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


All images courtesy of

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

Mr. Button

With reportedly the largest collection of buttons in the world, Franco Jacassi, AKA Mr. Button loves the click clack sounds of hundreds of people sorting through buttons at conventions...I have to agree!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sewing Automotons

With the release of the amazing movie Hugo, automotons have suddenly become a newly popular source of fascination so I thought it timely to share some sewing themed ones.

I did a previous post about a wonderful sailing ship etui here.

Video of an  Antique French Royal Palais Sewing Etui and Music Box with Original Mechanical Dolls, circa 1870's.

Vichy Sewing Lady Automoton via Skinner

Tin toy sewing Automota via Cowan

Girl with Needlwork and Mouse via Theriault

Roulet & Decamps Elderly Knitter via Antique helper

Roulet & Decamps Knitting Cat!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 7th Show Update

The darling acorn and strawberry emery necklaces above are the project for the first ever
Truffle Pigs Workshop taking place during our antique show and sale
on Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Chantilly, Virginia (see post below).
The workshop/project are by the lovely and talented Deborah Hartwick of Heartwells.
The class will be very informal, come any time between Noon and 5:00 pm
on Saturday. All materials will be provided and there is a small fee.

Remember our show is occuring concurrently with the DC Big Flea right
next door at the Expo Center
so you can shop with Truffle Pigs and the Flea.
Come and join the fun!!