"How shopping locally benefits Milford"
By Cindy Parish Garber - "Milford Living Magazine“
(Note: This is only part of the article. You can go on line to read entire article) http://milfordliving.com/how-shopping-locally-benefits.../
Think Globally, Act Locally” is a phrase usually equated with environmental, civic, education, and fiscal issues. With public health and economic uncertainties suddenly front and center, it’s important to focus on our local businesses. Through the simple act of shopping from your trusty neighborhood vendor, we can create a ripple effect that positively impacts our community. Here, we present a mere sampling of our many wonderful Milford businesses.
Miss Dallas’ Shop
16 Higgins Lane, Milford
“We are Milford’s little secret, located in an industrial section, a woman-owned and managed gift and consignment shop,” says Lynda Kilgore, who named her store ‘Miss Dallas’ after her beloved rescue German Shepard. Kilgore goes the extra mile to help customers “feel love, peace, and leave happier than when they arrived,” she says.
A browser’s paradise, the shop contains an eclectic mix of yard art, home accents, vintage handbags and jewelry, collectibles, antiques, and consigned items for the home and garden as well as items from local artisans. “If you are looking for something specific that is vintage/antique, we call you when that item arrives,” Kilgore notes. “You will be amazed at the amount of inventory we have.”
“Upon entering, you realize immediately that you will not be participating in a traditional shopping experience, but a treasure hunt,” says customer Lisa Welch. Fellow customer Ilene Bradbury raves about Lynda’s warmth and her “support of local talent.”
When shoppers ask Kilgore, “How did I not know you were here?”, she typically responds by citing the Miss Dallas’ motto: “You will walk in as a stranger, leave as our friend.”
Miss Dallas’ Shop was included in Best of Connecticut/September, 2020 in three categories;
Best in Vintage Finds, Best Consignment Shops, and Best in Unique Gifts.
Although we did not win First place, we are very happy to be nominated in three categories in just 4 ½ years.
We thank our customers and artisans for their contribution.
Miss Dallas' Shop's customers, new and old, have been coming in to buy holiday decorations. They are loving the vintage and know that Miss Dallas' Shop is the place to come! Our customers are loving the new items that offer bling to any room decor. Many are selling out and we urge our customers to come in SOONER than later.
Sharing a story of a young lady we met in the shop.......
Under Tiffany Lights.....
Eventually, we pulled into the parking lot of a quirky consignment shop just around the corner. The storefront was adorned in garden gnomes, porcelain mushrooms and Alice-in-Wonderland-like décor.
For us, these were good omens; we were already far down the rabbit hole, mad and irrational for answers. The inside was similar: suncatchers splashed light across the walls, and on the walls were shelves of tiny vintage soup tins. Designer scarves were stuffed in cookie jars - former wedding rings glistened under Tiffany lamps. In the corner slept an old German Shepherd. A woman sat in the middle of the store, surrounded by tables of cake trays and mini pastries. She wore a shawl, or maybe she didn’t - but the suncatchers glimmered around her giant desk, which was adorned with crystals, purses, brass rings, orchids, and pink papers.
Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse? Why not add a Mickey Mouse and Company Teapot to your collection! I spy a Mickey Mouse Rolling Ball Pen in this collection! Love it!
MISS DALLAS' SHOP- 16 HIGGINS DR - MILFORD, CT
OPEN: Monday > Saturday, 9 am > 5 pm (Closed Sunday)
Thank you. 7/25/2020
Bella Perlina Charm Bracelet
Hugs & kisses sterling necklace by Tiffany & Co.
Infinity Heart Sterling Silver Necklace
Tiffany & Co, New York "ARC" heart pendant and chain.
MISS DALLAS' SHOP - 16 HIGGINS DR - MILFORD, CT
OPEN: Monday > Saturday, 9 am>5 pm (CLOSED SUNDAYS)
Thank you. 7/24/2020
PASTA - Did you know there are approximately 350 different types of pasta around the world?
Well, MISS DALLAS' SHOP'S "NEW" game is all about PASTA & YOU. <3 <3
If the 1st letter of your 1st name begins with the same 1st letter of the PASTA OF THE DAY...and YOU come in and shop, YOU will receive 25% off entire purchase.
I hope this new game brings a smile to your face and a yearning to shop until you drop to make you hungry to eat some pasta. (hahahaha)
MISS DALLAS' SHOP - 16 HIGGINS DR - MILFORD, CT
OPEN: MONDAY > SATURDAY, 9 AM > 5 PM (CLOSED SUNDAYS) JULY 22 - Anchellini
JULY 23 - Bow Tie
JULY 24 - Campanelle
JULY 25 - Dischi
JULY 27 - Extra Short - If you are 5 ft tall or less - FREE PASS FOR 25% off (Bring your tape measure)
JULY 28 - Farfalle
JULY 29 - Gnocchi
JULY 30 - H, I, J, K, N - FREE PASS for 25%
JULY 31 - Linguine
AUGUST 1st - Maccheroni
AUGUST 3rd - FREE PASS FOR 25% - come on by and help me celebrate Gee's birthday.
AUGUST 4th - FREE PASS FOR 25% - come on by and help me celebrate my DATA SIGNAL business is 40 YEAR OLD.
AUGUST 5th - Orzo
AUGUST 6th - Pappardelle
AUGUST 7th - FREE PASS FOR 25%
AUGUST 8th - Rigatoni
AUGUST 10th - Spaghetti
AUGUST 11th - Torchieti
AUGUST 12 - U - FREE PASS FOR 25%
AUGUST 13 - Vermicelli
AUGUST 14 - W, X, Y, Z - FREE PASS 25%
REMEMBER: If you see something, buy it NOW.