Old and New Treasures at Brick + Mortar, Deep River


If you’ve driven along the main drag in Deep River in recent weeks, you’ve likely eyed some excitement in the teeny white house that was once home to Chaos (for 7 years!). Joann Hourigan, former owner of Chaos, has returned to the scene to partner with Heidi Wilmot, owner of Finders Keepers second-hand shop in Old Saybrook. Between Joann’s 30 years at the Deep River Housing Authority and Heidi’s 20 years as a shopkeeper and treasure hunter, these women are well-woven into the community and continue to give back by supporting local artisans and farmers in here.

The duo has created a thoughtful and whimsical shop, full of carefully chosen objects, fresh local treats plus vintage furniture and finds. You’ll find all manner of goods from eggs, coffee and granola from around the neighborhood to a growing collection of in-house-printed tees (100% of the profits from each Tye Dye purchase will go to The Kirtland Commons Meal Plan (in Deep River)). 

They have many events planned for the space and hope to encourage in-person shopping and gathering once again. First up: 10/19, A Night To Remember with Psychic Donna Livingston; 5-9pm