Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Truffle Pigs at the DC Big July 2016!


Truffle Pigs will be at the DC Big Flea again this July.We will be bringing some exciting new inventory- fabrics, trims, buttons, sewing items, dolls, toys and crafting supplies. All vintage and antique of course! In addition there will be some fun new pieces created by us.

Here are all the particulars:


Chantilly, Virginia
only 10 minutes from Dulles Airport

Free Parking
Admission: $10 - good all weekend

We are in booth 142-143 in Aisle B
our location is noted below:


More info about the DC Big Flea like parking and hotels can be found HERE

We hope to see you there!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Truffle Pigs at: From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative

Truffle Pigs will be at
From Our Hands & Hearts ~ Creative Mercantile
Saturday, April 30, 2016

(The Mercantile is only on Saturday April 30th
but workshops run for 4 days: April 27th thru 30th)

10am ~ 3pm
The Boston Twp. Hall
1775 Main St. Peninsula, Ohio

We will be in the Mercantile section of this wonderful event. This spring event brings together those who love to create, learn & laugh for 4 days of workshops, a "Needle-In" and "The Mercantile" ~ a show centered around finished goods, textiles, sewing, hooking, woolens & the antiques that complement them.

We will be bringing antique and vintage sewing and needlework items including pincushions, needle cases, thimbles, spool holders, tape measures, fabric, buttons, ribbons & trims and more!




More information about this wonderful event including event schedule, location and lodging can be found by clicking the link HERE and above. We hope to see you there!

Monday, December 29, 2014

DC Big Flea Coming Soon!



Hi everyone, the next Flea is just 2 weeks away! Truffle Pigs will be set up at the DC Big Flea in Chantilly, Virginia with lots of new inventory including vintage and antique sewing items, buttons, ribbons, fabric, toys, dolls, other smalls and of course our handcrafted art work.

The show is Saturday January 10th, 9 AM to 6 PM
and Sunday January 11th, 11 AM to 5 PM
at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia
admission is just $8 for the entire weekend - parking is free

We have a great space this time,
a double space against the wall to the far right
as you enter the building.
We will be located in booth 014-015 which is in aisle L.
Our booth is on a corner in the middle of the aisle.





 We have all been busily purchasing new inventory to bring to the show from the respective states that we live in: Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania so will have lots of fresh to the market goodies. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DC Big Flea Coming Up Soon!

Truffle Pigs will be there with bells on! We three friends (Kim, Deb and Stacey) will be bringing new inventory from far and wide to please all of our friends. We've had some fabulous jaunts scouting out lots of new treasures in the past 6 months all though out PA, MD, OH, NY, VA and beyond. As per usual we will have tons of vintage and antique sewing wares like buttons, trims, fabric, pincushions, tape measures and notions as well as antique dolls, toys, folkart and lots of quirky unique pieces that strike our fancy. We will also have our one-of-a-kind art for sale as well. Below are a few quick snaps I took in the studio as I was pricing and packing just some of what we will be bringing.






So here are the Show Details:
DC Big Flea in Chantilly, Virginia
at the Dulles Expo Center
Saturday, July 19th 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, July 20th 11 AM to 5 PM

Parking is free and the building is air conditioned ( a welcome relief on those hot July days)


Truffle Pigs Antique Sewing will be located in Booth 387-388 in aisle G. Our Booth space is now Number 440-441-442 in Aisle H....we are on a corner with 3 spots, we needed more room for all the fresh to the market inventory!!

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DC Big Flea January 4th and 5th


Truffle Pigs will be set up at the DC Big Flea in Chantilly, Virginia with lots of new inventory including vintage and antique sewing items, buttons, ribbons, fabric and of course our handcrafted art work.

The show is Saturday January 4th from 9 AM to 6 PM
and Sunday January 5th from 11 AM to 5 PM

at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia
admission is just $8 for the entire weekend - parking is free

We will be located in booth 265-266 which is in aisle E.
Our booth is on the corner in the middle of the row


We hope to see you there!

Deborah Hartwick, Kim Stout and Stacey Bear

Monday, July 1, 2013

DC Big Flea July 20-21



Truffle Pigs at the

Chantilly, Virginia

Saturday, July 20th 9 am to 6 pm
& Sunday, July 21st 11 am to 5 pm

We are in booths 058-059 in Aisle A
As you enter the building, turn left and walk to the very first aisle. We are about half-way up that first aisle on a corner with a double booth.

We have spent the past 6 months seeking out fresh to the market antique and vintage sewing inventory and creating some
exciting new one-of-a-kind creations!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

About 4 Seconds of Fame on Market Warriors


The DC Big Flea Episode of Market Warriors on PBS was televised this past Monday, February 11th and it was so fun to watch. The filming took place in July 2012. It's quite surreal to see on TV what you have seen in person and are familiar with and we recognized quite a few of our dealer friends and their wares. Although the Warriors didn't purchase anything from the Truffle Pigs they did stop in our booth looking for the target item: miniature furniture.

Here are some still shots showing our booth:


John Bruno checking out a little folk art chair.
You can just make out Debbie with her back to the Camera

All three of us love Market Warriors and often call each other to chat/recap after each episode. I have to say this is my favorite antiques related show because I feel it gives the most realistic view of antique buying and selling. Of course in the real world most dealers purchase from a variety of sources(auction, flea markets, estate sale, yard sale, shops and private collections) and likewise sell in a variety of similar ways based on the best market for a particular item. Antiques Roadshow seems to only highlight rare and highly valuable items for the wow factor and tends to focus on the same types of categories. How much more art glass, guns and Asian art do we have to see! Market Warriors appeals to my geek side, educating me about many categories and price ranges. 

We must confess, we were so busy waiting on customers that we hadn't even realized that we were being filmed so it was a thrilling surprise when we watched Monday's episode. If you missed it you can still catch it here: Market Warriors Episode Chantilly Virginia

Thanks Market Warriors and PBS, we hope you can make it back to the DC Flea again!



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

DC Big Flea January 2012

Truffle Pigs will be at the DC Big Flea again this January.We will be bringing some exciting new inventory- fabrics, trims, buttons, sewing items, dolls, toys and crafting supplies. All vintage and antique of course! In addition there will be some fun new pieces created by us.

Here are all the particulars:



Dulles Expo Center
Chantilly, Virginia
only 10 minutes from Dulles Airport

Free Parking
Admission $8 - good all weekend

We are in booth 212-213 in Aisle D
our location is noted below:

Click on the map for a larger view!

Some pictures from last July's show:



Monday, December 10, 2012

Buttons Are In For Fall Fashion 2012

This season the oversized and bejeweled button are In for the fashionable. Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Thakoon and Oscar de la Renta included glittery buttons, bedazzled buttons and juicy round overly large buttons on their finery for fall/winter 2012.




Louis Vuitton

 
Chanel



 
Prada
 
All images courtesy of Style.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

Truffle Pigs at the DC Big Flea

We will once again be at the DC Big Flea this summer. After the show was downsized (reduced from 2 buildings to one) we had our own little show at the near-by Holiday Inn for two great events. We have now been invited back to the July DC Flea and we are thrilled!

DC Big Flea
Chantilly, Virginia

Saturday, July 21st 9 am to 6 pm
& Sunday, July 22nd 11 am to 5 pm

We are in booths 058-059 in Aisle A
As you enter the building, turn left and walk to the very first aisle. We are about half-way up that first aisle on a corner with a double booth.

We have spent the past 6 months seeking out fresh to the market antique and vintage sewing inventory and creating some
exciting new one-of-a-kind creations!


Parking is free and admission is just $8 for the weekend.

We hope to see you there!
Stacey, Deb and Kim