2016 Stocking Stuffer
Antiques, Art and Fine Craft Sale

Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Now including Sunday, December 4! Noon – 4:00 p.m.

$5.00 admission

The Stocking Stuffer sale features the hand-crafted work of local artisans and fine antiques by local dealers creating a unique indoor showcase featuring over 50 vendors. Gift items for sale include:  Fresh wreaths and holiday arrangements, ceramics, fine paper arts, pewter, china and glassware, antiques and vintage collectibles, hand-made figurines, linens, photography, jewelry and more!  The Historical Society’s museum store also features books on local history and historic map reproductions.

Fresh greens, flowers, fruit, and lovely trimmings inspired by the Victorian era are a premier green feature of the event each year.  This 19th century ironmaster’s home is festively decorated by local floral designers and the Centre Furnace Mansion garden committee, who donate their time, talents and trimmings for the event.  The holiday decorations are unveiled at the Stocking Stuffer Preview Party, and will remain in place for Mansion tours through December 23.

By shopping locally and purchasing our community artisans’ hand-made crafts, you also support a non-profit organization that in turn supports your community through educational programming for adults and children.

Enjoy shopping in this festively decorated Victorian ambiance. The $5 admission includes hot cider and desserts. Proceeds benefit Centre County Historical Society.

Additional events include:

Book Signings by Local Authors:

Vonnie Henninger, author of Brush Valley History series
Saturday, December 3 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Rebersburg resident and long-time local historian and presenter, Vonnie has written three books about Brush Valley and is currently working on additional publications about Penns Valley history. Whether or not you have roots in “The Valley”, these books would make a great gift for the local history buff.

Tom Range, author of “Penn State University” Postcard History Series
Sunday, December 4 1:00 to 3:00pm

Part of an Arcadia’s Postcard History Series, Tom’s passion for postcards came from a collection of his late father. The series features many photographs and facts about Penn State from the early 1900’s. A perfect holiday gift for the Penn State alumnus on your list!

Christmas Through the Counties:
CCHS has joined with the Blair County Historical Society and Cambria County Historical Society to host “Christmas Through the Counties”.  Visitors who visit all three county historical societies the weekend of December 2-4 and get a Holiday Passport stamped will receive a free one year membership to all three organizations.

*PARKING INFORMATION*


 Stocking Stuffer Preview Party

December 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

$40.00 / $35.00 members

Be the first to peruse and purchase the Stocking Stuffer sale before it opens to the public. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, and desserts, while enjoying live music. Refreshments are donated by the area’s finest caterers and restaurants.

RESERVATIONS – due November 28, 2016.  To RSVP, make your payments securely online using PayPal,  (please print your confirmation, that is your event ticket) or you may also call 814-234-4779, or email Christine Tate, and send payment by mail. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

Artisans, Vendors, & Antique Dealers

2016 Artisans, Vendors & Antique Dealers:

Below is a list of 2016 participating vendors. You can click on their links to view their websites.

Vendor   Description Medium
Ann & George Moellenbrock Linden Hall Antiques Pennsylvania primitives, furniture, quilts, baskets, stoneware and redware pottery, and early photographs. Antiques
BelleNaturals Bethany Carter BelleNaturals is dedicated to creating quality handmade soap infused with locally sourced, wildcrafted and organically grown botanicals.  Many of our products also contain bee products from our very own hives.  We intend to provide quality products and recognizable ingredients for individuals who are conscious about what goes IN and ON their skin. Soap/Lotion/Personal Care
Scott Dennison Scott Dennison Paper/Printing
C S Stangel Pottery Christine Stangel Wheel-thrown Pottery:  Berry bowls, egg separators, yarn bowls, garlic keepers, apple bakers, mugs, sponge holders and more. Ceramics/Pottery
Contempo Jewelry & Reconstruct Staci & Dave Egan Nature inspired jewelry featuring wire working techniques with semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and precious metals.

Reclaimed wood, wall art and furniture.

Jewelry & Woodcraft
Chocolates by Leopold Small batch, artisan chocolates. Gourmet foods
Burn Barrel Woodcraft Chris Krahn Beautiful cutting boards made from reclaimed local Pennsylvania hardwoods Wood
 Melissa Diamanti  Melissa Diamanti  Necklaces and earrings made with gemstones, glass, wood, and metal. Beads come from and designs are inspired by many cultures.  Jewelry, Mixed Media
Connie DiNunzio Antiques & Collectibles Connie DiNunzio A dealer at Apple Hill, Connie specializes in moderately priced antiques and collectibles. Antiques/Collectibles
Creations in Applique by Mary Mary Addis I make appliqued felt pillows, table runners, candle mats, tree skirts, and some seasonal snowmen and Santas. Textiles
Deck the Halls Ruth A. Campney Angel dolls of all sizes made of antique fabric and lace, Holiday wreaths and baskets Textiles
Diane Maurer Hand Marbled Papers Diane Maurer Marbling on paper and silk, silk scarves, frames,notecards, earrings, paper collage Mixed Media, Paper
Easily Distracted Designs Bethany Sefchick Uniquely handcrafted jewelry featuring a mix of media including semi-precious materials for a touch of elegance and whimsey. Jewelry
Flotsam & Jetson Carol Baney Watchpart and Steampunk style jewelry.  All pieces made from vintage watches and costume jewelry. Jewelry
Garden Fairies Pam Calkins Whimsical garden fairies and their enchanted houses which double as bird houses! Mixed Media, Recycled/Repurposed, Magical
SB Felt Susan Bowser Charming felted critters felted sculpture
Irish Hollow Patchwork Janice Schaub Small quilted wall hangings and table runners, also  clothes that fit American Girl dolls. Quilting and Sewing
Jabebo Earrings Mary Abbott Jabebo earrings are clever science and nature themed earrings that are hand-made in our Bellefonte studio from recycled cereal boxes. Recycled/Repurposed
Happy Valley Beer Bread  Kathy Bryant Bread mixes ready for gift giving  Bread Mix
James Byrnes Blown Glass James Byrnes Blown glass ornaments Glass
James Pass James Pass Items of local interest; Local memorabilia Antiques
Jen Barger Photography Jennifer Barger Photography, jewelry featuring my photography, and  greeting cards Jewelry, Photography
Jerry Jackson Jerry Jackson Pewter items Metal
 KnittenKaboodle  Joan Curley Handcrafted Aprons, Tableware, Fabric gifts and other Fiber Accessories  textiles
knittykittie Ann Bloom Scarves,and neck-cozys, finger-less mittens, hair accessories, fiber jewelry, holiday decorations, and pillow covers. Knitting/Crocheting
Legacy of Threads Jeanne Homan Handmade table runners, table toppers and towels.  Fresh greens arrangements and swags. Textiles
 Lama Mama Creations  Julie Dix Play food made from felt, headband for kids, hair clips from felt  Textiles/childrens
Me Kim Design Studio Kimberly Brooks Filkins Fused glass ornaments Glass
Lucy D Gluten Free Maryanne Dabney Polymer clay miniature figurines  and Christmas ornaments, stuffed animals and stuffed travel pillows, Penn State Christmas stockings, gluten free Christmas cookies. Ceramics/Pottery, Textiles
Mae’s Jewels Melissa Elliott Hand crafted jewelry Jewelry
Marianne Fyda’s Studio Marianne Fyda Glass jewelry, Art Cards, original miniature paintings. Jewelry, Mixed Media
Meli Diamanti  Melissa Diamanti  Jewelry inspired by many cultures  Jewelry
Katie Rae Designs   Kaitlyn Gephart  Handmade sterling silver creations that incorporate semi-precious to precious gemstones, musical themed designs, and freshwater pearls.  Jewelry
PDQ Art – Painting, Drawing, Quilling Francine T Jones Small paintings (framed or matted), painted cards, quilled cards and framed pieces, pen & wash drawings Mixed Media, Paper
paperplanet / enchantedplanet Sherry Bloom Candle holders, real pressed flower jewelry and real Autumn leaf jewelry, coasters, switch plates, gift tags, ornaments Jewelry, Paper
Peaceful Pleasures Donna Weldon-Shaak  Handmade vegetable glycerin soaps and lotions and handmade cutting & serving boards of exotic laminated hardwoods. Soap/Lotion/Personal Care
Richard Pencek Richard Pencek  Pewter, furniture – decorative arts. Antiques
Laureate Studio Laura Kerns Originally designed handmade accessories and bags featuring upcycled materials. Textiles/Mixed Media
Sassy Glass by Suzy Suzanne Decker I take bits of glass and fuse them together in my kiln to make beautiful things. Glass
Penn State Press  Publications of local interest printed by Penn State Press
Simply d’Bloom Diane & Barry Bloom Repurposed glass to include jewelry, garden art and serving dishes.  Please see simplydbloom.com for pictures. Jewelry, Glass
Fudge-o-Lutely  Jessica Kost  Homemade fudge using locally sourced ingredients. Gourmet food
Stephanie Gush Stephanie Gush Hand-painted and carved gourd birdhouses and gourd ornaments from locally grown gourds. Gourd art and paintings
Cooke Tavern Soups Greg Williams  In keeping with Colonial tradition, Cooke Tavern Soups captures the hearth-cooked flavor in all of our soups. Designed for busy people who want to serve a great pot of homemade soup without the fuss of starting from scratch.  Gourmet soup mixes
Ivy Reed Marguerite Swope NunaWraps: Fleece pullover ponchos Textiles
The Felted Tree & Fairy Garden Lauren Tomasch Unique & heirloom quality items for your life and home decor. Handmade felt trees & ornaments, DIY Kits, Fairy garden kits & accessories. Mixed Media
The Piper’s Peck Janet Robinson Several varieties of homemade salsas and pepper jellies artisan foods
Ties to Nature Suzanne Thompson Microwave  Bowl Pot Holders, Hot Pad Gift Sets, Pot holders, Blanket bunnies for babies and Reversible Christmas Tree Skirts Textiles
valleypurl Angela Pope Hand-knitted apparel, household items, and jewelry Knitting/Crocheting, Jewelry
Victorian Enterprise Suzann Tedesco Hand-blended herbal teas and tea cozies; lavender eye pillows and sachets; cat treats, cat pillows, and catnip toys. Herbal
Village Eatinghouse Melanie Phillips Locally Made Small Batch, Hand Poured Artisan Foods…. Including Salad Dressings, Marinades and Sauces Bottled Food Products
Whitetail Lane Farm Goat Milk Soap Jamie Cunningham Whitetail Lane Farm Specializes in Goat Milk Bath and Body Products for the whole Family. Artisan Goat Milk Soap and Lotions! Soap/Lotion/Personal Care
William Moyer William Moyer Antique tools and household and sporting collectibles Antiques/Collectibles
Leslie Shelleman Art Leslie Shelleman Professionally reproduced prints from my original watercolors. Nature, birds, architecture, and more. Prints/Photography
Monileesa Monica Ochs Clipboard/Notepads made from Reader’s Digest books and German paper stars Mixed Media
Kim’s Fangles and Dangles Thomas Yoder Memory wire necklaces jewelry/childrens
Second Season Mittens Susan Wise Mittens from recycled sweaters with a fleece lining. Textile/Repurposed
Boalsburg Heritage Museum Hand crafted items and antiques Antiques

 

Decorations

StockingStuffer_frontdoor_wreathdoor1December is the most wonderful time of the year to visit the Centre Furnace Mansion. Festively decorated for the holidays, this historic house museum is accented with fresh greenery and lovely trimmings designed and arranged by the area’s top decorators and florists. The décor is unveiled at the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale, and remains in place through December 23. 

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Pictures - 2015 Stocking Stuffer

Please view our Facebook page for photos from the 2015 Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art, & Fine Craft Sale.

 

Volunteer at the Stocking Stuffer Preview Party or Sale

It is time for the 14th Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art and Fine Craft benefit at the Centre Furnace Mansion and we are asking for your help! The Stocking Stuffer show has become a Centre County Historical Society Tradition and we hope you will join us in being a part of its annual success.

We will be seeking volunteers to help with various tasks during the week leading up to and including the Stocking Stuffer sale.  November 20 – December 5.

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Sponsors and supporters of the 2016 Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale.
Please contact our office 814-234-4779 if you would like to be a 2016 sponsor.

EVENT SPONSORS:
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
House Wire Electric Inc.

STOCKING STUFFER SUPPORTERS:
Pam & Chris Calkins
Centre County Genealogical Society
Centre Furnace Mansion Docents
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners
Carol & Steven Gentry
Judy Heberling & Michael Husband
David Lembeck
Holly Foy & Ancient Echoes
TJ Maxx

DESIGNERS & DECORATORS:
Avánt Garden
Centre Furnace Mansion Garden Committee
Daniel Vaughn Designs
Woodrings Floral Gardens
Tait Farm Christmas Trees
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners