Cabin Fever Antiques Show and Sale

QUECHEE, Vt. – The 41st annual Cabin Fever Antiques Show and Sale will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 of President’s Day weekend in Quechee, Vt. Long a standard in the Vermont show circuit, Cabin Fever brings together an excellent grouping of dealers in the midst of winter featuring country antiques, primitives, plus ephemera, jewelry, silver, folk art, and fine art. Touted as the “Best Little Winter Show in Vermont,” this year’s show will be no exception with 27 dealers from around New England showing their wares in the Mid Vermont Christian School Gymnasium at 399 W. Gilson Ave., just off Route 4 in Quechee – less than a mile from the Antiques Collaborative.

The roster of Vermont dealers this year includes Michael and Lucinda Seward displaying fresh picked wares from around New England and John Bourne Antiques from Pittsford with painted smalls and country furniture; Judd Gregory from Dorset with a double booth of elegant 18th century furniture and artwork all fresh to the market; John and Eileen Smart of Mendon with a booth bursting with fine smalls, primitives and items in paint; the Cargill Collection from White River Junction with a general line of antiques; Partridge Hollow of Milton with copious amounts of sterling, chocolate molds, lanterns and what-have-they; Rick Fuller of Royalton with a primitive country booth; Back Door Antiques of East Middlebury displaying sporting items, signs, and ephemera from around Vermont; the Horse and the Bear from Norwich showing art, linen, and a fine variety of furniture and smalls; Stone Block Antiques from Vergennes with a double booth of always-interesting fine art, fine furniture, and fine smalls; Kyle Scanlon of Colchester with fresh picked merchandise from Vermont estates; and Osgood Hill Antiques of Essex will be bringing a selection of jewelry, silver, oils, and primitives. We can also expect to see great wares in the booths of Uriah Wallace, Vershire, and Ken Arthur of Spotted Horse Antiques in Windsor.

Joining the Vermonters will be several New Hampshire dealers including Thomas Thompson of Pembroke showing country smalls, collectibles and interesting unusual items; Brett Cabral with a mix of 18th and 19th century country antiques with mid-century modern and art pottery; Nancy Cummings of Swanzey with a general line of interesting furniture, silver, artwork.

From Massachusetts, driving north will be Kay Baker from Amherst with a fresh batch of maps, tools, copper and brass; West Pelham Antiques of Pelham showing fine samplers, painted items and 19th century china; and David Thompson Antiques and Art from S. Dennis with photography, reference books and various 19th century treasures. Rounding out the exhibitors will be Dover House Antiques from Kentucky, Ian McKelvey Antiques from Connecticut, and Martin Ferrick from Maine with his great line of Americana and Mark Longval with his oriental rugs.

The show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 17, so plan to spend the day and celebrate both President’s Day Weekend and the material culture of our past while looking for that special something. Located just 5 miles west of Route 89 at exit 2 and just 6.4 miles east of Woodstock, it is easy to find. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch catered by Coventry Catering of White River Junction. For information call Lori Scotnicki, manager, at 802-318-1619 or Lscotnicki@gmail.com.

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