Thursday, April 26, 2012

T'ai Chi in The Glade

Here's a unique Mother's Day gift that you can enjoy with your mom: a 2-hour T'ai Chi in The Glade class at Port Penn Peddler with instructor Jan Hambridge!

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And afterwards you can take a stroll through Muncy Heritage Park & Nature Trails, which is adacent to our property, then head into lovely downtown Muncy for lunch at one of our local restaurants, like Orlando's on Main Street...make Mother's Day memories your mom will cherish always...

~Lara & Noreen
"The sweetest sounds to mortals given, are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven." ~ William Goldsmith Brown

Bags, accessories, artwork...

...and so much more!

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~Lara & Noreen
"Buying is a profound pleasure." ~Simone de Beauvoir, philosopher

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Where exactly... Port Penn Peddler located?

Print this handy little map...and then use it to find us this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

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~Lara & Noreen
"To stay on the map you've got to keep showing up" ~Peter Gallagher, Actor

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Images by Elle

Photographer Danelle Wagner, of Images by Elle, took photos during our Spring 2012 Re-Opening event.

The following are just a few of her beautiful photos from that day:

Larry Ney, II, artist

Janice Hambridge, T'ai Chi instructor

John DeWald, scrimshander

Cindy Koons - crafts, salves, and potions

Amy Garbes - handmade jewelry

Alf Bashore, musician

If you're interested in Danelle taking candid, on-location or in-studio, portraits, or photographing a special day, like your wedding or anniversary party, please feel free to contact us for her information. Or you can follow the link to-the-right-and-below here on our blog to get to her website.

~Lara & Noreen
"Beauty can be seen in all things. Seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." ~Matthew Hardy, Photographer

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Donna Shaffer, Artist

Artist Donna Shaffer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Bloomsburg University. She has shown her work at galleries and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania and New England.

Donna has “never felt that an artist could improve on nature” but has always tried to interpret, through her work, “how nature presents itself to me.” She considers herself an abstract natural artist and is inspired by nature’s endless variety of forms, textures, and rhythms.

It’s no surprise then that she works with mixed media, from wood and stone, to clay and inks, and says that she’s “always looking for new materials that will bring another dimension” to her work.

Most recently, one of Donna's pieces (pictured here) was accepted into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Artists Registry. Acceptance on this registry means that her piece will most likely eventually be displayed on the grounds of the memorial, within the Freedom Tower, or in the museum currently being built at the former World Trade Center site.

Donna also studied painting under renowned artist, M. Masterfield, and has mentored successful artists herself over the years. Born in Bakersfield, CA, she now resides and works in Bloomsburg, PA.

Visit Port Penn Peddler to view more of Donna's work.

~Lara & Noreen
"Art takes nature as its model." ~Aristotle

Monday, April 16, 2012

What a wonderful way... kick off our 2012 Season!

Thank you so much to everyone who made our Spring Re-Opening this past Saturday such a success...

Alf Bashore, II, Cindy Koons, and Abygale Hecker for sharing each of your individual musical styles and talents.

John DeWald and Larry Ney, II, for your amazing artistry.

Amy Garbes for your fun and beautiful jewelry (and the company of your husband and kids).

Janice Hambridge (and Heather, Meghan, and friends) for sharing not only the physical benefits of t'ai chi but the aesthetic beauty you added to our morning.

Janet Smith for the yummy Tastefully Simple samples.

Danelle Wagner for recording the day in photos with your talented eye for subject, perspective, and light.

Virginia Beck, Donna Knaur, Robin Landgrebe, and Donna Shaffer for stopping by with some of your latest handbags, photos, wreaths, and artwork, respectively, for our customers to enjoy.

To all our guests and friends (old and, hopefully, new) who added to the day with your presence and turned it into more of a big family gathering than just a shopping event.

And last, but far from least, our husbands, Kurt and Richard, Lola, Jasmine, Charlie, and Autumn, Joan, Vincent, and Carina, for your help, patience, and smiles, and God for the amazingly beautiful weather on Saturday!

~Lara & Noreen
"Plant kindness and gather love." ~Unknown

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Today's Teaser...

...for our Spring 2012 Re-Opening Event on Saturday, April 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Only a few days away now...

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~Lara & Noreen
"I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something..." ~Rebecca Bloom (Girl Anatomy)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today's Teaser...

...for our Spring 2012 Re-Opening Event on Saturday, April 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Come and listen to the beautiful music of area musician, Alf Bashore, II. Alf performs on the Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar, Tenor Banjo, and dabbles on several other instruments as well.

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Alf teaches music at Schoolhouse Music in Danville, offers Dulcimer and Music Festival Workshops, and is the co-founder of two active local Dulcimer Clubs. He enjoys playing traditional American, Celtic, European, and World music, and composes his own pieces.

We hope you'll join us in our admiration of Alf's hauntingly memorable music...

~Lara & Noreen
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Today's Teaser...

...for our Spring 2012 Re-Opening Event on Saturday, April 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Framed and matted prints, as well as blank greeting cards, by local photographer, Donna "Mishap" Knaur, are once again available at Port Penn Peddler. Visit us during our re-opening event and pick up one of her latest pieces this season...

~Lara & Noreen
"Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always...carry a camera with me..." ~ Elliott Erwitt, iconic photographer

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Please join us...

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~Lara & Noreen
"Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist..." ~Unknown