2017 Stocking Stuffer
Antiques, Art and Fine Craft Sale
Sponsored by Mimi Barash Coppersmith
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.
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.
Stocking Stuffer Preview Party
November 30, 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.
Artisans, Vendors, & Antique Dealers
Browse the 2017 vendors to see what items we will have to offer! Additional vendors will be listed as information becomes available.
2017 Artisans, Vendors & Antique Dealers:
Below is a list of 2017 participating vendors. You can click on their links to view their websites.
|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|
|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||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|
|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|
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 22.
Pictures - 2016 Stocking Stuffer
Please view our Facebook page for photos from the 2016 Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art, & Fine Craft Sale.
Volunteer at the Stocking Stuffer Preview Party or Sale
It is time for the 15th 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.