TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Hundreds of vendors and shoppers came together Sunday for the final day of the Country Living Holiday Bazaar at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown.
Featuring 100 antique dealers and artisans from around the country, the bazaar was sponsored by Country Living magazine. In addition to allowing visitors a chance to purchase unique Christmas gifts, the three-day event also featured authors signing their books and holiday-themed talks by the editors of Country Living.
For Newburgh-based artists Kelly and Cynthia Patton, the bazaar allowed them to display their hand-crafted plush dolls and paintings to buyers. Dubbed the Sundial Sisters for their habit of taking long excursions together for hours on end, the two have been showing their work together for nearly 10 years.
"We have a distinct love of color," said Kelly Patton, the painter. She paints bright paintings works in a variety of media, including acrylic, paint, colored pencils and collages made from vintage book papers. Cynthia Patton was selling a selection of her plush owls, quilted with vintage fabrics.
John Norton, a chemist from North Carolina and operator of Industrial Age Antiques, has spent the last year and a half learning out to silver-flash glass labware to create unique vases for flowers and other displays. He also created a line of beer and wine glasses from lab beakers, and welded antique factory crates into tables. His work will soon be sold in the Museum of Modern Art.
"This is a wonderful springboard for getting known and spreading the word about my products," Norton said of the bazaar. "I think it's a fine event. We had a very big crowd on Saturday. It's been extremely good."
Lynn Pullman is a Bedford-based artist who was selling her handmade coats and blankets. Each one is made from European wool blankets.
"It's a lovely event," Pullman said. "The mood is very jolly and there's a beautiful atmosphere."