Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dc Big Flea January 2010!

I can't believe the next Big Flea is only three weeks away!
As soon as Christmas is over I will have to get back to all of those projects that are in the works and finish pricing all the new inventory. Deb, Kim and myself have come across some great new finds for your shopping pleasure. Some sneak peaks to come in my future posts!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Christmas to all!

Image courtesy of Tasha Tudor!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time Travel

If we could go back in time The Truffle Pigs may want to visit a Civil War era Sanitary Fair. These fairs were held to raise funds for the war effort on both sides. Fairs and Bazaars would offer items for sale: handwork, needlework, gift items, food, plants, paintings, dolls and more. Some large fairs were held in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Chicago. Many sewing items would have been made for sale: pincushions, needlebooks, pen wipes, knitted and crocheted socks and shawls.

Chicago Sanitary Fair

Doll sold at the Brooklyn Sanitary Fair
The Brooklyn Museum will have a special exhibit starting in January 2010

courtesy of Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Living History Exhibit of a Sanitary Fair