reclaimed it in 1923 and sold it for a final time in 1958.

In 1961, the house, narrowly escaping demolition, was rescued and moved to Milton. Here, the home was restored to reflect domestic life as it existed during Peter and his heirs’ occupancy. The Buell House stands as a document of 18th century rural family life in Litchfield.

Characteristics of the home include transverse summer beams, a pine-sheathed ceiling, six-over-four sash window above the entry and wide board chestnut and pine flooring.