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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

October 3rd & 4th: Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the 37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival

Join Green Wolf’s Village Barn for the

37th Anniversary of Skippack Days Arts & Crafts Festival October 3rd & 4th

Harry and Sylvia Wolf were among a handful of shop owners who founded the renowned Skippack Days . This festival, celebrated annually during the first weekend in October, showcases artist and artisans from the surrounding area.

While you enjoy the festival be sure to stop by Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes located at 4010 Skippack Pike (to the right of Mal’s Diner), and enjoy all that defines Skippack Days and The Village Barn.

Inside the barn you will find..........

TymePassages, a recent addition to the Village Barn offers an upscale eclectic collection of antiques and furnishings. Deco stain glass window & wall accessories, hand blown glass, copper candlesticks, antique lamps, lithographs, leather chairs, tables, jewelry and more....

Green Wolf’s – Elegant Junque takes you back in time to the original concept of antique stores. There is something for everyone, perhaps something you had as a child, or you remember from a grandparent. A great selection of antiques, custom made furniture, recycled antiques made from old barn wood, architectural artifacts, gifts and so much more...

We are excited to announce the opening of our bi-monthly fine art and craft exhibits. Harleysville artist JUDY ALDERFER will exhibit her watercolors September 25 until October 8, 2009. A complementary wine & cheese reception will be offered the first Saturday evening of each new exhibit from 6pm – 9pm.

Designer Carrie Mehl created a jewelry line called "Chic Hardwear," for women who dare to be noticed. Whether it's a fabulous night out, or an evening in jeans, she has a piece for every occasion. Matisse, along with other artists are one of her color inspirations foe chic designs in natural gemstones, vintage crystal, and resin. Custom designs are a specialty.

Tucked away in the corner is a small selection of boutique items changing from week to week with clothing, jewelry, accessories for teens to ladies, from Marsha Stevens. Marsha is also a co-founder of Skippack Days, a friend of the barn and former owner of Sunstone Mountain Boutique, Skippack in 1972. She is one of the founders and board member of the Indian Valley Arts Foundation.

Harry and Sylvia Wolf have been collecting over 40 years and now invite you to share in the intrigue and ingenuity of the men and woman of the 18th and 19th Century in our “Gifts From Our Loving Husbands” museum exhibit, previewing in the center of the barn and it’s open loft second floor balcony. Sylvia shares with you her humorous collection of home makers’ inventions given to loved ones to make home life “easier” along with Skippack memorabilia. Among the intriguing items you'll find there are the early 1900’s post office boxes from the old Skippack Post Office - 4019 Skippack Pike and Store Road (now Style Crafters Salon) and a tin lined Bell Telephone booth and where you can read about it’s former loving owners the Croll’s who were earlier shop keepers and residents in historic Skippack Village.

Not sure how to begin to fix something? Stop by Fox and Wolf, (on the lower level of The Village Barn) celebrating its 40th Year Anniversary. Furniture maker and designer of fine cabinetry, owner Harry Wolf, can help answer your questions.

On Skippack Days the grounds of Harry and Sylvia’s home, next to The Village Barn will be filled with works from a wide array of local artists and artisans exhibiting their work for sale from such organizations as the Greater Norristown Art League, Perkiomen Valley Art Center, and Lehigh Valley Woodturners. Watch and speak with Bill Schleif of Schleif Woodturning while he demonstrates wood turning on his lathe and blacksmith Steve Crockett. Enjoy Janice Freytag creating etchings and prints. Nicole Wolf of Wolf Designs specializes in creating one-of-a-kind hand painted creations. (For additional artisan information please be sure to visit

With all this information it’s hard to keep up…, but now you can follow us on our website via choice of popular services as Facebook, Twitter, eBogger and our email mailing list.

We are making way for new and exciting ventures to come…. Opening Saturday October 10 visit the balcony from 10am to 1pm every Saturday and Sunday as we continue to enjoy the love of the weekend yard sale finds and our love of wonderful treasures and unique finds.

This truly has been an amazing year for Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes. Sylvia, Harry, and their son Craig would like to thank all of you for your past and continuous support and welcome you to stop in and see all that’s hidden under the roof of Green Wolf’s Village Barn Shoppes.

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