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					                                     Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale
                                                   Holiday Showcase
                                             at the Centre Furnace Mansion

                                 Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, 2010
                                              10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

   1001 East College Avenue Š State College, PA 16801 Š 814.234.4779 Š www.centrefurnace.org



The holidays are a time to shop, wrap and decorate. It is festive and joyous, but what if, like Charlie
Brown, you've got the sneaking suspicion that the holidays are getting just a little too commercial?
How do you ease the big box store induced guilt and still manage not to look like Scrooge? Fortu
nately, Centre County has hung on to many of the traditions of its Victorian past, and an afternoon
spent shopping can easily become a fun history lesson.

Now in its eighth year, the Centre County Historical Society’s Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine
Craft Sale has established itself as one of the area’s premiere holiday events, promoting the unique
work of local artisans and featuring some of the finest antiques, all in the decorated splendor within the
historic Centre Furnace Mansion.

Visitors of all ages are delighted by the elegant Victorian Mansion’s holiday decorations, designed by
the area’s top decorators and florists. Browse the handmade crafts, fine arts and antiques, enjoy the
music and keep warm with the hot beverages and delicious desserts from local restaurants. If you have
n’t been to the Centre Furnace Mansion lately, this holiday showcase is a wonderful time to visit this
historic house museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Whether your interests are jewelry, fine paper arts, ceramics, exquisitely designed wood pieces,
candles, hand woven wares, fine china and glassware, original and antique furniture, holiday
greens, linens or vintage collectibles, we have an extensive variety of items for sale. Find a truly
special gift for everyone on your list this season.

General admission to the Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale is only $5.00, which includes
hot beverages and desserts.

For those who wish to get the exclusive first peek, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, desserts and
wine from the area’s top restaurants, are invited to attend the Preview Party held on Thursday,
December 2 at 6:30 p.m. Party attendees will be able to purchase items and bid at the silent auction
before the event is open to the public. Admission is $25.00 for CCHS members and $30.00 for non
members.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser go towards preserving, enhancing, and sharing the Centre
Furnace Mansion as a community resource.
            2009 Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale Report

The Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale has become an important holiday fundraising tradi
tion for the Centre County Historical Society, and we are pleased to announce that the sale was a huge
success, nearly doubling the previous year’s revenue and attendance.

The Stocking Stuffer committee worked incredibly hard in 2009 to take the Stocking Stuffer to another
level. Continuing on the success of previous years, we invited professionals to decorate the Mansion to
help create an atmosphere of celebration and elegance. Guests responded with overwhelming support
and enthusiasm. Over the course of the weekend, more than 500 people came through the Mansion.

A holiday program guide, featuring the craftspeople, decorators and donors who contributed to the
event, was distributed to guests in attendance. This attractive guide also contained advertisements
from local businesses that support CCHS. Close to 5,000 copies were distributed around the county,
which resulted in increased attendance and sales.

The overwhelming success and extra touch of class are largely due to the decorators and local busi
nesses who graciously donated their services: Avánt Garden, Daniel Vaughn Designs, George’s Floral
Boutique, Riley on Main and Woodring’s Floral Gardens for the interior decorations; Tait Farm and
Kuhn’s Tree Farm for donating trees; and the Penn State Master Gardeners of Centre County for the ex
terior decorations.

There were over 40 new and returning local artisans and antique dealers, including: Aaronsburg An
tiques, Mary Addis (text iles), The Antique Sideboard, Marie Bianco (jewelry), Sarah A. Basalla
(textiles), Sherry J. Bloom (contemporary paper arts), Peter Byers (antiques), Pam Calkins (garden fair
ies), Jim Cartey (watercolors), Cindy Hiles Herbal Products, Contempo Jewels, Winnie and Marion Dep
pen (antiques), Connie DiNunzio (antiques), Robert Eisenbraun (antiques), Dotty Ford (watercolor or
naments), Full Moon Flower Farm (botanical designs), Marianne Fyda (fused glass), Gravel Point Pot
tery, Elli Groninger (metal art), Half Acre Farm (beeswax candles), Barbara Hunziker (textiles), Maya
Izakov (pottery), The Kelly Green Gallery (paper arts), Long Lane Flower & Garden (holiday greens),
Diane Maurer (marbled paper), Ann & George Moellenbrock (antiques), William Moyer (antiques), The
Nittany Quill (calligraphy), James Pass (collect ibles), Peaceful Pleasures (soap and body lotions), Dick
Pencek (antiques), Ann Marie Rehmert (antiques), Sally and Bonnie Whimsy Knits (textiles), Stemler's
Antique Shoppe, Strouse Woodworking, Suzann Tedesco (herbal crafts), Heidi Urbanski (stained glass),
Victorian House Antiques, Johanna Wentworth (jewelry), Carolyn Wilson (textiles), Denise Wood
(vintage jewelry and antiques).

The event was sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank, Dragonfly Therapeut ic Massage and Day Spa
OLLI, Vantage Investment Advisors, Apple Hill Antiques, Stanley C. Bierly, Hampton Inn State College,
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ,The Tavern, White Roan & Associates, who purchased ads in the holiday
program guide.

Word has spread throughout the community, and we expect a record turnout for the 2010 event.
Please consider support ing this wonderful holiday event!

                                                Rhiannon McClintock, Program Coordinator

				
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