2015 Stocking Stuffer
Antiques, Art and Fine Craft Sale
Sponsored by Mimi Barash Coppersmith
Friday and Saturday, December 4 & 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Now including Sunday, December 6! Noon – 4:00 p.m.
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.
Stocking Stuffer Preview Party
December 3, 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, wine, and desserts, while enjoying live music. Refreshments are donated by the area’s finest caterers and restaurants.
Artisans, Vendors, & Antique Dealers
2015 Artisans, Vendors & Antique Dealers:
Below is a list of 2015 participating vendors. You can click on their links to view their websites.
|Aaronsburg Antiques||Nancy F Parks||Specializing in 18th and 19th century uncommon Pottery from England and America, including Creamware, Pearlware, Caneware, Black Basalt, Transfer Printed Underglaze Ironstone, Tin Lithographic toys, figured boxes.||Antiques/Collectibles, Ceramics/Pottery|
|Ann & George Moellenbrock||Ann & George Moellenbrock||Pennsylvania primitives, furniture, quilts, baskets, stoneware and redware pottery, and early photographs.||Antiques|
|BelleNaturals||Heather Emminger||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|
|Bob Eisenbraun||Bob Eisenbraun||Antiques – mostly 18th & 19th century pewter.||Collectibles/Antiques|
|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|
|Cate Tails Creations||Cathy Lomartire||Rolled paper bead jewelry and home décor. Assorted handmade gift items.||Jewelry, Recycled/Repurposed|
|Chocolates by Leopold||Staci Egan||Small batch, artisan chocolates.||Gourmet Chocolate|
|Chris Krahn||Chris Krahn||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|
|Gatesburg Village Art||Carol (Charlie) O’Neill||I paint acrylic abstracts of various sizes on canvas panels or gallery-wrapped canvases. Some feature dried flowers or other plants.||Painting, Mixed Media, I also have cards available that are made from photos of the paintings.|
|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|
|Jacquee’s Bijoux||Jacquee Beijen-Lukens||Handmade jewelry, ornaments||Jewelry|
|James Byrnes Blown Glass||James Byrnes||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|
|Knittings and Paintings by Lena
|Lena Thynell||Holiday Cards prints from Lena’s original watercolor paintings. Hand knitted wrist warmers with beads, mittens and fingerless mittens.||Knitting/Crocheting, Painting|
|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|
|LISA PACKER’S pocketBOOKS||Lisa Packer||An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. There are no rules. I totally repurpose the books into purses, thus the name pocketBOOKS.||Recycled/Repurposed|
|LizaJane Botanicals||Lisa Zander||Tiered glass serving dishes, holiday scenes under glass cloches, and glass garden sculptures — all made out of vintage depression, carnival and recycled glass.||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|
|Marsha Ann Tate||Marsha Ann Tate||Landscape and nature photography, with an emphasis upon historic places and parks in Pennsylvania and Canada.||Photography|
|Mindfully Made Studios||Amy Frank||Blessing Bands, Yoga Mat Carriers, Camera Straps, Lanyards||Textiles|
|Paper Filigree Art||Francine T Jones||Cards, framed items, gift boxes, wall hangings (wood with quilling), small miniature vignettes||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|
|Robi’s Rock ‘n Bead Designs||Robi Schmiedlin||Hand made jewelry with natural stones accented with crystals, metals, wood, pearls, shells.||Jewelry|
|Sassy Glass by Suzy||Suzanne Decker||I take bits of glass and fuse them together in my kiln to make beautiful things.||Glass|
|Second Season Mittens||Susan Wise||Mittens from recycled sweaters with a fleece lining.||fiber|
|Simply d’Bloom||Diane & Barry Bloom||Repurposed glass to include jewelry, garden art and serving dishes. Please see simplydbloom.com for pictures.||Jewelry, Glass|
|Sofia’s Designs||Sofia Telford||Custom jewelry, antiques||Antiques/Collectibles, Jewelry|
|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||Gourmet soup mixes|
|Teresa Ball Creations||Teresa Ball||Hand made scarfs, long, short, infinity, some with pendants and some with necklaces attached.||Textiles|
|The Great Mish Mosh||Jamil Mehdi||A unique collection of antiques and vintage items, from Victorian to Industrial to Mid-century Modern.||Antiques/Collectibles|
|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|
December 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.
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 13th 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 22 – December 7. Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49a9aa23a1f49-stocking2
Sponsors and supporters of the 2015 Annual Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale.
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
STOCKING STUFFER SUPPORTERS:
Acoustic Brew Concerts
Pam & Chris Calkins
Centre County Genealogical Society
Centre Furnace Mansion Docents
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners
David Horner & Associates: 814-466-7996
Carol & Steven Gentry
Judy Heberling & Michael Husband
SFC Asset Management Inc.
DESIGNERS & DECORATORS:
Centre Furnace Mansion Garden Committee
Daniel Vaughn Designs
Woodrings Floral Gardens
Tait Farm Christmas Trees
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners
CCHS Volunteer Bakers
Delectable Delights – by Heather Luse
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
Carnegie House Inn
Cooke Tavern Soups
Red Horse Tavern
Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel
Dante’s Restaurants, Inc.
Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering
Honeybaked Ham Co.
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery
Seven Mountains Winery
Tait Farm Foods