Carrie and Dodie Williams opened their antique shop at 110 E. First St. in 1989 in a house built circa 1840, one of Hermann's oldest buildings. They became interested in the area when they sold antiques to dealers in and around Hermann.
Countryside is a true antique shop in every sense of the word. The shop features three rooms of refinished country and formal walnut, pine and oak furniture, primitives, quilts, linens, baskets and smalls. On the back porch you'll find things for the yard and seasonal items. There are no reproductions.
The Williams have been in the antique business for 44 years, and Carrie's interest in antiques dates to her childhood. Her parents purchased and restored old homes. In high school, she and a friend attended many sales. "I still love doing it," she says, "and I still have barns full of antiques."
Visitors can stop by the shop on weekends, or by appointment. It is open from 10-4 on Saturday and noon-4 on Sunday. For more information, call 573-486-2039.