August 2019 VADA News
I hope that everyone has had a great summer and enjoyed some antiquing on the way! Lots of great shows coming up this month and throughout the fall.
By now many will have shopped the wonderful New Hampshire Week shows and gone home with many treasures. Looking forward to October, there is Vermont Antiques Week, October 3rd through the 6th, featuring 5 great shows in one weekend with dealers from all over the country exhibiting quality antiques!
The 15th Annual Norwich Antiques Show is on September 14th from 10am to 3pm. It is held on the beautiful grounds of the Norwich Historical Society at the corner of Elm and Main Streets in Norwich, Vermont. All proceeds go to the Historical Society. It’s a wonderful show featuring dealers from all over New England and New York offering formal to country furniture and accessories. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free. Informal, Antiques Roadshow-style appraisals will be offered in the afternoon. In addition, there will be delicious food on offer as well as live music throughout the day.
VADA welcomes another museum as a member—the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont.
OUT-OF-STATE dealers please note that the Vermont State Tax Department has issued a directive that all out-of-state dealers shopping in Vermont must have or obtain a sales tax number in order to be exempt from paying Vermont sales tax on purchases. Please go to https://www.myvtax.vermont.gov/_/ and submit the required information.
Many already know Pam and Steve Regan of Nutting House Antiques, New Paltz, New York, but for those who don’t, I’ll introduce them as the featured dealers of this month. Pam and Steve have each been in the antiques business for over 40 years, the last 14 together. Their shop, Nutting House Antiques, is located at 199 Plains Road, New Paltz, New York. They have a website www.nuttinghouse.com and do about 5 shows a year. The shop is only open by appointment, 845-255-2050, 802-779-2609; email email@example.com
Pam and her late husband, David, had a shop in Brandon, Vermont for many years, and Pam continued to do shows after his death. It was at one of these shows, the Rhinebeck Antique Show, that Pam met Steve. Pam’s daughter, Sara, was helping to set up and she introduced Pam and Steve after first asking him if he was married or if he had a girlfriend. When he said “no”, she then proceeded to ask him if he would like to meet her mother! Shortly after, Pam and Steve met again, and the rest is history! Who EVER said shows aren’t fun and full of surprise treasures??!!
Pam is a special education teacher as well as a hooked rug restorer. She also professionally mounts hooked rugs and other textiles. Steve has been involved in the auction business for many years as well as being an antiques dealer. They both love the antiques business. They see themselves as custodians of the things they sell and enjoy meeting and getting to knowing the people they sell to from all over the country. They specialize in country Americana, folk art, garden ornaments, hooked rugs, and whatever strikes them as interesting or unusual. For their own collections, they like painted country furniture and accessories and of course, hooked rugs and textiles.
Be sure to look for them at the Antiques at Stratton Mountain Show, Vermont Antiques Dealers’ Association Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th .
Please contact me if you have news of your business or shop events. Happy antiquing!
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