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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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 - 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.
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.
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
Holly Foy & Ancient Echoes
CCHS Volunteer Bakers
Delectable Delights – by Heather Luse
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
Cooke Tavern Soups
Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel
Dante’s Restaurants, Inc.
Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering
Honeybaked Ham Co.
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Tait Farm Foods
Clover Creek Cheese Cellar
Corner Cafe and Grill
Fasta & Ravioli Co.
Macneal Orchard & Sugarbrush
Ramada Inn Conference Center
Spats Cafe & Speakeasy
Suzie Wongs Egg Rolls & More