'A Country Gathering'

Nichols and Dimes Antique Show
offers bargains, quilts and more

By Konnie McCollum
Staff Writer

(June 2007) – For the sixth year, Nichols and Dimes Antiques, located in the small farming community of Elizabethtown, Ind., will hold its “A Country Gathering” Antiques and Garden Festival. The juried show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 9-10 and feature wares from more than 25 antique dealers and vendors from throughout the country. The event is free and open to the public, and there will be ample parking available.
Nichols and Dimes Antiques owner Judy Nichols said she expects up to 1,000 people to visit the show. “Come early, and stay as long as you want,” she said.
The antiques show features country primitives, Americana and a variety of folk art.
“This is not a flea market; it is a versatile show highlighting fine hand-crafted items,” she said. Some of those items include small furniture, quilts, house wares, decor and pottery.
There will be herb garden tours, and several vendors will be selling specialty perennials and an assortment of flowers and plants.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will offer baked goods, desserts and sandwiches for sale. “We want people to eat, relax and just enjoy themselves,” said Nichols.
Nichols and Dimes Antiques, which specializes in country and primitive, opened in 1981. It consists of an antique shop, herb house and fully completed 26x50 feet herb garden on a four-acre farm that includes the family home constructed in 1870.
The latest edition to the herb garden is a 1930s roadside bungalow, which was once part of a roadside motel on Hwy. 31 in southern Indiana. It is being restored as a potting shed.
Products at the shop consist of antique furniture, quilts, coverlets, toys, kitchen utensils, pottery, dishes, Christmas items, Santas and books.

• For more information about “A Country Gathering” or Nichols and Dimes Antiques, visit: www.nicholsndimesantiques.com.

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