Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art, & Fine Craft Sale

Friday & Saturday, December 5 & 6, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hot beverages & Refreshments
$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.

New for 2014
The Centre Furnace Mansion pewter ornament, new in 2014, celebrates 30 years since the “Thompson House” and grounds have been restored and opened to the public as a historic house museum by the Centre County Historical Society. The ornament captures two sides of the Mansion featuring its signature gables, porch and Victorian grace.  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.

Art that Gives

Artwork from our popular 2014 exhibit, “Rural Landscapes: Exploring rural heritage through the art of the Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsylvania” will continue to be available through the Stocking Stuffer sale until December 23!

Owning a piece of original art not only supports the preservation of farms and the landscape, but creates a lasting memory of the county’s heritage.  An equal percentage of the art sales go to the Art Alliance, the Farmland Trust and the Centre County Historical Society.  For more information on the Farmland Preservation Artists, visit

 Stocking Stuffer Preview Party


Ancient Echos

Lisa McDivitt and Holly Foy

Be the first to peruse and purchase the Stocking Stuffer sale before it opens to the public. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and desserts, while enjoying live music by Lisa McDivitt and Holly Foy of Ancient Echoes.  Lisa and Holly will entertain with music of Ireland, France, England, Germany and more on Irish floor harp, hammered dulcimer, recorder and guitar. Refreshments are donated by the area’s finest caterers and restaurants.

RESERVATIONS – due Monday, December 2, 2014. $30.00 per person ($25 for Members). To RSVP, make your payments securely online using PayPal, (click on the image above) please print your confirmation, that is your event ticket. 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.

 Sponsors and supporters of the 2014 Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale.

Artisans, Vendors, & Antique Dealers

2014 Artisans, Vendors & Antique Dealers:

Below is a list of 2014 participating vendors. You can click on their links to view their websites. Or, view the official 2014 Stocking Stuffer Program Guide with a picture of each vendors’ work.

Aaronsburg Antiques – Nancy Parks
Bob Eisenbraun
Burn Barrel Woodcrafts – Chris Krahn
Cindy Hiles Herbal Products – Cindy Hiles
Connie DiNunzio
Cooke Tavern Soups – Mary Kay & Greg Williams
CS Stangle Pottery – Christine Stangel
Deck the Halls – Ruth Campney
Diane Maurer
Easily Distracted Designs – Bethany Sefchick
Evelyn Landon & Rosemary Gido
Flotsam & Jetson – Carol Baney
Gaffron’s Sunrise Bakery – Margie Gaffron
Gatesburg Village Art – Charlie O’Neill
Glitterbones Handmade – Martha Bright
Heidi Urbanski Jewelry – Heidi Urbanski
Irish Hollow Patchwork – Janice Schaub
Jabebo Earrings & Studio Store – Mary & Kevin Abbott
James Pass
Jen Barger Photography – Jennifer Barger
Jerry Jackson
Knittings and Paintings by Lena – Lena Thynell
Knitty Kittie – C. Ann Bloom
Linden Hall Antiques – Ann & George Mollenbrock
Liz Lasher Glassworks – Elizabeth Lasher
Lucyd Gluten Free – Maryanne Dabney
Mae’s Jewels – Melissa Elliott
Marianne Fyda’s Studio – Marianne Fyda
Marion Deppen
Mary Addis
Mindfully Made Studios – Amy Frank
Pam Calkins
Paper Filigree Art – Francine Jones
Paper Plant / Enchanted Planet – Sherry Bloom
Peaceful Pleasures – Donna Weldon-Shaak
Piper’s Peck – Janet Robinson
pocketBOOKS – Lisa Packer
Richard Pencek
Robi’s Rock’n Bead Designs – Robi Schmiedlin
Second Season Mittens – Susan Wise
Sherry Dersheimer
Silvered Santa – Melicant D’Amore
Simply d’Bloom – Diane Bloom
Sofia’s Design – Sofia & John Telford
Stephanie Gush
Susan Bowser
Susanna Walter
Tee’s Creations – Teresa Ball
Ties to Nature – Suzanne Thompson
Valleypurl – Angela Pope
Village Eatinghouse Specialty Foods – Melanie Philips
William Moyer
Wrenegade Floral Designs & Art – Leigh Ann Gagnon


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 -- 2014 Stocking Stuffer

Please view our Facebook page for photos from the 2014 Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art, & Fine Craft Sale.

Volunteer at the Stocking Stuffer Preview Party or Sale

It is time for the 12th 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 are trying a 21st century volunteer scheduling format that is designed to be a more streamlined and user friendly way for you to sign up to do the things you would like! That said, we know that you might also prefer regular email, and if that is the case, may also contact Johanna at to let her know when you are available.  Thank you for considering a contribution of time, we look forward to your participation!

To sign up online please copy and paste this weblink into your browser:

Vendor Application Packet

Vendor space is limited. Vendors must complete and return applications to CCHS by Monday, September 15, 2014. These may be submitted by mail, or scanned and emailed.