2017 Stocking Stuffer
Antiques, Art and Fine Craft Sale

Event Sponsors
Mimi Barash Coppersmith
David Horner & Associates, Inc.

Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Also including Sunday, December 3! Noon – 4:00 p.m.

$5.00 admission

Fifteen years and going strong, the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art and Fine Craft Sale continues as one of the area’s premiere holiday events featuring the finest quality work of local artisans, craftsmen, and antique dealers. This event is also Centre County Historical Society’s signature fundraising event that raises critical operating funds to compliment membership, annual and planned giving, grants, business support and other fundraisers. Whether shopping for gifts for family and friends or something beautiful for yourself, the Stocking Stuffer offers an opportunity to give twice!

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 22.

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.


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Stocking Stuffer Supporters

Businesses & Organizations

Home Depot
Bellefonte Chapter DAR
Barclay Mountain Co.
Blue Mountain Quality Resources
Penn State Office of Physical Plant Landscape
Penn State Alpha Phi Omega
Penn State Circle K


Pam & Chris Calkins
William Jaffe
Carol & Steven Gentry
Peter & Elizabeth Cole
Centre Furnace Mansion Docents
Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners
Judy Heberling & Michael Husband
David Lembeck
Helen Manfull
Bonnie Walter

Antiques and Treasures Donations

Giselle Ahnert
James Bliek
Lynda DeBrasky
Jan Donaldson
Elizabeth Dutton
Casey Goodall
Connie Hayes


2017 Artisans, Vendors & Antique Dealers:
Browse the 2017 vendors to see what items we will have to offer! You can click on their links to view their websites.


Vendor   Description Medium
  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
  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
  Freidlys’ Woodcrafts Tom Freidly Truly unique handcrafted wooden gifts; Pens, Wine bottle stoppers, Games, Razors, Shaving stands, Shaving soap brushes and Stylus’s. We create our gifts from various domestic and exotic woods. Woodcraft
  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
  Garden Fairies Pam Calkins Enjoy my unique merry garden fairy creations! I will also be offering teacups succulents to provide some indoor greenery all year long!! Mixed Media, Recycled/Repurposed, Magical
  SB Felt Susan Bowser Charming felted critters felted sculpture
  MoniLeesA Monica Ochs German Paper Stars, Reader’s Digest Book Cover Notepads, Wood Christmas Tree Kits. Mixed Media
  Irish Hollow Patchwork Janice Schaub My quilted table runners and table toppers make great gifts for all seasons or additions to home decor. Doll clothes bring a smile to each young child that adores 18 inch dolls. Quilting and Sewing
  Penn State Press Variety of books published by the Penn State Press Books
  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
  Robi’s Rock’n Bead Designs  Robi Schmiedlin Hand made jewelry with natural stones accented with crystals, metals, wood, pearls, shells.  Jewelry
  Sweet Dreamers  Cathy Horner Colorful, fun holiday pillowcases. All created with 100% cotton fabric and finished with French seams. The original imaginative designs will appeal to all ages.  Textiles
  Jerry Jackson Jerry Jackson Pewter items Metal
  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
  Flotsam & Jetson Jewelry
Carol Baney Steampunk and vintage watch part jewelry.  Jewelry
  Marianne Fyda’s Studio Marianne Fyda Glass jewelry, Art Cards, original miniature paintings. Jewelry, Mixed Media
  Fine Art Watercolors – Francine Jones Francine T Jones Fine Art Watercolor – Original watercolor paintings: matted 8″ x 10″ or 10″ x 13″, small framed paintings, greeting cards. Prints: greeting cards, note cards. Mixed Media, Paper
  Original Papercuttings Christine Smith All of Christine’s papercuttings are original designs, which are first drawn onto the paper and then cut by hand using an X-acto knife. Most of her works have a nature and/or whimsical theme. She will have a selection of hand-crafted ornaments, magnets, greeting cards and framed pieces available. Mixed Media, 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
  Jacquee’s Bijoux  Jacquee Beijen-Lukens Hand made jewelry and hand crafted pens  Jewelry, wood, mixed media
  Sassy Glass by Suzy Suzanne Decker I make glass ornaments, jewelry and home decor to give your world a touch of sparkle! Glass
  The Mad Whisk  Denise Schwab & Michelle Kump The Mad Whisk LLC takes great pleasure in making hand-iced cookies for this special event. All of our cookies are made with pure almond extract and are designed to fill your tummy and warm your heart.  Gourmet food
  Fudge-o-Lutely  Jessica Kost  Homemade fudge using locally sourced ingredients. Gourmet food
  Moroz Wear Marina Moroz Baby floral headbands and newborn beanies. Baby bandanna bibs.  textile
  The Piper’s Peck Janet Robinson Several varieties of homemade salsas and pepper jellies artisan foods
  The Beefy Chicken  Kate Veneziano Hand stitched embroidery art with mixed media – unique combinations of fabric, stitches, and acrylic paint.  Mixed Media
  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
  Happy Valley Beer Bread Kathy Bryant Fun and easy bread mixes ready for gift giving. Gourmet Food
  Village Eatinghouse Melanie & Clay Phillips Locally Handcrafted Sauces made with Apple Cider Vinegar for sharing with friends & family in Salads, Marinating, Grilling and Sauteing Meats, Veggies, Poultry and Seafood. 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
  Second Season Mittens Susan Wise Mittens from recycled sweaters with a fleece lining. Textile/Repurposed
  Ties to Nature Suzanne Thompson Microwave fabric bowls, microwave fabric plate holders, hot pad gift sets, blanket bunnies for babies, misc fabric items Books
  Leslie Shelleman Watercolors Leslie Shelleman Watercolor prints and originals. Watercolor notecards. Favorite subjects are nature, architecture, birds and the seashore. Painting, Prints
  paperplanet / enchantedplanet Sherry Bloom Candle holders, real pressed flower jewelry and real Autumn leaf jewelry, coasters, switch plates, gift tags, ornaments. Mixed Media
  Beadorium Melissa Diamanti Jewelry inspired by many cultures Jewelry
  NunaWraps Marguerite Swope Fleece ponchos in various colors Clothing
  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
  BelleNaturals Bethany Carter BelleNaturals is dedicate 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. Personal Care, Soaps
  Laureate Studio Laura Kerns Handcrafted bags and accessories featuring original screen printed designs. textile, mixed media
  James F. Byrnes Blown Glass James Byrnes Flame worked / Blown glass Christmas ornaments. Flame working is a method of remelting tubes and rods of glass in a torch in order to blow, twist and stretch the glass into the final ornament. This work is done entirely by hand and mouth, no molds of any kind are used. Glass
  Jeanne Homan Jeanne Homan Handmade table runners, table toppers and towels. Textiles
  The Antique Sideboard Peggy Hartman A selection of vintage books and other antiques for the gardener, the homemaker, the music lover and the traveler. Antiques
  Ann & George Mollenbrock Ann & George Mollenbrock American primitives, antiques from the Pennsylvania farmlands, early photographs, southwest jewelry and military items. Antiques
  Simply d’Bloom Diane Bloom Designing unique pieces from glass and bling, is our passion. Our jewelry is fashioned using hand-fired lampwork beads, crystals, pearls, seaglass and repourposed components. We hope that our customers will enjoy wearing our pieces as much as we enjoy creating them. Jewelry
  Moyer Collectibles William Moyer Vintage Tools, Sporting Goods and Household Items. Antiques
  Connie’s Antiques and Collectibles Connie DiNunzio Antiques and Collectibles. Antiques
  Kim’s Fangles and Dangles Thomas Yoder II Memory wire necklaces. Jewelry, Childrens
  Scott Dennison Scott Dennison Colorful cards featuring hand-carved linocut patterns and designs. Paper, Prints
  Aaronsburg Antiques Nancy Parks Figured Wood Boxes, Frames, PA Postcards, 18th and 19th century English Earthenware Ceramics and Unusual Smalls Antiques
  KnittenKaboodle Joan Curley Hand crafted knit and sewn accessories & table top items Textiles, Knitting/Crocheting
  Jen Barger Photography Jen Barger Photography, photographic jewelry and greeting cards. Jewelry, Prints, Photography
  Diane Maurer Marbled and past-paper designs on paper and fabric. Scarves, frames, books and notecards. Mixed Media
James D. Bliek Vintage quality antiques and objects d’arte’. Antiques/Collectables


2016 Stocking Stuffer Vendor Display Photos


By needlework artists Ann Barton & Lynda DeBrasky

Friday, December 1, 1:003:00 p.m.

Designed by Ann Barton and digitized by Lynda DeBrasky to benefit the Centre County Historical Society in conjunction with the 2017 CCHS Exhibit “Unraveling the Threads of History: Needlework Samplers from the 19th Century.” The contemporary sampler draws elements from Centre County samplers created between 1820 and 1842.  Includes color pattern, instructions and information about the sampler, stitch diagram and color chart for silk or cotton thread. Centre Furnace Mansion samplers designed by DeBrasky  and the booklet created for the sampler exhibition are also available.

BOOK SIGNING: "Among the Woo People, A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town"

BOOK SIGNING:  “Among the Woo People, A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town”
By: Russell Frank,
Saturday, December 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Excerpts from PSU Press:  “In the mid-nineties, Russell Frank left a peaceful life in rural California to raise three kids in a town saturated with fraternities, late-night undergrad fast food haunts, and rowdy football crowds. Among the Woo People recounts his two decades living-and surviving-in State College, Pennsylvania, the often-chaotic home of Penn State University.”

“Frank’s hilarious, insightful essays are indispensable for anyone who wants to survive, appreciate, and enjoy college-town life.”

BOOK SIGNING: "Lair of the Lion, A History of Beaver Stadium"

BOOK SIGNING: “Lair of the Lion, A History of Beaver Stadium”
By Lee Stout and Harry H. West
Sunday, December 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Excerpts from PSU Press: Written by two longtime Penn Staters, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Harry H. West and Librarian Emeritus Lee Stout, “Lair of the Lion” shows how Beaver Stadium came to be.
Featuring over 200 photos, “Lair of the Lion” is a celebration both of the ways in which Penn State fans, students and athletes have experienced home games from the 1880s to the present day, and of the monumental structure the Nittany Lions now call home.


 Stocking Stuffer Preview Party

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

$40.00 / $35.00 members
RSVP required, limited seating

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 performed by Ancient Echoes.

Hors d’oeuvres, and desserts are donated by the area’s finest caterers and restaurants.

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 the evening of the Preview Party.

Thank you to the businesses and restaurants for their donations to the Preview Party:

Benjamin’s Distinctive Catering
Café Lemont
Carnegie Inn & Spa
Cooke Tavern Soups
Corner Café and Grill
Delectable Delights
Duffy’s Tavern
Faccia Luna
Giant Food Stores
Honeybaked Ham
Kelly’s Steak & Seafood
Kamrai Thai and Sushi
Sam’s Club
Spats Cafe & Speakeasy
Tait Farm Foods
Trader Joe’s
The Field Burger & Tap

The Greek
Ramada Inn Conference Center
Ye Olde College Diner
Spats Cafe & Speakeasy
Suzie Wong’s Egg Rolls & More
The Tavern Restaurant
Weis Markets
Dante’s Restaurants & Nightlife
Edible Arrangements
Federal Taphouse
Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
Red Horse Tavern
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Texas Roadhouse
Way Fruit Farm
Ye Olde College Diner



Daniel Vaughn Designs


Avánt Garden
Daniel Vaughn Designs
Woodring Floral Gardens
Tait Farm Christmas Trees
CFM Gardeners

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 Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners, Woodrings Floral Gardens, Daniel Vaughn Designs, and Avant Garden. The décor is unveiled at the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale, and remains in place through December 22. 

2016 Event Photos

Please view our Facebook page for photos from the 2016 Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art, & Fine Craft Sale.


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