Gardening products, unique antiques and vintage items will help usher in spring at the Nolensville Historical Society’s Third Annual Antiques, Collectibles and Garden Show this weekend.
The show, which has become one of the historical society’s signature events, raises money to support the education, preservation and restoration of historic Nolensville.
It will be held in the gym of the Historic Nolensville School, located at 7248 Nolensville Road, and will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.
Admission at the door is $2 each day.
In addition, a preview party will be held from from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, and will feature early shopping, appetizers and dessert samples, including Elizabeth Davis’s famous banana pudding. Tickets to the preview party are $12 and include admission to the show on Friday and Saturday as well. Tickets can be purchased at www.nolensvillehistoricalsociety.org.
“This is an excellent opportunity for people to come to Nolensville, visit the show, find treasures, meet friends and get lunch,” said Carroll Moore, the president of the Nolensville Historical Society, said about the show. “We look forward to meeting you, and you’ll find a friendly crowd.”
Among the items on offer, shoppers will find antique luminaries, vintage glass and décor, costume jewelry, pictorial family trees, vintage furniture, estate sale jewelry, model trains, gardening items and more.
Food trucks will also be set up on site for hungry shoppers.
On March 23, the Cousins Maine Lobster and Padrino’s Pops food truck will be there. On March 24, Itty Bitty Donuts will be set up.
“Where there’s good food there’s a good time,” Michelle W. Jenkins, the NHS show 2018 chair, said.
In addition to the shopping and the food, visitors can bring some objects of their own to have appraised.
Minerva Appraisal will be available 10 a.m. to noon on Friday to give informational-only appraisals for $15 per item. There is a limit of two items per person. No coins, guns or stamps will be appraised, and organizers ask that you bring photos of furniture.
Gardening vendors at the show include Nature’s Best Nursery Lawn and Landscape, Lotus Floral Shop and Wise Butter.
Antique and collectible vendors include New Purpose Vintage Décor, Brookfield Farm, National Genealogy Co., Nan’s Attic, My Sister’s House Interior, Miss Shirley’s, Recollections, Joy in the Morning, Agnes and Herbert Nichols, and more.
Some of the show sponsors include Painted Dragonfly, Shabby Lane and Mint Springs.
The show’s site, Historic Nolensville School, is just a stone’s throw away from Nolensville’s historic district, which boasts antique and gift stores.
The Historic Nolensville School was built in 1937. Its cafeteria and gym were added in the late 1940s, and the building served as a school until 1972.
Restored by the NHS and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, the original school is a museum of Nolensville’s history.
The museum is open from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The gym and cafeteria may be booked for events by contacting email@example.com.
The Nolensville Historical Society meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of odd-numbered months at the Nolensville Historical School. A potluck starts at 6 p.m., and a program starts at 6:45 p.m.
The next meeting is May 14. All are welcome.