Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spotlight on a Truffle Pigs Fan

Oftentimes we get to meet other creative artists when we are at one of our shows. Last July we met the talented Christina Muse who makes amazing boxes filled with found objects. As you can see she is particularly fond of sewing items when it comes to creating her art.

Here is what she has to say:
"I have a fondness for sewing items because our whole family sewed, even my dad. He made down vests and jackets for camping. My mom would make hot mini skirts and dresses and everyone wanted to know where she bought her clothes. She refused to buy me clothes and bought fabric instead and said make it yourself. Didn't mind because I loved sewing. Now those little items are making their way into my art".

Christina's work has been sold in some local galleries and shops. You can view more of her work and contact her here.
Just goes to show that the vintage sewing and craft items we sell are often parlayed into something far beyond their intended use!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Truffle Pigs at the DC Big Flea!

Saturday January 8, 2011 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2011 11 AM to 5 PM
Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia

We are Booths # 433-434,
Row H in the South Building

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We will be bringing many "fresh to the market" antique and vintage sewing items, trims, fabric, buttons and toys and will be seriously discounting some of our older inventory.
In addition we will have some exciting new designs of our own artwork (pincushions, emeries, sewing boxes and more).

Check back for more updates about the show!

Follow this link for directions and lodging Damore' Promotions
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Hope to see you there!
Stacey Bear    Kim Stout    Deborah Hartwick

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What Will The Weekend Bring?

Two big events are occuring this weekend and the Truffle Pigs (Stacey, Deb, and Kim) will be hoping to make some good purchases for our show coming up. Both of these venues will have antiques that just may be beyond our reach financially, however we always consider these outings an opportunity for learning and inspiration.
Jeffrey S. Evans Auctions will present the Sewing Collection of Hilda S. Fried which will contain a lifetime of fine needlework and sewing items. Seeing such a beautiful array of fine antiques in one place is a great way to educate yourself and the excitment of an auction can be contagious--I hope we don't get carried away!
We always make it a point to attend the Eastern National Antique Doll Show. Vendors often bring doll related items and some of the most rare dolls, toys and textiles can be found here.

We also plan to stop along the way during our travels at some favorite SECRET spots to gather more treasures for the show in January.