The name of Joyce Eikermann's shop at 114 E. Fourth St. says it all. The shop features an eclectic mix of antique furniture, collectibles, toys, novelties, books, quilts, linens, jewelry, Christmas decorations, and kitchen gadgets that are new and used. It's like a year-round, indoor flea market with dishes, glassware, puppets, 45 rpm records, and postcards. Downstairs is the discount basement. A visit to this shop is like taking a trip down Memory Lane.
Joyce purchased the building in 1982 and opened J & A's Country Palace, a restaurant and lounge. For health reasons she had to quit the restaurant business in 1994. One Sunday in February, she was sitting in a booth looking out the window and noticed quite a few people walking on the street with nothing to do. That's when she got the idea to open the shop. Two months later, on Tax Day, Stuff and Nonsense was in business.