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Williams Antique Show this weekend
WHAT: Williams Antique Show & Sale.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
WHERE: Old Gym next to Sacarmento Valley Museum, 1491 E St.
Lavender, cranberry and clear glass containers with intricate metal lids and handles are carefully lined across a bookshelf in the Old Gym in Williams, ready for the annual Antique Show & Sale this weekend.
The cranberry color is rare because the tint was created in glass by the use of gold chloride in the manufacturing process.
The antique pickle castors are early American pattern glass were used to hold small pickle appetizers between 1875 and 1910.
"I don't think they were really used that much, they're just pretty," said Marlene Koon, who has had a booth at the show for about 34 years with her husband, Gene.
They own an antique store in Willows.
"We love this show, I think there is good variety," said Koon.
"The people are so nice and of course my husband comes for the food."
The Church of the Annunciation sells food out of the kitchen, including sandwiches and homemade pies, according to Mari Cruz, event coordinator and office assistant for Williams.
The antique show used to be a fundraiser for the Sacramento Valley Museum until two years ago when the Williams took over the event after the museum wanted to cancel.
The antique show will host 18 vendors this year, including a few new vendors.
Audrie Fox of Chico contacted Cruz after the antique section was removed from the Chico Home and Garden Show.
This is her first year at the show in Williams. Her booth has antique home goods and a few pieces of furniture.
"I love shabby chic," said Fox.
Both Fox and Koon said they expect to have fun this weekend.
Koon said there is always more to learn.
"How would you know everything about everything that's been made for every? It's fun to learn."
The city makes money off the $125 booth fees, and $5 collected at the door. The funds go to next year's event to pay for expenses such as advertising.
An art and wine event was also scheduled at the museum today, but has been canceled.
The art show will instead be held on March 23 at the Indigenous Circles United Cultural Awareness Day at Will S. Green Park in Colusa.